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August 21, 2006
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Hard At Work by AnythingButDown Hard At Work by AnythingButDown
Well I figured I'd better submit something before people send out search parties because they think I've fallen off the face of the earth or something. I think this is downright the longest I've ever spent on a piece. I started it back in April and the time between April and now has been pretty crazy and so I didn't have much time to sit down and give art my undivided attention. But now that things have calmed down I've finally finished something, good thing as I have another piece that needs to be done in about 6 weeks so I had to get this one out of the way.

As for the piece, it's of my husband. It was taken while he was in Afghanistan. I really loved the picture and had never done something so technical, i.e: the gun. It took a lot of hard work and patience but I managed to pull it off. I learned a little bit about it, too. I would be like "honey, look, I finished that funny looking doo-hickey" and he'd explain to me what it *really* was. Gotta love him lol Boys and their toys.


:bulletpurple: Size- 9X12
:bulletpurple: Used - 4B-6B Carbon pencils (still feelin' the love after all this time :heart: ) and a lot of love
:bulletpurple: Time - Forever.... About 4 months

It ended up being my husbands birthday present. It's currently off being framed as we speak and hopefully it'll be back by Sunday, which is his birthday, and also mine :) Hopefully he loves it as much as I loved creating it.

enjoy :heart:
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its-the-awesome-me Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Student

MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS. IS. AWESOOOMMMMEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

waynecampbell-art Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
Excellent! Love the details! The doohickeys are great.
My thanks to your entire family. I know the hardships.
SicklyGoregous Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
Wonderful, heartfelt and very inspiring. THanks!
ZigiCreator Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Hello =] whats up?
I think that your works are awesome, you have really great penceil skills. you are quite fine artist.
I really hope to see more of your portraits :licking:

Bloodred070 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2007
Awesome... that's one hell of a birthday present. So much detail...
cheetahspirit Featured By Owner May 28, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
This is my favorite. Good detail, especially the hand and the metals. I agree, gritty in a good way - exactly the point of drawing a soldier I think - to show what its like to be there.
Majessy Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2007   Photographer
I am speechless. I never knew drawing could be so detailed and look so real. This is amazing. Everything about this is just so 'alive'.
I am truly impressed.
shadow-cave Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2007
Love the detail on the gun and his hands. Nice work ^_^
michelleion Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
This piece is really rugged and dirty looking, it's great. You certainly pulled off the gun, fantastic work :)
DivaneMajere Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2006
I don't really like that *war* things, but this one is really stunning! I love that expression I've got after looking at him...
Amazing details, and carbon pencils work!
Wooow :]
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