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Vestige by Redfox999 Vestige by Redfox999
84 x 57cm
Charcoal on paper
2014

His mind, emptied of theory and courage, lapsed back into a listless peace.

- James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man


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Given 2015-01-07
Vestige by Redfox999 is an outstanding, hyper-realistic charcoal drawing with mind-blowing, tiny details. Check the artist's gallery for more high-quality artworks! ( Suggested by AthenaTT and Featured by Agaave )
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floriaiglenoir Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing drawing, fantastic Artwork! :iconedgeybowplz::iconflyingheartsplz:
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TravisVerlaecktArt Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2016
I think you might be too good.
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Mirrors--Edge Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016
This is absurd!!

Wonder how you draw skin texture I think I've fainted. I think I've fainted. 
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing quality of drawing!
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enyildiz Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wonderful
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ARCE-PETE Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I always look for a flaw on amazing drawings such as this one and the rest of your gallery that tells me it is indeed a drawing and usually find something.  But darn it! I can't find anything on any of your drawings!!! This is excellent work.
You are a master!
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LuckySpirit14 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015
Unbelievable! This is a beautiful drawing!
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anthony111isevilok Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015
I am so shocked this is a drawing!!! The amount of detail put into this is amazing and so realistic! Looking at this makes me inspired, you are simply incredible! :))
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jo07jo07 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015
geeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeze! freaking unbelivable.....you're a machine dude!! i'm bowing before you right now! you're the man!!!!!! :)
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acudoc51 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Very sensual. Beautiful. 
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Domenique2 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!! You are so talented
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vikkrantxx7 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How to do that...This is awesome..
Tell me about the tools used..I want to achieve this awesomeness.
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Redfox999 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Willow charcoal
Compressed charcoal pencils
Graphite pencils, 2h, h, hb, 2b
Pastels for highlights
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vikkrantxx7 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much and paper ?
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Redfox999 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Fabriano 100% cotton
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SamanthaMessias Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015
INCREDIBLE! BEAUTIFUL detail and wonderful tonal values. Excellent piece :)
peace and Love
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Redfox999 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Samantha! I'm very much enamored with your wok, especially your Nelson Mandela portrait. I'm South African, so maybe I'm biased...
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SamanthaMessias Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015
Thank you so much, so happy you like my Nelson Drawing was so inspiring to draw him. would love one day to visit South Africa, whats the weather like, im guessing its always warm? and your work is mind blowing, truly beautifully drawn. I just need a better camera to take photos of my work to upload as they are all taken with my phone and not to great of quality, I feel you can really devalue the detail when you take images with a crap camera :( any way I wish you all the happiness and abundance in you art journey and look forward to seeing more of your work :)

Peace and Love
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keithmore2000 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Congrats on the DD Ruan. It's well deserved.
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Redfox999 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Keith!
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nalabulle Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
AMAZING work !! Perfect :)
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Pevansy Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning!! The detail you have achieved is unreal :wow:
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Dianote Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015
Mind blowing....Congrats on the DD! 
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anPolannach Featured By Owner Edited Jan 10, 2015
Okay, so what camera do you have? Nikon D800? Canon 5D? With which one of them did you take those photos I ask?! :D
OFC I'm kidding.. Your works are just breathtaking!
Not just this one. Pieces of art in your gallery are... Actually, I'll BRB - gonna go to open the window. Need some fresh air...
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marshelllee2337 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Man, it's so hard using charcoal for me. But you do inspire me to try harder I guess, keep up the great work. 
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Lintu47 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on the DD! :dalove:
Have a nice day! :love: by CookiemagiK
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Tkasandr Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

It’s really hard to choose a word to describe this excellence… Actually it’s a paradox: how many different cameras and optical equipment were invented by people, but now I have doubt any camera could achieve your high quality of drawing. This is more than reality…

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LighthouseLady Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015
Chaplin and Co Icon: Shock/Surprise II Swear me it is not a photo! Unbelievable!!
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H3lianthus Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that skin detail is just mindblowing
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AndyVRenditions Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a breathtaking piece. You have such a gift as an artist, in that your drawings inherit such capacities of emotion, it's astonishing. And your skills are unbelievable.. Congratulations on the DD, well deserved :)
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liltwinstar Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
Holy Bullet; Purple Bullet; Green Bullet; Blue Bullet; Red ! This is outstanding! .....the best work I've ever laid my eyes on! The man of my dreams is made from charcoal? I think I've fainted.  You are truly talented.
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derekrezek Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
thanks.
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c1rcu1tn3rd Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
It's so real it's unreal!
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Aesara-Dayne Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Gorgeous, and so realistic!
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mildewquimby Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Are you sure that is not a photo? Cause It looks so freaking realistic
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WaleofRedBliss Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is unreal. Fantastic job at rendering with your chosen media. Congrats on portrait well done.
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TheObnoxious90 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is the perfection in drawing and traditional art (100%). Impressive!
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PhoebeDiamente Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015
This literally looks like a photograph, fantastic job
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JordansAsh Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy good god! Talk about talent. Great work
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IrieGyal Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
This is fantastic! Congrats on the DD!
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MardHall Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely amazing!!!!
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ArtGoldArt Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
fantastic work!
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Fractaldragon Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Incredible charcoal portrait! You, sir, have some fine skills! I would have thought this was a black and white photo. Skin and hair, the depth in the eyes, just WOW! Congrats on the DD!
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Grace-Zed Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning work! :jawdrop: Congrats on the well deserved DD~!!! :heart: 
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lovelessdevotions Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015
Really spectacular! Congrats on the DD! :)
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
I’m very happy for you!!! :iconloveloveplz: :tighthug:
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ruffscorp Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Hats off, bro!!
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submicron Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Damn...! This is simply crazy to look at! Just simply superb.
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