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August 16, 2009
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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



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

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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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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!
ffxauron Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
I would prefer that you not.
rameshkrishnanbj Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
Thank you for the response. Keep it up.
hieroglyphic-lion Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
haunting eyes
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.
ffxauron Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
OnePassionOneArt Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Horrifying. But great work! (:
art-of-amie Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
FabianFriethjoph Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
oha - this is creepy... but very good.
MayamitY Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
This wonderful piece of art has been featured here: -> [link] :heart:
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