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Soooo....I have finished my Native American drawing. And I must say, for the first time, I am really proud of the result! (at least at the moment =P )
There are some minor mistakes in the face which I will fix soon, but they are not that important for now.
Close Ups and Work in Progress will follow soon, at the moment I am just to tired to do anything more :O (don't ask me why).

Materials: DinA2 paper (I used a new one, it is a bit darker than my usual paper but it has a nice surface!), diverse pencils (H, B, 2B, 4B, 6B, MUCH 8B!), erasers, tortillion
Time: Too much

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Close-Ups: [link]
Work in Progress: [link]
Reference: [link]
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Thanks so much to :iconsalvador-rudy: for the Daily Deviation :heart: :heart: :heart:
I appreciate all your comments and favs, thank you!
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Given 2012-07-03
Native American by =Blacleria. An astonishing work with mind-blowing skin details. Words just can't do it justice, please enjoy. ( Featured by SRudy )
:iconcoloradorenaissance:
ColoradoRenaissance Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you brother
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:iconrevolutionist1:
Revolutionist1 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2017
Shit. This looks so amazingly real and detailed. Im so jealous at people with such talent.

Thanks for sharing :)
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:iconboderah:
boderah Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016
are you SERIOUS?????!!!
I thought for sure this was a photograph. Excellent artwork, you're very talented!
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:icongrisador:
grisador Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015
Amazing work & talent
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:iconbianconeri36:
bianconeri36 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015
Just beautiful 
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:icondavebu1:
Davebu1 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015   Traditional Artist
Beautiful work
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:iconsara-braun-portfolio:
Sara-Braun-Portfolio Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014
You really know how to use those diverse pencils. Wow!
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:iconsiemarque:
Siemarque Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
Absolutely fantastic!
I'm speechless.
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:iconblacleria:
Blacleria Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you, I feel honoured :blowkiss:
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:iconsydzik:
sydzik Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
Breathtaking.
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:iconblacleria:
Blacleria Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot! :aww:
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:iconthund3rb0lt:
Thund3rB0lt Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
Kinda looks like my dad.
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:iconmedolores:
medolores Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, this is such an impressing piece. I love the details, and how skin looks silver from the pencil. I can only imagine, how much time it took you to finish it. 
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:iconblacleria:
Blacleria Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot! It really took some time, but I think one can put even much more effort into a pencil work :aww:
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:icondavidcherokee245:
DavidCherokee245 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist
My Guess, He is Probably from one of the Plain's Nations, I'm Guessing now. 
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:iconblacleria:
Blacleria Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Could be, I don't know :confused:
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:icondavidcherokee245:
DavidCherokee245 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist
well, yes it Could be, but I don't know, i'm honestly just guessing.
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:iconparagonofawesomeness:
ParagonofAwesomeness Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
one word: DUDETHATISJUSTSOAMAZINGLIKEITOTALLYCANNOTBELIEVEYOUDREWTHATTEACHMEYOURWAYSOHMASTEROFAWESOMENESS!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconblacleria:
Blacleria Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
one word back:
THANKYOUVERYMUCHIAPPRECIATEYOURWORDALOTITMEANSALOTTOME! ;)
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:iconparagonofawesomeness:
ParagonofAwesomeness Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YOURVERYMUCHWELCOMEANYTIMEATALL!!!
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:iconshaqwanni:
Shaqwanni Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013   Writer
Impressive piece of art.
The details, expression, shading; you did a fantastic job! :+fav:
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:iconblacleria:
Blacleria Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot! :heart:
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:icongrumpyartist:
Grumpyartist Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I actually hate seeing pictures of my brothers and sisters. In some of them you can see the sadness in their eyes, to the crimes being committed at the time, and this drawing is no different
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:iconblacleria:
Blacleria Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I love how faces, especially old faces, show much more than just the person, it also shows a lot of the character and the history of this human. And this is what I enjoy drawing most :)
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:iconnutmegrufruf:
NutmegRufRuf Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
Very Wonderful! Captures the expression perfectly. I do respect that culture, and find an interest in it, so this was really cool! Were you drawing any particular person? 
Great job BTW
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:iconblacleria:
Blacleria Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! The drawing is based on a photo I found years ago. I drew it because this face tells so much on it's own.
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:iconnutmegrufruf:
NutmegRufRuf Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
I agree completely. Just looking at a person, deep in their eyes, can tell a story on it's own. It takes a true artist to portray that, and I believe you are! 
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Lost-N-Beauty Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
