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Kim Novak 2 by Alene Kim Novak 2 by Alene
It's been a while since I've posted a movie star portrait, so here you are, all you lovely people watching me just for them. Sorry I don't do many of them these days, technically I'm a children's illustrator, not a portraitist! I hope you like this one!

:star: Head over to my blog for progress photos, and a video of me drawing her eye!

Medium: Graphite. There's a list of the materials I use for pencil portraiture in the 'Tutorials' section of my gallery.
Size: A little under A3
Time Taken: 17 hours

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Pappa60 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2018
Your skill is Amazing girl! Love your gallery :-)
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snowfire23 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2017
I'm trying to go back and forth between your two portraits trying to decide which one I like better. I've concluded it's impossible to decide!
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Alene Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2017  Professional General Artist
Aw, thank you! And thanks for the :+fav:s on this and "Rita Hayworth 2" =) I'm glad you liked them!
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snowfire23 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2017
Always great to see the beauty of classic movie stars captured so wonderfully. :D
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:iconalene:
Alene Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thank you! =)
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drawn2pencils Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I just did a specific Kim Novak search and came across this.  You have done her great Honor. :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce:    I fell in love with her when I was like 10 and saw her in the 1958 Bell, Book and Candle.  I truly believed that Marilyn had nothing up on her. I think I've fainted.     
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:iconalene:
Alene Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thank you! Like Marilyn, she's quite hard to draw, so I'm glad you think I did such a good job!
Thanks for the :+devwatch: too! =) 
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marmicminipark Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nicely done, keep up the good work !!!
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:iconalene:
Alene Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thank you! =) 
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bloodymarypickford Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2017
Thank you so much, Alene. You know I love these things!! Kim Novak2 is even better than your first... and my personal favourite is Lauren Bacall.
You're so good, bravo!
One day, would you consider drawing me a Mary Pickford? ;-)
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:iconalene:
Alene Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much! I don't do a lot of star portraits these days, usually only for portraiture demonstrations, but you never know, a photo of Mary Pickford might catch my eye and encourage me to draw her for one of them! =) 
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khinson Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so beautifully drawn. I love how you've tackled the challenge of blonde hair! Well done!
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:iconalene:
Alene Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! I don't think I could face blonde hair if I didn't have my trusty electric eraser, it's a complete life-saver (and sanity-saver)! 
Thanks for the :+fav: too! :)
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khinson Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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grandlait Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017
incredible work , stunning :)
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:iconalene:
Alene Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much, and thanks for the :+fav: and :+devwatch: too! =)
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SUOMAR Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome!
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Alene Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thank you! =)
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