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Colonna Siren by ProdigyBombay Colonna Siren by ProdigyBombay
I don't upload enough of my observational drawings. XP

Drew this when my art class went to the Met, observation study of the bronze cast statue of a Siren.


Copied from the met website of their description of the statue: This bewitching, just-under-lifesize figure of a siren in the guise of a beautiful nude woman wearing a crown—her hair spread over her shoulders and her hands grasping twin fish tails—immediately evokes the image of the emblematic siren of the Colonna family, one of the two most powerful feudal clans in medieval and Renaissance Rome. Given its large size, this bronze example may originally have been made for the Colonna Palace in Rome. In the seventeenth century it was probably inherited by Anna Colonna, wife of Taddeo Barberini. If this is the case, the figure may be the "siren of bronze with a crown on her head" inventoried in 1644 in the Barberini Palace.
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SMFIII Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
This is amazing! I have a question. My art teacher who taught observational drawing said that drawing anime is fine but the best anime artists have their observational drawings as well. How often do you do observational drawings and where do you find good subjects? Do you find that it helps?
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JonathanChanutomo Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
starbucks siren!
guess how she swim with two tail!!
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Zorro9 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2008
Dude, this is ungodly work. Righteous. Rock on! :headbang:
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jester-in-crisis Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
Awesome work!
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OVCHITSA Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful. I love the value. Very nice drawing.
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TheElephantMan Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2007
Nice study drawing. I think you could improve future pieces by including cross contour lines (ie: around the arms and torso) to translate and "feel" out the 3D form of the figure. This brings back memories... I visited the Met several years ago. I spent most of the day wandering around and didn't even get to see all of it, let alone properly appriciate the many galleries. You can truly get lost in that place.
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SephirothxIshu Featured By Owner May 24, 2007
D: amazing.
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ada9677 Featured By Owner May 21, 2007
wow, that is fantastic, I love pencil drawings
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Celestial-SeraphiMan Featured By Owner May 10, 2007   Writer
Very good!
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StoneyAlex Featured By Owner May 10, 2007
thats beautiful
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StoneyAlex Featured By Owner May 10, 2007
thats beautiful
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infamousluvluv Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2007
Your shading is really nice ^ ^ And such clean lines too!
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weisen1 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007  Professional Filmographer
That turned out real nice
Especially the area at the torso, so lifelike yet not 8D
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YoujixNatsuo Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2007
OMG beautiful I love it thank you!
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Acorncupcake Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Very beautiful :D
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Peppermint-Biscuit Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I am so jealous of your observational drawings.

But it's okay.
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HarvestFire Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2007   Photographer
Wow. It's very, very nicely shaded (How do you shade so well?!), and I like how I can tell it's a statue because of that. Awesome!
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xbottledINSANITYx Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2007
:eyepopping:
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xmadenyux Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2007
great drawing... so many details... and the shadows were used in a perfect way... really nice job ^^
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torishi Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2007
Oooh, you should put up more of your observational drawingggss D:

This absolutely amazing! I love the details you put into your work~
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winter-melody Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2007
very beautiful :]
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Moon-Light-Rain Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2007  Student
Wow, that is amazing! You have a great eye for detail :nods:
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animedarkness Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2007  Student Digital Artist
wow thats beautiful and its amazing :)
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capturethesky Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2007
wonderous=]
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BananaWork Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
O That is some beautiful rendering! I wish you could have gotten the whole thing on the page! So pretty:heart:!
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Anasrameneater Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2007
Woooow!!! :heart:
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Anasrameneater Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2007
Woooow!!! :heart:
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Mina321908 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2007
O.O omg i love your pencil work.......... o.o :O :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart 5 hearts!!! lmao
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RenKram013 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2007  Professional General Artist
wow!!
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killuachan Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2007
I love how you put your own touch to the shading. its like 'PB shading' LOL. <33333

awesome job. ;3
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xetoxgarshiz Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2007
I can see the rock texture! Nice there!
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DhampirSyrine Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's sweet! I love pencil works that don't look so smudgy (unlike mine) and have such decent values and detail spent on unsmooth surfaces. It's something that really takes tallent to show. Fantastic work!
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Vaile Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very impressive. I can always appreciate something drawn in pencil.
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wingofthewindgodess Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2007
incredible detail
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celticpickle Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2007
Wow, awesome detail!

Also, I instantly recognized your art submission in Newtype USA the other day and squeed a little out of happiness. :heart:
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meihua Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2007
really lovely shading!
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coofee Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2007
it's quite nice, but what unusual is you outline tha parts that you shade, i mean there's nothing wrong with it's just,...different, i like it though : D the waist looks funny to me D : stupid person who made the bronze statue....it's all you fault pb's sketch looks funny * pouts* lol
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Caralista Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2007  Student General Artist
Ohh like the starbucks logo! XD
Awesome job, its gorgeous.
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RenoxofxthexTurks Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2007  Professional General Artist
Pretty. I really like it
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gladiolii Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2007
wow, nice sketching, makes me wanna reach out and touch it to make sure it's not watercolor.
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Synnesai Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2007
wow, awesome work...>.> whoo! I can only dream of drawing this good!=O amazing ^^
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dreams-celestial Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
^_^' how long did it take you to draw this?? man! my hand wouild be bleeding if I did that = D
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ProdigyBombay Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2007   Digital Artist
About an hour and some change. XD The security guard shoo'd me away because the museum was closing.
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Sunny-Kimiko Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2007   Traditional Artist
Haha happns to me all the time... Wait.. That's a bad thing >.>
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dreams-celestial Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
^_^" O~MY! well at least the picture still turned out wonderful! congrats!
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TheMonstersGrove Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2007
I adore the amount of detail you put into this drawing. The shading is my favorite part, though. You’ve made her appear iridescent and metallic, just how bronze really does look, especially in the light. Also, I think it was nice of you to add the background information for the actual sculpture; it’s always good thing to know, and it's quite interesting too.
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Higekun Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2007
Well-done representation :nod: The weight and scale are evident in your lines and shading.
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KillerGoldFish-ka Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2007
Very nice drawing. I like the shading and the details. She really looks like a real bronse maiden. =)
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cin-cin Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2007
wow great work again!
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Darkpaine Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2007
amazing
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