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Han Solo sketch card by SvenjaLiv Han Solo sketch card by SvenjaLiv
After various people told me I should try sketch cards, and others told me I should try colouring pencils, I decided to be lazy and combine the two. Here's the result - Han Solo in the carbon-freezing chamber. I picked Han because he's easy to draw. :XD:

I'd appreciate critique and feedback on this one... it's my first try, and I want to learn how to do these properly!

Fun fact: I realised that the colouring pencils I used for this are realy old... my godmother gave them to me when I was about seven or eight! That should tell you how often I do this. :blush:

Media: Faber-Castell colouring pencils on 2.5" x 3.5" Bristol paper.
Time: 1 1/2 hours.
Reference: Still from The Empire Strikes Back.
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lostboyhype Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The colors really set this piece off for me : ) His right on, on our left, looks a little wonky to me. I'm not sure if it's the size or something with the color. I feel like maybe it should be little darker as that side of his face is in the shadow. It is inspiring me to try some color pencils though! I'm also now very interested in sketch cards. Amazon here I come.
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SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012   General Artist
Yeah, I think I messed up the eyes.. they're too big, I reckon. Thank you, though! I'm glad it inspired you. Coloured pencils are quite fun to use :D I've never gotten into trading cards, but they're a challenge to draw for sure!
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Steffel Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're braver than me. I never use colored pencils because they have no undo button. ;P

The colors look really neat though. Great job!
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SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011   General Artist
*lol* Very true, but erasers work fairly well and if it goes really wrong you can always start over. :D Thank you!
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manycomics Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice...lovely colors...I'm sure with practice you'll be really brilliant with colored pencils...I'd like to see you revisit this image in a year or so to see the improvement.
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SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011   General Artist
Thanks - I'll keep trying! And that's a cool idea. I may actually do that. :D
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axlaru Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Student Writer
His right eye looks a bit to big compared to his left eye.
The coloring is amazing though. And of course it's way better than anything I could do.
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SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011   General Artist
Huh, could be... it's hard to judge proportions at that size. Thank you so much! :hug: I really appreciate it. :aww:
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BabyVegeta Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aah, isn't it nice to blend with pencils? :lol: Have to think which specific colours will bring out the perfect blend and all (unless you have 100 different colours, but what's the fun in that?)..

It's very colourful yet fitting, nice job! :aww:
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SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011   General Artist
It's a challenge, for sure! I only used 12 pencils for this one, actually, yeah. It's fun to blend them together - difficult though. I think I need more practice. :D

I'm glad you like it, thank you so much! :heart: :hug:
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