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Inspir by alegreghi Inspir by alegreghi
Some time ago i was surfing the net looking for a J.S.Sargent draw for a study, and in another window i had the DA, reading some messages. Somehow (i do not remember exactly) i found this picture in DA [link] , shoot by :iconsympa-inspir: . The light was very interesting, and i thought to myself "why not?".
This is my third experience with carcoal and conté ( and a little bit of white pastels)
I have sympa-inspir permission for use his picture.

This piece won the acquisition prize in the "Salão de Pinheiros" in 2006
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:iconanj3l:
Anj3L Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is stunning! You are incredibly talented with charcoals :D
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:iconalegreghi:
alegreghi Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconscratchback:
scratchback Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
'Brilliant eye lighting...
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:iconferdfailano:
ferdfailano Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
the way you did the facial hairs including the eyebrows, it blows me off! the shading and the shadows are fantastic.
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:iconalegreghi:
alegreghi Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! In a piece with lot's of details like the hairs you mention, the most difficult to me was the shining in the right side (his left).
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:iconferdfailano:
ferdfailano Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
LoL!!! indeed, but you did it very neatly.
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:iconhera-of-stockholm:
Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner May 18, 2008
Good work! He reminds me of a young Elvis in a way
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:iconalegreghi:
alegreghi Featured By Owner May 19, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
i never thought about this, but it's true... he looks a little bit like young Elvis...
thank you for the visit and the comment.
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:iconhera-of-stockholm:
Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner May 19, 2008
Much welcome!
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:iconalovernotafighter:
alovernotafighter Featured By Owner May 10, 2008
Wow, it looks sooo real.. fantastic. :heart:
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:iconalegreghi:
alegreghi Featured By Owner May 12, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for the visit and those nice words!
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:iconalovernotafighter:
alovernotafighter Featured By Owner May 12, 2008
That's alright! :aww::heart:
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:iconaztcfireflower:
AztcFireFlower Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2008
Hi alegreghi,

I love the drama in this image. You handled the contrasts very well. This will be a good reminder for me to keep the mood strong in my own work.
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:iconalegreghi:
alegreghi Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Hi... thank you for the nice words...
I try to think about the mood before and have it in mind during the execution to achieve what i had in mind, but it's easy to lose the path.
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:iconmeiiy:
meiiy Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008
Wow, it's very realistic and intense. I love how you did the skin and the highlights.
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:iconalegreghi:
alegreghi Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. That highlights was terrible to do....
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:iconlittle-tansan:
little-tansan Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2007
the contrast between the dark area and the highlights gave this portrait a really strong appeal. great job
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:iconalegreghi:
alegreghi Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you for the visit and your nice words...
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:iconlostverse:
lostverse Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
:clap: nice
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:iconalegreghi:
alegreghi Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! :strip:
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:iconlostverse:
lostverse Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
:nod: :giggle:
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:iconartangst:
artangst Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007
Beautiful work; the deep shadows and white highlights make it utterly haunting. I can see why it won a prize. It's some gorgeous art work!
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:iconalegreghi:
alegreghi Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
You really know how to say nice things and a constructive comment side by side, don't you?
Thank you very much again!
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:iconexzentrizitat:
Exzentrizitat Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2007
At first, i'd assumed this was an edited photograph, as it is so lifelike & well shaded...'twas a pleasant surprise to read your comment & realize that it was instead an excellent drawing.

In comparison to the original photo by sympa-inspir,it's even more impressive.The eyes are captivating(as you've drawn them esp),& the blue tones on the right side of the face add an interesting glow... Quite honestly i haven't any advice to offer on the negative side.

Congrats on the feature & numerous :+fav:'s, well deserved.
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:iconalegreghi:
alegreghi Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for your words!
There are lots of people who think it is a photograph. Maybe i must insert a "(charcoal)" in the title.
I had a great reference, it helps to do a good job.
Thank you again for your visit and this comment!
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:iconexzentrizitat:
Exzentrizitat Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2007
You're immensely welcome. Although it may lead others to surpass the work, assuming it's a photo, those who do click on it will be pleasantly surprised and able to appreciate its grandeur.

