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The Unbroken Wheel Pen and Ink by orioncreatives The Unbroken Wheel Pen and Ink by orioncreatives
The Illustration is based upon the martyrdom of Saint Catherine of Alexandria. It's completely done using my 0.1 mm Rotring Engineering Drawing pen on A3 cartridge paper (I gave myself a challenge to complete the whole thing with the 0.1 mm). I have been working on this for over two months now. No references has been used. I would very much appreciate feedback from all...

OH MY GOD !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
A DD FOR MY WORK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'M SO FREAKED OUT RIGHT NOW THAT I CAN BARELY TYPE THIS... I'M FEELING SO HAPPY RIGHT NOW THAT THEY FOUND MY WORK GOOD ENOUGH.... THANKS TO THE SUGGESTOR :iconmanueltc: AND TO THE GM :iconmollinda: AND ALL OF YOU FOR THE AWESOME SUPPORT !

I'm sorry that I am not able to reply to each of your comments, but I AM reading them all and appreciate it very very much... The encouragement and feedbacks and criticisms that you guys are sending me is a great push towards better art for me... Thanks to you all...
And if you guys find this work in Wikipedia, it's ok... It has been put there with my consent. It is not stolen from me...
Peace !!!

People have been asking me to add a short description about the Saint herself. So I copied the content from Wiki. here it is >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
"According to the traditional story, Catherine was the daughter of Costus, a pagan governor of Alexandria, where she was born. She is said to have announced to her parents that she would only marry someone who surpassed her in beauty, intelligence, wealth, and social status. This has been interpreted as an early foreshadowing of her eventual discovery of Christ. "His beauty was more radiant than the shining of the sun, His wisdom governed all creation, His riches were spread throughout all the world."[1] Though raised a pagan, she converted to Christianity in her late teens. It is said that she visited her contemporary, the Roman Emperor Maximinus Daia, and attempted to convince him of the moral error in persecuting Christians. She succeeded in converting his wife, the Empress, and many pagan philosophers whom the Emperor sent to dispute with her, all of whom were subsequently martyred.[5] Upon the failure of the Emperor to win Catherine over, he ordered her to be put in prison; and when the people who visited her converted, she was condemned to death on the breaking wheel, an instrument of torture. According to legend, the wheel itself broke when she touched it, so she was beheaded."

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Given 2011-05-03
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The Unbroken Wheel Pen and Ink by ~orionartist ( Suggested by manueltc and Featured by Mollinda )
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DariusM1993 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016
Amazing chross hatching, really mastered that!
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ottoblotto Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Very nice work
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KatieCooper Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My patroness :)
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Lior-Shkedi Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Student General Artist
wow that's amazing. looks like something that should be put inside history of art class.
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Retheeshkp Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Professional
so...nice..& Great..!
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orelharimark Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
great!!!
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RyanValentineComics Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The detail on this drawing is staggering. You should be proud of how accomplished it is.
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Unoyente Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
amazing work! congratulations!! thanks for share!
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jijovadakkekudiyil Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
beautiful!!!!
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eduardoquirosjr Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
did she lose her arm? T_T
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abhijithvb Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
great work
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steverlfs Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
I love the expression on her face. Excellent work!
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Just-a-Witness Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
oh boy!miraculous work!!!
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thementalpatient Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, that is incredible. It reminds me of those old illustrations from the middle ages. That 90+ hours was worth it.
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Mattylad10 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
Well done kiddo......
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B3L7 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work. Fantastic etching.
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EctoplasmicSlug Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Student General Artist
First of all, I'd like to say... Congrats on the DD!! :D The emotions are depicted very well and you can really tell what's going on in this scene. :)
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Crimnor Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The detailing in this is really remarkable... I think it's great to see such outstanding traditional work awarded with a DD, it's a shame that it's all mostly digital now. Anyway, flip wicked awesome work, I love it.
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mariofdy Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
crazy ... 90 hours of work ... fantastic effect :)
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DanielHeydecke Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
Wow. All those details, this is really a wonderful piece of art.
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fluplay Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wow! you're amazing, breathtaking!
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dodavis419 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
Cool picture it looks like an engraving.
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jamonkey Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful work. Please keep creating more art!
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paulmellor Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
great work :)
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EMuffn3 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic job! Great work!
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lizamuchiha Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
woooooooooooow :love:this is a great piece of art,congragulation for DD :clap:
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Aodhagain Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing. Congratulations on the DD. I'm very impressed by the work you put into this. St. Catherine of Alexandria is one of my favorite saints.

I really like that soldier kneeling and covering his face. That's quite powerful. This whole picture is styled really nicely, it looks like an old illustration. Very very well done. :) :highfive:
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hnfavery Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
awesome details!!
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HonourKnight Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Student
This is epicness. Good job!
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Neoconvoy Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Student General Artist
Great work!
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Hiland-Rose Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
FYI the beheading was quite gruesome, it took more than one stroke to kill her... she prayed for her executioner in the process... and people think the Catholic church and it's saints are stuffy.... :)
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orioncreatives Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
:)
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Hiland-Rose Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Had to come back to fave this. Thank you for sharing!
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orioncreatives Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :iconhiland-rose:
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kewlbrad Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
i am not worthy
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orioncreatives Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
!!!!!!!!!!
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wytherwing Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
a beautifully rendered piece... well done! :thumbsup:
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orioncreatives Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :D
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wytherwing Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
you're very welcome :)
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jfkpaint Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
Beautifully drawn. Story telling like the old masters. Well done.
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orioncreatives Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :D
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devonhants Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome.
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orioncreatives Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :D
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TomOliverArt Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow. This work has so many levels of story. Great job!
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orioncreatives Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :D
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Bluesilver84 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Would love for you to join my group #DA-Art-Gallery
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orioncreatives Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :D
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Inkstruktor Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Professional Artist
great
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orioncreatives Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :D
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AnnMarieBone Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Fantastic!
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