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Melina for  President by TheSignmaker Melina for  President by TheSignmaker
Melina for President: the children ARE the future. The ´next generation´ is here, looking eager into this world... preparing themselves to make it a better place for ALL

Reference is a picture taken by Dina from Israel of her beautiful sister Melina [link]
Visit Dina´s gallery, because she is a talented young photographer who knows how to catch the moment...take some time to enjoy her work
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:iconr0landb2001:
r0LaNdB2001 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome
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bluemoon116 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
it fantasic XD
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:iconthesignmaker:
TheSignmaker Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
Thank you blue moon :sing:[link]
Greatly appreciated!
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:iconnirelleth:
Nirelleth Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
Really great work, she looks so sad though.
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:iconthesignmaker:
TheSignmaker Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
Thank youwww...hahaha,
To me she does not look sad...
Melina lives in Jerusalem, where war is still alive every day.
She sees the pain the people aroudn her are facing...but she also sees the opportunitiues she has in her life to make the change for the better.
I´d say she looks determined.... :iconchristmastreeplz:
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:iconkowardy:
Kowardy Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
fantastic detail
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:iconthesignmaker:
TheSignmaker Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
Thank you :-)
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:iconrosebud1979:
Rosebud1979 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011
could u offer me sum advice on shading an highlightin ? ur work is amazing!!!
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:iconthesignmaker:
TheSignmaker Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
Hi there and thanks for your interest :-)
Sorry for the late reply, I was on holidays...

Shading and highlighting...hmmmm....
Shading I start with a pencil HB or B and then I work a LOT on that with a paper stump (tortillon) the tortillon is like 80% of my time on a drawing. I work in layers gettign things darker and darker each time. Then to highlight again I use the kneaded eraser, a sharpened eraser and an electric eraser. The electric eraser works great and I have one from brand Derwent with costs like around 6 euros/7 dollars. I can really get the whites back with this and it is really great fun to use!
Hope this helps you :-) big :hug: :-)
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:iconellee22:
Ellee22 Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
I've been relaxing to a slide show of your portraits and I HAD to stop at this one! This is outstanding work!
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:iconthesignmaker:
TheSignmaker Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
:aww: now you do make me :blush:
I am glad you enjoyed it :-)
Thank you!
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:iconsteflynphotography:
SteflynPhotography Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Stunning!
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:iconthesignmaker:
TheSignmaker Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
Thank you :icongrin--plz:
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:iconelchanan:
Elchanan Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work!:hug:
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:iconthesignmaker:
TheSignmaker Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
Thank Uwwwwwwwwww......hahaha
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:iconelchanan:
Elchanan Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are welcome!:hug:
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:iconskippy-blue:
Skippy-Blue Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011   Traditional Artist
that is gorgeous! you got the shading perfect, and the eyes are amazing...so inncoent looking, very youth...good job!
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:iconthesignmaker:
TheSignmaker Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
Thank you, I am sure she will be a great president!
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:iconskippy-blue:
Skippy-Blue Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011   Traditional Artist
oh yeAH!...
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:iconrollergirll777:
RollerGirll777 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
this is amazing is it done in pencil??
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:iconthesignmaker:
TheSignmaker Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
Hi Alyssa, thanks for your comment.
Yes it is pencil, but most of the work was done with the tortillon. :D:D:D
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:iconrollergirll777:
RollerGirll777 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
Your so welcome your work is truly amazing!!
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:iconthesignmaker:
TheSignmaker Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
:blush: :giggle:
Thanks Alyssa,

Your work is beautiful as well. When I see your work ´Reclining´ you sure got great talent, just need to cherish it like a flower and your gift for Art will come to bloom!
Do you use different pencils when drawing, like 2H - B - 2B? this would give more contrast. A paper stump or cotton pads can be used to soften things up, esp on shading. I do 70% of my shading with a paper stump...
Most important however is you open your heart to the drawing...art comes from the heart and not from the mind. When you think too much during drawing, it will be tough and you will think ´I will never get it right´, THEN it is time to relax and open your heart (maybe even shed a tear!). Then when you try again you will succeed!
So keep sharing the love for Art from your :heart:
Big :hug:
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:iconrollergirll777:
RollerGirll777 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
Thank You Frenk
I really appreciate your advice. I have not been using different kinds of pencil more out of laziness then anything. I like to think that I draw from the heart and not the mind, I feel like I do.:D I hope that I can make my work reflect, that as yours does.
Thanks :hug:
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:iconthesignmaker:
TheSignmaker Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
you will...I am sure!
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Eline-portraits Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011
Dit vind ik ook een schitterend portret. Het pakt je gewoon.
Mag ik vragen welk papier jij gebruikt. Ik vind dat zo moeilijk, heb al verschillende geprobeerd maar het wordt altijd te grof naar mijn zin. En dit portret is zo mooi zacht.
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:iconthesignmaker:
TheSignmaker Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011
Ha Eline,

