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Crying Inside
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Published: September 5, 2007
© 2007 - 2019 ElenaR
size: 40x40cm (~16x16"); done on A2 185g/m² paper (download should be the original size ~1200x1200px)

I picked the title "Crying Inside", there was an (almost-) tie between this and "The Anxiety of Romance" and I somewhat prefered this more simple one :)
Thanks for the suggestions to:
:iconlady-shirakawa: :iconkaledrub: :icontimparmax: and everyoneelse who suggested titles and voted :blowkiss:
...the title "Crying Inside" was suggested by *kaledrub Thanks :hug:

I promised to provide some information on my technique on the finished drawing so this time I will name my tools and what I used them for :)

background: pure graphite powder applied with brushes, a small one to rub it in a little more for the dark parts and a big one to make more subtle greys.

foreground: ...I mean the blurry plant-part on the right, same as background only some parts were "drawn" with a dirty blending stump, that's stuffed with graphite ;) Some individual leaves were done with a mechanical pencil, so is the tiny twig.

hair: pure graphite stick for the darks, 6B pencil and mechanical pencils for the details. Everything blended with the blending stump. Highlights and flyaway hairs done with a pencil-shaped eraser and a kneaded eraser :)

face: Drawn as usual with my 2B 0,5mm-mechanical pencil mainly, 6B for darkest parts.

WIP no1: [link]
WIP no2: [link]
WIP no3: [link]
WIP no4: [link]

More Ana drawings:
Original Sin


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Comments (688)
GoodOldBaz's avatar
GoodOldBaz|Hobbyist General Artist
oh... wow... that is so heartbreaking!
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PeshugadePosho's avatar
PeshugadePosho|Student General Artist
she kind of looks like adriana

adriana lima :P
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daviniasiles|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work! I love Ana Beatriz Barros, is so pretty!
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roud111|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
we feel the tenderness and innocence when you see this girl i like it very good work
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Shimon-Ifraimov|Professional Digital Artist
wow ^.^
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Clem-mids|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is absolutely amazing.
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Justa-Watcher49's avatar
Outstanding image. shallow depth of field gives real emphasis on the beautiful eyes.
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Jepson92's avatar
She is so beautiful!
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IWontLeave's avatar
I swear this is me everyday but Ilook a lot different
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sdaneill's avatar
I love this! I am publishing a trilogy and would love to use this image as the cover to the second book. Can I?
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ShadowinEX|Hobbyist General Artist
That's a real look of pain in her eyes.
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DeidaraTheHotty's avatar
so so cute! but yet so sad... the girl looks so beautiful! nice job! :love:
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RoArtAr's avatar
muy bueno!!
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PirateonFleetStreet|Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful. But it's in the Victoria's Secret Angels group and I can't figure out who it is?
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Yoet|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
gorgeous! love it :)
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Sk8rChic|Student Photographer
I love this so much but i feel like cruing with her); this really sets the mood and i just adore it:) keep up the excellent work
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Joanna12kaisa's avatar
Beautiful! Amazing!
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dyingcrimsonroses|Hobbyist General Artist
this is so beautiful and realistic, u really did a wonderful job!
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weirdness-is-cul's avatar
this is beautiful~ :D the hair looks soo soft~
the only thing that I'd have to criticize is the eyes. i think the irises look a bit flat (might just be me), so maybe put the lines in it and have different shadings in them? just a suggestion :) it's a really beautiful piece :D
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Hrjust's avatar
beautiful. her hair looks so realistic
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KnitHatMonster's avatar
wow that's beautiful
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marykate3000|Hobbyist General Artist
I love her hair!
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pandamovies212's avatar
she's beautiful
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The-Ghost-Dancers's avatar
This is just soo brilliant. Drawing people is very hard, i have tried but that is just beautiful. really well done!
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