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Giraffe by Ileina Giraffe by Ileina
Hi there! :wave:

I started this drawing exactly a year ago and finally it’s done now :D

It will be the last one in graphite for the next time, as the next ones will be done with pastels ;)

Materials I used:
Bristolboard, actual size 33x22cm
Faber Castell Pencils H, HB, 2B, 5B, 8B
BluTac
Tombow Mono Zero erasers
Tissues and tortillion
totally 25 hours


The wonderful ref is from :iconmjwallace:


And I used this as a guide for the background:


Thanks for looking! :heart:
Viki
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:iconstevegillettart:
You'll have to bare with me as this is my first attempt at a critique.. Well what can I say other than this is a fantastic drawing. You have chosen a very nice composition to draw and I love the fact that the giraffes neck is twisted, which adds a nice little emphasis to the drawing. The detail in the fur and hair is superb.
The way you have used your pencil to capture all of the smallest detail is very well done. The white hairs up the maine stand out great and the whiskers on the chin are just as good. The eye is also very well done. Your shading and tones, along with the rest of the giraffe is bang on the money.
If I had to slightly criticise one thing then it would be the shading in the back ground (this is a very minor point and does not detract from this being a lovely drawing). This drawing of yours is very, very hard to criticise, so well done you should be very proud of yourself for this lovely piece.
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:iconvanlierop:
vanLierop Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Woww so goood!
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:iconacjub:
acjub Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is mental! :la: Absolutely LOVE the details in it! :heart:
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:iconileina:
Ileina Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much lovely! :tighthug:
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:iconwhendt:
whendt Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Student General Artist
awesome drawing
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:iconileina:
Ileina Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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:iconwhendt:
whendt Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Student General Artist
your welcome
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:iconblanket86:
blanket86 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful! :D (Big Grin) Very interesting composition! Great style. Congratulations! Love
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:iconileina:
Ileina Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot! :hug:
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:iconwindklang:
Windklang Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well done. I still feel unable to comment constructively on such masterpieces. I will just keep on learning, and then keep commenting also those :)
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:iconileina:
Ileina Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :huggle:
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:iconwindklang:
Windklang Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you are welcome
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:iconwenzu87:
Wenzu87 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic!
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:iconphilippel:
philippeL Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! Great! What the BluTac is used for? Erasing?
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:iconhawkstormwarrior:
HawkStormWarrior Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You got every, single detail. I can't believe you're art, it's so real and you definitely are amazing at this... wow
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:icongilpires:
GilPires Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
Damn the freaking texture so great!!
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:iconrugely:
Rugely Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
Truly amazing!
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:iconheartofmemphis:
Heartofmemphis Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
This is really great
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:iconkw-scott:
KW-Scott Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful work! I think you really captured the giraffe perfectly! :D
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:iconjennyh96:
jennyh96 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013   Traditional Artist
Beautiful :) Giraffes are my favorite :)
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:iconshirls-art:
shirls-art Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
it was well worth the wait,thanks for sharing just wow
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:iconwendymitchell:
WendyMitchell Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconcrazy-4-animals: Congratulations! This work has been included in our latest Friday Feature [link]
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:iconfantreasureplanetljs:
fantreasureplanetljs Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Student General Artist
:jawdrop::wow::clap: Absolutely beautiful work! :D I love how textured this looks! :D
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lluvia-estival Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013   Traditional Artist
Featured for the theme "Alternate Angle" of :iconmesmerizing-animals: [link]
Congrats!:clap:
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:iconzusse:
zusse Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Wonderful work!!
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:iconrakskuder:
RakSkuder Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Student Filmographer
It's amazing :)
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:iconstevegillettart:
Stevegillettart Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice work.. I have also drawn giraffe's, they are not the easiest of animals to draw.. Well done.
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:iconphoenix132:
phoenix132 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Brilliant drawing, I love the highlights in it's fur :)
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:iconerashidi:
Erashidi Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
nicely done...like the textrure of the fur and the hair is done very well
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:iconwesternspurs:
WesternSpurs Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Student Artist
wow, this is....astounding :clap:
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:iconthehiddendandy:
TheHiddenDandy Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
Excellent! So much realistic!
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:icongintmfgb:
gintmfgb Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
Cool !
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:iconenigmatic-freak:
enigmatic-freak Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful shading ! :)
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:iconmettaphorica:
Mettaphorica Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
very well done. Love the angle.
cheers
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:iconannakoutsidou:
annakoutsidou Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Lovely :aww:
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:iconfusionofforces:
Fusionofforces Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
just amazing, as always <3
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
So gorgeous!
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:iconthesignmaker:
TheSignmaker Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Beuatiful and detailed with great structures. With the setting you also created a real feel of height in the work. Well done!
Looking forward to see your pastels, but I love your graphite works!
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:iconcloudmilk:
cloudmilk Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful! Really great details on fur, an I love the background you added. I hope you'll be back with graphite sometime :)
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:iconshanghaisarah:
ShanghaiSarah Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Beautiful work & composition!
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:iconsullensquid:
SullenSquid Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
wooo ... amazing work!
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:iconbooze528:
Booze528 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing!
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:iconchaoskatie:
ChaosKatie Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful work!! I can see why it took you so long, amazing detail!
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:iconmalfunctioninghero:
malfunctioninghero Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Student General Artist
reeallly well done omg..I love how you made some parts out of focus, even!
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:iconbluepainthorse:
bluepainthorse Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Truly stunning! The details are amazing, and the background also lends to a serenity of the picture.... Fantastic job!!!
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:iconsarapereiraart:
SaraPereiraArt Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!I'm amazed!
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:iconwaldlauf:
Waldlauf Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
I can't say anything... its just wonderful and realistic
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:iconbarbaramj:
barbaramj Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing short hair effect! Love giraffes :)
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:iconobizyanko:
Obizyanko Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
Amazing!
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:iconseek-and-hide:
seek-and-hide Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work!
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:iconmy-immortals:
my-immortals Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Wow! Gorgeous! Well worth the wait!
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