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Memorial (ballpoint pen) by RadishStick Memorial (ballpoint pen) by RadishStick
Here it is, as last! Drawn entirely in ballpoint pen (except for four yellow highlights in my hair which were drawn in gel pen because no yellow ballpoints were to be found anywhere in Australia!), just less than A4 in size, and having taken a bajillion years to complete, the drawing shows my Dad and I halfway up St Mary's Peak in Wilpena Pound, the Flinders Ranges, South Australia in 2010.
My reasons for not uploading this two weeks ago when I finished it include having to remember to bring it home to scan and then being too lazy to edit the scan. But here it is! A year and 14 days since Dad's passing, here is my memorial, my tribute, my thanks, my drawing, my art major.
I found the process of creating this therapeutic, cathartic, meditative and enjoyable and I'm very, very proud of the outcome! It is my second realistically coloured ballpoint pen drawing.
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cprmay Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional Photographer
genius... and such a brilliant mixing of the colours to get the tones...:)
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RadishStick Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you very much for the compliments! It can be quite a challenge, strangely tones of brown are the hardest to get!
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scoureroflostsouls Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Student
Ballpoint pen. That's phenomenal, especially at A4-ish size :O
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RadishStick Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you appreciate it! :)
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SCFrankles Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I can't believe this is done in ballpoint pen - it has such a soft pastel look ^^ I love the style and the colours. This is a picture with a lot of character. A gorgeous tribute to your father. You've got such a lot of talent. He must have been very proud of you ^^
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RadishStick Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Student General Artist
It took a lot of patience to get it to look so soft! :) I love the expressions and poses the best. Thank you, I get at least half of my talent from Dad and he was always incredibly proud of me. :)
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GunMetal-Rat Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
My Condolence On Your Loss... :rose:
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RadishStick Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you for your thoughts :)
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VianaArts Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very good drawing and I'm sorry about your loss. Thank you for sharing.
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RadishStick Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you, your encouragement is heartening! :)
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