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Cicero by napoleoman Cicero by napoleoman
11" x 15"
charcoal, pastel, and lots of other stuff in an attempt to combine materials on Arches Cover Buff

source from a statue of Marcus Tullius Cicero

This was an experiment to try and figure out how to combine gouache and charcoal and create layers that I can work and work over. The answer: You can't... this piece took 10x longer than it should have because the materials don't work together.

Ironically I really like the result, but I could never reproduce the look because I have no idea what I was doing or what I did and it was pain anyways :P
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slygashi Featured By Owner May 15, 2016
Epic drawing for an epic man.
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slinglines Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your gallery is interesting, but this sheet I love the most. Whatever you did to it, it was right, it is more unusual than the others.
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davidsobe Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Great subject for a drawing, Cicero.
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mencaoreh Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
It is this very great man an passed honor! One of his quotes.. "The honor is the reward of the virtuous" (106 - 43 b.c.) This is an wonderfully successful Image!! highly expressive plant your work! Love it!! :)
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johnkein99 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
you draw like zimou tan.. pretty COol
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ergasterd Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It does look good. A happy accident! :)
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Listerlister Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
you're right - the result is good! So maybe not a waste of time.
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manush1991 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Always Beautiful,

i really wish you would have a camera running while you work, see how the image develops.

thank you for sharing.
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SadRevolution Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Id' love that too !


Anyway, you said that the piece took 10x the usual time. But how much time does it normally take to finish such a piece?
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AlejoDz Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
really likefull congratulation it was solve in a fantastic and brilliant way
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r601020 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
>This was an experiment to try . .

I've wanted to try that too :/ What about developing the sketch first, then layering gray scale gouche?

Love your work.
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