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Keeping secrets by DeanSidwellArt Keeping secrets by DeanSidwellArt
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 4h to 5B, tissues, cotton buds, blending stumps and erasers.
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:iconyipzhang5201314:
yipzhang5201314 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Great job. Could use blenders to make it more smooth.
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DeanSidwellArt Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconprofessorwagstaff:
professorwagstaff Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014
Awesome job. Love all the contrasts.
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:icondeansidwellart:
DeanSidwellArt Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconkeithmore2000:
keithmore2000 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Very nice work here. Well done.:D (Big Grin) 
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:icondeansidwellart:
DeanSidwellArt Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconnaomi-torrecampo:
Naomi-Torrecampo Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Student 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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:icondeansidwellart:
DeanSidwellArt Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
She has a dark secret but she's not telling.
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:iconkpop-44:
Kpop-44 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
A wonderful portrait! Beautiful shading :heart:
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:icondeansidwellart:
DeanSidwellArt Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconnaama6699:
naama6699 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing!
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:icondeansidwellart:
DeanSidwellArt Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much!
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:iconchesya:
chesya Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Excellent angle and working in of emotion and ambiguity of expression.
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:icondeansidwellart:
DeanSidwellArt Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconbreesense:
breesense Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Marvelous work - I love the eyes.
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:icondeansidwellart:
DeanSidwellArt Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconclarrr17:
clarrr17 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work! :clap:
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:icondeansidwellart:
DeanSidwellArt Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconkaroinna:
Karoinna Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012   General Artist
Awesome job!! :)
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:icondeansidwellart:
DeanSidwellArt Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconkaroinna:
Karoinna Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012   General Artist
No problem ;)
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:iconvlewis123:
vlewis123 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very lovley :D
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:icondeansidwellart:
DeanSidwellArt Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconvlewis123:
vlewis123 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome :D
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:iconjdebbiel:
jdebbiel Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Student General Artist
THis is a great drawing! You're very good at shading C:
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:icondeansidwellart:
DeanSidwellArt Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconmonaparvin:
MonaParvin Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
Outstanding work :heart: Love to see more work from you, you are an amazing artist
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:icondeansidwellart:
DeanSidwellArt Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you ever so much! :)
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:iconchrisbaggott:
chrisbaggott Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
nice work
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:icondeansidwellart:
DeanSidwellArt Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconascenciok:
ascenciok Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Your amazing work has been featured here [link] :heart:
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:icondeansidwellart:
DeanSidwellArt Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks ever so much!
That's a great feature!
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:iconascenciok:
ascenciok Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome! Glad you enjoyed the feature:D
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:iconmvvr:
MVVR Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
Superb! good contrast in highlights and shadows =)
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:icondeansidwellart:
DeanSidwellArt Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconalexlandish:
AlexLandish Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Great job! So much feeling in it
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:icondeansidwellart:
DeanSidwellArt Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconmiss-a-sketches:
Miss-A-sketches Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Superb work!
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:icondeansidwellart:
DeanSidwellArt Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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:iconmiss-a-sketches:
Miss-A-sketches Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My pleasure! ;)
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:icondragonpress:
DragonPress Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
very nicely done :D
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:icondeansidwellart:
DeanSidwellArt Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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:iconrjwarrier:
rjwarrier Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
good shading and pencilwork/// kool
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:icondeansidwellart:
DeanSidwellArt Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconartofprincessm:
ArtofPrincessM Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
this is pretty! great sketch!
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:icondeansidwellart:
DeanSidwellArt Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much!
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:iconbelievetomakeadream:
BelievetoMakeADream Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Very realistic looking. You are very talented!!!
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:icondeansidwellart:
DeanSidwellArt Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconfcogoya:
FcoGoya Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice!
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:icondeansidwellart:
DeanSidwellArt Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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