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Awaiting Freedom by ashkabob Awaiting Freedom by ashkabob
~*Peering through the wire mesh wall of her cubicle, a young Vietnamese, whose parents hold refugee status, awaits passage to a free life in the West. This was out of a National Geographic magazine. It is ebony pencil on 8.5 by 11 inches on sketch paper..in my sketch book.... approximately four and a half hours of work went into this one. The hands were truly wonderful to sketch....hope you can enjoy it as much as I did*~
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derekbeattieimages Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Powerfull image, well done :pencil:
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drowning-slowly Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2006
beautiful. Absolutley, undeniabley beautiful. End of story. It makes me so sad but it's still so beautiful....I think I'm sick
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poroxide Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2004   Writer
Absolutely brilliant :wow:
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poroxide Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2004   Writer
dayum...you are brilliant :wow:
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ashkabob Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2004
brilliant..haha what can i say its a gift!?! lol im kidding thanx you are sweet
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poroxide Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2004   Writer
dont kid, you are brilliant.

Well hey thats two gifts good gave you.....beauty adn art....lucky girl ;)

:blowkiss:
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artgyrl Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
it looks like you tried to darken some areas in photoshop or something. next time, don't. it'a quite distracting. next time try adjusting the brightness/contrast instead. you did a wonderful job on the wire, though, and the little boy's eyes are quite expressive. i remember seeing this pic. national geographic has the best photos, no? anyway, nice job.
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ashkabob Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2004
thankyou for stopping by and looking at my stuff.
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Vathor Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2004
Wonderful thing .....
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NoSDesign Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2004
wow! the persision in the hands is amazing!
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xthisisgoodbye Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2004
THIS ONE IS MY FAVORITE!!!! Amazing.
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broken-eyelash Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2004
..This is really amazing.. honnestly.. you have alot of talent..especially for your age!
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astra- Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2004   Traditional Artist
It's beautifull! I wish I could draw hands like that, I hate drawing hands ;P I realy like your style, lovely shading! I think you realy have earned this :+fav:
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SolitarySeagull Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2004
I reallllyy like the hands.. i dont know whyy its just the shadowing and shape i guess. if it was a cake id eat it.. but very slowly so i wont get depressed after casue there would be none left... or maybe if it was a pie. itts for gooey on the inside.
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sili-puti Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2004
GASP! there's no word....but perfect. obviously a :+fav: incredible...what are you going to study...or what are you studying?
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Taiia Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2004
An excellent work. Well done shading and vision of eyes. But near the border something crashes - I mean the blur 'cut' parts.
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sKHILLz Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2004   Interface Designer
This is so freaking sic! GREAT JOB. The eyes are perfect. My only critique, is that I dont really care for your filling the black on the puter... atleast not in that manner. But all in all, really outstanding.
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pyromaniac913 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2004
hmm i want time to learn to draw a little better. Im ok, but this is amazing! and youre only fourteen! Keep at it and you may be famous :D

steve
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pyromaniac913 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2004
hehe i hope im one of those obscure people that for some reason you just dont forget.
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ashkabob Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2004
awww thanx. if you are right and i do become famous..i wont forget you..hehe ;D
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nico-blu Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2004
wow trhis is realy good.. yo uknow the instante it hits you with all those emotions a definite :+fav:
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ashkabob Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2004
thank you
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producer-kai Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2004
Only 14! What a talent you have. Amazing!!!
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ashkabob Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2004
awww shucks. thank you ;D
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sizjam Featured By Owner May 31, 2004
the eyes are full of emotion, the shading is beautifully done, and the hands are incredibly well done :) :+fav:
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ashkabob Featured By Owner May 31, 2004
thankyou so much...your comment is very appreciated
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Metacomet Featured By Owner May 28, 2004
I swore I wrote and posted a comment on this...

In any case: your pencil work here is amazing, I suspect you have been drawing for a while, otherwise your a prodigy.

The concept of a child behind cages, waiting for 'it' to be over, whether it's war, or something else... well it's very moving to say the least.

Especially considering the number of children who have most likely been this drawing of yours.

This would be a wonderful anti-war piece.
Commendable work.
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ashkabob Featured By Owner May 28, 2004
thank you dear..indeed you wrote me a comment on this..but it was different from this one...i have been drawing for a few years..but now i just started an actual class at school and i became more knowledgeable about the internet so i am actually growing and getting jobs and stuff..i am not a prodigy i have to practice..lol...thankyou for your kind words...art is more than just a hobby and i like to think that my images stir up emotion or atleast thought....this child's eyes just tear me up.i had to draw it... thanx again...ashley
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Metacomet Featured By Owner May 28, 2004
:omg:

This is so heart-breakingly fantastic.

A child behind a cage: he wants out... the artwork itself is great but the concept just kills me... makes me wanna cry. :(
Reminds me of the vietnam children kept behind a cage as their villages were swept...

You've already got alot of congrats but this is worth the time to praise.
Cya.
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ashkabob Featured By Owner May 28, 2004
thankyou soooo much...that is what this piece was all about for me..i love drawing people but it is important to me to have some meaning behind them..not just another person..and this childs eyes just tear me up.....thanx for stopping by and thankyou for your kind words
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flexoutlaw Featured By Owner May 4, 2004
wow! Very good... You show a lot of skill for such a young age. You certainly LOOK older than 14 too... sheesh... made me feel bad for staring lol... Anyway, great job. Keep it up
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ashkabob Featured By Owner May 4, 2004
thanx...but stop starring...geez...lol..just playing
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ashkabob Featured By Owner May 4, 2004
thanx... but stop starring!!! geez. lol. im just playing
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Mab13 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2004
wow. so young and talented too! i wish i were that good. but i'll keep working on it.
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ashkabob Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2004
awwww thanx for your comments and your favs...i will be watching you *** ;)
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Mab13 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2004
thanks!
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icore Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2004
:heart:
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justbob Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2004
So emotional and the detail is excellent, someday you'll truly be famous and I'll be able to say I saw you on DA. Wonderful image my friend.
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ashkabob Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2004
thanx...what a great compliment!!! xoxoxoo
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justbob Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2004
You deserve it and you are very welcome my friend.
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xox-UniQue-xox Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2004
sooooo Beautiful!:+fav:

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ashkabob Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2004
thank you darling***
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dewi Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2004
Amazing!!!! you have incredible talent. :worship:
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ashkabob Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2004
aww thanx so much
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Agonhotep Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2004
I've never been able to draw the human form, so to me this is astounding. Especially the hands, your effort clearly paid off there.
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ashkabob Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2004
thanx...can i watch you?
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Agonhotep Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2004
Most definitely :nod:

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ashkabob Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2004
;)
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silver-tear Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2004
wow, this is really good, although it's really depressing... jus browsed thru ur gallery, and damn, u R a real artist... ur sketches r amazing... u have sum real talent...
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ashkabob Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2004
oh wow thanx so much....you dont know how much that is appreciated*** ashley
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