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Thanks to the incredible heat wave that we've had over the last week, I finally got a chance to sit down and draw something on paper again. Sitting indoors doing boring university work didn't sound too tempting, so I decided to draw a little portrait of my OC Arabian mare Chrysanth, who I haven't drawn for well over a year now! I know there's something not quite right with this portrait, so I would prefer if people didn't start pointing it out..


THE MAKING OF "Dark Passion"

    Tools: 6B & 4H pencil, B 0.5 mechanical pencil, 100 gsm paper
    Time taken: 7 hours
    Original size: A4
    Credit: Pose referenced from photograph


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    Artwork © Malin Träisk


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:iconwindwing101:
WindWing101 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
My god, this is beautiful! I can't believe you drew this with a PENCIL. :D 
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TheSevenDemon Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice work. ^.^ I couldn't do anything like it myself, you are incredibly gifted.
Can you do me a favour, and tell me what the difference between a Mechanical pencil and a normal one is?
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Sheamky-Chan Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA, Nooo, i'ts impossible ! You are a boss, It's very beautiful... :o
Serious, it's BEAUTIFUL !!
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:iconczadra:
czadra Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
You are a painter??? :O
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When I get the chance, I like to sit down and just draw on paper, like "old times". Nothing beats that :)
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:iconczadra:
czadra Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
Ohhh.... That's beautiful. <333
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tikimurryareg Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
HOW DO YOU DO THAT????????????????????????? IT IS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D!!!!!!!!!! & it must have taken a lot of pencil lead too :P :) :la:
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha thanks :love: Yeah, I went through a lot!
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:iconninajersey:
NinaJersey Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
beautiful work!
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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tuliplou Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Student General Artist
:eyepopping: WOW. That's beautiful!
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Royal-Dragon Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
OHMIGOSH IT'S AN ARABIAN!!! I love that breed.

this is pencil? :O wow, thats amazing.
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :meow: Yes it's in pencil :nod:
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:iconroyal-dragon:
Royal-Dragon Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, where did you learn to shade like that?
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TijonWolfsMajesty Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
My god this is spectacular ^^* i completely love it
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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TijonWolfsMajesty Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
welcome :)
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:iconarya-susy:
Arya-Susy Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
Wow, that's awesome! Looks so realistic and perfectly captures the true Arabian spirit :D
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you think so :aww:
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:iconcheval-du-desert:
cheval-du-desert Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011
Il est magnifique *---*
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconcheval-du-desert:
cheval-du-desert Featured By Owner May 22, 2011
Oh mon dieu *------*
Je suis désespérée à jamais, c'est sublime
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Merci beaucoup :love:
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:iconmymonte:
MyMonte Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
THIS IS AMAZING!
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Ickenz Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I should have commented this one for a long time ago, but bette later than never, huh? : ) This is stunning, as all your drawings. I just don't understand how you can make it look so real, so... fantastic. This is a beautiful example of why I love you and your art!
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, I'm so glad to hear that, and I'm honoured by your words ♥
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Frithe Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
First question - how do you not smudge the drawing while shading it in to such extensive detail? That question has boggled my mind for years and has, on more than one occasion, discouraged me from putting in too much detail to my drawings because of fear of smudging it all up... The detail and the expression are wonderful. The horse appears like it is almost surprised by something that she sees perhaps on the other side of a fence or border or something. The expression is subtle but definite and easy to quickly understand.
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :) I usually worry a lot about smudging my drawings too, which is why I nowadays always start by putting only the essential lines down before I go all in on detailing in one go. I always start from the left hand side of the paper, since I'm right handed, so my hand is always out of the areas that have already been drawn. If necessary, I turn the paper around as well. Towards the end, if I need to add any extra bits of detail, I put a clean piece of paper over the majority of the picture and position my hand over it, careful not to pull or drag it. That way it remains mostly smudge-free :)
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SootyTrakehner Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
Try having a blank piece of paper under your drawing hand. That way, as long as the paper stays in roughly the same place so that it itself doesn't smudge the drawing (Unless of course you need to move it to focus on another part of the image), you can add as much detail as you want with your hand only moving around on the blank paper, not the drawing paper. :) I'm not good at explaining things but I hope that helps.
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oceans-inferno Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous work. :) You've managed to portray that characteristic Arabian grace & elegance perfectly, and I love how smooth you've made the shading on her neck with just the right amount of texture thrown in on her muzzle.
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you think so :hug:
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:iconjullelin:
Jullelin Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
Wow... I am blown away!
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:love:
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Jaysea1 Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
I usually make mistakes like that, too, but it took me a while to notice anything wrong with it! It's hard to believe this was done on paper, it's so amazing!!!
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, I'm glad to hear so :)
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:iconmaritse:
Maritse Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's amazing :D
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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bambibutts Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:faint: So beautiful!
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :aww:
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bambibutts Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome!
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Fairyhorse Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
are you kidding with me?! this is freaking awesome! :O I love it!!!! GOOD JOB!
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you think so :love:
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spiritwalker03 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
You never fail to amaze me!! You are so talented!!
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww thanks :huggle:
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spiritwalker03 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
you're welcome :hug: !!
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verybluebird Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Insane shading work here, Malin! Beautiful sheen on the coat, and the ears are really well drawn (hard to do!). I think the nose is a bit off...the right nostril is far down, maybe? The nostrils in general are too far forward on her muzzle. Other than that, this is stellar!
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you like it :)
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shiasgraphics Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
you are to amazing for words

quick question, do you draw rabbits?
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