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More than who I am by StandsWithAPencil More than who I am by StandsWithAPencil
My tribute to the Castle episode Killshot (4x09). This scene was so powerful because at this point Kate Beckett decided to change her life.

Dr. Burke: "Kate, what do you want?"

Kate: "I want to be more...than who I am."

Prismacolor pencils (Premier and Verithin) on A4 Bristol paper. First drawing I finished using Prismacolor \o/ And I used :iconcrimefish:'s tutorial for colouring. Her tutorial is awesome! She is awesome! Go check out her gallery if you haven't yet, you will be mind blown!

This is also my entry for :iconilojleen:'s contest here [link]

Don't post this anywhere else without my permission. It annoys the hell out of me when people do that. Respect the artist please.

ETA: I've been staring at this for a while now and I like how you can actually see a learning process going on within this drawing (I'm still looking for things I can change, I see some but won't change it). I had never drawn with Prismacolor pencils before this and about halfway through I purchased Verithin pencils for the details. The lowest panel is the one I finished last and on the same day I had finished the background of the first panel. I like the middle one the least because I kind of messed up the skincolour. This turned out better in the last panel but it does make it look as though these two panels don't belong together. Thus concludes my own critique on the drawing, haha!

Now also on Stana's Facebook page :D [link]
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zeypher-c Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
The colouring is just amazing! I hope you know how talented you are~
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grandmoonma Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
just so I understand (and I readily admit a lot of dA confuses me)
but if I was to feature this art piece, say, in my journal, to let my watchers know how great I thought your art was, you would be offended?
or am I missing your point completely?
I'd really like to know, because I do features a lot on my profile page and so far, the artists' have liked it
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StandsWithAPencil Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aw thanks for asking. Featuring here on DeviantArt is fine. I'd love that actually! Recently some people just took my art and posted it on sites like tumblr, pinterest etc. and I kind of felt I lost all control. So that is what I meant with not posting it anywhere else :) The feature thing on DA is more like a thumbnail with a link to this page, so that is fine ;)
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grandmoonma Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you for explaining that
that other stuff would upset me too if it happened
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korwis Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic :D
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StandsWithAPencil Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you like it! :D
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InspiredByYouArt Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This is lovely, Arlene! The first panel is my favorite too. I think it could almost stand on its own. For me, furniture and background is such a pain but you really captured it beautifully, especially the lighting. Looking forward to seeing more as always :)
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StandsWithAPencil Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you! I'm still deciding what to draw next. I'm not even sure if the next one is going to be colour or graphite or even Castle related hahaha! We'll see ;)
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hhooppyy Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
This is beautiful. I love the first panel. Wonderful colouring (I really don't have the patience for coloured pencils. Maybe one of these days I will, but not yet, and you do it so wonderfully).
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StandsWithAPencil Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's actually quicker than graphite I think xD or maybe I find it easier now haha! You should try it :) it's really fun! I never thought I could work with coloured pencils at all xD
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hhooppyy Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
I doubt it will be quicker than my version of graphite (if you look at my pics you can tell I get bored/frustrated when it comes to hair and backgrounds). :)

That being said, I have decided to try it (I have lineart and am going to spend today trying to figure out colours a bit before I go to work). I have a feeling it's going to be a disaster, but what they hey. My biggest issue with using coloured pencils is that I don't really have a sense of colour so I never have any idea what to use. Graphite is easier...oh, it's not dark enough, let's add some more. Oh, too dark...let's erase some. Straight forward. :)
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StandsWithAPencil Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
haha, oh I know, it takes some getting used to. I kinda messed up a drawing earlier. But I do try out the colour on a separate piece of paper before I use it on the actual drawing. You can erase it a little bit...just not all, which can sometimes be a pain :/
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hhooppyy Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Yes...I just learned that the hard way. My orange pencil suddenly just decided that it didn't like how I was using it. I guess it thought that it wasn't showing through enough and now every time I use it, no matter how lightly I touch the paper, the lines are coming out quite strong. It is really a stuggle to figure out how to dampen those lines without having to recolour everything around it. :/

so far my picture hasn't been the disaster I predicted (it doesn't really look like the person I am trying to draw, but that is kinda par for the course with me). *fingers crossed* Hope that keeps up. I haven't done the hair yet and I am notorious for messing up hair.

Thanks for pointing the way to Crimefish's tutorials. I can't tell you how many times I have read pieces of those in the last two days. (which reminds me. I should probably comment on her tutorials...)
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StandsWithAPencil Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you could try a kneaded eraser to lift the colours a bit to make it lighter. Or use a lighter colour ;) sometimes when there's a harder piece in the pencil lead I try to draw it out on another piece of paper until it draws okay again. I have no idea if this is the case with your pencil, tho :/
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hhooppyy Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
the kneaded eraser can't seem to pull it off. I have tried rubbing, dabbing, scraping, nothing is pulling that orange off (but it is pulling off the colours around it). I think I gave up and went over it in brown (and white I think. I mean, there has to be a purpose for white, right?).

I'll definitely try drawing it out on another piece of paper. Maybe that will help (or sharpening it several times...sometimes that works too).
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StandsWithAPencil Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hmmm, one last option is this: [link] I used it with the "It's what makes you extraordinary" drawing
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D-47 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It`s amazing and very beautiful! I like it a lot:D
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StandsWithAPencil Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :D
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Crimefish Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
This is just LOVELY. You've paid such attention to the mix of colours, even in the background! I think my favourite is the first panel, because the lighting is spectacular.

It's so flattering and so touching that you used my tutorial. *cries* Most people look at it out of curiosity, and I went into such detail at points that it's a chore to read. It's informative, but impractical. So it's a huge compliment when anyone looks past all that and uses the methods anyway. :heart:
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StandsWithAPencil Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I loved working with it! I always get lost when I draw. Having just the blue colours first made a great indication for me where to go dark and where I had to stay with the light colours. :) Way less confusing :D

And thank you so much! I love the first panel as well. I freakin' love the ornaments on the table and the table itself. It's my favourite part of the drawing. I should draw furniture more often! xD
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Kayrissy Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that's awesome! love the colors and the detail :))
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StandsWithAPencil Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! The colours are better in the original drawing ;) Less grainy too :P
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Kayrissy Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome. I think it's awesome :D
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