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Compassion by ronmonroe Compassion by ronmonroe
First off I would like to thank `xbastex xbastex.deviantart.com/ for this awesome reference photo, Rescue Mission xbastex.deviantart.com/art/Res….

My last few drawings I have been messing around with ballpoint pen and decided to break out my Faber-Castell art pens for this one.

Tool: Faber-Castell art pens on smooth bristol.

I would also like to thank Paul-Shanghai paul-shanghai.deviantart.com/ for helping (or actually doing) this animation :sta.sh/09u45jtql1c

And lots of thanks to ^Astralseed astralseed.deviantart.com/ for featuring this silly little drawing as a DD! I'm humbled.


Here are a few wips:
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Daily Deviation

Given 2013-09-30
Compassion by *ronmonroe ( Featured by Astralseed )
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Having seen the original photo, I first want to say that you have portrayed this already powerful scene very well. I commend you for your skill.
This is a wonderful piece. As I said before, it is very powerful. The bird's eyes show so much emotion, and the impact on the viewer is phenomenal. The fear and insecurity that they reflect is just so (I need to stop using this word) powerful, while the hands around the animal show attempted security, saying indirectly to the poor creature, "You are safe. Everything is all right," in a way one might comfort their child.
Rant, rant, rant. Okay, for the actual critique, I have to say that I can't think of many cons in this piece of art. My only real con is that it is a drawing of a photo, which takes away from the originality a tiny bit, but saying too much on this would make me a hypocrite, because I also draw from photos. It isn't a big deal, and most definitely does not take away from the overall piece.
I'm going to try to stop saying "powerful", but that would be my one word summary of your drawing. Your strongest category would have to be impact, as the impact upon the viewer is tremendous. Again, the bird's eyes and the hands around it portray the most emotion, fear and comfort. It would be safe to say that this piece is one of the most amazing examples of impact.
Overall, I would give this a five. My brain doesn't average things. But even so, it is absolutely wonderful. I think you should keep up the great work. And maybe I should stop blabbing.
What do you think?
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:iconbenfark:
benfark Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Student Artist
oh my dear this is so nice drawn :)
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:iconronmonroe:
ronmonroe Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconsidetrack1:
sidetrack1 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015
The meaning is not lost on me and it's cool to see the steps to making it which you put up
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:iconronmonroe:
ronmonroe Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconwaddleart:
WaddleArt Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Absolutely stunning. Beautiful technique, beautiful values, beautiful everything!

-Jess
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:iconronmonroe:
ronmonroe Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you Jess!
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:icontriples-art:
TripleS-Art Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing!
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:iconronmonroe:
ronmonroe Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconsidetrack1:
sidetrack1 Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
Beuatiful use of pointillism 4 a creature otherwise known 2b fierce
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:iconronmonroe:
ronmonroe Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconartbycher:
ArtByCher Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014   Traditional Artist
This is beautiful
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:iconronmonroe:
ronmonroe Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you Cher!
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:iconartbycher:
ArtByCher Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014   Traditional Artist
My pleasure :)
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:iconevilscarrlett:
EvilScarrlett Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderful drawing, you're an amazing artist!
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:iconronmonroe:
ronmonroe Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconevilscarrlett:
EvilScarrlett Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome!
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:iconcandymountainclimber:
CandyMountainClimber Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist
0___0 That's so incredible my brain might have just exploded. I was freaking out for a few minutes about whether or not this was really not a photo before I could even get myself to comment.
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:icondragnor425:
Dragnor425 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
Look at the photo where it looks like a drawing
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:iconliettore:
Liettore Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My thoughts exactly... I thought the drawing was a photo, and the photo was a drawing... 
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:iconronmonroe:
ronmonroe Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconaeixel:
Aeixel Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely stunning, brilliant work! I love how you included the WIP's as well.
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:iconjunie-d:
Junie-D Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Student General Artist
Hmm... this one got a DD :heart: before as well. I'm late. No, I disagree! 
Well, it's just as adorably amazing as the photo taken.
Congrats on the DD :heart:, too! :D
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:iconronmonroe:
ronmonroe Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you Ernest!
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:iconjunie-d:
Junie-D Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Student General Artist
You're very welcome. :meow:
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:iconldicesare:
LDiCesare Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
Great drawing. Thanks a lot for putting the wips in particular.
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:iconronmonroe:
ronmonroe Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! I enjoy looking at other peoples wips as well.
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:iconadalheidis:
adalheidis Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
brilliant work! :clap: :ahoy:
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:iconronmonroe:
ronmonroe Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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PutYourBraveFaceOn Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
Yay! I’m very glad to announce you that your artwork has been chosen to be amongst the best deviations :iconwinner-plz: submitted to our :iconforeverartgroup: in the month of September 2013. You can check it out here: Hall Of Fame ( 41 – September 2013 ) . :clap: P.S. Please, don’t forget to show us some love :heart: by :+fav:ing the Blog. :thanks: If you had seen this Blog faster than we got to announce it to you, even better! :thumbsup:
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:iconronmonroe:
ronmonroe Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the feature!
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:iconclevermessenger:
CleverMessenger Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
holy mother!!!
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:iconronmonroe:
ronmonroe Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconscribblydoodler:
Scribblydoodler Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Just incredible. Pikachu want it 
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:iconronmonroe:
ronmonroe Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconjoel-wade:
Joel-Wade Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013   General Artist
Great work well done
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:iconronmonroe:
ronmonroe Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Joel!
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:iconangie-pictures:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD!   :iconflowerheartplz:
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:iconronmonroe:
ronmonroe Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you Angie!
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:iconangie-pictures:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
It's my pleasure! :)
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:iconnasheu:
nasheu Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning!!!Oops! 
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:iconronmonroe:
ronmonroe Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconvogelknut:
Vogelknut Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
damn really good! though for me the nails look a bit...weird^^ maybe it looked like this?
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:iconronmonroe:
ronmonroe Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ha Ha Thanks! It was the first time I ever drew nails with just dots! I guess I haven't perfected it yet!
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:iconbadusev:
Badusev Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
WOW!
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:iconronmonroe:
ronmonroe Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconfaustshikari:
FaustShikari Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This.Is.Perfect.
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:iconronmonroe:
ronmonroe Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconschneefuechsin:
Schneefuechsin Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconcongratsddplz:
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:iconronmonroe:
ronmonroe Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconstirpsandsalads:
StirpsAndSalads Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mmmmm sexeh
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