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End of an Era by MattDeakinFineArt End of an Era by MattDeakinFineArt
Finally and at long last, I'm calling this finished.

I'm happy with it on the whole, especially the metal end and the filament but due to some issues with parts of the paper developing a weird texture, I'm not happy with the main section of the bulb area but it was kind of out of my hands.

Anyway, not sure how many hours it took in total but I'd guess maybe 80 ish.

I'd like to give a huge thanks to :icontheminx: for giving me permission to draw from their reference photo.

I love how the light source of this picture really helps to capture the intricacies of the details, casts the subtle shadow of the bulb on the surface on which it sits and creates great contrast on the with the highlights and shadows on the filament and metal parts in particular. It's also great how the lightbulb is the theme of the picture but the lightsource comes from something else.
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Given 2011-11-17
End of an Era traditional drawing by *dezkenob1 ( Suggested by Ev-sta and Featured by WDWParksGal )
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Oh my lord! I'll be serious, I looked at this and thought it was photography.! I read the description to be flabbergasted! The shading, the lighting.. oh my lord! The details pop off my computer screen! I'm trying to be picky here, and I literally see nothing to pick out! Spectacular! The colors in this (black and white, clearly) also make the drawing even more magnificent. I'm hoping you consider becoming a big time artist, because a drawing of this.. oh my lord I can't even come up with a word to describe how amazing this is. Speechless! Keep up the good work!

~Most sincerely, iStalkCheese
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:iconistalkcheese:
Oh my lord! I'll be serious, I looked at this and thought it was photography.! I read the description to be flabbergasted! The shading, the lighting.. oh my lord! The details pop off my computer screen! I'm trying to be picky here, and I literally see nothing to pick out! Spectacular! The colors in this (black and white, clearly) also make the drawing even more magnificent. I'm hoping you consider becoming a big time artist, because a drawing of this.. oh my lord I can't even come up with a word to describe how amazing this is. Speechless! Keep up the good work!

~Most sincerely, iStalkCheese
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:iconmottledsoul:
MottledSoul Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014
This is THE best drawing in terms of realism I've seen! I had to read the description to know that it was a drawing. I've never seen metal rendered so well.
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:iconmattdeakinfineart:
MattDeakinFineArt Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much. :)
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:iconjohnsonchulin:
Johnsonchulin Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Student General Artist
Great!
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:iconwcmom2:
Wcmom2 Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
Stunning! 
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:iconstanojevic:
Stanojevic Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Ah, piss off! I mean it in the best possible way ;-) Great work!
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:iconi-hate-tucking-fypos:
I-Hate-Tucking-Fypos Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
Good lord this is a drawing...... I give up at drawing now lmao.
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:iconjojemo:
Jojemo Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It is hard to find adjectives that haven't already been used, to describe how great this drawing is. Your pencils skills are fabulous. :iconfav3dplz:
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:iconluckijen:
luckiJen Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
THIS IS INCREDIBLE.
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:iconlarien-ancalime:
Larien-Ancalime Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
WOW!!! IS THIS REALLY A DRAWING????
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:iconsebus195:
sebus195 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
wow!!! its perfect!!! incredible!!! :-)
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:iconpevansy:
Pevansy Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing!
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:iconscenicsarah:
ScenicSarah Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
Amazing drawing!
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:iconfermarcam:
FERMARCAM Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
BRIGHT
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:iconilovegir181:
IloveGir181 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
No matter how much I stare it this I cannot convince my brain it isn't a photograph. Truly masterful work.
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:icondee58:
Dee58 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012   Traditional Artist
This is really great
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:iconduskyevening:
DuskyEvening Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
Can I ask what texture of paper you used for this? A bit odd to ask I know, haha, I am just extremely picky with my paper and will spend half an hour feeling over different ones before I come to one I'm happy with.
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:iconlmomjian:
Lmomjian Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm not the artist, but I am attempting the same photo myself. I am using Canson Bristol plate (smooth).

