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Praying by alanbecker Praying by alanbecker
This is my last art project I did in high school before graduating. It's part of a contest involving drawings of the hands. The winner gets published in a greeting card that is sent by the company to all its customers. I almost won. I think it was going to be either mine or my fellow classmate Maggie Sather, and they picked hers, to make her the winner two years in a row.
Anyway I like this drawing and I hope to do more in college.
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NanaCasas Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This piece speaks volumes without words. Great job Alan! :0)
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Eye-Of-The-Rooster Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
it would be so wonderful if you wouldnt mind me using this piece for my help page in the prayer requests section i would give you full credit ok?
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haimokochan Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Student General Artist
At first I thought it was a photograph! :wow:
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Angelove777 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is real good. Plus it's deep and it is almost surreal! Cause it's concerned with divinity! :D
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smilingdragon Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
This is very beautiful :)
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mxh520 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011
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a-panda-beah Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Student General Artist
this is amazing :D so realistic and to describe it simply, epic. :D
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MrJumpManV4 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
why isn't this listed under photography? =p
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:icontsuna-kun-khr:
Tsuna-kun-khr Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
.. i literally thought this was picture just taken.
outstanding. really.
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kora32 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
it's beautiful!
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Dark-wind-Wings Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
oh my god this is more than awesome :heart:
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dead666eye Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
Great job!!!
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Caotu Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
I like this one. Good job :)
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NhaomiArt Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009
awww, how beautiful!
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Imaginary--Thoughts Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009  Student Writer
Wow, that's beautiful... = ) It's neat that you did praying for a school assignment XD
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:iconsue119:
sue119 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009  Professional Artist
Great anatomy and the hands look very realistic :)
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:iconhefelberry:
hefelberry Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
People at my school still draw stick figures...
very detailed ^^
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purplenova Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
beautiful
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Baka-anky12 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009
Wow........Wooooooooooooow........wow.
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WellnessWater Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009  Student Photographer
Wow, all of your artworks are so realistic :)
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exposed1 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009
I like it very much! Excellent and in the blues too :bounce: :rose: :trophy:
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jg244 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Very nice! Those hands look real!
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danieljc2008 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
just wonderin... who is it that you're prayin to?
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supermariofan2 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009
Did you use any reference for this?
Or did you draw this free from your imagination?
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:iconlindyz:
lindyz Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009
Great drawing. The shading seems really well done. :nod:
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LLAMAS-EAT-PIE Featured By Owner May 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the detail :)
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Dragon-san90 Featured By Owner May 25, 2009
awesome piece! :O
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criissa Featured By Owner May 18, 2009
this one's awesome~ (and did i mention holy?)
Win<33
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mxmx Featured By Owner May 12, 2009
i first thought this was a photo...
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:iconhbriggs:
HBriggs Featured By Owner May 6, 2009
Pretty damn good. Have a look at my drawing of a hand.
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JademarieLee Featured By Owner May 6, 2009
Beautiful :)
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Boysstink4 Featured By Owner May 4, 2009
this is amazing!!!!
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:iconmizuiruka:
mizuiruka Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
i'm jealous, i can never do hands
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Mathusellah Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009
You are most talented buddy. Keep up the good work. Your lighting, well defined strokes are absolutely marvelous. *Cheers*
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... living on a prayer...
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LRMNmeyer Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009
Amazing drawing!
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draegona Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008
you didn't win? dang, she must have been a goddess
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trent28o Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008
very nice,excellent shading.
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Spyroflamesredsbum Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2008
THAT LOOKS AMAZING o.o
I sooooooooooo thought that was a photo <333333333333
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souleater008 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice
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i-am-lalotte001 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008
I remember the story of a similar painting... the artist had a deal with his brother that they would each work five years in the coal mines to support the other through art school.. but when the artist was finished with the five years, his brother couldn't draw anymore, his hands had been broken so many times.. so the artist drew his brother's hands in the same form, clasped together..

yeah. anyway, the artist was a famous one. i just don't remember.

it's really beautiful though... :D it's awesome. i wanna draw like that... :D
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meljoy68 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
This is powerful and emotional, whether or not you intended it to be so. The simple pose of the hands belies just how strong they can be when folded....I belive in the power of prayer. This is a lovely piece that, to me, reflects that.

You are incredibly talented. :aww:
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jon-chan Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2008
this pic roks alenbecker
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golden-acorn Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008
Wow that's very well done
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robotforfree Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008  Student
Aw ALAN!
I love this piece, it's so realistic...you put a lot of time into it :)
I think you should've won


By the way, how's CCAD treating you?
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poetic-flower Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2008  Student General Artist
Wow
Your art is so amazingly realistic.
It's hard to tell if it's just a picture or a piece of art at first glance. I really like this one because I can relate to the activity. Prayer is a big part of my life, best way of communicating with God =)
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evilpacman Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008
lole.
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