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Sorta like this and sorta dont :( had to rush the shading VERY much so its not as good as i hoped, and its not entirely accurate in its proportions either, couple of mm out in some places :( oh well onto the next one, got 5 left before next wednesday.

cheers Andy :ahoy:
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:iconcaroprettyplace:
caroprettyplace Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Student General Artist
Awwwww the dimplesXD
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:iconnatashathomart:
natashathomart Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014
I could stare at this all day and smile. =)
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LukaszMarkiewicz Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
so sweet :)! .... great job :) ..
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Hobby-tribut Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww, so cute
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iSaBeL-MR Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great! Very realist!
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BlueRidgePainter Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Why are you not up there with the other great realist artist such as Lee Hammond and Carrie Stuart-Smith. This is as good as any I have seen of theirs, and I follow their work very closely. Thanks for the pleasure.
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toujourshigher Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow !
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WheresYour-HeART Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So adorable and brilliantly drawn. :heart:
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IloveTotoro1996 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Student
my god thsi is amazing!
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:iconevusha:
evusha Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Student Interface Designer
this is fantastic!!
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Nirelleth Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
So adorable. I think the shading is amazing.
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KatherineCavanaugh Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, I don't see how you 'rushed' the shading, its PERFECT! I'm so jealous of this, I love it. Great work.
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keyvie Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
Wonderful
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storres11 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
love it i thought it was a photograph
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Feliina25 Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
beautifull eye =D very good job!
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Quantum-Lotus Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing!
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AndyBuck Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011
Thanks :)
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Quantum-Lotus Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no prob :D
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alilovesart Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
This is so amazing! I love it! I've been practicing shading and drawing people for years, but it seems to never turn out right. I like your shading tips! I'm definitely going to try them out sometime! Have you ever tried a self portrait? It seems much harder to me to do self portraits than other people. I'm working on an art project for my school and I wanted to draw a person....How long did it take you to draw this kind of stuff so I know how to time myself? I'd really like some input. You are totally my favorite Artist ever!!! Thanks!
Ali Gourley
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AndyBuck Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
Hey thanks for the compliments :ahoy:

Nope I've never tried, probably because I can never get a good photo of myself, or one I'm happy with anyway haha. And then to sit and stare at yourself for 50 or more hours, might make you a little paranoid too.

It takes me a considerable amount of time, something complex like jack sparrow took around 100hours, whereas some other pieces took around 50 hours. It really depends on how much patience you have to sit and shade perfectly. Look up a guy on dA called nimra (Armin is his real name) he spends 1000hours on some of his pieces, which is insane.
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AllegraX Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Student
this is stunning... O_O
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esaber Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
woooooooooooooow
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Delilah-was-here Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010
oh my gosh, i love it! i love how you can get the shine on the eyes and make it so realistic, do you work from a photo or from out of you head? also, can you give me a few tips on shading? i can get an ok outline, but as soon as i try to add in the shading, i just goes downhill, i cant get the texture right! Do you use short or long strokes? sorry for all the questions. ^-^
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AndyBuck Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
Hey there,

Sorry for such a late reply, I'm so busy these days :(

Thanks for the compliments on my work :)

I love drawing and looking at eyes, because they are so complex. Here's a couple of tips I usually tell people that ask a similar question to yours.

Look and take in what you are trying to draw, really see what you are trying to create. A common mistake is to outline features, but in reality nothing is outlined. It might be slightly more shaded on one side to the other, but will hardly ever have a hard edge. I would always recommend putting down a very light shade of grey because you can rub out to go lighter (highlight), or press harder to go darker (shadow), but if you start with white paper and need to go lighter you can't.

I use mechanical pencils, they really are worth investing in. I recommend getting a 0.5mm and 0.3mm pencil, with leads from F to 4B. This should give you enough variety to reproduce almost all pictures.

Really practice shading, it's the key to realism. If you can notice the pencil strokes its not going to look real. There are loads of blending tips out there. But just to explain quickly, I use cotton wool to blend shading into a smooth finish. You must remember that you are not drawing with the cotton wool though, the shading has to be good to start with.

And as for long and short strokes, it really depends, if its a large area then larger strokes, the opposite for small areas. Make sure they are all in the same direction though. I find that shading lengthways in the direction of the facial muscles also helps.

Hope this helps,

Good luck.

Andy :ahoy:
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AlexSilence Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010
so pretty <3
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emmuzi Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010
Oh my GOD! This is amazing!
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HotchocolateLovin Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
I guess I must be seeing things because it looks incredible. If you hadn't said anything about the shading, I wouldn't have even thought about it.
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infinitelyinevitable Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Student Writer
OMFG HOW CUTE! love it!!
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AndyBuck Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
hehe glad you like it :) thanks for the +fav
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infinitelyinevitable Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Student Writer
ur welcome!:)
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artist963 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010
wow, looks just like the picture!!
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artist963 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010
wow, looks just like the picture!!
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AndyBuck Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010
hehe thanks :)
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mandalynub6 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
amazing
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wagnersamara Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
it's amazing!..but how much time did it exactly take to be finished?.. :) beautiful work!!ohh and i want to ask you about the eyelashes because you obviously! are good!! with details..so how do you do the tinny eyelashes without having to make it look fack! ( which ur drawing is compeletly not!) :( plzz help
love it!! :)
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AndyBuck Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010
Just taken a look at this drawing as regards the eyelashes.

I dont actually think that i have done a very good job on that piece haha!

But nevertheless, what you need to do is, get a very fine pencil. 0.3mm mechanical is great. and get a strong lead, something like a 2B. Then just flick the pencil in a natural manner to achieve a nice curled eyelash.

It takes some practice but you'll get it!
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wagnersamara Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
Andddyyy!! thank you very much! you have no idea how you've helped!!.. i know i'm way late to reply but .. i have to thank you!!! :dance:
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AndyBuck Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
hehe no problem :) glad to be of service
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selia-fairy Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
soooo adorable,soo cute:X:X:X
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yAperture Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Professional Filmographer
cought, good job
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Juliaa27 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is absolutely perfect! You're really talented :)
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MK-photopassion Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010
You are talented! Looks so real :)
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:iconandybuck:
AndyBuck Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010
many thanks :) glad you liked it
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Subhankar-debbarma Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is cute as hell!
You are a genius when it comes to drawing eyes. You are in my watch now.. :omg:
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SimplySteff Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
ohwowww
this is fabulousss~~
wowowow
:heart:
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MountJin Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009  Student General Artist
That kid's eyes are a beauty!
You are completely amazing. I think people like you on dA should get alot more recognition.

Keep up the good word (:
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wesers Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009
Incredible! I really appreciate that the quality of your line work isnt lost in stub blending.
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