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1984 by cinquain 1984 by cinquain
There is little that can move me as rapidly as a good 80's song.
Simple Minds. Depeche Mode. Tears For Fears. Prince. The Cure.
My moods are no more than mere rhythmic reactions.
To me, they are gospel. Religion. Faith.
I raise my hands and worship in the church of 1984.

Charcoal on 90 lb. paper.
16" x 22"
Minor Curve Adjustment in PS
Ref. Model: Unknown (found on a random model site years ago)

Thank you all for your comments and support. :heart:


Original available for purchase. Note me for pricing.
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KOAX117 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008
amazing. i really really like how you did this. actually makes me want to mimic your style in this. whats the word for it.... dunno.
its kinda half abstract to like more solid blocks of texture/shading?

How would you describe it, i was trying to explain to it to my art teacher but I couldn't heh.
and as far as the process goes. any tips? cuz charcoal on vellum is tough to get that smooth and good looking at times. or maybe its just been awhile since I used charcoal...
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mrs-kethlines1monc Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007  Student
<3.....love black and white.......
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Skippy66 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love the texture of the hair. awesome! keep it up! :clap:
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closetnympho Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2006
Hot. Very sexy and accurate.
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HeartsVale Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2006
Sheesh! My charcoal is approx. half as good as your charcoal :tears: If I may ask, what kind of charcoal do you use and how do you begin your pieces? :giggle: (Do you just randomly put down charcoal from a ref. first or sketch it out and then apply charcoal? :confused:)
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:iconcinquain:
cinquain Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
I use compressed charcoal sticks and I always start with a sketch from reference, almost always a 2:1 ratio (100% bigger than the original reference image being used).
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HeartsVale Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2006
hummm, thanks! and cool. I think I just have a problem making tiny little lines with my charcoal, and I usually don't even start out with a sketch... but you do what you have to do >.<
Thanks again for actually answering!

~Vale
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ShinyaKaijin Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006  Student Digital Artist
Woot for 80s music! :D Nicely done. I don't understand HOW you can do pictures like that with charcoal!
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:icondevangeselle:
DevanGeselle Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2006
do you do the makeup for these photos as well?
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:iconcinquain:
cinquain Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
They aren't photos. They're drawings.
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1337M457312 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
DePeche Mode?
wow I love them...and I just showed the parental units this piece and suggest subtly about christmas....hmmm
beautifulness
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:iconstarchildbeth:
starchildbeth Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2006
This one looks pretty rad I must say. I love it, you're such a talente artist.
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Pale-Silence Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2006
tee hee hee..the 80's...not bad. i love her hair by the way.
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:iconalafar:
alafar Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2006   Writer
Ah! It's awesome!
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:iconlilweany:
lilweany Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2006
amazing job
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:iconfiaama:
fiaama Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2006
i like this one a lot. she feels familiar, but i doubt i know her :D. her pose rocks though. it came out really well too. your control with charcoal amazes me. yayness ;D
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2Funki4Wheelz Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like this style, it's edgy, loving the blurred hair and I love the title. The 80's are really enjoying their comeback.
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Wicked--Wonderland Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2006
Love the 80s. Love this picture.
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:iconshadow-lands:
Shadow-Lands Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2006
Beautiful! I love the hair...and the eyes...and lips...all of it! ^^
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:iconastracreates:
AstraCreates Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2006
you MUST tell me sometime how you do these
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:iconstellarriot:
stellarriot Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2006
the face and neck are well done
nice one!
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:iconmercurius11:
mercurius11 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic :clap:
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:iconbluevioletriot:
BlueVioletRiot Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2006
/bows down to charcoal master
lol
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GirlishEvil Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
how the hell do you do this???? it's amazing
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:iconjldes:
jldes Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2006  Student
love the detail.
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MarlaKinky Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2006  Professional General Artist
1984 is my year)))) Like your work!!!
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:iconohsored7:
ohsored7 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2006
this is absolutely amazing. i can't get over it.
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methad0nexpretty Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2006
wow. you continue to amaze me.
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alientwilight Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2006
I love the 80's!great work
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:iconoeuvreofodd:
OeuvreOfOdd Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2006
so..

I like this alot
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:iconcinquain:
cinquain Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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:iconmarcusmarcusmarcus:
marcusmarcusmarcus Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2006
WOW :clap:
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Bor-Bo-Le-Ta Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2006
Very nice job ;)
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:iconforbiddenevil:
ForbiddenEvil Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
great great stuff!
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:iconbulabog:
bulabog Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2006
nicely done...great work.
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Lost-in-decay Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful drawing and a wonderful statement!
Yeah,i`m a son of the 80`s too...
Where are the good old times...
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Kissxclickbang Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2006  Student Photographer
mmm The Cure makes my heart melt.
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:iconchickendog:
chickendog Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2006   Traditional Artist
I really love this portrait. I must admit, I'm not an overt fan of the 80s, but the blame lies on people at school. Nyeh, they kind of kill it for the rest of us.
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Scringeheart505 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
amen, sistah.*bows*:worship:
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ShadowTheHedgehog16 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2006
:jawdrop: :wow: :faint: :jawdrop: :faint: :jawdrop: :wow: :faint: :jawdrop: :faint:
thats absolutely amazing @.@
:faint:
:clap:
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selfmadehero Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2006   Photographer
yay! another.

nice detail and all.

i like..
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sinspawn6969 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2006
it looks so realistic in thumbnail :O
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:iconwahay:
wahay Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
...and a sexy signature to close the package quite nicely.

I'd simply say how I adore this, but you gotta get tired of comments like that with every deviation, right? :P
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cinquain Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Well of course I don't! :giggle:
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FinallyAtPeace2004 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Good book.
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SorroY4Saken Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2006
bah...you and your ridiculous talent.................beautifuly done though...
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Lirelo Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2006  Student
It is nice as usual but all the white space is bothering me in this one for some reason. Don't be fooled or anything though, I do envy you like a lot of people that watch you coz of the way you can handle charcoal.

(I think I had that same haircut when I was 15 but I had some weird bright violet hair color going on instead.)
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:iconclockworkmurderscene:
Your work never ceases to amaze me. How do you get your blacks so...black?
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:iconcinquain:
cinquain Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Charcoal is pretty darn black. ;P
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