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'To Have and Have Not' by Alene 'To Have and Have Not' by Alene
Bogart and Bacall. =)
This is from a publicity photograph for "To Have and Have Not", the only film of their's that I have seen so far.
I'm very pleased with how this turned out- I think it may possibly be my best to date, although it looks a bit better in real life- solid black never scans as well as it should.
I apologise for the watermarking. I wish I didn't have to do it, but I need to protect my work, just in case....

Materials: 0.5 lead #B mechanical pencil, 8B solid graphite pencil, kneadable eraser, plastic eraser, blending stumps, cotton buds, tissues
Size: a little under A3
Time Taken: probably about 20 hours

Enjoy! =D Comments and favs are most welcome.

Edit: A big generic 'thankyou' to everyone who :+fav:s this or another of my pieces. It was a lovely surprise to receive a DD for this, and while I'll endeavor to answer all questions, I just haven't the time to respond to all favs. Homework, you know. So thankyou! =D
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"To Have and Have Not" by ~Alene"meticulously captures the grace and romance of classic films with her crisp pencil-work. Her gallery is one of the most exquisite collections of pencil portraiture that I have ever seen." ( Suggested by trekkiemage and Featured by aunjuli )
:iconthewolfcreek:
thewolfcreek Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Fine work...
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:iconalene:
Alene Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you! And thanks for the :+fav: too, I'm glad you like it!
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:iconthewolfcreek:
thewolfcreek Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Very welcome my friend...
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affrey Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2015
Wow!  This is awesome!
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:iconalene:
Alene Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! :)
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julia1a Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
I love it. boggie was a real he man and was cool under pressure.
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:iconalene:
Alene Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the :+fav:, I'm so glad you like it! =)
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iJessykins Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
You should see "Dark Passage" it's good, too. :D 
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:iconalene:
Alene Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Professional General Artist
I did this portrait 9 years ago, since then I've managed to collect all the Bogart and Bacall films. I agree that Dark Passage is a good one. =)
Thanks for the :+fav: =) I'm glad you like it!
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makor359 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter

I sounded totally fake, didn't I??  Don't know where McCall came from, but I grew up watching Bacall, even in a Bugs Bunny cartoon!!

Mark

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makor359 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter

G'day!!,

I just found your site and your work jumped out at me!  Theres a song, forgot the title, but one of the lines is"...just like Bogey and McCall", and that says it!  Your work could be noir photos, but they are your drawings.  I will have to date myself,ha, but Mom and Dad were married in 1950, I was born not quite 2 years later.  I can say, referring to a comment I read, by someone, the 50's was not scary.  It was a time to hope and build, for progress and home.  I truly think your works capture that.  I love your Bogey and McCall.  And, you need to protect your work these days.  I would really like to be your watcher...Ill send a note too!

Mark

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:iconalene:
Alene Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
I think the song you're thinking of is Key Largo. I don't know it well myself, but I'm assuming it is referencing another of the Bogart & Bacall films. =)
I like the strong contrasts of the old Hollywood photos, with their dramatic shadows; they lend themselves well to pencil portraiture and it's a much more glamorous era to portray. I'm glad you like my work, thanks for the :+fav: on this and the :+devwatch: =) 
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makor359 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter

Hello!

Absolutely, that is the name of the song..I 'bacall' now(I know, bad pun).  Just wanted to say, I was in your beautifull country, years ago, during my Navy days.  On leave, I was in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth..about 17 days all together.  Great beer, wonderful people..if I could have stayed, I would have!...

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Alene Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
I'm glad you enjoyed yourself while you were here! =) I'm not a drinker myself, but we're certainly known for beer. Apparently it's getting very expensive now, though, although this doesn't really affect me. =P Pretty much everything is expensive here in Perth, though.
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makor359 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter

Greetings,

It wasn't so much the beer and wine, but the 'flavor' of the country that I enjoyed soo much.  I had steak, at a restaurant, in 'the Rocks', in Sydney, that you cooked yourself.  I flew to Melbourne on Trans-Australian airlines, then, about a day or so later, I again flew TAA out to Perth, W.A.  And all that time, I was surrounded by the most fascinating people, warm, friendly, happy and welcoming.  That is what I loved about the country and the People  Those 17 days was, literally the high-light of my entire life, May 1977!  I am glad for a new friendship and I will look forward to a new friends works!!

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Alene Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
We visited The Rocks on a trip to Sydney last year, so many interesting little laneways! I didn't see a cook-it-yourself steakhouse though, that must have vanished by now, what a shame, it seems like such a sensible idea! If you were there in May the weather would have been pretty nice so it would have been easy to pack a lot into the day; we're starting to gear up towards summer again now so it's going to start getting very hot soon and I'm going to start getting lazy. =P The spring weather is lovely but I'm not so keen on the really hot summer days! I think Australia does have its own flavour, even with increasing globalisation Perth is still pretty laid back and small, which is pretty nice. When travelling it's always nice to be able to take note of all the little things that go into making a place different from what you're used to. =) 
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cookielover17 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
she looks like peggy carter to me x3
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:iconalene:
Alene Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
I hope that's a good thing, I haven't seen Captain America! =P

Thanks for the :+fav:, I'm glad you like it!
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cookielover17 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

You should it's the bestest x3

 

and you're welcome!!!!

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gregchapin Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Very nice. Great pose!
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:iconalene:
Alene Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks! =)
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Dooodlebug3000 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Nothing quite beats Bogie and Bacall. :D
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:iconalene:
Alene Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
No indeed!
Thanks for the :+fav:s on this and "Fred Astaire" =) I'm glad you liked them!
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Dooodlebug3000 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
No problem, your artwork is beautiful. :)
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:iconalene:
Alene Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you! =)
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kelleybean86 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Gorgeous work! The way her sleeve really looks like velvet is amazing.
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:iconalene:
Alene Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you! =)
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Win-E Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
This. is. amazing.
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:iconalene:
Alene Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you, and thank you for the :+fav: too! =D
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Win-E Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
my pleasure!
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frenzy14 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wonderful !!
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:iconalene:
Alene Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you! And thanks for the :+fav: too, I'm glad you like it!
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nightchildmoonchild Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Excellent details!
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:iconalene:
Alene Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you, and thanks for the :+fav: too, I'm glad you liked it! =)
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nightchildmoonchild Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome!
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purrrplcat Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
Your talent is amazing!
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:iconalene:
Alene Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much, and for the :+fav:s on this and "Humphrey Bogart" =) I'm glad you liked them!
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purrrplcat Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
Like them??? OMGosh, they're like photographs they are SO good! I'm seriously in awe....

just so amazing!
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:iconalene:
Alene Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! :hug:
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Mickey89Eli Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing!!!
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:iconalene:
Alene Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you! =)
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paulover Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
haha I just changed this to my icon. Very accurate portrayal.
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:iconalene:
Alene Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you. =)
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packersleo Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
this is stupendous, but i must say that her nose and the fingers of her right hand dont seem correct. just trying to nitpick.....

p.s. cute avatar.
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Alene Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
Well, nothing's perfect, and I'm certainly not going to do anything about it now, as it's been behind glass for a good five years. =) I've naturally got better since I did this, too.
Thanks!
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ShinyMarine Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011
Amazing and great contrast! It's one of my favorite movies.
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:iconalene:
Alene Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you! And thanks for the :+fav: and the :+devwatch: =) I'm glad you like my work!
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Crazy-Joe-Davola Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I finally saw this movie recently. I love this drawing. :+fav:
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Alene Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
It is a good movie, isn't it? I'm glad you like this, thanks for the :+fav:! =)
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