Most high-end graphite artists use smooth Bristol or smooth watercolor paper. I personally like the Bristol as it is smoother.
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:iconenigmatic-freak:
enigmatic-freak Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:jawdrop: :faint: ...... :worship: !!!
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:iconstatham75:
Statham75 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nicely done, well shaded
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:iconzeno0192:
zeno0192 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
i think i just broke my brain trying to comprehend how this is drawn and not a photo
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:iconneira7:
Neira7 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Featured:
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:)
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:iconmalteblom:
MalteBlom Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Student Filmographer
Amazing rendering man. 80 hours is insane, but it's visible.

Used it here for my final project sketch.
[link]
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:icondoodelay:
Doodelay Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Student Writer
I saw this and said "Why the fuck did a picture of a light bulb make--OMG ITS A DRAWING!"

It was just like that lol

you deserved this. Point blank. Period
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:iconswirlyeyeshypnotize:
SwirlyEyesHypnotize Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Remarkable!
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:iconits-ash-yo:
its-ash-yo Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
oh lord, thought it was a pic,
couldnt believe it when i readthe desciptioon
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:iconvinnyg-65:
VinnyG-65 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice!
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:icondragonsgatedesign:
dragonsgatedesign Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
oh wow, just simply wonderful..
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:iconmarmicminipark:
marmicminipark Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just fantastic brother (it's now in my favs)
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:iconrogueofasgard:
RogueofAsgard Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Student Photographer
damn. just... effing damn.
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:iconart-devi:
art-devi Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
beautiful idea through a simple thing = genius ( you) :P :clap:
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:iconrubbot:
Rubbot Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist
Overwhelming!! outstanding

This drawing proves that traditional art is efficacious everytime and can be similar, in your case of course, to a photography.

Your skill at drawing has been proving itself and the results are somethigs unmatched!

so, can you tell me please, with what methode do you use? :)
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:iconzeeaworld:
Zeeaworld Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
Your telling me yer not happy with the main section of the bulb?!!!
*hmph* sm ppl try waay to hard to be picky and classy
Like maan you've created a mess in my mind that the word pencil was repeated alot as "this is pencil? Charcol? No pencil work? Yer tellin me it's pencil?..." _^_
lol
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Ya wanna critique? Be a lil happier and celebrate yer success :lol:
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:iconlizziethezangoose:
LizzieTheZangoose Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
I SHALL EXPLODE .-.
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:iconurbanninjaman:
urbanninjaman Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011   Traditional Artist
wowowowowowowow! FANTASTIC!!!
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:iconpeace98:
Peace98 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AWESOME!! Congrats on the DD!!! > u <
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:iconrelativeequinox:
RelativeEquinox Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I don't get it :I. It's just a bland old photo of a lightbul-

That's pencil ^o-o^. Well, crap, I fold, good work.
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:iconalphamana:
alphamana Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
really really really stunning!!!
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:iconm-j-s:
m-j-s Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Simply superb!!
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:icondjmadamenoir:
DJMadameNoir Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
OMG thats a drawing?! WELL, WELL done!
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:icon5lucky5:
5lucky5 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
How is that a drawing!
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:iconnx-74205:
NX-74205 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
I thought, great photo, until I saw the category. Wow.
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:iconmorning-star-42:
Morning-Star-42 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
What. What. What. It's a drawing. Give yourself a cookie, my friend.
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:iconbrammoolenaar:
brammoolenaar Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
Wait, so this really is a drawing? :eyepopping:
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:iconmarfles:
Marfles Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is...flawless. Just wow.
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:iconianitainc:
IanITAInc Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
Amazing! Transparency and chrome must be such a challenge to paint! Great, great work! Wow! :+fav:
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:iconthinkergirl96:
ThinkerGirl96 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy...

WOW! Congratulations on the DD my friend... for you deserve it SO much!
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:iconcaseyjparker:
CaseyJParker Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
How ... hoooow... You have so much patience.
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:iconlannai:
Lannai Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Student General Artist
perfecto! sooo incredibly clean and smooth :)
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:iconrubygloom73:
rubygloom73 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
When I first saw this i was like: "Oh look, a photo" I am BLOWN AWAY by you amazing talent and skill, this is perfect!
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:iconserfrea:
SerFrea Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That is amazing! :omfg:

congrats on the DD! :D
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