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I think you did a fantastic job! The details are amazing. The eyes are full of life. The transition from dark to light tone is realisti...

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Real nice technique. The eyes are strong and powerful looking yet they have a certain innocence about them. The hair is amazing and wel...

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Deja by rickcorbett
Deja
Here's my completed portrait of "Deja". She's 11 x 14 graphite on Strathmore Bristol Vellum paper.
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Deja WIP 4 by rickcorbett
Deja WIP 4
Here's an update on my portrait of "Deja".   I'm using Pentel P205 mechanical pencils still with 4H, 2H, H, B, and 2B leads.  I'm blending using a medium tortillion, q-tip cotton swabs, and a hake brush.  The highlights I'm creating using a kneaded eraser and an eraser stick to pull out the highlights.   I'm using a Uni-Ball White Gel Pen for the white hairs and highlights in the eyes.   Almost finished, more to come soon!
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Filename by rickcorbett
Filename
Here's an update on my portrait of "Deja". I'm using Pentel P205 mechanical pencils with 4H, 2H, H, B, and 2B leads. I'm also using a Uni-ball Stigno white ink gel pen for the highlights in the eyes and tiny white hairs and whiskers. I find this really helps bring her to life and adds a certain realism. More to come soon!
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Deja work in progress by rickcorbett
Deja work in progress
Here's a work in progress image of my latest piece I'm working on. More to come soon!
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I'm constantly asked why do I only draw in graphite and not any other medium? I believe whole heartedly that a graphite pencil is just as much a fine art tool as a paint brush. I love black, white, and shades of grey. I find the contrast so powerful and rich with emotion. Even black and white movies are much more dramatic for me personally. I believe that a drawing should make the same dramatic impact with the viewer, it should take the viewer on a visual journey of emotion, whether it be the artist's or their own. A connection between the artist and the viewer should be made and for me, I feel that I can make that connection best with a graphite pencil.

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Ricky Corbett
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
I am a self-taught artist. I am also a member of the Woburn Guild of Artists. I am inspired not only by other artists but from life itself. I am inspired by people, textures, smells, sounds, all my senses seem to come alive when I draw. My drawings take me on an artistic journey of self discovery. I feel my soul awaken when I draw. GOD has given me a gift and it's a gift I hope to use to bring people closer together. It's a gift I hope to use to capture the beauty that's in this World. I don't want my drawings to simply be pictures drawn on pieces of paper - I want my drawings to be a celebration of life.
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Cirprius Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday!
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SweediesArt Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cake for your BDay by KmyGraphic
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keithmore2000 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday Rick. Have a great day. :D (Big Grin) Have your cake and eat it too 
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lyyy971 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great gallery! you are very talented !
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claudio51 Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for the watch!
You're welcome to the World of the Spheres!
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Panthera1985 Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the watch :happybounce: 
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Airgone Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015   General Artist
Thank you very much for the watch !! Have a very nice day and good luck for your art !!
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LethalKitten Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015
thanks for the watch
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BeironAndersson Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014
Merry Christmas Ricky :xmas:   





Peter Kitty eye Plz 
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AnastasiyaKosenko Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Student General Artist
Many thanks for the watch! :hug:
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