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Two drawings by CaroleHumphreys Two drawings by CaroleHumphreys
A sneak preview of my latest drawing, and an update on one that's been hanging around a very long time. Feedback welcome. [I will move this to scraps in due course]

Titania and Oberon -
I'm using a photo for reference for Titania, with kind permission of ~Queen-Kitty [link]
For Oberon, I'm using an image as reference by ~Sifra-stock [link]
It's very rare for me to draw a man!

Juliet -
I'm using an image by *intergalacticstock [link]

My camera is not the greatest, so sorry for the poor quality.
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AnnaKirsten Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012   General Artist
This is looking very exciting!
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CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you Anna. Hopefully I'll have one of them finished soonish
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AnnaKirsten Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012   General Artist
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AngelForAdoption Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
Stunning
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CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :hug:
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Phoneix-Faerie Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
stunning work, i look forwards to seeing more
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CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. It's slow work I fear :)
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Phoneix-Faerie Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome
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KW-Scott Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow you're sure one for adding details! These will be fabulous! Can't wait to see how you finish them out :D
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CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Kevin. The olympics distracted me from drawing for a bit, but I've no excuse now :D
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KW-Scott Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yep they're over now so it's back to business for us :-)
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Poetic-Aesthetic Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Umm, not sure how you'll take my feedback and it is just my opinion, having said that I shall dare this once.

Your drawing style as always is technically fantastic and I love the subjects that you choose to draw. I really love the Juliet piece, her expression, costume, pose and balcony. I wasn't distracted by the chandelier until someone pointed it out and now I can see what they meant, although I don't think it spoils the overall composition. There is something about her right hand which looks a bit odd though.

I really love Oberon and quite like the fact that he is feminine looking, my main issue with this picture is Titania's dress. To me it looks like a wedding dress particularly around the waist area and not very fairy-ish...this could just be my perception though. ^^;

Hope my comments aren't too critical. I genuinely rate your work, the detail and skill you put into your art is fantastic.
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CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! That's most helpful indeed. It's really useful to have a fresh set of eyes take a look at the work. That's an excellent comment regarding the dress, she was initially going to be a runaway bride; so I will attempt to make to dress more fairy realm. Thanks for the thumbs up on Oberon, I have done some more work on him now and made his goatee beard more obvious. I think he'll improve as I work on him more.

And I totally agree about Juliet's hand and I've rubbed it out. I think the arms are a bit long, so that's an area I need to address. I've removed the chandelier and lightened the background, and added a corner part to the balcony, so it's all change on that drawing :D
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Poetic-Aesthetic Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're most welcome. :)
Glad you didn't find my comments too harsh...perhaps I shall dare again!
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CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
They weren't at all harsh. I had invited critical feedback and I'm most appreciative to recieve it; it gives me a chance to make changes where necessary. It's more frutrating to recieve criticism when the work is finished and sprayed with fixative; although I know I should always be open to recieve constructive criticism, regardless if the work is finished or not. :)

So thank you very much, and I hope you will dare to be critical again :D
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Mayeaux Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Impressive work!
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CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. I've plenty of work to do on them :)
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Mayeaux Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!:D
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Katerina-Art Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
stunning so enchanting and amazing :hug:
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CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you Katerina. I think they are going to keep me busy for quite some time :) :hug:
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Oooh, your watchers are good at giving feedback and really looking, I would never have noticed anything wrong with Juliets position at all! I agree about the candelabra, but you've already decided on that. Other that that, I think they both look fantastic! Really soft but detailed ... I'm looking forward to seeing them coming together :eager:

Oh and about lifting the black, do you use blue tac? It will lift most of it off for you, it's brilliant :)
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CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Paula. Yes, my watchers are brilliant at giving feedback. I like how they will speak the brutal truth and say Oberon looks like a girl at the moment, or the perspective is wrong, etc. As artists, we don't always see what others see as we're too close to the work and it can take a while to realise something is not right. Gordon, AKA ~dashinvaine has been a brilliant mate as far as critiquing my WIPs over the years, and I often do the same for him.

I used to be more in the habit of posting work in progress, it seems to make much more sense to get feedback before the drawing is finished, rather than when it's done and probably too late to change anything. Deviantart admin get uppity every now and then about moving WIPs from our galleries to scraps, which I've protested about in the past. There's little point in posting them to scraps at the start as I wouldn't get the desired feedback sought.

