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One for colouring 31 - colored :iconpalatin:Palatin 30 3
One for colouring 25 - colored by Palatin
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One for colouring 25 - colored :iconpalatin:Palatin 39 3
One for colouring 20 colored by Palatin One for colouring 20 colored :iconpalatin:Palatin 7 0 Myuria Tionysus: The Symbologist:Colored by Palatin Myuria Tionysus: The Symbologist:Colored :iconpalatin:Palatin 40 6 MLETHs dream girl by me by Palatin
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MLETHs dream girl by me :iconpalatin:Palatin 43 8
Sachi colored by Palatin Sachi colored :iconpalatin:Palatin 76 3

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Palatin
Lutz Kather
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Germany
I chose the view of a simplified cat backside as my logo and a hill as nickname - what the hell does that mean?

Current Residence: Jena - Thüringen(Germany)
Operating System: Linux Mint
Favourite cartoon character: Bender (Futurama)
Interests
This articles features a style that may not be the most popular, but it produces very interesting art and if you are a true connoisseur is always worth a look - or maybe even a try? Well, let's first talk about what makes this style special.
The arsenal of the artist is reduced to two main colors without any tints, shades or tones and maybe one other color to highlight important details. Black and white are the most common combinations, others are possible but there has to be a sharp contrast. Therefore there is no real lighting or shading, everything has to be expressed by the shape. The third color is rarely used since it's only function is to set a small highlight, together with black and white pure red seems to be a favourite.

So we are not talking about pencil drawings, they use shades of grey, nor about inked linearts, since you can add color and shading to them. The traditional art of papercutting is somewhat close, but of course using digital tools makes things different in the details.
OK, after we have established what this is about, let's get to the pictures.

Portraits:
Notice that it does not take to many features to fool the human brain into recognizing real people leaving the artist many possibilities to explore a persons or (fictional) characters traits.
Also notice that the devil girl in piece number 12 is a traditional drawing on black paper.
Marilyn Monroe by AleksandraTorbina Herr Udo Kier by AleksandraTorbina Milla Jovovich Red Dress by Palatin black or white by kika1983
Churchill by Falang La Dietrich by Falang Mademoiselle Mars by Falang The Werewolf by Falang

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Only the Words Remain by wytherwing

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Crazy Horse Hottie by wytherwing

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barbarian warrior 1a by Palatin
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lazy sunday by Palatin
Black and White Metalhead by Vandoudy Black Paper by Miru

Scenery:
What that style gives to scenes is quite unique, although not always the same. It can create mysterious and dark moods or, if white is more dominant, can add a certain clearity - like in the first piece of the Eiffel Tower.
Eiffel by Falang St John Church by JonathanWyke Lubachow by GiP7
One Dame in all the World by CE-Rap :thumb154135153: Evenfall by wytherwing Vincent by GiP7
Day to Come by GiP7 :thumb207355739:

Abstract:
The fourth piece is an example where red and black are the two main components and white acts as the third color to highlight details.
:thumb195226379: Immortality by SubjektZero Subjekt Alpha by SubjektZero cerberus by stalkingmeat
Mr. Pleasant himself XD by MeiriKobayashi Death by Samurai by VashKranfeld we're all dead here by VashKranfeld Kitty Tat by wytherwing


Comics:
Of course you can create entire comics in this style. Here are the four best examples that I found so far. Notice how in the third piece nighttime is shown by using not white but a light grey. The last three are only pages of longer comics, go to the artists gallery to see the rest.

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Pulp Fiction: Scene with trunk by GiP7
PREELIMINAR SLAVE PAG 3 by buba33 Black and White - Page 1 by Roxo89 Next Door Kitty - Page 1 by Roxo89



I commend all artists featured in this article and salute everybody who does pieces in this style, however the author thinks that three artists stick out in quality and quantitiy so they deserve a special mentioning:
wytherwing :iconwytherwing: If you are bored of colorful girls, his gallery is the place to go.
Falang :iconfalang: She has a number of portraits that are worth seeing.
GiP7 :icongip7: He does a great job in scenes.

I hope I raised your the awareness for this style. If you happen to know or even do pieces in this style, please leave a comment!

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Hallo alles gute happy Birthday
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Hallo Alles gut happy Bithday
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thanks for the watch! :)
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Thank you for adding Mischief to your favourites.
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Thankee for the fave.
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Thanks for the watch and the faves!
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JohnRose-Illustrator Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thx for the :+devwatch:

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rasmus-art Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thx for the :+devwatch:

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celaoxxx Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
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Thank You for the :+fav:!
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olo409 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
You have a Fantastic gallery!

Thank you for adding me to your watchlist!
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wytherwing Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
:) thank you very much for the :+fav: on A Remark You Made :peace:
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fum316 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
Happy birthday!!
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The-Jam-Factory Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the favs..............
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