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Imperial Call by Misted-Dream Imperial Call by Misted-Dream
Okay, so I know I said I wouldn't upload another drawing for a while, but this one turned out so nice I had to! I actually started making this at one of my cousin's birthday parties on Sunday and finished it yesterday. I don't know why, but elk always seem to be difficult for me to make as well as I would like. That's why I was so pleased with this one and how it came out.

One of my main focuses with this piece was contrast, after receiving so much helpful advice in my journal. (Thanks guys!) So I really tried to focus on that here with black and white. I guess you could almost consider it a "contrast practice piece" before I really delve in with my oils.

Oh, fun fact here. Did you know an elk with 6 points per antler (the "average") is called a royal, 7 points is an imperial, and 8 and up is a monarch?

Ballpoint pen on 9" X 12" sketchbook paper. No refs and a few hours work each day for about four days.
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fudgsicles Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is beautiful <33
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot!
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fudgsicles Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh man it was nothing this is lovely nwn
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
Loving the detail as always :) I love the antler fact too! Does that apply to only elks, or other antlered beasts?
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thankies! I'm not sure, I think moose have that designation as well, but I'm not too keen on how points are judged with their antlers.
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VadeWolfe Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah! Nice job! That's cool about the elk's antlers. I never knew that, but hey, learn something everyday, right?
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! And yes, I'm always a fan of learning new things about animals. ;)
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VadeWolfe Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! Same here.
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Heyriel Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Amazing :wow:
It could easily be a photograph :D
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! :aww:
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randomranma Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Geez! This looks real nice!
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much!
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MADMANHales Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
that looks awsome, i really like ur pen work
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much! It's really fun and relaxing to make.
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FunkCrusader Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
no refs!? youre nuts
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Lol, thank you!
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mrcbax Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice work as usual :)
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much! :)
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mrcbax Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :)
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Blue-heel Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
fine work!
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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JGunner Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
Wow, it's so impressive how you're able to draw this detailed of a picture without any refs! I know that most of your work is like that, but it's still freakin' impressive! Ton of detail! :wow:
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, thank you very much for your compliment! It means a lot to me. :hug:
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JGunner Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
No problem! :thumbsup:
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cdbeard2013 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
its beautiful
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much!
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...It told me to comment...I don't know what to say though...can't find the right words
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Yeah... that works swell :lol:
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha, thank you very much! :aww:
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Dauntless-Gothika Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Amazing, so much detail, just incredible...
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot! :hug:
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Dauntless-Gothika Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Very welcome :hug:
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WolfGrowl96 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
GOD! i love that backround! so peaceful!
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :aww:
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whendt Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
this is a great drawing!
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot! I'm glad you like it. :)
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whendt Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
your very welcome
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theOvercoat Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
....Ballpoint pen, srsly. It's amazing x_x Wonderful textures and background <3
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much!
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Earleywine Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Another nice one !! I love it. The composition is fantastic too :D
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I'm trying to be more conscious about that stuff too recently.
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opal-fire Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I love it. :) I feel like I'm there.
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much! That's good to hear.
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Mad-Lyn Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful and stunning as all your works (:
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :D
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Embrymandre Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I like very much this sketch : the background with trees and mountains looks georgous and the anatomy is lovely! :)
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! I'm glad you think so. :)
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Embrymandre Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
np! :)
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