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Etude by temiel Etude by temiel
Obviously, today is Farael Day.

I've had a sketch of this sitting on my computer for the longest time (by which I mean a few months at least) and just NEEDED to do something with it. It's the only picture I've done of Farael with his violin, so that's definitely worth noting. ;) Nothing hotter than a pretty boy with a pretty instrument. :drool:

I'm immensely pleased with the fact that that neither the instrument nor the pose is referenced (the only thing I needed to look up was the shape of the holes in the bridge, that funky little piece of pale wood that holds the strings up). As some of you may have learned via my "getting to know you" meme, I play the viola and took lessons seriously for about six years, so I have it pretty firmly ingrained in my head what almost everything related to the stringed-instrument family looks like. :D

Edit: At ~Arthulin's suggestion, I moved the lower corners behind his wings. I think I like it better this way.

Textures by `Princess-of-Shadows and *gild-a-stock, brush by ~green-eyed-butterfly.
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Debbysh Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
Hi dear :)
you have been featured in my journal: [link]

By the way.. I'm still searching pieces for the second part of the collection.
Do you have any other picture of a man wearing a coat or a waistcoat? If you link it to me if you want it featured ^^
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hjaxon1701 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
From one violist to another, you did a fabulous job on this! I love it! :) Farael has great posture and a great bow-hold.
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temiel Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
WOO!! Thanks so much. :D I think I just replied to your... reply... about how you've been playing viola for SUCH a long time. I kind of gave it up, but to be totally honest, doing this picture actually made me pick it up and practice some for the first time in YEARS! :giggle: Agh, memories of LEARNING that frickin' bow hold. I'm glad I've got something to show for it! ;)
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hjaxon1701 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
Oh, learning the bow hold was painful, I totally agree! I am very sure my private teacher wanted to :slap: :stupidme: me numerous times trying to get me to do it right..."CURVE THAT PINKY!" That's really cool you were inspired to play a little bit again because of the picture - you may not play as much, but you'll always have it! ;) Music and art fall in the category of you may get rusty, but you never really lose it. :)
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Halloween-Scott Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010
Very well done! I'm a Violinist myself.
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temiel Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Professional General Artist
Ah, thanks! :heart: Violist here, but I think I might've mentioned that in the comments. You don't play that much for that long and not learn a thing or two about the position you have when you're playing it, as I'm sure you know. ;)
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Halloween-Scott Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010
I LOVE the Viola, and Cello, and any bowed stringed instrument. The detail is great, the ONLY thing that I can nit-pick about is possibly that the instrument looks a bit small. That's all I can do to critisize, but hey; I'm not nearly as good as you art wise, so feel free to disregard my observation.

But still a marvelous work, definatly favin' it.
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ShadowOfJade Featured By Owner May 5, 2010
Awesome! He sure is pretty hehehe :)
The detailing is amazing and i love the color combo , just as i love renaissance art always ^^
Keep up the good work :) Tc
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temiel Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :heart: He's definitely pretty, so naturally I love drawing him. ;) Glad you like the color!
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ShadowOfJade Featured By Owner May 5, 2010
You're welcome ^^ Loved it anyways :)
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