Perhaps it should remain a gift to those unwilling to be ignoran,then again, adding 'charcoal' may be a good idea :O_o:
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:iconalegreghi:
alegreghi Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
I had this "problem" before in others pieces. People don't realise the pieces are a drawing and not even click on it. But i think you are right, i'll let like a surprise to the one that click.
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:iconexzentrizitat:
Exzentrizitat Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2007
An understandable frustration that is. Hopefully that's a reasonable choice, best of luck with it. :-)
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:iconaoutramafalda:
aoutramafalda Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
I love this one, the expression, the colours, the eyes, everything
Excellent done
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:iconalegreghi:
alegreghi Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
:thanks:.. i'm happy you like it... :D
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:icononkruidje:
Onkruidje Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2007
Wow, amazing! I love the contrast!
Wonderful! Keep it up :worship:!
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:iconalegreghi:
alegreghi Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!;)
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:icone777y:
E777Y Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2007
WOW. wow.wowowwww.
reaaaally cool. i wanna draw this..but it would be embarrassing compared to yours..
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:iconalegreghi:
alegreghi Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
:blushes:
thank you. Make your own version... :D
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:icone777y:
E777Y Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007
hm..maybe :)
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:iconbehindyoureyes:
behindyoureyes Featured By Owner May 29, 2007  Student General Artist
Nice lighting, I love the eyes
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:iconalegreghi:
alegreghi Featured By Owner May 30, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
thank you. I love the light in the eyes too.
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:icon01demai:
01demai Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I loved using charcoal as a medium when I was doing art but I have to say i certainly didn't have your talent. It's an absolutely wonderful piece, love the details and the shadowing! xxxx
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:iconalegreghi:
alegreghi Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
I'm sure you could do great things if you had continued to study. thank you for the compliment
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:icon01demai:
01demai Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you very much :) xxxx
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:iconalegreghi:
alegreghi Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
;)
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:iconn30sniip3r:
N30sniip3r Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007   Photographer
Title is perfect and so is the drawing! This has really inspired me. Thank you! haha :)
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:iconalegreghi:
alegreghi Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
I'm happy to know that. I hope you do some stunning inspired works works. :D
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:iconn30sniip3r:
N30sniip3r Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007   Photographer
Well, check back at my gallery and you shall see haha
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:iconalegreghi:
alegreghi Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
i will, for sure.. .;)
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:iconn30sniip3r:
N30sniip3r Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007   Photographer
thank ya! :D
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:iconalegreghi:
alegreghi Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
;)
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:icondearlithium:
dearlithium Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2007   Traditional Artist
Sorry for being kind of late on this, but anyways.
I think if the massive amount of favourites are any indication, this is a very very well done piece. The lighting, shading, composition are all executed very well. One thing I kind of find strange is that his left eye, probably due to the stark black shading around it, looks a lot more sunken in, while the right eye comparably juts out a lot more.
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:iconalegreghi:
alegreghi Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
Don't worry about you being late. If everybody who's late does a comment like yours ..... :D
That's a comment, and you are just 16...
Well, Thank you for the compliments, and about that eye, i never pay atention to what you said because the original have some lights that puts the eye in the right place. There's a big dark mass of shadow because of the light angle, but you are right because this photograph lost some of the lights, and the eye looks "floating" in the dark. If you can, take a look at the full view and you can see some lights still there. The original have much more light in that area. Not enouht to bright (couse there are no direct light), but enought to see the place where the eye is in.
If i don't do myself clear ask what you don't understand and i'll try to explain myself, ok?

Thank you!
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dearlithium Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2007   Traditional Artist
I can't look at the original shot, because you know how parents are with their..internet filters and what not. Actually, if I look at it in full view, it does look less distorted. Perhaps it's just asymmetry in the face, because now that I look at it, I realize that what I see is because the eyes are not equidistant from the nose. Huh.
But anyways, charcoal clearly loves you more than me.
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