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Soccer by adavesseth Soccer by adavesseth
This is drawn from a picture of the Norwegian National Soccer Team practicing. From left to right, Kristofer Hæstad and Christian Grindheim, two young up-and-comers (at the time (2006)).

This drawing has quite a sad, sad story attacted to it, in the fact that it no longer exists in the physical world. This is its story:

I found this photo, thought it was rather cute, so I drew it. Simple enough. Well, somewhere along the way I came up with this particularly good hunch that it would look much better with a dark background. Undeniable because of the white shirts and the nice pencil-lines around them. Lets just say I was mistaken...
Blinded by the exceptional sorrow of possible losing a drawing, I, in desperate panic came up with the bright idea of removing the background again with a rubber. That of course made it ten times worse, and I finally gave up on it and cut the life line.
By then I had scanned it along the way, but it’s not all done at this point. I did put some grass in there afterward, and some shadows. Did some more work in their faces too.
Never easy to see a drawing go so drastically under, but there you go! At least I have their digital selves laying here on the digital shelf.

Pencils, 2H-H-4B, Size aprox. 20 x 20 cm, finished 20. Jaunary 2006.
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ElenaR Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008
Featured this in my new journal --> [link]
Hope you don't mind ;)
:heart:
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lemonlime77 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008
Very nice. :)
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puddlejumper1391 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2007
Excellent shading!
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Moonlite23 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007   Traditional Artist
Wow! You are a very talented artist. I admire you. :)
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soccer-freak101 Featured By Owner May 22, 2007
oh my, that drawing is brilliant!!....i love their jerseys...the shading and their faces are perfect in my eyes.....wow...definite favourite here...lol

*thumbs up*
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shkshk7 Featured By Owner May 21, 2007
wow man amazing wrk i like soccer
finee wrk
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Cooperama Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2007  Professional Photographer
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That's great!
Love it! :)
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archkingz Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2007
I like the draw!
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chiisai-freya Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2006
I know exactly how you feel :( It's a gut-wrenching, "What the hell was I THINKING?!?" feeling. That's why I made myself promise that if I ever got the urge to experiment with my drawings, I'd do it on a copied version first. That was after I had already ruined like 4 of my drawings. I'm a bit slow :confused:
Anywho, the proportions and shading are excellent. I agree with bananempo that the ball almost next to the other player's head really gives it dimension. Man, your shading skills are off the charts! I really admire your talent.
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Moritana Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2006
jeg så hvem det var med en gang. Doffen ligner veldig! Fine folder i drakten
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bananempo Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006
why would you want to recreate pictures?
Rather, the pencil look of it gives it more importance. Copy machines can make copies. Recreating a photo seems like a waste of time.

You are very good at shading and the proportions are great. If you focus on design, perhaps, balancing the picture, you could have an amazing finished piece.

The two balls up and down give it the movement you need, the ball almost by the other player's head gives it depth, and the shading is supperb.

I am trying to make a piece with a soccer guy doing a chilena. Your drawing is good inspiration.

Good job
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adavesseth Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I feel honored to be to an inspiration, and to recieve such an in depth and thought trough comment.
I really see your point, copying a picture doesn't make art, it makes a copy. Drawings have a quality by themselves that should not be taken away from them, it can actually be more lifelike than a picture, and show off the soul of the person being portraited in a different way than a cold camera can do. Sometime you feel the compliment "it looks like a photo" comes out all wrong because the drawing shows much MORE than a photo could ever do.

Thanks a lot for the comment, it made my day. :)
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Nessa-09 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2006
I honestly don't understand how some people can draw stuff like that. Really. I mean, jeez, you can pretty much say it's a picture..! It's really amazing, the folds and the shading is just.. wow.
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adavesseth Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, but you see it IS a picture! :P Haha, I wish it looked so good it would fool someone. I do very much like the "photorealistic" effect like in this one, even though it's not usually what I go for.

Thanks a lot for the comment!
:)
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ScottDPenman Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2006  Hobbyist
This is a sketch for you? That's like a 30 hour drawing for me...
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adavesseth Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hehe, look at the size, it's like half an A4 paper. And mostly white... :giggle:
It did take me some days, though. Perhaps around 5 hours. I'm slow.
The sketch versus drawing -theme comes up from time to time in forums. Wether you call it the one or the other is pretty much up to your own viewpoint. For me a sketch means something I don't work my ass off doing. :D
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ScottDPenman Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2006  Hobbyist
Ah, okay. Trust me, I'm slow too. A sketch for me (just a light outline of my drawing) takes me about that long. =) Good picture choice, by the way.
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elisabethsmenesfrost Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, very nice shading and it looks almost like a picture!
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Raven207b Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is still a very nice drawing! Maybe you could tinker with it in PhotoShop or something and salvage it to your liking? I hate to see ya flush a potential great piece!
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adavesseth Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ehh. That's what I did, you see. Fixed it in Photoshop, that is. I always do that, just a bit to make it closer to the original. But this time I was so incredible stupid and saved the changes on the original scan, not taking a back up. So this is the only thing I got, that size and that blurry.
But I see what you mean, I could have finished it in Photoshop. I'm afraid I don't have the skills to do that. But good suggestion. :)
What upsets me the most was to screw up the paper drawing. I somehow wanted it on my wall. Not there's no way it gets anywhere near my wall...
But what to say, it's only a sketch.

Thanks for commenting!
:)
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Raven207b Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm...but even with all the problems, it could still be salvaged. *thinks hard for a bit* If you'd like, I can see if I can clean it up a bit for you. I use PhotoShop all the time, so it's no big deal. :shrug:
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adavesseth Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If you really want to, that'd be great, but you don't have to do it for me. I'm fine. I'm not going to cremate it, even. =P
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Raven207b Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I'll let you know if I get a chance to...I'm glad you aren't going to cremate it, though!
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musicaldrug Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2006
I like!
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adavesseth Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Why, thanks a lot! :D
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lyvvie Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2006
I feel the same way. About losing IT. This one is nice though...I love footballers almost as much as I love rugby players :drool:
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adavesseth Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, I don't know about rugby players, haven't really checked them out, but footballers, definitely. :D
It's so sad when you know you are capable to do better, but you have no idea how. Drawing is not like biking, you can forget...

Thanks for the comment!
:)
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lyvvie Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2006
:nod:
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veroaero Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2006
Read it and love the drawing. You are so good at this! :clap: :nod: :D
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adavesseth Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You read it?! Now you're just bragging. =P :D

Thanks a lot for the comment!
:)
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veroaero Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2006
Lol... I actually read it. :D
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deck2 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2006
very nice job
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kirina- Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2006  Student
the shading of the fabric folds is brilliant. :( sad story.
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