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"Dark Emperor II (updated)" by Darrell Volfeng Pestana

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The Dark Emperor stood shakily in front of his throne, using his staff for support. 'I am still the Emperor, thou breed of vultures, 'I still rule!' He screamed at the Boyars as he glared around the throneroom! (pencil drawing, I used an eraser for the details on the throne itself.)

22 Aug 2002:-) Renate Ingebrigtsen
Wow... all the DETAILS!! Amazing! Don't know if I agree with the way you did the folds on the pants though... Still... cool pose and such welldone details... much, yet not TOO much.

:-) Darrell Volfeng Pestana replies: "Thank you Renate! and welcome to my gallery. The folds didn't quite get the effect I wanted, best I could do at the time. "
11 Sep 2002:-) Karl 'Angel' Lines
Good picture, everythign there, good pose, good drawing, bad use of effect.

:-) Darrell Volfeng Pestana replies: "Thanks Karl...the 'effect' has been "trashed" !!!"
17 Sep 2002:-) Christopher 'Topher' Allen Shepard
I agree, better without the effect!

:-) Darrell Volfeng Pestana replies: "Voila!! No more bevel effect!!! Thanks for the excellent advice!!!"
5 Oct 2002:-) Norma Peters
Fabulous! The pose is dynamic and full of energy. The details throught the entire picture are awe-inspiring. That expression absolutely rocks...one can see the rage and fury. Wonderful work.

:-) Darrell Volfeng Pestana replies: "Thank you, I know I keep repeating myself, I feel so honored that you like my work!!"
17 Oct 2002:-) Natalie Touretsky (Gerie Aren)
The detail is facsinating!!! And the pose is really shaky and unsure, as if he is about to fall.
Somehow this picture brings a legend to my mind. (I'm a wellspring of such stuff2))))))) This one is about grandson of Timur Tamerlan. He was a weak emperor and let the Timur's empire fall apart. In the last hours of his life he was visited by ghost of Tamerlan himself. It's told that sick emperior suddenly jumped in his bed with the scream: "He is looking at me! The Great Timur is looking at me!" (or something like that) And everybody in the bedroom heard the old man's voice, coming from an empty corner: "Woe to the house of Timur! It's strengh is gone!" )Btw "Tamerlan" means really "Timur-lame"2))

:-) Darrell Volfeng Pestana replies: "Dobry dyen, Natalia!! Kak dyela? Wow Wow Wow, I always love getting comments from you and Anya, I learn so many legends and things, bolshoye spasibo, prekrasny!!"
21 Oct 2002:-) E. *Guaya* Cantor
the lots of details make this look SO GOOD n rich! i just love to watch details.

:-) Darrell Volfeng Pestana replies: "Thanks so much for your visit, Guaya, your gallery was amazing, I have to go back when I have more time, yes I am addicted to details!!!"
7 Nov 200245 Aleija Hampton
Oh this is fantastic, you really have an eye for detail. You obviously put a lot into your drawings. At first from the thumbnail, I thought he was doing a dance 2

:-) Darrell Volfeng Pestana replies: "Thanks Aleija, glad you liked it. I am addicted to detail, actually it is a great way to exercize your patience, so you don't rush through a piece too fast. If there is a lot of intricate detail. you simply can't rush, even if you want to!!!"
11 Nov 200245 Trinin Talamir
Madness is overtaking this dude. The throne is beyond adjectives. the little pictures make it look so ...real and nifty!!!

:-) Darrell Volfeng Pestana replies: "Thanks Trinin, the throne was difficult because there is a lot of carving on it, it is based on the actual Ivory throne on which Ivan the terrible sat. To get the look of carving I darkened each panel in, and then 'drew' with a sharpened eraser."
10 Jan 200345 Kayla A Guard (Elf)
The same bratty emporer as before? Like it!

:-) Darrell Volfeng Pestana replies: "Indeed, My Lady, 'tis the same bratty guy!!"
29 Jan 200345 Nikole
Wow great detail! I love your work.

:-) Darrell Volfeng Pestana replies: "Thanks again Nikole, I am sort of addicted to details"
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'Dark Emperor II (updated)':
 • Created by: :-) Darrell Volfeng Pestana
 • Copyright: ©Darrell Volfeng Pestana. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Figure study king on throne plat, In pen charcoal pencil and erase
 • Categories: Body Study, Head or Facial Study, Man, Men, Royalty, Kings, Princes, Princesses, etc
 • Techniques: Pencil/Graphite Pen, Black Ink, Erasers
 • Views: 979
 • Resolution: 557x700

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