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4.43 / 5.00

May 27, 2017 | 3:50 PM EDT
Fine Art
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4000 x 3000 px
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Author Comments

I had asked for a challenge from my Facebook friends of what to draw next and the first two suggestions was hands and instrument. and thus this picture came to be. Drawn with Black ballpoint pen, still one of my favourites.



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

I have a violin. I've had it for half my life, but I've never learned to play it. I still love it, tho, and hope to be able to afford lessons someday.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Very nice! The use of media makes it even more impressive, especially how you've captured the reflections in the smooth surfaces of the violin. I am taking extra note on the side close to the hand. Very nice.

The overall artstyle is also nice, presenting a nice mix of realism and comic-book rendering. Whilst the shading of the violin and hands are more real, the hair, face, neck and some other shadows are more comic-bookesk. However, they all come together into a truely nice piece!

Some constructive critism though that also motivates my 4.5/5. First, the violin looks a bit warped. The piece closest to the player is a bit too high I think and second I'd liked you to have been a bit braver with the contrast, i.e. a bit bolder dark colors. Perhaps you can do a post-color correction in the digital media and add some more contrast?

My critism is however nitpicking as the overall piece, especially being a traditional drawing, is amazing and I could see it being a hanged painting or wallpaper in someones home. Really well done :)

Charis246 responds:

Thank you so much for your comment and constructive critism. I am always willing to learn from fellow artists and I can see improvement in my art over the years because I have. Thank you once again.