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the red string by tigrin the red string by tigrin
thank you to the people in my life
for putting up with me...


.. man this is a crappy scan. ..; well. I started this drawing uh... maybe back around April or something, I honestly don't remember. I did most of the drawing and shading, then stopped once I got to the three on the far left side. just got around to finishing it tonight. really unhappy with the proportions and everything, but this meant a lot to me at one point, so...

these are friends, both 'real' and not, that have had some kind of influence in my life. there isn't /really/ any particular order... I don't know... obviously I couldn't fit EVERYONE in one picture, I decided.. somehow... anyways... back row from left to right: Jenny, Adaeze, Dana, Kelli (~Reich ), Lauren (~mirrinight ), Anne, Eric, Jenna (*jennadelle ), Vampiress, Silence, Kry/Kal, Chelsea (=spiritwolf77 ), Julie (~toastytook ), Jorie (~talawolf ), Arash, Andrew... front row: Tigrin, myself, and Tai

this is all done in mechanical pencil. except for the string, that was done with red ballpoint I think.

yeah, I have a headache.
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:iconfrankieroismyidol23:
frankieroismyidol23 Featured By Owner May 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How Big Is Your
Paper?
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tigrin Featured By Owner May 21, 2010  Professional Filmographer
I can't remember, this was at least a standard illustration board size... either 15"x20" or 20"x30", not sure.
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frankieroismyidol23 Featured By Owner May 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
O Wow.
That's Pretty Big.
Great Job BTW.
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Wildbluesun Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2007
Does the string mean/represent anything? It's the focal point, so...

Or was your life just a bit of a cat's cradle when you drew this?
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tigrin Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2007  Professional Filmographer
The string is taken from, I think, an Asian myth that a person is connected to their soul mate through an invisible red string tied to their pinky finger.
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Wildbluesun Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2007
Oh riiiggghhhttt. Thanks. =)
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RikuDragon Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2006
That´s a very lovely piece of artwork, and it seems to be full of emotion.
Your pencilwork is very nice.

I recognized Jennadelle immdeiatelly even though I just know her from a few photos.

Does the red string mean something special?
She´s in the middle and everyone seems to look at it, which gives me the idea that she´s a big source of inspiration. Just my own interpretation, though :>
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JonathanW Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2006
Jeez, I love the Charachter design and distinction! Great Work :D !

JonathanW
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Amoked Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2005
love the expression :aww:
beautiful drawing !
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toastytook Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2005
man i remembered when you told me you were doing this.... i was wondering if it had fallen through or i had somehow missed it.



......and all i have to say is wow. i really really love this. your pencilwork is fantastic and... theres something about the angle/pose on you that i absolutely love. wonderful piece, krystina.
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Ashkevron Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely. Great composition, too.

Tigrin looks a lot of tougher as a human, somehow. And by that I don't mean he looks in any way wimpy as his Furrecat version, but the human Tigrin looks... mischievous? :)
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tigrin Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2005  Professional Filmographer
The human version is a bit different... when I drew this, he had an attitude very similar to Tyler Durden from Fight Club, but also kind of stern.... since then he's kind of split into two different people, Frantic and Tigrin... Frantic kept the Tyler attitude, a big ball of energy, cusses a lot... Tigrin is extremely logical and serious. I can't explain how but there is a difference between the "personality" and the furrecat character.
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Ashkevron Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah. [nods] I see. I'd just never seen Tigrin's human version before [and "logical and serious" was how I thought of and knew Tigrin]. But now it makes some sense. Cheers for clearing that up for me. :)
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thenotquitesane1 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2005
Had to stop doing my homework to comment on this. (Not that I mind anyways. Homework is evil.)

It's awesome, I really can't say anything more then what's been said, other then it looks great!
I shall favorite it now. Yis yis... :heart:
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vervex Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Very touching.
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bAnGmYhEaRt Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2005
Wow, this is beautiful! Was it done with charcoal? Excellent job. :3
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AmzarahGunn Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2005
the one on the back row, the 6th, looks like me o__o

I think it turned out fine, the shading is wonderful and god knows how you manage to fit so many people in one picture and make it look good...the proportions look fine, and i love the poses and expressions. I imagine it would have taken a really long time to finish.

