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"Boundary Breaking Elf" by Ariella M. Phillips

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I have lately noticed that all the elves seem to be generally the same - but have no fear, I am here to shake things up a little.

I mean, come on, guys, there has to be a little diversity in the elven race! Sheesh, people. =3 This goes with my other portrait, Elves with Glasses.

Done during my portrait class with model, charcoal on grey paper (hugs grey paper - it rocks so much more than regular charcoal paper), bit less than four hours.


3 Dec 200645 Neon
I love this picture, it is sooooo realistic gewd job 12*first comment happy dance* the ears could of been longer for an elf

:-) Ariella M. Phillips replies: "Thank you for the compliments. I was trying for a unique elf, unlike the steroetypical pale, big eared etc. elves usually seen. Thanks for commenting!"
5 Dec 200645 Green Fox
YAY ARI!!!! *Flags&;Fireworks* This is truly a beautiful picture. I bow to your awesomeness... Way to go and keep drawing. Love ya! >^..^<

43 Ariella M. Phillips replies: "Awwww... You're gonna make me blush! Where are some new portraits from you? AND CONGRATULATIONS ON MAKING STATE!!! I AM SO RIDICULOUSLY PROUD OF YOU - YOU MADE IT!!!!!!!!"
6 Dec 2006:-) Laura Baker
I agree and have done a couple of racially diverse elves myself. The contours and shading are excellent. Nice work with the charcoal, not an easy medium to control.

1 Ariella M. Phillips replies: "Thanks for the comment Laura! Yeah, all elves seem to be alike... Charcoal is the easiest medium for me. Now, give me something like pastels, and I am disaster on ice. 12"
12 Dec 2006:-) Rachel Eve Lachance
this is amazing! you did a really good job with proportion and shading. 1

1 Ariella M. Phillips replies: "Thank you! Proportion is what I am always worried about... I am so glad you like this! "
14 Mar 200845 Roman
Beautiful! I love the shading and the eyes especially, you’ve really captured her emotion. I really want to add some drawings on this website now (I just have to draw something good [fantasy related] XD) Keep the drawings coming!
6 May 2008:-) Angel Joy Hamby
This pcture is great, everything is so smooth and the shading is excellent.
12 Jan 2009:-) Juliet P Lindquist
It looks like shes popping off of the page, so cool
7 Jul 201045 Rachel
I know this thread is old, but this piece is AWESOME. We’ve been recently discussing the topic of diversity and variety in Fantasy and SciFi art at ConceptArt.org, and many people understand the problem, but some people are real JERKS about it. It’s so cool to see an artist such as yourself, who has their eyes open...
14 Aug 2013:-) Tracie Bramblefae Tatro
To add to the general hubbub-this is extraordinary! I love it very much!
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'Boundary Breaking Elf':
 • Created by: :-) Ariella M. Phillips
 • Copyright: ©Ariella M. Phillips. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Ariella, Black, Charcoal, Diversity, Elf, Erin, Girl, Grey, Paper
 • Categories: Elf / Elves, Head or Facial Study, Photo-/model based compositions, or photorealism
 • Techniques: Other
 • Submitted: 2006-11-16 04:59:42
 • Views: 1053
 • Resolution: 533x700

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