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Pretty stick figure by JetJames Pretty stick figure by JetJames
soft ground etching.
2 prints for sale, 4 sold*.
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Elfin-Grrl Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful beautiful work :heart:
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JetJames Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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bredetta Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008
and it's just beautiful:heart:
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JetJames Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
thankyou :D
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kalaallit Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008
Love her expression, love your technique. great work.
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JetJames Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks you :D
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HolaPuto Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2007
Such defined features, your etches are stunning. As deliberate as the lines all seem, some of them seem free and flowing, which really creates a relaxing over all image - which can only be a good thing, right?
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InPlaceOfHope Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2007
beautiful. i have yet to try etching,i will at some point. but this looks really nice :)
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Shld Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
still amazed by pretty stick figure, probably my favorite fav
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JetJames Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks buddy. Look foward to more of this, when I get a printing press. :)
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Shld Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, i cant wait, keep working on that style...you hear me, you GOT TO!! :)
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rachelab74 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is lovely, her eyes draw me as the viewer in!! Very lovely!! :)
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cepums Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2006
i love it.. i simply love this work..
i looked at it.. and she looked back to me.. with such passion.. that i almost could feel the sent of her skin..
lines are so gracefull.. very inspiring.. very nice work :)
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jishdafish Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2006
this is incredible
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Denny-Br Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2006
Nice. I like the style of your works. Expressive lines and good graphical compositions.
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krunce Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2006
wow, soft ground eh? I've only been working in hard ground recently - haven't ventured off into the soft ground yet but I feel like its so full of potential and I'm looking forward to trying it out later next year.
This is great. The face itself is drawn flawlessly and its so organic. One sees a lot of inorganic, stale people-drawings nowadays (which is a habit I'm trying to get out of) and you definitely don't find that here.
So tell me about etching on zinc! I've been etching on copper all year.
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JetJames Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
To be honest I have never used copper as a plate before. But i have been pleased with some of the results of the zinc plate and soft ground. :)
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krunce Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2006
sweet sweet. that's cool to only use soft ground. the nice thing about hardground is you can carry your plate around mid-working on it
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green-voica Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2006  Student
I like this alot, the flowing lines of the hair, and her expression. Also I wanted to ask if this is the actual print or the zinc plate (I'm asking because of the writing)
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green-voica Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2006  Student
Oh ok, I was just curious, because I think the backwards writing on the print really brings something new and modern to it, since the drawing itself is very Rennissance(spelling?)-like.
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paintergurlie Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2006
wonderful work. reminds me of the drawing in the movie ever after w/ drew barrymore
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EinherjarSpirit Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2006
Very nice work. Moving lines... you darkened where you needed to, and had the lights or no lines at all (which implies shapes)... very nice. =).
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BeyondEarth Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2006
You know, looking at this one, it makes me think it would be perfect for a record album. Paint it and sell some discs, lol there you go. Great job once again!
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Iecee Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2006
I love the look in her eyes!!!!
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stigmatattoo Featured By Owner May 28, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
+ i liked this one specially, it does have a renaissance-style linework... although the gaze is hardly a Madonna's :D
some lines are detracting from the general picture, though. i guess you know that already... all those jumbled cross-hatchings don't help, and the thicker lines are not always playing to valorize the drawing. i also wonder why you used soft instead of hard ground... the precise linework would have come out better. the soft ground seems to have let in some unwanted stains, too... although it makes it look even more like an antique plate, i guess :)
oh, i'm also missing the black on the inside of the mouth :|

good work, keep it up :nod:+
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JetJames Featured By Owner May 28, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
cheers for the indepth comment. :D
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LAPoor Featured By Owner May 22, 2006
this one reminds me of the play King Lear.

=P sorry, I'm a shakespeare nerddddd.
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JetJames Featured By Owner May 22, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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XOMBIE-OCTOPUS-QUEEN Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2006  Professional General Artist
This is very gorgeous. The hair has a lovely flowing, thick look...and the expression...mysterious. Very beautiful.
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JetJames Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
;)
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XOMBIE-OCTOPUS-QUEEN Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2006  Professional General Artist
;-)back at-cha, lovely. ^_~ hehehe
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justinaerni Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome line work. I really like the fine details.
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JetJames Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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isabellacantinos Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2006   Traditional Artist
I like this, the woman is beautiful but the sketching makes her look old, not old in a middle age sense but a tired of life sense, its like shes an angel thats seen too much
the variations in think and thin line for her hair really work too
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JetJames Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
thankyou
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MalcolmBlaisdell Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2006   Traditional Artist
really like this, great job!
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JetJames Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks :)
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patternsinthestatic Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
this is great. more emotion than usual. love the flowing hair. and that "I'm only a sketch" turned out backwards when you made the print.
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onyxKNIGHT Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2006
This is nice. I like it. How did you do it exactly?
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JetJames Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
this is a etching.
I started with a polished zinc plate. Put a soft ground on the zinc, bitumen based.

I then drew into the soft ground and placed in nitric acid. I did a few layers and dips in the acid.


That is a very general idea of what this piece entails
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cypherthepanicartist Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Lovely etching - reminds me of Dali - well done.
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insanejesture Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2006
reminds me of that piece by leonard de vinci...
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