I especially love how you drew Jenna, the expression is awesome.

Well done! :heart:
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Rachel1987 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holey crap! Thats all mechanical pencil!? O.o

But thats awesome. ^_^ I know they'll all like it. After all, your never alone when you have so many friends to fall back on.

Really cool picture.
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MissJacky Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2005
the kid on the far end to the right looks like harry potter! <3
kinda sort
well, not really
...
okay I'll shuddup now ):
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HyenaKlown Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2005
thats really cool, ur really good at drawin ppls faces. i suck at drawin realistic humans.
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AdmYrrek Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
nice... what is the relevance of the red string tho?
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tigrin Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2005  Professional Filmographer
There are a lot of different stories about the red string in different cultures, but the basic idea is that it's a string of fate holding people together.
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Celestial-SeraphiMan Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2005   Writer
That is a very good group drawing!

Please excuse me if this posts more than once.
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Celestial-SeraphiMan Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2005   Writer
That is a very good group drawing!
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Tugera Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2005  Student General Artist
Wow, at first glance I thought it was blackowhite photo! This is awesome!
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Sharsarannon Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2005  Professional General Artist
Wow...Group shots are really hard for me, this is awesome
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Gunk1 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2005
The way Silence is reacting to Vampiress in the picture makes me go...."Aww...Poor Silence."

This is a very nice piece. :)
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spiritwolf77 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2005
You did this in pencil?! Yeesh...that must've required patience. I thought it was ballpoint when I first saw it. I can never get that range of value with pencil. I instantly recognized a bunch of people when I first looked at this...myself of course, Jorie, Julie, Kelli, Anne, Lauren, Eric and your characters. This probably wasn't intentional, but I like that I got placed next to Silence since he's my favorite of your characters.
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lurver Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2005
:) That's from the Staind song, "Intro" isnt it? haha. *obsessed*

Anyways, this is really neat. The lighting really is amazing. :D
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zaphrynn Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2005
Oh, wow. That is incredible. The shading, poses, and facial expressions are very nice. The string also adds a nice touch.
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Luriur Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2005
Great!! :D Those are very good! ^^
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Wolvin Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2005
wow, that's a large group of friends!
They all have something.. special, I think.
very nice
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synchra Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2005
wow... this is really awesome.. one of the best pictures i've seen in a long time done completely in pencil.. you paid attention to so much detail, I love all the faces.. and from the people I have seen pictures of before, or your characters.. they really truely without a doubt capture the essence of and look like them.

Really amazing job.. I love the poses and the lighting and the shading.. I also love evryone's expressions, you really get glimpses of everyone's personality out of this. ::faves::
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talawolf Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2005
Yay it's finished! I like how you did the shading, and it amazes me that you did it all in pencil. From who I can tell, you got everyone's personality and looks spot on! So much character in one picture. It's amazing! Really like how it turned out, and the red string seems to tie a lot of things in... perhaps personal symbolism? Anyways, it looks very good.
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RozzyJane Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2005
This has got to be one of the most amazing pieces I've ever seen. I feel like I really know everyone in this picture, you've captured so much... I am just amazed.

...yeah...there's really nothing I could say. This is just wonderful.
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hawk-17 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2005
wow. :heart:
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andrewk Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2005
It's creepy that Andrew looks exactly like me.
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scullyiza Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2005  Professional General Artist
GAWD this is gorgeous. The pencil really compliments the single red strong so well. This is just awesome; I looked at it for literally 10 minutes and when I first saw it, my mouth dropped, no kidding. I can't believe this is all pencil. You are truly amazing and should be very proud of this. ::snugs:: You're awesome, babe.
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Reich Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2005
Dude, I totally forgot you were doing this. XD Wow, I thought it was pretty finished the last time I saw it, sans a couple unshaded people. Gawdamn you have patience. *cough*whyareyousotalented*cough* :V

WE LOVE OUR TIGGEH. *squish*
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jammycat Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2005
Wow...and a personality to go with each!

Well done :clap:
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