Ik gebruik heel glad papier. Het merk en type is Clairfontaine DCP A-4 190 grams papier. Ik koop het bij Harlekino in Gulpen en het wordt normaal gebruikt door mensen die inkt stempelen. De inkt wordt door het papier niet geabsorbeerd en daardoor krijgt men fellere kleuren. Zij hebben ook een internet winkel en kunnen per post spullen toesturen. Als je nergens kunt slagen zou je misschien daar eens een setje kunnen bestellen. Ze zitten per 10 verpakt en kunnnen in een envelopje toegestuurd worden, hoeft dus niet duur te zijn...kwestie van effe bellen! website: www.harlekino-hobby.nl
Een voordeel bij het tekenen met grafiet potloden is dat het grafiet goed ´plakt´op het papier en dus behoorlijk veegvast is waardoor het tekenwerk niet zomaar vervaagt als je er met je handoverheen gaat. Met de doezelaar kun je er heerlijk op werken. Tevens is het papier niet zo gevoelig als je er met een electrische gum op werkt. (en die verkopen ze ook: merk Derwent kost maar rond de zes euro en is heerlijk om mee te werken!hahaha) Succes!
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:iconeline-portraits:
Eline-portraits Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011
Bedankt ik ben erg blij met je informatie. Ik ga dat zeker bestellen en uitproberen.
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:iconthesignmaker:
TheSignmaker Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011
Succes! I zie je werk wel verschijnen op DA...hahaha...veel plezier!
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:iconanarloth:
Anarloth Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very gorgeous
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:iconthesignmaker:
TheSignmaker Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
Thank you, I just fell in love with your drawing of Sauron...I think you should draw more...hahahaha...but you are so multi-art talented...it must sometimes be hard for you to choose what to make first and in which form/with which material...enjoy the love for Art and the sharing on DA :hug:
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:iconanarloth:
Anarloth Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
And thanks for your comment. It's difficult to have time for drawing too... :(
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chococat-line Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Professional Photographer
I love her eyes ... very pretty :love:
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:iconchococat-line:
chococat-line Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you !! :) and happy new year to you too !! :D
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:iconthesignmaker:
TheSignmaker Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
Hi Cindy Melissa,

Nice to meet you, hahaha
I visted your page in line of an art-critique I did on Alex´s work where you modelled in the ref picture...
Great you take a moment to see my work! I took liberty to search for a picture in your gallery that Alex and I could work on both of us individually, so Alex can find his own way into a structural setup of the drawing. Is he a friend of yours?
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:iconchococat-line:
chococat-line Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Professional Photographer
Yes, she goes at the same school as I do :)
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:iconthesignmaker:
TheSignmaker Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
Hahahaha, Sorry, I did not know ´he´ is a she ... hahaha :stupidme:
Well, I did not really find a picture in your gallery that is suitable for us to draw, sorry for that ... To do a drawing with Alex I have to be very selective on the light, shading and setup of the picture, so all the features are there that I would like Alex to focus upon...
We will work on this picture now: [link]
It has plenty of details to keep her busy ... hahaha
I am really excited to see the result!
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:iconchococat-line:
chococat-line Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Professional Photographer
Yeah ! I can see this!! You're like her teacher,and thats pretty good! Its the way that I like of deviantart :) We can only increase new results! :la: :heart:

Keep you're good work!! :love:
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:iconthesignmaker:
TheSignmaker Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
Thanks, indeed, I have learned sooooo much from many friends on DA and this enables be now to help others...it is the power of synergy...share share share!!!!! :D
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chococat-line Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Professional Photographer
:dance:
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:iconthesignmaker:
TheSignmaker Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
hahahahaha ...U R GREAT! That is the spirit that we need here on this little planet of ours!!
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Matthiola222 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
My pleasure, Frenk , :D
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:iconthesignmaker:
TheSignmaker Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
hahahahaha!
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:iconmatthiola222:
Matthiola222 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
Wow. Outstanding. Excellent drawings in all gallery.
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:iconthesignmaker:
TheSignmaker Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
Thanxxxxx Tam!
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:iconjoychek:
joychek Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010
truly lovely ... the texture the softness n indeed the eyes
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:iconthesignmaker:
TheSignmaker Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010
thank you my friend, as you say..eyes talk!
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:iconjoeytotl:
Joeytotl Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful work on this! ^^
I love the details in the eyes and lips
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:iconthesignmaker:
TheSignmaker Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010
Thank you very much...:D
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:iconjoeytotl:
Joeytotl Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! ^^
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