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You May Kiss The Bride

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Published: September 16, 2009
© 2009 - 2020 imaginee
Hello there! It's been a while since I uploaded anything so I thought I would share one of my last portraits...

This was a commission and is my favorite as of now. One of the reasons I enjoyed working on this one was because of the illustration board, the graphite blended and layered beautifully. The texture of the board was natural which in turn gave the skin a very natural look. I will say those braids took me forever, I didn't enjoy them as much as I thought I would! My favorite parts of the drawing are the goose bumps on the back of the brides neck and the kiss.

18 x 12 inches
Nielsen Bainbridge Illustration board
3b Mechanical Pencil
3b, b, h graphite
plain tissue and blending stumps
2+ months

EDIT: Thank you everyone for the very kind comments!

Something that came to mind as I was reading:

I love realism very much, it's always been a really fun challenge! To me it's trying to draw the subjects as you would see them in person, up-close and Real...and in many cases it's creating a feeling...a Feeling that you and those that look upon your drawings get!
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Ascension1's avatar
Excellent my friend. 😀
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thomas-thornProfessional Traditional Artist
my favourite part is her ear and the hair above it where it meets the sides of the forehead. how much are your commissions?
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blackwing100Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fabulous, so perfect you did not miss a thing, details are unbelieveable!
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HighNoonDrawHobbyist Digital Artist
I wish I had this kind of skills. This is amazing!
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HandcraftedCarolinaHobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful skin 😊
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JasemineDeniseProfessional Photographer
Wow, when I first saw this... I thought it was a photograph. It is beautiful. You are phenomenal at what you do! 
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Tatjana01Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It´s perfect!
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MiniLover08Student Traditional Artist
Gorgeous! LOVE her braids
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Darkman34Professional Traditional Artist
Wonderful Black love!
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anakureHobbyist Traditional Artist

It seems so real!!!!
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LouieRoybalProfessional Traditional Artist
Very handled the blending very well.
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annakoutsidouProfessional Traditional Artist
Omg ! This is an amazing work !! :happybounce:
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How that possible ... really lovely...
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people like you inspire other people to create wonderful things, your an awesome artist, I can only hope to one day reach your level of drawing and skill.
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J-A-S-O-NaHobbyist Traditional Artist
Im trying to reach this level!
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You are my inspiration and my aunt Huber. Congratz.
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Oh my GOODNESS!! I LOVE THIS PORTRAIT! So realistic! I love both their hair! WOW!
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I love feeling you have created in this artwork. You have done a great job. Makes me want to hang up my airbrush and buy some pencils
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CalisstoHobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful draw! I'm impressed
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simply speechless. What a gift you have! Truely from heaven :D
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