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Albert Einstein by SamanthaMessias Albert Einstein by SamanthaMessias
Original size 23.5in x 17.5in
On A2 300 series Bristol vellum sheet
mechanical 0.5mm HB, 3B, 9B and black pierre noire conte pencil

Finally completed him :)

Albert Einstein

'considered the most influential physicist of the 20th century. He produced one of the most famous equations ever, E=MC2 (energy equals mass multiplied by the speed of light)'
He truly knew about the way the mind thinks and is an inspiration to all.
Quote "I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world".-Albert Einstein.
I truly loved drawing him
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Domenique2 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Incredible!
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jjkiefer Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nicely done, especially the skin texture and hair!
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SamanthaMessias Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015
Thank you very much :) happy you like
love your work
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:iconjjkiefer:
jjkiefer Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love your work as well!  Thanks!
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bluepygmy Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How is all that detail possible?  Wonderful work
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SamanthaMessias Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015
Thank you so much apologies for the late response, look forward to showing you more work soon :) Peace
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Sparkypoo Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so beautifully flawless...I'm in absolute awe. You are incredibly talented. 
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SamanthaMessias Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015
Thank you so much for the lovely comment really appreciate it :) peace and love
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SamanthaMessias Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
Thank you for all the wonderful comment everyone really appreciate it. Much love and Peace :)
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leinferno Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
Magnificent drawing congratulations....The chances for survival of life on Earth as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.*Albert Einstein* I thank you for apprecier this man this genius
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SamanthaMessias Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
Thank you for a lovely comment and yes he was an incredible genius :)
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:iconkeithmore2000:
keithmore2000 Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Mind blowing. Can't wait to see Nelson Mandela when you finish it.
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ShawnJourdonArt Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I think this is on of the most detailed pieces of work on this site, it looks like a photo the hair and skin well I could on on and on hats off....masterpiece I like the pen in the shirt to
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nagahakim Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome infinity...
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EMABB Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work!!!
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keef75 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
fantastic
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mahsunny Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Stunning! And I love his quotes <3
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:icondamyanov:
Damyanov Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Titanic work!
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JimmiGilbi Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent piece. Interested how you used the Conte pencil. I was bought one as a gift and not sure what it is and how to be using it?

Again, excellent piece.
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SamanthaMessias Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013

Hi JimmiGilbi,

I still don't know how to acquire a black colour without using one, its the only thing I use to create the black contrast in my work for more depth, detail and to make it as realistic as possible.

I would love to know what other Artists use to create there black colour on there pencil drawings.

It is very soft and very easy to blend with, but difficult to rub out if you make any mistakes though.

Thanks for the comment

Much love

Sami :)

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keithmore2000 Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Try the Staedtler Mars Lumnograph 8b. The Faber Castell Albrecht Durer is good too.
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SamanthaMessias Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
Thanks Keith, sorry for the late reply just logged in after a long 8 months. good to be back here with all you creative beings :)
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JimmiGilbi Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the response. :)

Before I was bought the Conte, I always believe that being a graphite artist is that we can not truly achieve true blacks, just darker greys, which in turn creates shine.
The Generals Kimberly 9xxB pencil is a Carbon pencil and is the closest to a dark black.........until I was bought a Conte.

Is the conte a pastel or charcoal/graphite pencil. Cannot find any info of what it's made of even on their website!

Again, great piece here! ;) 
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SamanthaMessias Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013

Hi Jimmi,

No worries I love to here what other Artists have to say and I am always excited to answer any questions. mmmm I've never tried the 'Kimberely 9xxB' may give that a go.

I actually picked the conte pencil up from a local art shop on a whim in the hopes it may create the black colour I needed for my work and It work amazingly,

Not to sure what its made from either, I don't think its charcoal or graphite its a completely different texture. I'm know expert but it works well for me, the first time I used it, I didn't no what to do with it, but the more I'm using it on every piece of my drawings I'm understanding where I should apply it and how to blend it. Best bet is to practice with it.

