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Garrus Vakarian sketch by MVestala Garrus Vakarian sketch by MVestala
A sketch of Garrus Vakarian from Mass Effect that i made during lunch & coffee breaks at work :)

Ballpoint pen on A4 Paper.
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:iconmoochki:
Moochki Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Student General Artist
lineart is perfect, but if you blended the shading a little bit more this drawing would be perfect in a WHOLE! But since you said it was a sketch, I say you make perfect sketches then (:
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MVestala Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, yeah i doodled it up at work :) Ballpoint pen is quite difficult tool, especially if it starts to leak out, like it did in a couple of spots :)
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StephanieFimbres Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Truly amazing!
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xdazzledx Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Your art is flawless & I love it!!
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Ms--Understood Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
very well done :clap:
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:iconcg-chris:
CG-chris Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
that's excellent tallent to sketch with a pen without erasing. it's really good practice too. love this!
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:iconmvestala:
MVestala Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks to you, glad you like this :)
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CG-chris Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome :)

LOVE it actually. lol :P
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AshuraG Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this one is awesome!
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Kenedii Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
Awe inspiring art work. I love the ink!
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:iconrihouston:
RiHouston Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this, from color choice to the texturing. Just beautiful!
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:iconmvestala:
MVestala Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Blue is the way to go, overdid some parts though and messed the forehead crest up, that still bothers me the most with this haha.

Thank you for the comment :)
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RiHouston Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
See...I wouldn't have noticed that if you didn't point it out silly. :)

I work with pencils and I have heard with ink you have to improvise if there are slight variations or mistakes made. I never was confident to try it myself, but I still think your piece looks wonderful. You did it without the safety net of having an eraser or step back option. ;)
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MVestala Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fair do's :) But yes, i've noticed that watercolor paper is wonderful medium for the pencil because it can forgive the ink spills better due to heavyness and the fact that it absorbs more.
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RiHouston Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL-take my compliment! ;)

That is a great tip and one I will bear in mind when I find the courage to try ink. Currently, I draw the lines in pencil, then ink, then erase. I am so sad, I know. :D
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MVestala Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe, usually it takes a couple tries when i start to draw something, just to get the feel. Tend to start from the most difficult part, if i can pull it off okay, then the rest will follow naturally, this approach because it would suck to ruin a drawing when it is nearly finished and i screw something up in the most difficult part i postponed till last moment :)
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RiHouston Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I can see how that helps. I tend to like to get all the early mistakes out of the way. I hate reworking a piece. It is a bother and I end up getting a mental block keeping me from doing a good job on it the second time around. I feel like saying, "Been there, done that." I just don't see the point in it when I have already mentally defeated myself. Practice is different. I'll draw the same thing repeatedly if I notice improvement or learn new techniques. It is fun to see yourself evolve with style like that. :D
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MVestala Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree :) and sometimes it's nice to try out some goofy-crazy stuff you'd never even thought about before, you should test the ballpoint pen-ink-tea -combination, it gets some interesting results, an artist here in deviantART is doing awesome stuff with it, here's the link for inspiration :)

[link]
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AMYisC0P1C Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Student
wow... just wow....
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MVestala Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the comment :D
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AMYisC0P1C Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student
one of the best i've ever seen :)
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Lo-Relei Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm a bit a loss for words... this is stunning. You managed to do such a great piece only with a ballpoint pen.
There's a great feeling about the volumes on this sketch.
What else can I say ? I love it ; )
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MVestala Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, i appreciate it, while it's not 1:1 perfect, (still annoyed i screwed up the forehead crest, drew from memory :) ) i think it was a nice drawing to do.
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AJvv30 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is sick!
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:iconmvestala:
MVestala Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe, thanks!
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NuclearDisaster Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
OH...MY...GOD!
PERFECT!
AMAZING!
you're have been blessed with this talent!
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MVestala Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the comment, glad you like it :) it's not perfect though, hehe...look at the forehead crest, i messed it up big time.
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NuclearDisaster Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
what do you mean:it's not perfect?
it's amazing!
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:iconmvestala:
MVestala Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you say so :D
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Acavyos Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
That's how to be creative during lunch like a boss!!!
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MVestala Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D Thanks!
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SAIchimaru Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excuse me, where you studied to drawing??
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:iconmvestala:
MVestala Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well i've drawn since i was less than 1 years old and my mother draws portraits, so i kind of got it from her :) I did go for a School of Arts and Crafts years ago and graduated as a media-assistant but they didn't teach this stuff there...so i guess i'm mostly self learned through experiment and experience.
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SAIchimaru Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Clearly, it at a genetic level.
I wish successes!
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MVestala Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I bow to thee, thanks :)
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Xarga12 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
beast n.n
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:iconmvestala:
MVestala Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Garrus is a total bad-ass:D I agree!
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:iconxarga12:
Xarga12 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
And ur a bad ass artisit n.n thats fact :giggle:
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:iconmvestala:
MVestala Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :) Trying to do something to keep myself occupied! haha :)
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Xarga12 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
U chose best way to do it :D
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SAIchimaru Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wooooooooow *U*
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MVestala Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug:
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dagirl4ever Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy shit, you did this in PEN!!!!! :omg: You. Are. A. GOD!!!!! :worship:
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MVestala Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It was funny, a cheap 1 euro ballpoint pen from a local office store my mom is working in, she showed the drawing to her boss and few co workers and said "this is what these pens can really do if needed, with only one euro!" :D
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Sanctia Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg its garrus!!!!
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:iconmvestala:
MVestala Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
At least it tries to be :)
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Sanctia Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like this so much! Good work! Cant even draw with a ballpen....
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MVestala Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It can be quite tricky, because they tend to be unpredictable. I will get my Javik The Prothean done later today and will post it here :)
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Sanctia Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
he looks good :). maybe i draw him too next time ;)
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MVestala Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i still regret because i fucked up his forehead, because i drew from memory, it looks tad weird... but yeah it's just a sketch anyway
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