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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 ;)
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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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