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Sketchbook Pages: Mermaid by StephHolmes Sketchbook Pages: Mermaid by StephHolmes
I've been trying my best to do a spread of pages in my sketchbook everyday, and it has helped me immensely. I can finally sit down and just do art. There's no need to think about it for hours beforehand, and I no longer can use this excuse: "I'm not going to do art, because I don't have any good ideas right now".

In order to get better at drawing, you have to draw.

- Acrylic paint with charcoal and chalk over top, 9 x 12.
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:iconilfie:
ilfie Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, this is cool!
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RYSbKA Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
embryo )
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nuezmoscada Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
this is incredible! i love it!
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zara-art Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011
This is beautiful.

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People laugh at me because I am different.
I laugh at them because they are all the same.
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madamscience Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Student
this is lovely! I can't believe you made this in a moleskin, that's epic. this painting is so beautiful
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MayamitY Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
This wonderful piece of art has been featured here -> [link] :heart:
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StephHolmes Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010
You are so sweet, thank you.
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MayamitY Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
:heart:
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nekofoot Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
This mermaid is so pretty, I love the textures. I should start drawing more often, I try to a lot, but sometimes it feels so difficult. I have been working on things almost every day lately, but I have definitely been in bouts where its hard to work on anything.
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StephHolmes Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010
I feel like it will always be at least a little hard. But it gets easier! Good luck with your drawing :)
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erin-harrison Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010   Artist
ahhhh so cute
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StephHolmes Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
:kiss: Glad you find it so!
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bittersweet1424 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010
how beautiful... :heart:
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StephHolmes Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010
glad you like it :heart:
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Lady-Vicky Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
Simply breathtaking !! i'm amazed !!
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Baltucz Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
great paint! i love it!
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StephHolmes Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
thanks so much!
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Carousel-Dreams Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009
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Nevluk Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009
Really beautiful.
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woggermonster Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009   Digital Artist
I love the serene look on her face, and how painterly the tail is done, especially contrasted with the whiteness of her body. Really beautiful. : D
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StephHolmes Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009
Aww, thank you! I'm so glad that you like it.
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IvoryBox Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009
I love your mermaids. Theres is something in the way you made them so melancolic in their distant worlds that I can relate myself .
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StephHolmes Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009
Thank you. I can also see that same sense of dreaminess and melancholy in your work as well.
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irethkalt Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Fantastic. :)
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girl-onthe-wall Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
I like the rather subtle tones. and she has a lovely elegant face.

i've been really struggling with my own art lately. need to stop feeling like i need to be "inspired" directly into doing something. school at least will give me a jump-start. :)
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StephHolmes Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
Thank you! And I think I may just feel the exact opposite way. I'm so inspired right now! I'm afraid that returning to school will dampen that and make me resent all things artistic. haha! I'm excited to see you and everyone else though! I really am.
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girl-onthe-wall Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
haha oh, me too, definitely- I'll be in Monday/Wed evening painting and Tuesday/Thur morning sculpture. you?
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StephHolmes Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009
Neither. :/
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girl-onthe-wall Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
lame.

hehe
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space-in-mind Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
I think theres a difference between doing art and developing an idea but I know what you mean and i love the drawing!
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StephHolmes Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
Yes, there's definitely a difference, but I find myself making the fact that I don't have an idea yet an excuse to stop me from actually doing any art. Sometimes I need to just do something to get it out. And thanks!
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GoldenfishClover Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
lovely!!! the curves of her tail are so nicely done!,
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Sinyacinthe Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
Poor mermaid, trapped in a box, still red-cheeked therefore it can't be so bad.
I agree to what you say about drawing, but I realized the best ideas always come if you should seriously do other things and not think about drawing at all.
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StephHolmes Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
Yes, I agree. That sometimes works for me as well.
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jujubeeze Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009
Wow, that's awesome. :+fav: :heart:
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Carousel-Dreams Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009
amazing:heart:
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