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January 17, 2005
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PE Sketchbook Excerpt - Spike by dixey PE Sketchbook Excerpt - Spike by dixey
PE = Private Exchange, an invite only art trade group. The sketchbook exchange was one where we filled 50 pages or more for our assigned person. The sketchbook I filled was for * brianne333, and Spike (James Marsters) was on the list of things she would like drawn... so I drew Spike :P

Anyway, I used a photo reference, but I lost the link to the picture. Sorry. I'm fairly certain it's just a run of the mill type publicity shot... it was one of the first I came across in my search, at any rate. I used 8 markers - 2 greys, 2 flesh tones, 2 for hair and one each for the shirt and background. There was a rough pencil underdrawing that you can see hints of if you try, but it was mostly a big oval with circles for eyes, a circle for the end of his nose and some sketches for where his mouth went ;) I basically just went to town with the markers for a few hours.

I don't do a lot of realism or drawing from references, but I was pretty happy with the result :P
Prismacolor markers on cardstock. Completed in November.
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ibunny77 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Student
:heart: spike :D so great!
devilishprincess Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008
i like the way you have done this it looks cheeky
boochan82 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you captured his snarkyness. i loves. *faves*
billiambabble Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Spikes a god.
Wonderful picture. :)
Spider-Cat Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2005   Digital Artist
SPIKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE it! It came out really good :!:
SaltyIrishDog Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2005
Tehe, oh yes. Thats gorgeous, not that you havent gotten that a million times already ;P
hailstone90 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2005
this is awesum n its really like spike :D hehe fab !!! xXx
uzezi Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2005  Hobbyist
ver good
brianne333 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
You know, I've been looking at this every single day since I got it from you (seriously, don't believe me - ask David haha!) and it STILL impresses me. I love this piece so much, that when I write about Chaz, I have that picture open now because it brings me so much inspiration. I am amazed at the kind of work you did with MARKERS and how much it looks like him. I will forever hold this close to my heart, knowing you put so much effort into something for me, I will treasure it always <3
Lady-Silvercat Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2005 hottness! :drool: And in MARKERS! You did him so well. Really it looks fabulous. Now if I could only get my marker colorings to look like they weren't done by a 5 year old...heh.
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