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I decided to draw this uncommon picture for the "It's all about Hair" contest at #Portrait-Love.
Half closing your eyes, you could recognize Brigitte Bardot. At least I do. You don't ? Ok then, imagine ;-)
I explored a new rough style. Hope you like it :-)
Critics and comments are very welcome.

Thank you so much for your great feedback and favs and watches. :heart:

Thanks to =capricordestin for featuring at [link] and to *CountryGirl957 at [link]
Featured in :iconwelovetraditionalart: Best of traditional art from WLTA - September 2011 :aww:

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Graphite on 24*32 CM 200g Canson paper
2B, 6B, 8B, technical, 0.3 to 5.56 mm pencils
Kneated and elastomer eraser, blender only for the background.
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:iconsergejbag:
sergejbag Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
great work especially her eyes,
her look is very melancholic, feminine...Clap 
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:iconcloudmilk:
cloudmilk Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I tried a different style on this one, glad you like it :)
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:iconsergejbag:
sergejbag Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
absolutely gorgeous work!!!:D (Big Grin) 
and it's good that you try different image methods...
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:iconemabb:
EMABB Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very realistic!!!
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:iconcloudmilk:
cloudmilk Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot :)
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:iconfusionofforces:
Fusionofforces Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great! wow! :D
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:iconcloudmilk:
cloudmilk Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot :D
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:iconak69666:
ak69666 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
gr8 . its amazing .
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:iconcloudmilk:
cloudmilk Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Many thanks .Glad you like it :)
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:iconmeflyingfree:
MeFlyingFree Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is incredibly beautiful! :wow:
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:iconcloudmilk:
cloudmilk Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:) Glad you like it that much :D
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:iconmeflyingfree:
MeFlyingFree Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
:iconyesyesyesplz:
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:iconcloudmilk:
cloudmilk Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:giggle: love this yes yes icon
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:iconmeflyingfree:
MeFlyingFree Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
Comes in handy! :D So does this one :iconnonono-plz:
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:iconcloudmilk:
cloudmilk Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:squee:
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:iconmeflyingfree:
MeFlyingFree Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
:iconrainbowsqueeplz::giggle:
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:iconnear000:
near000 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful!
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:iconcloudmilk:
cloudmilk Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you like it. Thanks !
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:iconwhizziewhizzer:
WhizzieWhizzer Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
wow I love this piece!!!!
say do you have the reference cause I'd love to have a crack at it......... you have great taste in subjects!!
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:iconcloudmilk:
cloudmilk Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks John :)
About the reference I didn't keep the link to it, but I can send it by mail. You can drop me a note with your mail address.
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WhizzieWhizzer Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
hey will do thanks mate =D
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:iconthanhphucluong:
thanhphucluong Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
Stunning work! You are talented
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:iconcloudmilk:
cloudmilk Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :)
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:iconartboy0128:
ARTBOY0128 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Outstanding work!
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:iconcloudmilk:
cloudmilk Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A comment that sounds like a reference. Thank you so much :D
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:iconartboy0128:
ARTBOY0128 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
my pleasure!
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:iconnaveen11986:
naveen11986 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hair work is absolutely stunning
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:iconcloudmilk:
cloudmilk Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:aww: thank you!
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:iconpowergirl46:
powergirl46 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
whoa, love it!
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:iconcloudmilk:
cloudmilk Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you do. Thank a lot :dance:
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:iconmr-ripley:
Mr-Ripley Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Superb :clap:
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:iconcloudmilk:
cloudmilk Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much. :D
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:iconlalyetki:
LalYetki Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
THIS IS EPIC.
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:iconcloudmilk:
cloudmilk Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot. Glad you like it :)
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:iconbellasmina:
Bellasmina Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
Wow, I can almost see the wind. Just stunning :heart:
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:iconcloudmilk:
cloudmilk Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thnk you so much :D
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sparrowsong83 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
All that hair would have drove me nuts! Great work!
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:iconcloudmilk:
cloudmilk Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you , and thanks for the fav :D
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sparrowsong83 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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:iconshirls-art:
shirls-art Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011
love the hair
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:iconcloudmilk:
cloudmilk Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot :D
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shirls-art Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011
my pleasure
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:iconninakaubi:
NinaKaubi Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011
soooooooooooo beautiful!!!!!!!!
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:iconcloudmilk:
cloudmilk Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you sooooooooooooo much! :hug:
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davepuls Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:star: Featured :star: in this month's news features for the :iconwelovetraditionalart: group: [link]
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:iconcloudmilk:
cloudmilk Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow !Thank you so much for choosing this drawing in your monthly selection! :glomp:
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davepuls Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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xStelmariax Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi, sorry for the delay! Here comes the promised critique (=

It's a beautiful image, you did a nice job here! In my opinion there are a few things that could be improved, though. The general flow of the hair came out very good, no complaining here. But I think the hair itself could be more detailed - hair comes in strands, but not in blocks limited by a dark line. Here and there I had that impression of blocks of hair coming out of nowhere and being a bit too big, for example at the top of the forehead and the left part of the image ;) I'd suggest drawing more single hair out, not just shading in blocks.
I noticed after a while that the direction of pencil shading on the skin is noticeable (it only goes from left to right), I'd suggest smoothing that out, but that may be personal style, too. What kind of bugged me was that the iris has no shading at all. Since eyes reflect lots of light, maybe giving the eye some strong highlights would look better.

And that pretty much is it, it's a beautiful drawing^^ I hope I could help you!
Take care :hug:
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:iconcloudmilk:
cloudmilk Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Speaks:  :bulletblue: Franšais  :bulletwhite: English  :bulletred: Espa˝ol    ;)
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cloudmilk Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi, thanks a lot for taking time for that critique. You're right on many things. And it's interesting as for the first time I rushed on that drawing to have it finished on time for the contest (by a disappearing group, but that's another story).
About the details on hair, I didn't go too far on purpose, I wanted it more suggestive and semi-realistic than fully realistic, and on the original drawing it works pretty well from 5 feet away. About the iris, as it's in the shadow of the hair, there is no reflect at all, even on the original pic... Sure the shading could have been smoother, but chosed that time not to use any artificial blender, only the pencil. It gives that rough style for the skin at short distance. And pieces of hair coming from nowhere can bug the eye that catches it. Well, I'll try better next time, and as a STA, I go my own speed, trying to improve a bit each time. Thanks again for taking time looking at it and making opinion exchange possible. And if you're interested, I can do the same for your next drawing (or an existing one).
Take care and keep on the great work. I'll keep watching ;-) :hug:
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July 22, 2011
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Canon
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Canon PowerShot G11
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1/50 second
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11 mm
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100
Date Taken
Jul 23, 2011, 8:19:05 AM
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