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Submitted on
September 22, 2013
Image Size
2.4 MB


1,280 (who?)

Camera Data

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
Shutter Speed
1/60 second
Focal Length
8 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Sep 28, 2013, 3:26:16 PM
GIMP 2.6.10
Compassion by ronmonroe Compassion by ronmonroe
First off I would like to thank `xbastex for this awesome reference photo, Rescue Mission….

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 for helping (or actually doing) this animation

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

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Daily Deviation

Given 2013-09-30
Compassion by *ronmonroe ( Featured by Astralseed )
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.
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TripleS-Art Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
ronmonroe Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
sidetrack1 Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
Beuatiful use of pointillism 4 a creature otherwise known 2b fierce
ronmonroe Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
ArtByCher Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014   Traditional Artist
This is beautiful
ronmonroe Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you Cher!
ArtByCher Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014   Traditional Artist
My pleasure :)
EvilScarrlett Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderful drawing, you're an amazing artist!
ronmonroe Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
EvilScarrlett Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome!
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