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Smokin' Hot by kelch12 Smokin' Hot by kelch12
I saw this picture of a girl with hot peper in her mouth. Then I thought, "That's a perfect with some smoke." Just becase I wanted to draw smoke, I went through the trouble of making this fun piece. Hope you like this "Smokin' Hot" drawing. :)

I would like to demonstrate smoke within a light background and also in a darker background. I did it. :)

Pencil: 4H, 2H, HB, 2B (mixed brands)
Paper: 11x14 Strathmore 300 Bristol Vellum
Other: kneaded eraser, brush (for hair only)
Duration: 10/05/2011 - 01/08/2012

Reference: [link]
Drawing: Kelvin Chen

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Generally, this is a very brilliant idea, turning a red pepper into a smokable subject can truly reflect its hotness.. well done :)
also the hair can be viewed thread by thread.. its preciseness is remarkable..
the hatching is quite smooth and the smoke's shape is correct..
my main critique is on details, I think this artwork could have more of them, for example peppers should have more wrinkles.. adding baby-hairs can make the hair even more realistic.. some skin textures and adding more dots and spots on the face can also make the point..
less round shapes and more hard angled ones can decrease the unnecessary smoothness..
more contrast is recommended, some dark blacks and white glows can make it better.
finally, the idea is great and you've done a good job ;)
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ARTISTBILL Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi Kelvin. Your works are great to me. Congratulations. It seems that you are following 5PM. Is that really works? :( (Sad) 
kelch12 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
It will only work if you put time to practice it. If you ask me, I would tell you to learn the principles and take what's useful to you and keep on practicing, reflect, and make your own adjustment as you gain more experience each time.

5PM is a good way to get you started. The rest is up to you.
blanket86 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful! Very nice details! Congratulations!
kelch12 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you!
Xtranu Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
very creatyve
kelch12 Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :D
ThruEmilysEyesPhotos Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer

Hi! Just wanted to let you know that your work has been chosen to compete in the current contest at :iconthrough-emilys-eyes: [link] Thank you for submitting! Please keep in mind that it is against the rules to advertise your participation in the contest or ask for votes. Good luck! :hug:

kelch12 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, Emily :)
ThruEmilysEyesPhotos Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
riksons Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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