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I was standing in line in a 7 Eleven store one fine morning when I glanced over to my right and saw this teen magazine with Emma Watson on the cover. My heart fell. She has grown to become a beautiful young lady, and the quality of the photo was just... ahhhhhh...

I couldn't get the image off my mind. "Must..get...copy...must...drawwww...." I just had to. So several days later I was carrying some stuffs for work, lined up at the cashier in a bookstore, when I decided to buy the teen magazine. I didn't give a rat's ass what's inside, I just wanted the cover so I could draw the heroine in HP and the Deathly Hallows.

So here you go.

270mmx380mm 160gsm paper
2H, 4H, H, HB and 2B, regular and mechanical pencils.
Some retouches in Photoshop.
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spearmint-toothpaste Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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FireCaster Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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Zpartuss Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
AWESOME!!!...since the 1st Potter movie it was obvious she grow up and be very beautiful :)
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FireCaster Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, she is gorgeous. :)
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dyanbc Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
ang galing! :dance:
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FireCaster Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Salamat! :D
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SuperAwesomeFoxyHot Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Gorgeous drawing, I spent about five minutes just staring at it. Tips? I'm trying to learn how to do portraits on my own, seeing as my high school doesn't offer any courses for them... And, after my disastrous first attempt (Luna Lovegood), I realized that though I am terrible at realistically drawing the hair, eyes, nose and mouth. Basically, I can do clothing and skin... and that's it.
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FireCaster Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, Samantha. Thank you for taking interest in my art. I'm no portrait expert, but I'm always willing to share my techniques.

If you're just starting, try practicing first on placement of the eyes, nose, lips and eyebrows on the shape of the face and worry about mastering shading later on. Measure distances first - it is said that the distance between the eyes is equivalent to one eye length. You can also use the eye height as reference to measuring the nose (ie how many eye heights would fit the bridge down to the tip of the nose). Looking at your reference photo, look at which point in the eye the side of the nostrils align with, same goes with the edges of the lips.

Books on drawing anatomy will help you get the basics, but practice is key as always.

If you want cutting edge tutorials on portraits, I suggest you check out the galleries of *akaLilith, ~CataclysmX, ~Lion83, to name a few. Although with thousands of watchers posting thousands of messages, you'd be pretty lucky to get a reply from them. :D Oh, =IsaiahS is a nice fellow who replies, too.

You can also refer to youtube portrait tutorials :) well, at least I get inspiration from them.

Feel free to ask any questions. I, though mediocre my skills are compared to them, will try my best to assist you. You might want to post your works first so we can better assess areas for improvement. Don't be shy - believe me, being an expert is not a requirement here on dA. :D
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eizu Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
i love her!!!
she's my idol!
she's smart and everything, (talking about having grades of +A's in real life, :O )
You're talent is awesome! Hope i can draw like that someday too!
I love how you did her eyes :D
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FireCaster Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Grabe Diana, either you've been away that long, or you haven't been paying my gallery a visit =P kaw talagang bata ka :D

Anyway, yeah, Emma is really something, ain't she? Lovely, lovely. ^^
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eizu Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I have been away that long, XD hahaha! and fortunately my internet's speed mysteriously increased a lot! :D I'll be stalking you again! lolz, you uploaded so many new artworks!!! Naalala ko may mga DD na nga po kau eh. :D

Yes! Emma is amazing! :D
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Bubbles8 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010  Student Writer
Simply amazing!
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FireCaster Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! ;)
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Bubbles8 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010  Student Writer
You're welcome. :)
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xpunkergirlx Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009
wooow awesomee
you really have talent i swear
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FireCaster Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! :D
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apuLovesArt Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009
Hell this is amazing ! Congrats, your works really make me wanna get my level higher, it inspires the hell out of me, thnx alot !
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FireCaster Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh thank you very much! I'm glad you like my works! Keep on drawing! :D
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thegendra Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009
extremely well made!
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:iconfirecaster:
FireCaster Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :D
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Jessica-in-Iowa Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009  Professional Photographer
I don't recall if I commented on this, but I do love the face.
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FireCaster Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :D
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sunnycait Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009
Gawjus dahling! It's a spot on likeness I think! I knew who she was right away.
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FireCaster Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot hun! :D
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0Hamster0 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009
So.. what was in that mag? =p
Beautiful work; definitely a piece that deserves a fullview :D
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FireCaster Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
*checks mag*
Lemme read some sample articles..
style scoop...
candy closet...
beauty patrol...
body buzz...
ask whatever...
me, only better!...

Hey thanks! Yeah, I love looking at it in full view :D
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Nelleke Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009
That's lovely! I love the hair :D You should enter this in that contest :P
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:iconfirecaster:
FireCaster Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe I should follow your advice and join a contest. My sub already expired :(

And I hate credit cards.
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Nelleke Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009
:P
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lonleystar Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009
wow this is fantastic!
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:iconfirecaster:
FireCaster Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank yew nads!
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lonleystar Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009
ya welcome ricks XDD
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ArcStone Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009
What did you do for a living again?

Was it restaurant manager?
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:iconfirecaster:
FireCaster Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup
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ArcStone Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009
Kay.

Just wondering.
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lzsays Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
She's adorable! And this is absolutely stunning pencil art!
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FireCaster Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
:) Thank you!
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GabrielleBrickey Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
You did her justice XD She looks better in your drawing! Great work :aww:
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FireCaster Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much!
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Hurricane-Jeanne Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous! The hair is ungodly! :wow:
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FireCaster Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :D
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Hurricane-Jeanne Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :D
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joke-cookie Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
wow, great! i love the hair :)
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:iconfirecaster:
FireCaster Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot! :D
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Starfall856 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
Gorgeous shading, I'm jealous. =D
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FireCaster Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
:) Thank you!
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WhaaatArt Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
This is very nice:D I can't fault this :+fav:
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FireCaster Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :)
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