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Dark Hope by Zindy Dark Hope by Zindy
I am happy to finally be able to show the finished version of Dark Hope. Itís been some journey but most of it was great even if my patience got tested more than once, specially doing the stage of creating the corset. Itís really a lot of detail going into this piece. I must have used about 1.5 black colour pencil in total as itís really build up by many layers to achieve the right depth and darkness. I think itís among my deeper drawings, along with Lost Dreams. In a way I put this drawing in the same category style wise and the overall feel, which might be why itís one of my more important drawings.
The butterfly represents the little hope there is, even in darkness.

The girl is Lisa; :iconblackbutterflylmk: who was one of the winners of the Butterfly Contest. It lead me to her site where I found this photo speaking loudly to me. After a little over a month of work I had the drawing completed.
Reference: [link]

Made with Caran díAche and Faber Castell colour pencils and Lana sketching paper.
(29.7x21cm | 11x8 inches)

♥ Available as Print: [link]
♥ Available as Bookmark: [link]

Thanks so much for the encouraging comments on the wip, it's always great when you are a bit tired of drawing folds (:
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:iconluisedehn:
LuiseDehn Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your art is so beautiful, and this one is just perfect.. 
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harlowspark Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I cant say how much i love this picture it is my absolute favorite one from you :) i have been following your work for about 13 years and i still love your work 
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Valuria Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AMAZING!!!!!! :-D :-D
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not2girly Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

lovely


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:iconvampirekingdom:
vampirekingdom Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013   Digital Artist
Outstanding!!!!!
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:iconkangtengri:
KangTengri Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013   Photographer
Fantastic work, very well done :clap:
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:iconcharmdemon:
charmdemon Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is so awesome!
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:iconstorytellertobe:
Storytellertobe Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
Very beautiful, very cool. Nicely done!
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SheDevilPhotography Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Professional Photographer
I love this <3
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:iconwhyfight4666:
WhyFight4666 Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you are really talented!
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:iconknuspercaro:
KnusperCaro Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
wow :o it looks really realistic.
love your work <3
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alicemalice49 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
i really like this. must have taken you hours! what paper do you find is best to use colouring pencils on?
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:iconauthenticbeauty1:
AuthenticBeauty1 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
The detail is so spot on it looks like a photo. Beautiful!!
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:iconmagickfantasy:
magickfantasy Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is so detailed! You are definitely my favourite artist on this site!
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:iconcobaltdeirdre:
CobaltDeirdre Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012   General Artist
Beautiful ;o I love it ;]
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sprinkldust Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
Hi I have been following you over these past two years and I just love your work, your very good, you are an artist, I love your style, and I hope to be like you, well draw alittle like you anyway, but I dont think as good! Obviously you went to art School, which I have no hope in doing, but Im glad that I found you while roaming the internet and I always search for your drawings!!!!!!!!!!!!Super!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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FreyaAbendstern Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
brilliant! thatīs so amazing and beautiful!
i love it!
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:iconcrazyxav:
crazyxav Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Simply perfect
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:iconphilmarando:
PhilMarando Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist
This is absolutely beautiful! Very nicely done :)
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:iconbladewithin:
BladeWithin Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
how beautiful. she looks like a princess. a dark one^^. what a fantastic drawer you are. you really live up to the name professional..
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Annajo741 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can only say: !WOW! Perfect hair! I like textures connection :)
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RandomRubberDucky18 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
i love it :)
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:iconaradiaravyen:
AradiaRavyen Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
Awesome! I love it! Something about the checkered floor mixed with her plain black just makes her pop out...really amazing
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:iconraquelareias:
raquelareias Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Student General Artist
So beautiful job! *----*
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:icondragonkira:
DragonKira Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
Your art is amazing!
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:iconsupernaturalbeauty:
supernaturalbeauty Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
beautiful, somber !love it!
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:iconkayalina:
Kayalina Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Hobbyist
Wow, at first, I thought this was a photo!!!
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:icongrindilow:
grindilow Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
This is so good it hurts.
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:iconbarteklauri:
BartekLauri Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
You are amazing! Your art is perfect! Good job! :)
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:iconrosirika:
Rosirika Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Greatly Done!
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:iconschnegge82:
Schnegge82 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
I loooove this one sooo much and the ACEO (i think) is always with my in my pocket
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:iconmotherheart:
MoThErHeArT Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
Great work!
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:icontarantulust:
Tarantulust Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Temporarily she was your muse and you used that time to the full extent.
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:iconvampirelove1404:
VampireLove1404 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow she is so beautiful :clap: :love:
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:iconarielrgh:
ArielRGH Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Your drawing is more beautiful than the reference photo! :clap:
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:iconxgenocide-angelx:
xGenocide-Angelx Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
damn! how do u draw so good?! i wish i could draw HALF as good as u(:
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:iconeternalnightmare86:
EternalNightmare86 Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
It's awesome! Details are perfected =)
Congratulation!
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:iconnerdinikki:
NerdiNikki Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
beautiful
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:iconkayalover:
kayalover Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
I really admire your patience with all the details in your artworks....you are wonderful...keep the good work. you have my full support.
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:iconenysguerrero:
EnysGuerrero Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
its amazing darling! really great job!! :rose:
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:iconanacorreal:
Anacorreal Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
Brilliant, I love the detail, seems like you had fun ;)
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:iconmariannaeva:
Mariannaeva Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
This is perfect! I love it!
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:iconinfernity666:
Infernity666 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Incredible! I love the details, especially in the corset!
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AngelThorne90 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is one of the most impressive peices of dark art i've seen .. defo in my top ten .. (and i live with a dark art photographer ..:P )

Beautiful!! :)
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GreenFlutterby Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
Oh my goodness!! Incredible detail, good perspective on the black and white squares, its not easy to do that, I think. So beautiful! :clap:
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:iconash-moon:
Ash-moon Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very beautiful! Such detail! And amazing outfit!
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:iconolivexd:
OliveXD Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
Omg thatīs so beautiful. I wish that I had the same talent as you:painter:
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:iconbellavanilla:
bellavanilla Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Student
Very beautiful!
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:iconxxronxx:
xxRonxx Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
Wow One of the best Ive ever seen :)
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:iconchikusha:
chikusha Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
it is dark, soft, sad, and the leather corset looks so real! And the hair is just amazing!
Just the kind of a picture I would like to have hanging on my wall! :aww:
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