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The true violinist by Ilojleen The true violinist by Ilojleen
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EDIT: PLEASE REFRAIN FROM INFORMING ME IT LOOKS LIKE KAMELOT'S GHOST OPERA CD COVER. I know it :) It's because my drawing was based on the same stock photo, and I discovered it earlier, right after I had started drawing The true violinist. I had already had this concept in my head and the fact it's Kamelot's CD cover didn't affect on my idea at all.
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A DAILY DEVIATION!!! MY FIRST ONE! Wow, I can't believe it :squee: Huge thanks and hugs go to ArielRGH for making my dream come true...I have never expected it to happen, so being awarded it made me incredibly happy! Thank you, Ariel :heart:
I'm also very grateful for accepting Ariel's suggestion and featuring my drawing, thanks a lot WDWParksGal :hug:
Thank you, devwatchers and random visitors, for your precious feedback! :iconcocoloveplz:

:icondonotuseplz::iconmyartplz: :iconfbplz: Ilojleen Art at Facebook


Basic info

:pointr: size: A4
:pointr: pencils, H - 8B, a regular eraser and a kneaded eraser, a white gel pen
:pointr: time: I lost the track of time, but 30 hours I guess?
:pointr: reference photo: Girl with the Violin 3
:pointr: WIPs: img560.imageshack.us/img560/98…

The violinist is that peculiarly human phenomenon distilled to a rare potency - half tiger, half poet.
Yehudi Menuhin

The violinist must possess the poet's gift of piercing the protective hide which grows on propagandists, stockbrokers and slave traders, to penetrate the deeper truth which lies within.
Yehudi Menuhin

About the drawing

Once I found this photo Girl with the Violin 3 by b-e-c-k-y-stock, I knew I had to draw it. This picture speaks with emotions. It well depicts how important they are for musicians while playing the instruments. The emotions which are visible at those moments confirm their credibility. An emotionless musician just plays. The true musician creates music, lives the music. It comes straight from their heart. He or she can get lost in music.
Music can't be properly expressed on paper - words can't describe it. However, music is described by notes. Each and every note symbolizes sound. The notes you can see in the drawing aren't random. It's "Toccata & Fugue in D minor" of Johann Sebastian Bach, written especially for the violin.
The stave is drawn from my imagination. It wasn't a piece of cake to draw all these curves of lines. I had to be very focused with the notes. As the lines bended, turned, diverted, I needed to change their positions, rotations - so, some of them are reversed horizontally and vertically. Unfortunately, I made two big mistakes by accident: I drew an extra note and drew the G-clef in the wrong place. It should have been placed in the right bottom corner as it's the 1st note which starts the composition.
I dislike the background :C I'm pretty sure I will never ever draw it as neatly as I want to. It always turns out dirty.

Hope you like it! It's important to me if you do, as it's not a thing I usually draw and I put a lot of my heart and soul into it :aww: Have a wonderful evening :huggle:

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Given 2011-08-29
The true violinist by *Ilojleen

Category: Traditional Art: Pencils, White-Gel Pen and Kneaded Eraser:

The suggester says, "*Ilojleen's technique is just great, and here she took artistic license to render a wonderful image with graphite pencils. I strongly suggest everyone to check her entire gallery, also her fanart works." ( Suggested by ArielRGH and Featured by WDWParksGal )
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Thank you for sharing an amazing drawing. It really shows how much emotion a pencil drawing can portray through the motion of the flowing hair, the flowing musical notes and the tensed fingers on the strings. The rectangle in the background us a wonderful contrast to the animated violinist who is breaking free of conventions. There's hardly anything that could have been done better in my opinion. There are a few items that I think would have made it even better. This is the picky stuff and by no means should take away the fact that this is a great drawing! 1. the contrast on the string fingers seems a little muddy. 2. The area of the mouth and nose seems a little overworked. 3. I would have softened the ear a little. 4.I may have added a little highlight movement lines around the bow to match the action of the hair and the flowing notes.
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I think it's a beautiful drawing with many inspirational features. I think you should just put a bold red in the blindfold, it very much resembles the hair. It reminds me of lydsey Stirling radio, that's what I listen to when I create. I'd love to do something like this with her on top of a piano. I apologize but this thing is clearly going to make me type a hundred words. I wish I could just keep it simple anyway I am intrested in your gallery, this is the first image I've ran across. Just keep it up, I think you have amazing talent.
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robi83 Mar 19, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful representation of the music on paper! nice!!!
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Ilojleen Mar 19, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :iconyellowkokorox:
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Mayeaux Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Impressive!
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Ilojleen Feb 24, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :icondummylahugplz:
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Mayeaux Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!:hug:
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CreamInAllMinds Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous! I love this! It's amazing! 
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Ilojleen Feb 1, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot :iconcocoglompplz:
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CreamInAllMinds Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem! :D I really love your talent! 
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Ilojleen Feb 1, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you again :love:
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Lakesideartist1984 Jan 31, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Great job, your very talented. Their is something I want to point out though that is disturbing to me. Is it a blindfold or hair, I think if you colored the blindfold red it would really pop. I don't mean to offend this is an excellent drawing.
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