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20150902 - I Like Your Hair by ibnteos
20150902 - I Like Your Hair
The girl was referenced off a photo I shot about 10 years ago, the creature at the left was made up.
Pen and ink drawing on Albanene Card Stock, a little larger than letter size.

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20150828 - Death Within by ibnteos
20150828 - Death Within
This was what I originally intended to render when I was working on the previous drawing. I'm posting this one cropped so's to hide the bare breast (otherwise the model might slap me silly).
An old joke came to mind in which one fellow on the way to the doctor tells his friend he feels lousy and shows him his x-rays, "no wonder you feel that way, you have death inside you!". Looking at the finished render, it reminded me a little of the creepy corpsey character at the beginning of the movie "Creepshow", only a little.
Drawing done in pencil on fabriano paper.

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20150826 - Bia by ibnteos
20150826 - Bia
From a photo session I had with an ex student of mine. The reference was originally going to be a different concept and more of a head+torso drawing, but out of habi I ended up rendering larger so I finished it as a simple portrait.
Drawn in pencil on Fabriano paper.

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20150823 - G White hair et ephelis by ibnteos
20150823 - G White hair et ephelis
Same model as in my previous post.    
Wanted to experiment a little as in other occasions, this time with white "silhouetted" hair and some ephelis (freckles) that can barely been seen but believe me they are there :)
Graphite pencil drawing on Fabriano paper.

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20150522 - G by ibnteos
20150522 - G
Portrait work done on fabriano paper with graphite pencils.

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  • Mood: Sadness
hi.

(first time writing in any kind of online journal.)

Firstly, even though i don't respond to everybody, thanks to all those watching and fave'ing my work, even though i don't upload much nor often.

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The other day i went to have some work plotted out in a local shop dedicated to photocopying, printing and minor design work. As i was waiting i noticed one of the employees surfing through DeviantArt and the thought occured to me that maybe he would come accross one of my works and i could "show off" as the artist responsible.... later, another related thought somewhat different from the first came to mind, because i remembered how some people handle design here in my home city of San Luis Potosí. As a graphic designer, I've had customers come in for simple design work for banners and publicity; the thing about some of them is that they'll come in with a "simple" piece of work to be done but without any images to complement the poster/banner (for example a sign about the sale of popsickles), when i ask about it the customer will say "Just check the internet and see what you can find".... it tends to p¡$$ me off (even though i try not to show it)... firstly, it's not something i like doing; and, secondly, the images are such low res that to have them printed at large poster sized look terrible... that's why i make it my policy to tell this to the customer and ask them to get me the images he/she wants to use. I've even offered to take the photos myself (often without extra charge), but people just want to save themselves the trouble (by giving it to me).
One of the unfortunate things here is that there are a lot of printing and "design" shops, and people having their 12 year old children make their design work because "they know how to use the computer"... i've often come accross company logos and publicity in which i recognize known clipart, artwork from boris vallejo and luis royo (as an example), and trademarked characters from such as warner bros and disney being used by small businesses ranging from party halls to laundr-o-mats. I can't say for sure, but i'm betting most people won't even get the idea to try asking permission, they just "look it up on the internet"...
The internet is a great thing, one can read up on subjects from ABC's to quantum physics to whatever one can think of... art-wise, one can check out the work from artists around the world, past and present, learn, get inspired and inspire others by their own work.
i guess copyright enforcement can be a tricky thing, especially with so much material available internationally through the internet. But it all begins with respect for others and their work.

I can see why large watermarks with copyrights and such are used. Personally, i haven't gotten into the habit of "copyrighting" my work (i know, big mistake), and i haven't grown to like watermarking it with a large notice, but i will be adding a copyright line to my images, both to new uploads and old ones (i don't know if updating will make 'em pop up as new uploads).

I'd like to say, repeating what many here, that if somebody wants to use artwork (be it mine or anybody else's) it's better to ask permission first, and give credit where it's due.
I can't say i'm completely innocent of using others' material, but i do ask that if anybody knows how i can get in touch with the people responsible for the photos (found on the internet some years ago) on which i've based some of my drawings, let me know because i haven't had much luck finding them.

Well... i'm not sure if my writing is good, but just thought i would share some thoughts on what many have said and shouted.

say no to piracy (except when you're portraying them :D ).
say no to plagiarism
diga no al fusil


'later

-Richard A.M.Galla

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Richard M. Galla
Artist | Varied
Mexico
Current Residence: San Luis Potosí, México
Favourite style of art: Fantasy
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:iconskyfiredragon:
SkyfireDragon Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015   Artisan Crafter
Happy Birthday, Richard! Party 
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ibnteos Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015   General Artist
And thanks for fav'ing :)
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SkyfireDragon Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015   Artisan Crafter
Your very welcome! :) (Smile)
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ibnteos Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015   General Artist
hi! thank you very much :D
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SkyfireDragon Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015   Artisan Crafter
Your very welcome, Richard! :) (Smile) 
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dloraas Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
Thank you for watching my work :)
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IndyMan33 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009  Professional
Excellent work :)
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Svera Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009
Thank you for the fav :)
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luanalani Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009
Thank you for adding me to your watch list. I really appreciate it :)

XOXO,
Luana
My Website: [link]
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sadmoon666 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
many thanks :D
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