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I would like to thank :iconzieniu: for allowing me to use his beautiful photo as reference.

I really enjoyed the process of this drawing, despite a few major setbacks. The details on the lingerie was very fun to do. Seeing it go from a blank area to something textured with depth really brings life to the drawing. The silk background is another fun object to draw, though "fun" is used very loosely here. There was just so much detail that I had to simplify some areas a bit, out of sheer laziness :ashamed: The hardest part was perhaps the tummy. I could belly barely stomach the gut wrenching repetition of shading and erasing :D Puns aside, it was a really difficult portion because I shaded and erased over and over again to get the perfect contour of the stomach, but in so doing, really screw up the texture of the paper, making is very rough. This in turn gives the area a texture that is inconsistent with the rest of the drawing. I tried my best to fix that but it's definitely not as good as it could have been.

The reference is really great but the transition to black and white was not very smooth. The problem is that there is a lot going on in the photo. In the colored version, there are colors to differentiate everything but when drawing, the messy background really draw the attention away from the main subject, which, if you have not noticed, is the very attractive lady lying there in lingerie. I tried my best to differentiate the subjects by altering the darkness of certain areas while giving extra highlight to others.

This is my first time drawing on bristol board in a really really long time. Took me a while to ease into the new texture of the paper, and when I did, I found it to be a lot more fun than my usual drawing block. Too bad Singapore doesn't sell bristol board in a pack. I have to buy a giant piece and then cut out the desired dimension myself. But worse is the fact that the giant piece is very prone to creasing while being handled. A short trip from the shop back home is enough to turn it to toilet paper.

I hope you guys like the drawing and thanks in advance for any fav. I may receive :)

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30x24cm Bristol board
2B, 4B, 6B and 8B
I can't remember how long I took to do this since it was done over the period of almost 2 months
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EDIT (02/07/13): I've reuploaded a new version that is sharper.
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Given 2013-12-30
Secrets by =bm23 ( Suggested by ihamo and Featured by ArtByCher )
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I got to say that between the original and your final product. I can not tell that this is an actual drawing. The fact that you included the progression and how you worked it is a lesson for me, for which I am extremely grateful.

The shadows of the background are superb. The way you captured the shadows of the bow in the bra and the hair, plus all of the little detail of the lace. I bow to you!

I understand why you did not include the wristbands, but it does nothing to diminish the picture. This is an amazing piece!
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NavkaranKharoud Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Student General Artist
Simple amasing, sexy and seductive
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:iconbm23:
bm23 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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Ansavnukr Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Dude you're a huge inspiration on passion & hard work on your drawings!
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:iconbm23:
bm23 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey! Sorry for the late reply. I've been taking a break from dA (and pretty much everything that's not schoolwork). Anyway, thanks so much for the compliment :glomp:
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ImRandall Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Student Photographer

Absolutly Epic!! 
The detail and shading are really clear and give depth to the drawing
Well done

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:iconbm23:
bm23 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! I'm really flattered :glomp: I apologize for the late reply. 
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Andrzej17 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Incredible breathtaking skatch at first i was wondering if is some foto or computer work until i see it's a skatch  and i coulden't belive
i've alsowe skatch from zieniu as reference but after seeaing your work it seams pointles
one's againg great work hope to see more from you  :-)
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:iconbm23:
bm23 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey! Sorry for the super late reply. I took a long break from dA. Anyway, thanks so much for your compliment, I really appreciate it :hug:
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Andrzej17 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no problem and my pleasure :) (Smile) 
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rodicaluminitafont61 Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
Brilliant!
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:iconirfanwasiq:
irfanwasiq Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
This kind of detailed work need soooooo much patience
amazing work
love the details
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:iconjuliankerremans:
juliankerremans Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
Beautiful! :D
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:iconbm23:
bm23 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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:iconjuliankerremans:
juliankerremans Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
You're welcome! :)
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014   Traditional Artist
Congrats on the DD bud, well deserved and what a great way to end your year.
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:iconbm23:
bm23 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! Yup, it was a pleasant surprise, icing on the cake called Christmas Presents :D
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:iconredkneesocks:
redkneesocks Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
Wonderful drawing!!!
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:iconbm23:
bm23 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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:iconmarlennaesseriksen:
MarlenNaessEriksen Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing, I love the details of the lace, the anatomy is perfect and the fabric looks extremely realistic!
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:iconbm23:
bm23 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :hug:
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Zaigwast Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
This was promoted here -> femaleexcellence.deviantart.co…

Before it was cool (a daily deviation) ..... ;)
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:iconbm23:
bm23 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yup, I saw. Thank you again for that feature! :hug: Hipster feature ftw! :D
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Zaigwast Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
Just as an reminder :D :D :D ....
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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:iconbm23:
bm23 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :hug:
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:iconangie-pictures:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
It's my pleasure! :)
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RezzanATAKOL Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
Congratulations:heart:
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:iconbm23:
bm23 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :hug:
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:iconoddboy7:
Oddboy7 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Student General Artist
Gratz on the DD!! Beautiful work! Kudos!
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:iconbm23:
bm23 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! :hug:
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AVampiresBloodyKiss Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Ahmazing!
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:iconbm23:
bm23 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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YEFR Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love the realistic art and this i really liked
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:iconbm23:
bm23 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! :hug:
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bm23 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! But this wasn't traced :)
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bm23 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Tracing means to place the paper over an original and copy the outline. Drawing from observation is looking at the reference photo and trying to replicate it by estimation. Taken from dictionary.reference.com/brows…
Trace: to copy (a design, map, etc) by drawing over the lines visible through a superimposed sheet oftransparent paper or other material
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bm23 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looking at the comments on your works, I gotta say I'm flattered that you actually had something positive to say about my work and not outright trolling
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theprojecthp Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just told the truth. It was nothing positive or negative. I know that truth hurts but no need to start crying.
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bm23 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's a bit hard to take the "truth" when the person saying it doesn't even know what they're talking about. I'm down with criticism, I don't like them but I will gladly accept all valid points made. I didn't get here by sitting on my ass and crying over my shortcomings. There's a difference between telling the truth and just being a dick. And seeing what you've been posting on others' pages, it doesn't seem like you're so altruistic and concerned about giving critique. So do forgive me if I don't welcome your "truth" with open arms.
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anila73 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
hyperrealism, wow.



personally, i don't like the photo itself  in the sexualization and stuff, but i must say i at least like her expression. i can see how the silk helps with practice and well, tan, bare, and smooth (as opposed to hairy or muscular) skin helps a lot with shading.

so i really can't blame you. 



you did a perfect job though.
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:iconbm23:
bm23 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :hug:
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Kyrios83 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice art...How i wish i can draw like this....;)
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:iconbm23:
bm23 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :hug: It just takes practice really :)
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Shiito-kun Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome A Congrats for the DD!
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:iconbm23:
bm23 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! :hug:
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Shiito-kun Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! ^^
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Jellyneau Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congrats on the DD!  You deserve it! :D
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