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Kate Beckinsale Pencil Drawing by golfiscool Kate Beckinsale Pencil Drawing by golfiscool
WHEW!! It's finally done. I spent lots of hours tonight finishing this up. It's been bugging me that it's taken so long. It should have been done weeks ago. It's just that I've been slacking.

This is a portrait I drew of Kate Beckinsale. I think she's one of the most gorgeous women out there. And I totally dig her accent too :drool: I tried to really take my time with this one particularly on the hair. The hair took me a very long time to do and it's fairly detailed. There are alot of flyaway hairs that needed to be drawn negatively and that takes a while. I am very happy with the way this turned out. I think it's one of my most realistic portraits to date and it was an interesting work to do. I hope you guys like it and I hope it was worth the wait. I know alot of people were waiting for this one :D

12"x18" Fabriano Hotpress
3B, B, 2H, 5H pencils
blending stumps and tissue for blending
Around 40 hours

*Edit - The scan that I originally posted has been bugging me because the lights are washed out and it looks blurry. I took some shots with my digital camera and I think the quality is better. Let me know if this is a better version please.
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DesSherwood Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful work;-) Such smooth and elegant blending too;-)
srajdesigner Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Really i love your everydrawings your works are fantabulous boss
Artemis298 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
This is beautiful. I love the whole drawing but especially the way you have rendered the hair and the eyes.:)
LittleMissGloomy Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's so amazing but something is bothering me and I just don't know what it is.
But it looks very like Kate and her eyes are amazing!
Ritta1993 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love the drawing!! so beautiful and realistic! keep up the great work :) :)
Rhadzz Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
looneyinamini Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
thought it was a photo
vorn64 Featured By Owner May 10, 2011
that is f n cool
sychnrea Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011   Artisan Crafter
hi, i wonder what is all your material in making a drawing like that.? uhm. would you give the list of all you pencils grades. ;) and one thing is there a grade "B" pencil? i think it is only "HB"
guinnessdaze Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
yes there is a grade B pencil
GTracerRens Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
This is a really nice portrait drawing!
Perfixel Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Student Digital Artist
this is one of the best portraits i have ever see
<3 kate :)
kyle04 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
this one is one of the ones i like the most of yours so realistic love it
Gilbert14 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010
this is just amazing. I couldn't help looking through your gallery, ur work is awesome mate
123xx2 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
damn 40 hrs
Avogel57 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Love Kate Beckinsale, though for some reason I haven't done a propper pic of her; TONS of quick sketches, but nothing good like this one =) great blending, and her lips look awesome.

I'm pretty sure I've stumbled into your gallery before, maybe one of the Carrie Underwood pics? idk. but I saw this drawing elsewhere, and i thought I recognized it. Unfortunately, some chick is claiming it as her own [link]
jlaramie Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just left a comment on another one of your pieces and just realized who you were. Been to your website and love the work. You got skills! Anyways this one of KB is a the hair on this piece. A little curious on the technique done on the hair...Good work!
FrozenArk Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009  Professional Artist
Oh my, this is VERY awesome.x
BlindingSunlight Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009  Student
Really beautiful :)
dancorpse Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009
Wow, it's a pencil drawing! I'm blowed away.
Gwasanee Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful work! I wish I can do this with my pencil. My fav! :)
Igorxxx70 Featured By Owner May 1, 2009
How about a critique on my drawings? I know I need help.
ThePhenom14 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was once looking for some pencil drawings online and I landed on your website. and omg ur amazing.Then after reading your bio, i saw that ur a fan of armin mersmann and since u suggested to have a look at his website, i was stunned.

Hopefully i can make my drawings as realistic as both of you.

Amazing ;)
Sandy33311 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009
Incredible job. The hair is amazing. :love:
Kliph Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009
Great drawings, really like your style :)

Another :+fav:

See my drawings at :gallery:
amorousdino Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009  Student General Artist
This is a great Kate Beckinsale portrait:).
I've got one myself too: [link]
It'd be nice to know what you think about it.
golfiscool Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009
Thank you. I clicked on the link and am about to check it out.
JacquelineGordon Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009   Traditional Artist
wow wow wow Your work is INCREDIBLE.
dudebelieveme Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
i love the hair..
conty0 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
i love it!!!! it looks like a photograph of her. awesome work
Nara93 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I am so jealous...
this is amazing!
i luv ur style...i luv realism, i just cant draw it...
AppleMac Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2008  Student
This reaaally looks like a photograph~
Lillibeth13 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008
oh damn, that is so freaking awesome!
it looks so gud, and her hair is so realistic! i love this, it is reallt well done, and it took u 40hours to do this??
i believ that. lol
bolduke Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2008   Traditional Artist
Man, I just wanted to ask. Why arn't any of your commission work not up to par with this drawing?
golfiscool Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2008
Most of my commissioned drawings are MUCH smaller than this. This drawing is 14"x20". Most of my commissioned drawings are 9"x12" or smaller. Most customers don't provide me with large reference pictures either. I explain to them that the drawing will reflect the lack of details in the reference but they don't care most of the time.
bolduke Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2008   Traditional Artist
Ohh ok, I actually had that happen to me before to. Gotta work with what you have. They still look awesome though. Thanks man!
michaelmonroe Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008   Traditional Artist
she's beautiful.. really great drawing
DarthShad Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2008   General Artist
This is nothing short of astonishing. It is extremely difficult to name the best areas, but the eyes are VERY life-like, the hair texture is superb and for some reason, the nose area gives a particularly strong impression of depth.
golfiscool Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2008
Thank you, I really appreciate the nice words :) I spent a long time on this drawing
DarthShad Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2008   General Artist
One can see that in the quality of the drawing -- I already had to take my proverbial hat off to you for the degree of patience you must have exhibited. Patience of this level in drawing is a virtue that still eludes me, and I respect it in any artist. I didn't think it was possible to achieve such a level of accuracy and fine detail with a traditional medium like graphite.
90Sketch90 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
This is amazing
golfiscool Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2008
Thank you.
jeffro70 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008
Amazing work!
violintrick Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the hair. It looks so real! That's the one thing I still struggle with. The lips are perfec too, amazing work.
golfiscool Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008
Yeah, hair is tough! Thanks.
violintrick Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome :)
Sandy515 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008
absolutely amazing!
Mulan209 Featured By Owner May 13, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so beautiful, I like how you did her eyes and the hairs are so detail...
brandyludwig Featured By Owner May 7, 2008
Very nice work!!!!!!!
WOW WOW WOW thats all I can say your brilliant that picture is sooo detailed. I love it!! it must have taken you ages!!
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