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Commission WIP by IleanaHunter Commission WIP by IleanaHunter
No blending... yet. Just to give you an idea of how I work.
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DarkGiraffe Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
Amazing. *-*
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Shanilyn Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is amazing! i've learnt so much from you already and there's still so much more to learn! but i'm still flabbergasted as to how you get your proportions so spot on. any tips? =)
you're a huge inspiration, by the way. =)
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ArtofJefferyHebert Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
See this is the kind of stuff us artist lust for! That unfinished peak into how you work!
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IleanaHunter Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
That is very old stuff indeed!
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ArtofJefferyHebert Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
haha I saw the dates after I posted but the comment holds true :-) I'm sure your technique has changed since this. Your new stuff has a smoothness to it that I don't think this could have. I also like seeing the progression of your "Glossy eyes" its very cool!
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MoonLilyLoverX Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Student General Artist
do you use a ruler when you cross hatch?
cause i tried it... but it never looks clean like this <3
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IleanaHunter Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh no, not at all, the point is not to get a regular patter, that's incidental - the point is to get a relatively smooth initial layer.
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MoonLilyLoverX Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Student General Artist
okay :)
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:iconnejijiuga:
nejijiuga Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011
very impresive the expresion on her eyes very real very nice and i thin we all get the idea of how good you work is
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:iconileanahunter:
IleanaHunter Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :cuddle:
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SonOfLostSight Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
Very impressive! It must take a long time to do this in such detail!
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:iconileanahunter:
IleanaHunter Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Always does ;)
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SonOfLostSight Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
More impressive than needlework:-)
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yellowsmoke321 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
really pretty!
you have all the veins of her eye, I like the realizem.
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Braise Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist
Crosshatch, then blend?
I have this chronic tendency of over-smudging or over-shading.
I envy how your portraits can have a lot of white or negative space in them, and yet have so much volume.
Very nice drawing, very talented artist.
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IleanaHunter Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I never go for full photorealism, so you probably must not follow my technique if that's your aim. I do lots and lots of layers of crosshatch, and the final 1-2 layers circulism. Then I might or might not blend, depending on the feel I need for the piece.
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SOUTHERNSUN-4444 Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
you are a very tallented artist.love all of your works,wishi could draw like you can
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selling-floe Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know this is going to sound SUPER stupid but... HOW do you blend? And what paper do you use?

I want to be able to draw like you. One day, maybe, if life is very kind to me, I'll draw 1% as well as you.

Thanks for your reply in advance :D
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IleanaHunter Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Blending is something that can easily be left out, sometimes I choose to blend quite a bit make things look smooth, sometimes less and sometimes not at all. The important bit is the pencil work one does before deciding whether to blend or not :hug:

I use extra smooth Bristol board - it's not easy to use as you can;t really afford to use an eraser, but worth it because of the quantity of detail it allows.
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selling-floe Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool. I'll try to get my hands on some of that tomorrow. I've been drawing on cheap inkjet paper because I was struggling to find paper smooth enough to do what I want with. I will upload some trials very soon. Thanks
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SentinelDCI Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
neet i should try it
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:iconmichael-park:
michael-park Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
Thank You so much for sharing tips!!! Ur so talented!
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Mayne1 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
oh so its not like one sided.. u blend in like a 45 degree way..
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keypad-cowboy Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
i really wanna see u try:D
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keypad-cowboy Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010
can u do a drawing only with pencil lines?
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:iconileanahunter:
IleanaHunter Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
All my drawings are done only with pencil lines :giggle: Not quite sure what you mean..?
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keypad-cowboy Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
pen
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IleanaHunter Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
No.
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Ehvh Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No blending :O:O
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kennan12 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
I love this one. I've sent you two messages before, and this is the 3rd. Your drawings are amazing. I'm 10, and my parents, or I too, say I'm better than all the 5th graders in the school. I am really. I'm doing a drawing for a friend who's not on here. It's a surprise for her birthday which was yesterday. Taylor Lautner.
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IleanaHunter Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :cuddle: It's great that you're so dedicated to drawing at such a young age. Do upload some of your work, would be great!
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kennan12 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
The problem is is that our scanner is really old, and I can't scan any right now. I really do want to, but I can't. My camera sucks
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kennan12 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
Do you crosshatch, I love this picture.
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:iconileanahunter:
IleanaHunter Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, very finely, until it looks uniform.
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:iconkennan12:
kennan12 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
Who dat? Christina Aguilera
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:iconileanahunter:
IleanaHunter Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
No, it's a commission of a friend of my customer's (a particularly gorgeous one!)
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kennan12 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
Well, it's just that those eyes and nose reminde me, and look very much like Christina Aguilera in the Dirrty video. When shes says "Ring the alarm."
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HeartxXXxScar Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010
lol I don't know who it's supposed to be, but it looks like that actress Amanda Seyfried to me! :D
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IleanaHunter Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
It's not a celebrity portrait ;)
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ssndr Featured By Owner May 8, 2010
amazing!
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:iconileanahunter:
IleanaHunter Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:blowkiss:
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taurobolium Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010
what pencil and shade do you reach for when doing your initial outline?
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:iconileanahunter:
IleanaHunter Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
2B :)
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Artzine20 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Your crosshatching technique is FIRE baby!
What do you use to blend these masterpieces?
It's work like this that makes me glad to be an artist.

Good Job!!!
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:iconileanahunter:
IleanaHunter Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you SO much :love: I use Mars Lumographs, 2B to 6B.
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Artzine20 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Mars Lumographs. Great! I have a few students, and I'm trying to get them to understand that it's a process of building up areas using value. Patience is key. Too many of them get frustrated. Thanks for the feedback. I look forward to seeing more of your amazing work. Keep posting the WIP. I like seeing a work evolve.
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Mari-J Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
your shading technique is amazing (it is ok to use it as inspiration)
one question : do you use grid or do you draw freehand??
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IleanaHunter Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :cuddle: Of course you can use it.


I draw freehand, grid = numbers, and that is not a strong point with me!
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Mari-J Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
you welcome :cuddle:
& thankyou :D, your drawings are even more extraordinary :D
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Eugial Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009
WOW!!! Очень тонкая работа!!! Это просто потрясающе!!
Fantastic!!!
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