 

Thanks for your interest in my work too, and I use the Conte a Paris, pierre noire 3B, I have tried the 2B and its a bit like charcoal, which goes through me hehe :)

 

much love :)

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LOOSEGERMS Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice!  Love the texture.
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Geekoftheweek Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
This is INCREDIBLE. How long did it take you to draw this? This is painfully good, and I come from a family of artists. 
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SamanthaMessias Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013

Hi, Thank you for the lovely comments, much appreciated. Iit took me just under 6 weeks to complete, so a very long time I guess for my first portrait. :)

Thanks

Sami :) (Smile) 

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orinoco1973 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Outstanding drawing
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Markonator Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Insane O_____o
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stuartclark Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
got to be up there with the best large portraits i've ever seen, i bow down to your graphite greatness :)
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:iconpenchedelic:
Penchedelic Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
Impressive work!! I'm wondering how would you create such skin texture? Is there any specific technique or method? I've tried circulism yet I pursue higher accuracy. Much love for the help.
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SamanthaMessias Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
Hi there,
Thank you so much for your comment and I would be more than happy to help and share my techniques with all you guys out there.
It was my first realistic portrait and tried out many different techniques. I believe what worked for me was layering with pencil, I did three layers in each section blending constantly with a small rubber like blending tool from my local art shop which was a fantastic help to acquire the minute bits of detail and also cotton buds worked wonders too. I don't think I ever do circulism with the pencil just layer upon layer upon layer with blending and a lot of patients lol.
Much love to you and hope I have helped answer your question.
:)
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Penchedelic Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
Unbelieveable! This is the first work? I'm really shocked!
And thanks a lot for the technique share. I'll give it a try. I'm still new to this. Much love to you too.
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:iconstuartclark:
stuartclark Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
this is just amazing.... Graphite Goddess you are
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SamanthaMessias Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
Hi Stuart,
have left you a note and thank you so very much for your lovely comment much love to you and all the other wonderful artists support. appreciate it greatly
:)
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agfox49 Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
Wow, this is a stunning, photo realistic drawing ... you knock my version out of the park!
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SamanthaMessias Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
Thank you so much for your lovely comment, your gallery is fantastic, thankyou for sharing also :)
much love
Sami
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SamanthaMessias Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
Thank you all for your truly lovely and honest comments. I agree that every one is entitled to there own opinion and I respect that a lot. I'm happy you like my work and cant wait to show you guys more. I started this path only three months ago and have a lot to learn and gain from the art world in my many years to come. I guess the big question to ask my self and others is 'What is art? and can you define it?'
much love to you all
Sami :)
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MichaelNorwood Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Perhaps I don't know what I'm talking about, but I think you are an outstanding artist.
Could anyone but a "true artist" truly see and reproduce all the minute details, tone shifts
and textures so accurately? I respect everyone's opinion...I just disagree. No doubt you could (likely have) set free
your creative juices and imagination and create something equally as outstanding. Beautiful work. :clap:
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SamanthaMessias Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
Thank you so much for your lovely comment, glad you like.
much love
Sami :)
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GZaf Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
This is gorgeous!!! I will have to agree with oosterbe, and with you too. Making these drawings is always a challenge. But nothing more than a challenge. People who draw this kind of photorealistic drawings have undoubtedly special talent, but cannot be considered true artists; they are captured by reality. A true artist has to interpret reality in his/her own way and depict it onto their piece of art.
Once again, well done! (OMG! His forehead is SO real!)
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SamanthaMessias Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
Thank you for your honest opinion and I'm so happy you like my drawing.
much love
Sami :)
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GZaf Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
*For no misunderstandings, I don't want to be shown off as the "true artist". We are all trying our best!:D
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oosterbe Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
You have a great skill, and this is great drawing, but if I have to be honest I like more drawings which look like drawings. This is just like a photo, and it doesn't show a special character of a tool which drew it. Anyway I must fave it, because this is a perfect example of excellent drawing skills.
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SamanthaMessias Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
Thank you for your honest opinion, I appreciate it greatly.
I think because I know I can draw really sketchy drawings with a pencil I wanted a BIG challenge and trying to draw in a hyper realistic way was one of them it really pushed my limits and expectations on what I can achieve.
much love to you
love Sami
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HannaKarlsson Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Perfect! :O
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SamanthaMessias Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
Thank you so much every one for your wonderful comments, I'm very happy you like and very grateful too. much love to you all
Sami :)
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ericstavros Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
a masterpiece............................
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ArtGoldArt Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing work!
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ellib33 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ASTONISHING! :O Very good work :clap:
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