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Rembrandt study  by akarudsan Rembrandt study :iconakarudsan:akarudsan 108 39 Live sketches of Nicole by akarudsan Live sketches of Nicole :iconakarudsan:akarudsan 54 9 2 minutes figure practice sketches  by akarudsan 2 minutes figure practice sketches :iconakarudsan:akarudsan 25 9 1 minutes practice sketches  by akarudsan 1 minutes practice sketches :iconakarudsan:akarudsan 20 12 Classical Roman Head Study by akarudsan Classical Roman Head Study :iconakarudsan:akarudsan 97 24 Dream Island by akarudsan Dream Island :iconakarudsan:akarudsan 145 26 Live sketch Nicole by akarudsan Live sketch Nicole :iconakarudsan:akarudsan 64 19 Chloe the cat by akarudsan Chloe the cat :iconakarudsan:akarudsan 170 69 Mothers Day present to my wife by akarudsan Mothers Day present to my wife :iconakarudsan:akarudsan 136 28 Velazquez study by akarudsan Velazquez study :iconakarudsan:akarudsan 83 17 Goddess by akarudsan Goddess :iconakarudsan:akarudsan 144 20 My Study Room sketch by akarudsan My Study Room sketch :iconakarudsan:akarudsan 126 32 Ahhhhhh! by akarudsan Ahhhhhh! :iconakarudsan:akarudsan 134 44 Friday is finally here. :) by akarudsan Friday is finally here. :) :iconakarudsan:akarudsan 119 31 Don't Shoot! by akarudsan Don't Shoot! :iconakarudsan:akarudsan 181 44 Friday, where are you? by akarudsan Friday, where are you? :iconakarudsan:akarudsan 162 63


Hi, let me start with that this is a nice drawing so don't get me wrong on the critique details that follow here ;) 1) Try to work on pr...

Really nice photo with a white background and vignette fading away into the background . For a portraiture, though, it's better to have...


Needles by KBINOKC Needles :iconkbinokc:KBINOKC 2 1 Kiki and Jiji by linguospace
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Kiki and Jiji :iconlinguospace:linguospace 3 0
miuu by AJ-H miuu :iconaj-h:AJ-H 29 0 Mermay by rinopirate Mermay :iconrinopirate:rinopirate 1 0 ROTG Oc - Memories gone away [Part3] by BritishMushroom ROTG Oc - Memories gone away [Part3] :iconbritishmushroom:BritishMushroom 1 0 Bird watching  by KBINOKC Bird watching :iconkbinokc:KBINOKC 3 0 BW Flower Filled by KerbywolfARPG BW Flower Filled :iconkerbywolfarpg:KerbywolfARPG 1 0 Angel of the stars by mitsukithaz Angel of the stars :iconmitsukithaz:mitsukithaz 4 0 ROTG Oc - Memories gone away [Part2] by BritishMushroom ROTG Oc - Memories gone away [Part2] :iconbritishmushroom:BritishMushroom 3 0 Deer family by Erika-Farkas Deer family :iconerika-farkas:Erika-Farkas 3 0 All smiles by KBINOKC All smiles :iconkbinokc:KBINOKC 3 0 CONGRATULATIONS by Alpha-Twinn CONGRATULATIONS :iconalpha-twinn:Alpha-Twinn 1 5 Princess Holding Star by LavenderLittles Princess Holding Star :iconlavenderlittles:LavenderLittles 1 0 Wild by Erika-Farkas Wild :iconerika-farkas:Erika-Farkas 1 3 Torimori YCH by Lerfeon Torimori YCH :iconlerfeon:Lerfeon 7 6 e by pintobean1988 e :iconpintobean1988:pintobean1988 1 0



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Alexei R.
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
I've discovered that I can draw in November 2015 when I was 40 years old, so it's just my hobby to relax from work stress.

At first it was nothing but some sketches from the reference photos and then later on I've decided to draw more interesting things as my confidence level increased at what I'm doing but my guess is that I'm still years away from what I can achieve ;) So I'll keep on working on my drawings and will try new techniques and approaches. The fact that I have so many watches makes me draw even more so thank you all who came here to watch my art :)

One of the people who stumbled on my gallery suggested to open BuyMeACoffee account so at least I can get some gratitude from the art that I make. If you like my art, be my guest and buy me a coffee ;)

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Rembrandt study
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[UPDATE] Decided to update the drawing a little bit and make it like master intended for his hat ;) (not all the way but closer)...and touched a little bit more on the eyes to make more alive.
Rembrandt study sketch. For some reason it’s not an easy subject to study. I didn’t bother with the full composition and the exact tone of the background and the hat and the ear.

Charcoal pencil on newspaper. Smudging with a finger.

And this is how I was making it: I was holding this book in my left hand and drawing with my right ;)
Rembrandt study how it was made by akarudsan

Other work:
Pretty Kitty by akarudsan  Waiting For You by akarudsan  Evening gaze Part 2 by akarudsan  Mountain Morning by akarudsan 
Live sketches of Nicole
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My youngest daughter asked me to draw her quickly before she was going to bed. So as a result you see two Nicoles in this sketch :) The one on the left was just quick outline kinda of thing for about 2 minutes and the one on the right is longer(about 10-15 minutes).
This whole thing looks messy as I've used my 6B pencil and didn't bother to use it lightly.

Other work:
Pretty Kitty by akarudsan  Waiting For You by akarudsan  Evening gaze Part 2 by akarudsan  Mountain Morning by akarudsan 
1 minutes practice sketches
As a part on how to get better you really need to practice a lot and not only complete drawings but lots and lots of short ones to capture gesture and essence of the subject or object. These are just examples of what I’m doing lately.
Classical Roman Head Study
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This January I was in London on a business trip and my wife and I went into museums there. I took several pictures of different roman heads and finally decided to make a quick(er) study of one of them. Took me about 30 minutes to complete this one but I've missed on some of the proportions as I wasn't concentrating my effort (because I was again on a call and multitasking).
The head had a chipped nose and chipped ears but had all the classical elements of Roman sculpting.

Other work:
Pretty Kitty by akarudsan  Waiting For You by akarudsan  Evening gaze Part 2 by akarudsan  Mountain Morning by akarudsan 


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What do I draw next? 

58 deviants said Something in color
52 deviants said Something fun
41 deviants said Landscape
15 deviants said Figure drawing
14 deviants said Charcoal Portrait
9 deviants said Sketching in charcoal
7 deviants said Something in charcoal


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