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Optimistic Realist by kelch12 Optimistic Realist by kelch12
Title: Optimistic Realist



Pencil: 4H, 2H, HB, 2B
Paper: 11x14 Strathmore 300 Bristol Vellum
Other: kneaded eraser, brush (for hair only)
Duration: 02/16/2011 ~ 04/05/2011 (~80+hr)

Credits:
Drawing: Kelvin Chen
Photo: D. Sharon Pruitt
Model: Reese Pruitt
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:iconsabrinacarpenter:
SabrinaCarpenter Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  New member Student Digital Artist
WOW!!!!
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hunters333 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014
wow.
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:icondidit-kurniawan:
didit-kurniawan Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing
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:iconkelch12:
kelch12 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconterrorknight:
TerrorKnight Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
Love how you made the hair cross the border... Really captures the emotion, well done, very inspiring work!
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:iconkelch12:
kelch12 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
It was a fun and "break-through" piece. :)
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:icon400005:
400005 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
wow amazing
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:iconkelch12:
kelch12 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! It's interesting to look at my old work :)
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:icon400005:
400005 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
like u art work .,.., u are welcome
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:iconamro0:
Amro0 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Lovely :)
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:iconkelch12:
kelch12 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconbluemysticart:
bluemysticart Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
This is beyond perfect. I really love your work. You are a phenominal artist. :#1:
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:iconkelch12:
kelch12 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for your support!
I appreciate that!
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:iconbluemysticart:
bluemysticart Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
You're welcome :hug: Looking at your drawings will help me to push myself further and hopefully better my skills too! :eager:
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Sphalerite-Recourse Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow :3 this...this is amazing
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:iconkelch12:
kelch12 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconkalikala:
kalikala Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Student General Artist
What brush do you use? And what method do you use the brush for? You're drawings are breath taking!
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:iconkelch12:
kelch12 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
The brush is only used for spreading the graphite a little more after drawn with pencil. My drawings are done mainly with the "5 Pencil Method." You can check it out on Youtube.

Thanks for your comment.
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:iconkalikala:
kalikala Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks! I'll have to try that out!
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:iconandrewweller:
AndrewWeller Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
outssssssssssssssssssstanding
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:iconkelch12:
kelch12 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank youuuuuuuuuuu
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:iconplimsole:
plimsole Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
wow this is just beautiful!!!!!! amazing details all over ,fantastic!!!!!!
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:iconkelch12:
kelch12 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for your comment!
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:iconplimsole:
plimsole Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
:)
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:iconigorxxx70:
Igorxxx70 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
nice teeth
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:iconkelch12:
kelch12 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
hehe :D
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:icondloraas:
dloraas Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
lovely :love:
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:iconkelch12:
kelch12 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks1! :hug:
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:iconhohanne:
hohanne Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
who are you and which planet did you come from?? this is so amazing. i'm absolutely speechless!
how many hours did you spend?
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:iconkelch12:
kelch12 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi there, this was done over a course of a month, about 80hrs here and there. I was experimenting with different textures at that time. I'm glad that you found it beautiful :)

I'm from Mars. ;)
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:iconhohanne:
hohanne Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
wow, nice. congrats, you are really good! :)
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:iconmightfly:
MightFly Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
absolutely amazing work!
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:iconkelch12:
kelch12 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :D
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:iconmightfly:
MightFly Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
:D
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:iconjones44:
Jones44 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
Beautiful work! Very smooth.
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:iconkelch12:
kelch12 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks
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:icongnohz:
gnohz Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Professional Photographer
Yay for better quality scan! :w00t:
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:iconkelch12:
kelch12 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yup, we all like quality stuff, don't we?
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:iconeyedias:
Eyedias Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012   General Artist
hey kelvin! glad ou are getting the recognition you deserve. what brand of pencils are you using?
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:iconkelch12:
kelch12 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This was done by some bad quality pencil without me realizing it. So it's not all about the pencil but your devotion toward your subject and drawing. With that said, I'm currently using "Blick Studio Drawing Pencils" You can see some of the recommendations from 5PencilMethod.com (see "Blog" for "pencil test results."
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Eyedias Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012   General Artist
thank you again. your an inspiration
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thevvhitevvolf Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome work as usual Kelvin.
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:iconkelch12:
kelch12 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!!
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:iconxguy:
xguy Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
perfect
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:iconkelch12:
kelch12 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconherujrocker:
Herujrocker Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
its the perfection
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:iconkelch12:
kelch12 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks
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SaphireKitsune Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful! :clap:
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:iconkelch12:
kelch12 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank so much :D
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SantinoFarro Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Self-Portrait?
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