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The earlier service by MichaelBrack The earlier service by MichaelBrack
I borrowed the title for this one from a short story by Margaret Irwin (about a black mass as one can guess).

Ink on paper (32cm x 45cm)

Note: Art print available at Society6 society6.com/product/the-earli…

and INPRNT: www.inprnt.com/gallery/michael…
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TandP Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
I like the juxtaposition of the Pagan and the Christian     
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AngelusNoir Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013   General Artist
Great rendition!Love the story,it gives me a really creepy feeling......you have captured the aura of evil well!
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MichaelBrack Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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BigEvilWolf Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi, nice work. I have a question to you- how did you upload this drawing to computer? Did you scan it or did you take a photo, and did you do any additional editing on computer to make it look so high-quality?
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MichaelBrack Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi, thanks. I scanned it. As for additional editing, I usually just adjust the contrast for b&w pieces. Color pieces are trickier and I have to play with levels, saturation and brightness in photoshop to obtain a result as close as possible to the original. There's always some loss though.
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MartinSilvertant Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
Amazing detail and use of white space. The contrast and depth are brilliantly done.
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roundtower Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
* ¡Fantástico trabajo! Lo hemos destacado dentro de la carpeta "Featured nº 4 o Destacados nº 4" en Special-Groups. (Es la carpeta donde se exhiben los mejores trabajos del grupo).
¡Por favor, queremos ver más trabajos tuyos en el grupo!



* Fantastic work! Featured in Special-Groups in folder Featured nº 4. (Best works of the group).
Please, We want to see more works in the group of you!

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MichaelBrack Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Darkmir Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
After this appeared in the Moshui gallery, I took a long look at your gallery here. You do some really excellent work.

This piece is particular is amazing. You have a noteworthy level of control and technique as a pen and ink artist.
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MichaelBrack Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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nicolasjolly Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
amazing drawing!
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wytherwing Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
a very cool drawing... beautifully rendered! :thumbsup:
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shaharon25 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazingly amazing
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dashinvaine Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Great work.
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Corviid Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I love all the textures you did with your inkwork here. Excellent work!
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Dee58 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013   Traditional Artist
wow
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edge-of-psychosis Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Incredible.:heart:
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Ravens-Eye-Studio Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Very, very nice work.
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sevenofeleven Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Well done.
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nightserpent Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Beautiful! Great textures, composition and atmosphere. You're great at capturing that classic illustrative look- like Howard Pyle and company. I only wish it was a bit bigger so I could appreciate all of that line-work.
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Moreno-A88 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning!
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Nicole-Marie-Walker Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice!
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Finnguala Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is done in ink? Could have sworn it was graphite. Whenever I try to draw with ink it turns into a huge messy scribble. Well done!
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MichaelBrack Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Well the thinest pen I use (0.1) kinda looks like graphite, especially when the image is reduced.
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Finnguala Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I see! :D
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Zingam Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Now that's the kind of ink drawings I like (and I like to learn to do) :) Great stuff in your Black & White gallery!

Do you use pens or brushes? Do you use washes or thi is just cross-hatching? The image is too small to figure this out on my own.
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MichaelBrack Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
It's just cross-hatching these days (i used ink washes but I stopped a few years ago). For this one I used a drawing pen for the main line work and very thin technical pens ( 0.1 and 0.2) for the hatching.
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SaikoDead Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Amazing as always, simply amazing your fluency way to draw with ink and even the trace of the line it's so clean.
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MichaelBrack Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks.
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Impaled-Corpse Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013   Traditional Artist
Fantastic piece!
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MichaelBrack Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Impaled-Corpse Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013   Traditional Artist
My pleasure!
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