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Haunted by ffxauron Haunted by ffxauron
Long lost words whisper slowly to me
Still can't find what keeps me here
When all this time I've been so hollow inside
I know you're still there

Evanescence


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model: :iconvalentinakallias:


This is a very emotive image, and something a bit darker than what I usually draw. But it the reference was very powerful nonetheless, and I felt compelled to draw it.

The reference was taken from *ValentinaKallias wonderful gallery, and is one of which she is the model. She has a lot of brilliant photos to accompany her digital artwork, and I hope to draw more pictures from her gallery sometime in the future.

When seeing this image at the beginning and all during the process of drawing, I was constantly reminded of Amy Lee from the band Evanescence. It was this striking resemblance that inspired both the image's title along with the accompanying lyrics.

Also, you'll notice this is my first in a long time to utilize color. I originally had the vision to draw the picture in grayscale while adding color to the eye emphasize focus towards it.


Tools Used:
6B, 5B, 4B, 3B, 2B, B, HB, F, H, 4H pencils
Faber-Castell Perfection pencils
Prismacolor pencils
blending tortillion
kneadable eraser
tissues


WIP
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:iconfionacreates:
Mostly I really really really like this. The hair is so light and whispy, and the skin shading is so beautiful. The composition really draws attention to the eye, by your use of light and shape within the image.

Since you asked for critique I'm going to get very nitpicky.
Firstly, I feel that the blue eye is a little cliché and while nice.. it's almost a little toooo much. I feel your composition is clear enough to draw you to look at the eye without the blue. It looks good, but from an originality perspective not so much.

Also, on the right of the image, although it's very dark the hair still has little bits and flicks of detail hinting through the darkness.
On the left there is a huge band of dark black with no details at all... this does throw off the composition a little, perhaps a teeny bit of light could be picked up on the hair in there.

Otherwise very nice work
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huntermarch Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student Writer
Haunting and lovely 🌹
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:iconrameshkrishnanbj:
rameshkrishnanbj Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
Wow! Excellent!!! Is it possible for me to use this as a background for a music album art? Thanks!
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:iconffxauron:
ffxauron Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
I would prefer that you not.
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:iconrameshkrishnanbj:
rameshkrishnanbj Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
Thank you for the response. Keep it up.
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:iconhieroglyphic-lion:
hieroglyphic-lion Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
haunting eyes
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:icongolden-leaves:
Golden-Leaves Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Reminds me a little too much of a childhood fear of The Grudge, but I will say this is a very lovely work.
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:iconffxauron:
ffxauron Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
thanks
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:icononepassiononeart:
OnePassionOneArt Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Horrifying. But great work! (:
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:iconart-of-amie:
art-of-amie Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
gorgeous!!!!!!!!!
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:iconfabianfriethjoph:
FabianFriethjoph Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
oha - this is creepy... but very good.
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MayamitY Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
This wonderful piece of art has been featured here: -> [link] :heart:
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:iconzurcwellness:
zurcwellness Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010   General Artist
i just love this great work! a fav :)
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:iconquaddles-roost:
Quaddles-Roost Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The level of detail is simply amazing.
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:iconffxauron:
ffxauron Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
thanks
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:iconlyorr:
lyorr Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
Wow, totally thought this was a photo!
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:iconffxauron:
ffxauron Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
thanks Po
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:iconbleedingroseeternal:
BleedingRoseEternal Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
The instant I saw the title and the eye, I thought of Evanescence. Nice work. :)
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:iconkjs-1:
KJS-1 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010
WHOA...just stopped by to thank you for the :+fav: to my Milla drawing and got sidetracked by your beautiful drawings. I must take a closer look!!
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:iconffxauron:
ffxauron Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010
thank you
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:iconcataclysm-x:
Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
This truly shows that miracles can happen by wielding a few pencils and a few other supplies. Some outstanding work you did there, I'm in total awe. Keep up the amazing work, dear *ffxauron!
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:iconffxauron:
ffxauron Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010
Coming from you, it means the world
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:iconxerces:
Xerces Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Very nice job! Lovely texturing and details to it
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:iconderfblue:
Derfblue Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This little blue spot really pulls it off:D
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:iconmasochisticheartache:
MasochisticHeartache Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010  Student Photographer
Featured [link] :heart:
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:iconeternal-salvation:
Eternal-Salvation Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a drawing?! That's incredible. You're very talented
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:iconffxauron:
ffxauron Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
thanks
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:iconenigma-theory:
enigma-theory Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
looks like iv found yet another evanescence lover over here :P i love the intro to that song, sounds so dark..

great result for the picture! good job :thumbsup:
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:iconffxauron:
ffxauron Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
thanks
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:iconcharmed-ravenclaw:
Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This is intense and so detailed. I love the way you drew the hair and the eye - so realistic. I thought it was a photo.
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:iconffxauron:
ffxauron Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009
well thank you
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:iconcharmed-ravenclaw:
Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
No worries.
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:iconlilaurongirl:
lilAURONgirl Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009  Professional General Artist
AMAZING effect! The eye really stands out. I love it!
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:iconraul-duke-05:
raul-duke-05 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
5 star impact for sure! Awesome drawing!
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:iconffxauron:
ffxauron Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009
thnx
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:iconkefalion:
Kefalion Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks great! So pretty. The iceblue eye is beautiful. I lik how the details of the eye and the surronding here fades slowly and gentle into the black. Well done :heart:
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:iconffxauron:
ffxauron Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
thank you
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:iconbenjaminforsell:
BenjaminForsell Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Wow, fantastic work with this one, I like the contrast between her blue iris and the grey and black tones, and her hair looks so real!
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:iconffxauron:
ffxauron Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009
thanks
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:iconagosbeatle:
agosbeatle Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009
Hi!
You have been featured here!


:hug:
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:iconn0rks:
N0rks Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, that is very powerful and captivating! :heart: I like how you made the eye light blue and the rest of the drawing fairly dark! Her (I'm guessing it's a her =P) hair looks very good too! Great job! It brings a strong feeling across, if that makes sense =P
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:iconffxauron:
ffxauron Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009
thanks
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:iconn0rks:
N0rks Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome :)
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marik-devil Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
adorble :D
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DarthHoney Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Omg I love this so much :eager: It's amazing! And so realistic and the eye is so gorgeous. I'm usullat not very fond of greyscale drawings with colored eyes but this is so stunning! :+fav:
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:iconffxauron:
ffxauron Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009
thanks
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:iconavogel57:
Avogel57 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
dude, this is freakin' awesome!! =D
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:iconffxauron:
ffxauron Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009
thanks
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lelouch9-28 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
there's no way! that's absolutley unreal!

you rock!:]
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SpencerGirl Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009
this is very cool! i love the whole effect and the coloured eye :) even though you cnt see the rest of her face, the expression is clear! great work!

SpencerGirl xoxo
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:iconcaramalchoco:
caramalchoco Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009
Long lost words whisper slowly to me
Still can't find what keeps me here
When all this time I've been so hollow inside
I know you're still there

lol i had that song in my head just when i looked at it
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