Unfortunately, I had fixed the black areas, so I haven't been able to totally remove them, but I should be able to rework those areas (thank goodness for bristol board or I'd have holes in my drawing!) Thanks for the blue tac tip, I'll remember that in future :)
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
That's so true, you get too involved to see the obvious, I do that all the time!

Oh, do dA get a bit miffed about moving WIPs to scraps? I do it always, I don't like them in my gallery :P

Glad you got the black parts sorted, bristol is a lifesaver! :hug:
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CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
They had a big vendetta one year as part of traditional art week when deviantart rewarded deviants who filed reports to have mis-categorised deviations moved, but sadly the deviants just did the easy option and searched for 'WIP' or 'Work in Progress'. So many artists felt livid about it as they were not tackling the real issue of removing digital art, photos, etc from the DA traditional galleries.

Our anger was that our works in progress were often much more refined works compared to sketches on lined paper etc which could remain as finished works in the galleries (hence the doodle on lined paper I linked to yesterday ... we made several drawings on lined paper like that and posted them as finished works. Traditional art week pissed off a lot of artists that year). Now I try to avoid using the words work in progress in the title or description. I get around to moving my WIPs to scraps eventually, but I think that should be our choice when that happens. :) :hug:
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Cheeky so and so's :shakefist: It's your gallery, so they can go take a running jump :lol:
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CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Gosh, they're slow. Still no news yet whether B&W will decline my work, or not. At this rate, the submission might expire.
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
They are slow, I've not had a reason for decline in 3 days :(
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CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Still waiting, but it's only been a week and six days! At this rate the submission will expire. They are useless as a group!
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zakkiya29 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Coming out great!! Cant wait :eager:
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CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, fingers crossed they work out :D
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Veiz Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is working out great! And I can see you will still be the master of amazing details! Very nice indeed, Carole!:iconblakelord:
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CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, Brian. Oh yes, we've got to have lots of little details :D
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
Oberon is too pretty boy, it's hard to believe anybody would run from his presence, he needs more of a feel of power! And I like the idea of fairies clustering around Titania :)
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CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. Yes, I hadn't realised I'd made him so feminine looking. I'm going to broaden his shoulders and hopefully make him more masculine looking. This is why I rarely draw men :rofl:

And thanks for the thumbs up on the fairies idea, you're the first one to mention that :)
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
:giggle: Rather like why most of my dolls are girls ;) I know it's all cartoony, but you can google for Charles Vess's Auberon, he's still slim but has a bit of menance.

Well, you know I'm a bit of a rackham junkie, so I'm all about the little detaily bits!
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giadrosich Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Both nicely done, thus far. And yep, I would agree about the candles behind Juliet's head. You don't need them and they are very distracting, being in the general vicinity as your focal point. Also, on a balcony that small, she would come right out of the doorway to the sill. As it stands now, she is over to the right of the open door way just a tad, and her fanny is pressed right up against the wall. But I'm sure you realized this, as you mentioned below you were realigning the perspective.

On Oberon, a well-trimmed yet full beard may make the difference. Also, something that could help in regards to his hair is to change your drawing style just a little and give the hair a more angular treatment. In other words, stylize it just a little bit more, giving the "curves" some right angles (or near right...you get the picture). This would not only help to masculine-ize his hair, but would make a nice contrast to Titania's flowing locks.

Looking forward to the finished projects! You make pencils glad that they are pencils! :D
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CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Bob, that's some great really pointers to bear in mind. I'm doing some serious remodelling of the background and balcony (I hadn't realised I'd made it look so confined an area).

I'm not sure about pencils being glad they're pencils. My poor erasers are having to work hard :rofl:
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dashinvaine Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
That's what I said, although Englishwomen have their fannies on the front...
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giadrosich Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
@dashinvaine: :thumbsup:
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pearwood Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
oooOOOoooh
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CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Steve :D :heart:
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PhilipHarvey Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The ZZtop look is always pure win in my book, give him a manly beard! hehe I'm jesting... or am I? :D I'll get me coat.. seriously now, both drawings are looking excellent so far! :)
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CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm drastically changing the Juliet one, if only I can rub out some of the black!

And I will try to make Oberon look more manly, even if I have to resort to a more obvious beard :D

Thank you :)
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nunheh Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
Where Romeo is?
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CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
He's stage left, having a crafty coffee break.
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nunheh Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
The rascal! I hope he chokes!
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CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Some good feedback from ~dashinvaine Oberon looks too girly (his goatee isn't showing up too clearly). And there's issues with the perspective of the doorway in the Juliet drawing. The candelabra has now gone and I'll be remodelling the doorway! :D
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