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I got some response that the right eye (in your view) looked a bit to small! I revised it. I made her iris a bit larger and draw a bit more eyelashes!

:iconfinallyplz: I like this plz icon :XD:

OK then please fullview :D!!

Complete handmade graphite pencil drawing! The eyes were made with Faber Castell Polychromos coloured pencils. They´re NOT digitally retouched!!!!

Drawn from the awesome reference from the awesome :iconbenoitpaille: !
Again many thanks to you :thanks:!

Size is A3 Hahnemühle Nostalgie paper with 190 gsm.

Stuff I used:

:bulletred: 4 different blue colours and a bit of bright brown for her eyes.
:bulletred: 3H, B, 2B, 4B and 6B normal graphite pencils.
:bulletred: 0,7mm HB and 2B mechanical pencils. 0,3mm HB and B mechanical pencils.
:bulletred: Sharpened erasers, brushes, q-tips and a tissue

Time: Lol I don´t know! What century do we have? :XD:
Seriously I don´t really know it but I guess between 30 and 40 hrs :)

WIP I: [link]
WIP II: [link]
WIP III: [link]

Hope you like it!
Thanks for looking :D

PS: Oh and I wish you all a happy dA birthday :party: :D
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m3talDOG's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

My first reaction was "wow, just wow!".
But that's not what I want to write in this critique so let's break this down and let me explain it in detail.

First off, I thought I was looking at a photo. Second look fixed this and made my mouth open wide down to the ground. I don't know where to start. The level of detail, the beauty of model, the technique, the application of depth of field? Don't know but all these fall together and create one hell of a piece of art and what is more, it's black and white and that gives you a few more plus points from my side. <img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt=":meow:" title="Meow :3"/>

I've been a traditional artist myself but even after 11 years of practice I haven't even closed up on your level from afar.
xbooshbabyx's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

I'm not going to say that when I saw this I thought it was a photo, because personally I think a better compliment is that I knew it was a peice of art. It takes skill to make something look exactly like the photo, but it takes more skill to give it an artistic impact. You have definatly acheived this.
First off the eyes, the colouring on them is beautiful and the shine works so well, so life-like. The idea of bold colourful eyes against a black and white face isnt the most original but that doesn't mean it's still not a great idea. I think it's exactly what this picture needed to give it the right dynamics, and it's been done so well.
Some other things I noticed were the hair, which looks so soft, but still you can see the strands. The way the backround blurs gives the picture perfect focus, and the freckles dont look drawn on. theyre not too harsh and they fit in with the skin.

The only problems I can find are with the lips. They are amazing, but I'm being picky because noticing problems is the only way to advance <img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt=";P" title="Wink/Razz" /> But the little problem I saw was that the creases dont seem to fade out properly, they look a bit too much like pencil strokes.

All in all though, this is a fabulous piece, amazingly detailed and very inspired. An instant fave from me <img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" title=":) (Smile)" />

ClairissaN's avatar
If you were to look at the lips in the original picture, they have the same type of lines. the girl must have had dry lips or something. Just wanted to mention that :)
ConnerKonEl's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

Well, I normally really try to work something that needs to be improved upon into my critiques but I honestly can't even begin to find anything. You've absolutely astounded me with your level of detail, not to mention your skill; before reading your description I thought for sure that the eyes were photoshop but again, you astounded me further with the statement that they were pencils. Furthermore, the freckles are incredible! Not only do they look identical to the picture you referenced but they don't look at all like they were just sketched on. I seriously found a new favorite artist!! Can you recommend an equivilant to your materials that I might find in the US?
Angelstorm-82's avatar
Thanks for this very nice critique :)!
Well if you could get Staedtler and Faber Castell products there it should be possible.
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World-of-Waldo's avatar
Wait.. this is NOT a photo?! Seriously???  Colour ME stunned.. wow..

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Kaslyn's avatar
link to original photo?
Kaslyn's avatar
just kidding it's gone ^^;
TimBaldwin's avatar
Brilliant work!!!
HannaH-Eloise's avatar
I'm always fascinated to watch a beautiful job !!
neriokat's avatar
You are absolutely astounding lovely! When did you start drawing?
SnowWhite-Cherry's avatar
The freckles look absolutely perfect, i have freckles and it always makes me mad that most artists make them look like chocolate chip sprinkles but yours look like the real thing, great job!!
Sheila-M-Carlo's avatar
Hi :wave:
You have been feature on my Journal Sunday Features #1 under Drawings :hug:
I did a test with many of my friends and family and they all thought it was a picture not a drawing! How the hell is it possible to make a drawing so realistic! Really, congrats. I put you in my favorites, like many other people.
ArcticIceWolf's avatar
Wow! I love blue eyes!
MightyMelleR's avatar
this is graphite? hot damn that's amazing!
jackofalltrades1978's avatar
simply just wow. I thought this was a photo that was edited. This is so amazing.
mch3ll3h3r3's avatar
its so legit that you make your drawing like a photograph. beautiful work. :)
Winkey67's avatar
oh my god, this is awesome! I can't even... D:
infinitepixies's avatar
I look at this every now and then, and I'm still in awe each time I see it.
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