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Keeping secrets

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A pencil portrait of a woman wearing black, set against a dark background.
She's staring forwards and has her fingers on her lips.
She has a secret to keep.


Many thanks to :iconsaligiastock: for the use of the photo for reference - saligiastock.deviantart.com/

Size is A4 (210mm x 297mm) 220gsm smooth cartridge paper, HB and 2B 5mm mechanical pencil, various grades of pencil ranging from 2h to 5B, tissues, cotton buds, blending stumps and erasers.
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yipzhang5201314Hobbyist General Artist
Great job. Could use blenders to make it more smooth.
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DeanSidwellArtProfessional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Awesome job. Love all the contrasts.
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DeanSidwellArtProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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keithmore2000Professional Traditional Artist
Very nice work here. Well done.:D (Big Grin) 
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DeanSidwellArtProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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Naomi-TorrecampoStudent Traditional Artist
This is such a wonderful portrait, It's so realistic and so beautiful. I love her expression, she looks like she's keeping a secret
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DeanSidwellArtProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
She has a dark secret but she's not telling.
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A wonderful portrait! Beautiful shading :heart:
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DeanSidwellArtProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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naama6699Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing!
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DeanSidwellArtProfessional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much!
chesya's avatar
Excellent angle and working in of emotion and ambiguity of expression.
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DeanSidwellArtProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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breesenseHobbyist Traditional Artist
Marvelous work - I love the eyes.
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DeanSidwellArtProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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clarrr17Hobbyist General Artist
Great work! :clap:
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DeanSidwellArtProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Karoinna General Artist
Awesome job!! :)
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DeanSidwellArtProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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Karoinna General Artist
No problem ;)
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vlewis123Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very lovley :D
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DeanSidwellArtProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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vlewis123Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome :D
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