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1995 Original Render: 4" x 4", Technical Pen & Ink on Canson Vellum
2005 Current version: scanned Original, cleanup and background in Photoshop 7

This was the graphic element in my father's letterhead. He had a sneaking fondness for grizzlies and Kodiaks. Since Dad considered me sort of his captive artist, I got to draw this handsome fellow.
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Nivailis Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2008   Digital Artist
Nice details and contrast
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keight Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2008
Thank you.
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bear48 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2007  Professional
:rofl: It looks like me ;)

nice job
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keight Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2007
Not that much. You've a much less piggish nose. :D
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bear48 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2007  Professional
:rofl:
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carthaki Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2006
Lovely job - Ive never been able to capture such detail with only two colors.
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keight Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2006
Thank you very much.

I had several assignments in art school where all we were allowed to use was black and whatever color paper or board we applied the black on. The subjects varied from faces to basic volume forms. All of that helped with this.
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ilona Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2005
Have you ever try to work with(hm,english word for that...!!) dry needle tehniques?
You obviously have nerves for such tehniques:)
Very well done.
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keight Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2005
Do you mean the technique where, on a stiff stock with a clay finish, you fill all of the area in a piece that will be solid, or partly, black with ink, and then, with a sharp, fine, tool, scrape or scratch away the ink to define greys and the shapes in shadow? If that is so, then, here in the states, it is called scratchboard technique. I have tried that, but I could never quite get the pressure right, and ended up shredding or smearing the pieces. That's why I started working with stippling; me and my trusty 1/10 mm pen.
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ilona Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2005
I ment on (i found english word:)) dry point, graphic technique.Something like freehand but much more widespread and outstanding.
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keight Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2005
Ahh.... I never really took any printing classes, because of some allergy problems I had at the time, so the most I've done in those techniques were simple woodcuts and linoleum block prints. I have used stenciling techniques while in school. Though someone else did the actual printing, some of my work was used in a silkscreen project.

That reminds me, how is Sava?
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ilona Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2005
He is much better now,thank you.:hug:
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mrcynic Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Always loved this piece, but I think the background should be a bit darker. Adds a bit of drama and menace to the bear. Great work.
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keight Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2005
I tried several combinations, Chris, and ended up with this pseudo sepia and black on the sienna tint. If this gets approved, it will be a better combination for the mugs, coasters, and mousepads.
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gz12wk Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2005
very cool! I bet your dad loved it...
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keight Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2005
I think so. He seemed to have used for letters to all of his old buddies.
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gz12wk Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2005
if not he used them out of love for a daughter... or fear.
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OrcOYoyo Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2005  Professional General Artist
hehehe captive artist :D
That would be something handy to have :)
Someone who paints what is boring to do or that does all the commisssion stuff so you got time to do all the personal stuff :D
Nice one.
I like it. The fur is nicely done.
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keight Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2005
In our case the proper, traditional, term is "apprentice". :D The one you make clean the studio, sharpen pencils, stack the drawing pads neatly, listen to you grump about your deadlines, watch you work on the fun parts, and perhaps let paint that mucky bit over in the bottom right corner; :D you know, the bit you'll cover with your signature.
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OrcOYoyo Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2005  Professional General Artist
hehehe yeah :D
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height Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2005  Student
awsome picture , it looks great , very good "rastring" I don't know the word but when you draw a lot of lines or dots to create a pattern or shape , very detailed and really cool drawing
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keight Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2005
Thank you. I think the word you want is "stippling".
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height Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2005  Student
oh yes , thank you , I just lost it ! :D
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keight Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2005
It happens to me a lot . :D
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heamum Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2005
wow wonderful drawing great detail
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keight Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2005
Thank you.
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