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Subject #7 by MalcolmShortt Subject #7 by MalcolmShortt
18"x22"
Graphite pencils 3H/HB/2B/4B, Blending stump & brush, Kneadable eraser, Tombow elastomer eraser.
Strathmore 500 series bristol board (smooth plate finish)

This is my entry for The National Open Art Competition UK. Unfortunately it wasn't selected for the shortlist but I'm pleased with the piece as it personally represents a big leap in scale, detail and patience. It is roughly twice the size of my previous work and I learnt a lot working on this beast.

I'd like to thank Samantha Barbour for kindly letting me use and modify her original photo as reference... blind-eyephotography.deviantar…

Detail and stage-by-stage shots will be up soon on my website/blog and Facebook page...

www.facebook.com/TheArtOfMalco…
www.malcolmshortt.com/
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Daily Deviation

Given 2014-08-03
MalcolmShortt offers up a very detailed and dynamic drawing of Subject #7, a majestic animal. ( Suggested by SweediesArt and Featured by deshrubber )
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Domenique2 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm just amazed. You're so talented! 
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MalcolmShortt Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
You're too kind Doménique! Thank you. :)
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:iconodette1994:
Odette1994 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow what a patience for all those details, amazing :)
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:iconmalcolmshortt:
MalcolmShortt Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you Odette! :)
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:iconkhinson:
khinson Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my! What detail!
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:iconmalcolmshortt:
MalcolmShortt Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Karen! It took a LOT of patience - especially the hair. :)
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:iconlatestarter63:
LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Quite superb drawing.  Truly amazing!
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:iconmalcolmshortt:
MalcolmShortt Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Clive! You're too kind. :)
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:iconnakedcrayon23:
nakedcrayon23 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Im speechless:omg: the DD is well deserved:heart:
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:iconmalcolmshortt:
MalcolmShortt Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Sha! Much appreciated. :)
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:iconkeithmore2000:
keithmore2000 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
This is one of the finest pieces of photorealistic pencil drawing I've ever seen. For once in my life I'm really struggling to see that it's not a photo.  I can't believe you didn't even get through to the short list for the NOA, I'll be very interested to see what did. You've got a new fan !!!:) (Smile) 
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MalcolmShortt Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Keith! There's a big list of competitions to enter - I'm sure I'll get a shortlist one day. Hopefully! :)
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keithmore2000 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Dam right you will with that talent.:D (Big Grin) 
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:iconbadumc:
badumc Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can't see it's a drawing!  I think you should be first on top dA artists list :) If it's somewhere a list like that. Great job, it can't be summarized by any waords!!
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MalcolmShortt Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
You're too kind Kaja! Much appreciated. :-)
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:iconbadumc:
badumc Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hehe, I'm just telling you the truth :D Welcome :heart:
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:iconmmatysek:
MMatysek Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014
It looks like a photo! Breathtaking! Love it! 
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:iconmalcolmshortt:
MalcolmShortt Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconeduardoleon:
EduardoLeon Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
One of the best drawings I've seen here.
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:iconmalcolmshortt:
MalcolmShortt Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Eduardo, you're too kind! :)
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:iconsaryetta86:
Saryetta86 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!!! Clap 
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:iconmalcolmshortt:
MalcolmShortt Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you Sara! :)
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:iconsaryetta86:
Saryetta86 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure Malcolm! :)
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ValerieJoyLauria Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I cannot believe how talented you are!! Awesome!Clap 
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:iconmalcolmshortt:
MalcolmShortt Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
You're too kind! Thanks :)
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:iconsoniaisabelle:
SoniaIsabelle Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your work is astonishing, congratulation!
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:iconmalcolmshortt:
MalcolmShortt Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Sonia! You're too kind. :)
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WalkinginDreamlight Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconfeature-it-monday: has selected your artwork, for the Feature It Monday gallery! :) (Smile)

Congratulations! Clap
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MalcolmShortt Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much for the feature. Most kind! :)
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WalkinginDreamlight Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :hug:
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ericstavros Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
welll, a piece of art!! really amazing realism! the hairs are amazing.... i suppose the great tombow eraser?  :).......how many hours?
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MalcolmShortt Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Eric! :)
Yes, the mighty Tombow was in use - but also kneadable erasers and a few other tools.  It probably took me somewhere between 75-100 hours. Bit of a guess though as it was done in tandem with other work.
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ericstavros Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i see..... all those hours worth the master piece...!!
can i ask you just a question...? just to evaluate the hole thing.... can you propose a sell price for this piece...?
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MalcolmShortt Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm not looking to sell the original at the moment so I can use it in potential shows. I'm currently working on a limited edition print run though. I'll pop up an announcement when they're ready. :)
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ericstavros Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ok... thank you........:)
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pls1960 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice! Especially like the skin textures.
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:iconmalcolmshortt:
MalcolmShortt Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Paul! :)
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:iconmib4art:
mib4art Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Impressive!
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MalcolmShortt Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you Michael :) (Smile)
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devprakashkute Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
Incredible!
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:iconmalcolmshortt:
MalcolmShortt Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Devesh! :)
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jimTEA Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
"Thinking"
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Duncanmattocks Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Utterly incredible work Malcolm. Mind blowing stuff :)
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MalcolmShortt Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Duncan! :)
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JoannaMoory Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
Gorgeous and so emotional. :+fav:
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:iconmalcolmshortt:
MalcolmShortt Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you Joanna! :)
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014   Traditional Artist
Superb work bud, love the way you built up your textures ... congrats on the DD too, it would have been criminal not to get one for this drawing ... outstanding :D
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MalcolmShortt Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Cheers Mark! You're too kind. :)
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014   Traditional Artist
You're welcome :D
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panthrieswent Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
most amazing
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Canon EOS 650D
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Jul 28, 2014, 8:34:00 AM
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