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In My Hands by xnicoley In My Hands by xnicoley
First drawing I've completed in what it seems like forever. gahhh. I'm pretty happy with the outcome of this but my scanner ruined it big time. All the lighter shades are kinda washed out because of it. :(
I've been working on it a while and I'm pretty glad to finally get it finished.

It's Bo Bice, for anyone who didn't know. I wanted to make this one a bit different and have a bit of depth compared to most of my other drawings.

The hands took me a load of time to do. Ughhh. I think they turned out fine though, so it was worth it.
:)

The reference picture I used is: [link]
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Silvanne Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!!
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dreamarian Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
Hi! You've been featured in my journal.
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xnicoley Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
much thanks for the feature :D
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dreamarian Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
:iconcocoheartplz:Pleasure!:iconcocoloveplz:
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cloudmilk Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow ! That's such a great drawing!
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xnicoley Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you :)
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EJMJ Featured By Owner May 11, 2011   Traditional Artist
OMG I love it !!
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fearfuelshatemachine Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, this is gorgeous. Outstanding job! <3
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xnicoley Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :D
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fearfuelshatemachine Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome :)
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rockmylife Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
You were featured here [link] congrats for your great work :)
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xnicoley Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks loads for the feature. :)
I apologize for responding so late!
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Pilita24 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
Congratulations, you did an excellent job. I love him.
Thanks!
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:iconxnicoley:
xnicoley Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Aww thank you so much! I'm glad you like it :D
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IvanaKC Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
you have been featured in my journal
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:iconxnicoley:
xnicoley Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :hug:
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DragonPress Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010
wow - pencil??? those hands? wow....i can see why it took you a ton of time! good job on th whole thing ;D
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xnicoley Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
indeed haha. It did take a lot of time but it was well spent. :D
Thank you! and sorry for such a late response ^^;
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DragonPress Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
thats good then - if you think it was well spent :D
no problem - and i know how it is :D
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kgallant Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Professional Photographer
beautifully handled!
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:iconxnicoley:
xnicoley Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :aww:
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ImperfectTrinity Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think you did an amazing job regardless of your scanner! Fantastic effects on the hands - his facial expression also says it all
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xnicoley Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
aw, thanks a lot :) I appreciate it!
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faith-dreamer Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Very good!
You really like Bo Bice :D
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:iconxnicoley:
xnicoley Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
haha yeah, I've always liked his music since American Idol.
Plus things like this just seem really fun to draw. :)
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faith-dreamer Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha, sure is! :)
And you've seen it personally, must have been cool!
I like "Inside Your Heaven" =]
Here in Brazil has a television program that imitates American Idol, haha, but the singers do not reach the level of Sir Harold Elwin Bice or Carrie Underwood!
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arwenpandora Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
it has an impact that ones eye travels from his face to the hands and the eyes get stuck on his hands. it looks like oil.
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xnicoley Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D

In the reference picture I used of this, it was supposed to represent oil. I kind of turned it around when I drew it, so the viewer could determine their view of it. Although if someone really thought deeply into it, I hoped it would symbolize oil more than anything. It's very impacting because of that, for me.
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JessCassidy Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
omg! AWESOME skills
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xnicoley Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks :D
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Rueppells-Fox Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The final product is definitely worth all the time you spent on the hands - and the rest of it of course. The hands are what really grabbed my attention though.
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xnicoley Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
haha, yeah. I worked on this whole drawing and drew out the hands, but didn't complete them until last.. so I didn't really see this fully come together until it was done, since the hands are what the subject's eyes are drawn to. It was a bit difficult for me just because of that.
I'm glad you like it! Thanks! :)
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ridasign Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great drawing, i like most the colored part, really awesome :heart:
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xnicoley Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much :D
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Jayzinha Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010   Traditional Artist
This is gorgeous!
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:iconxnicoley:
xnicoley Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you :aww:
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Jayzinha Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010   Traditional Artist
ur welcome! :D
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XxSeizaxX Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010
Wow! That's reaalllly good!!
:)
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xnicoley Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :D
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
This is amazing, I love it! Please tell, how did you do the hands? It just looks soooo good!
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xnicoley Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Sorry for the delay in response!
I did the hands with primacolor pencils and used a lot of dark grays as like a base. I just barely used any blue, but when I did, it was really dark blue. I used it near the highlighted areas and I pushed down pretty hard so it mixed with the grays. It made it look more like a tint then, and it turned out like this. :D
I'm glad you like it! Thanks!
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
No problem :) It's hard to keep track sometimes isn't it :) Thanks for the explanation, it looks really amazing, I need to try something like this out. You've inspired me ... now I just need to go find the talent lol.
Hope to see more of your work soon.
Paula
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domi7 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing:D
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xnicoley Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks :D
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domi7 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no problem ^^
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Olvium Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Very beautiful drawing, I especially love the shading and the emotion! :)
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xnicoley Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you a bunch :aww:
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AthenaTT Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
That is GREAT!!!
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xnicoley Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. ;)
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BumblingBee Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey! I was just thinking the other day I should message you and ask where your beautiful art was hiding. Good to see you're back again. :D This is AMAZING!!! The hands are just- whoa! Very cool, and the depth idea definately worked.
Stupid scanners- then again, what would we do without them?
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