Congrats on a very much deserved DD... Are you kidding about mistakes??? Lol, I am sure you are more critical on yourself because your the artist. I don't want you to point them out, but even if you did, I don't think I would notice them. I think all artists make a few mistakes... this is what makes their artwork unique and one of a kind. Otherwise it would be cookie cutter, something a machine could do.
Anyway at first I thought this was one of those old vintage photos taken of a native American. That had been retouched to make it look better... Because this drawing is so good it looks real. Wonderful work!!!!!!!!!!!! And the eyes are so amazing!
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:iconblacleria:
Blacleria Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
I guess every true artist is never really satisfied with ones own work, otherwise there would be no need to make art again and again - I think this is essence of passion ;) In German passion is translated with "Leidenschaft", first part of the word means suffering. I think there is a truth in this word, because passion for something always has to do with suffering aswell (in my opinion).
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Lost-N-Beauty Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
That is what they say... a good artist is never completely satisfied with their work. All though if I could do something like that I would be as close to being satisfied as one could be. 
as far as suffering and passion go... they do somewhat go hand in hand because passion can be a desire or hunger so strong that it causes suffering.... because it can't be filled so its like an emptiness there which leads to suffering. And also it is very hard to be able to tell the difference in a facial expression... between passion, hunger,, suffering and agony... this picture is a good example of that, in the eyes. I always notice someones eyes... you can tell a lot about a person by looking at their eyes imo lol. 
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Aline96 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing :heart: !!!
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:iconblacleria:
Blacleria Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you :heart:
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:iconaline96:
Aline96 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome :) !
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:iconbadusev:
Badusev Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC!!!
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:iconkingwen:
kingwen Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Professional Artist
Just found this following your comment from :iconnimra:'s gallery.
I looked through your gallery and found your first take on this, the
"Indian" piece, and I must say I am blown away by the progress
you've made. And by progress I don't mean in technique as much as
in how you've applied the powers of observation and interpretation.
Your drawing has far more consciousness in it than the reference
photo (which is, itself a classic). From a traditional (some would say
superstitious) point of view, it's as if you've taken the act of photographic
"capture" (which traps the spirit) and you've given back the vitality
from your own consciousness.
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:iconblacleria:
Blacleria Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for your long and thoughtful comment.
I think I know what you mean, by the first time I draw this Native American I just focussed on the surface, how everything looks like. With this work I got deeper into the reference and also into my own drawing. The progress drawing itself became important, it was a quite ruminant process.
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:iconashleylmwong:
ashleylmwong Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing work here!
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:iconblacleria:
Blacleria Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks so much!
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:iconletscutthesecrets:
LetsCutTheSecrets Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
Sometimes I see drawings that are so amazing that the cynic in me isn't sure if it's a photograph or not (I mean that as a compliment, not an accusation)!!!!
Not only are you're details amazing, but the expression in his face - it's just full of a sad wisdom that tells a story. Thanks for creating art that makes people think
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:iconblacleria:
Blacleria Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, I feel very honoured by your words, thank you very much! :heart:
I always take it as a compliment if someone says my drawings look like photos - this means I have done something right ;)
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:iconren-bird:
Ren-bird Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Student General Artist
WOW. Just wow! Incredible!
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:iconblacleria:
Blacleria Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot!
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:iconren-bird:
Ren-bird Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Student General Artist
np ^^
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:iconhappymangagirl:
HappyMangaGirl Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
It is beautiful!!! Did you use photograph as model? Seriously stunning!!!
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:icongenderben:
GenderBen Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The contrast of focus between the sharpness of the central features and the blur of some of the hair gives a wonderful photographic effect, but the texture of the skin makes this an outstanding portrait, and far more interesting than much detailed realism I've seen! Really impressive composition as well as execution.
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:iconkeyd:
KeyD Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013   Traditional Artist
So verdammt viel Arbeit, aber es war sie definitiv wert!
Mein Liebling unter deinen Portraits (nebst Dr. House).
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:iconmajorstephen52:
majorstephen52 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
Woooow! The face is so textured that even when I zoom in I cannot tell it is a drawing. Fantastic Job
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:iconcounterculturesite:
counterculturesite Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
very cool. Doing a native themed gallery on my site [link] and I'd like to feature this. let me know if that's ok, thanks.
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:iconblacleria:
Blacleria Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
As far as you give credit to me and link to my deviantart site, it is ok.
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:iconmrboxfullofzombies:
MrBoxFullofZombies Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks amazing! :3
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