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Charlize Theron 2

I'm in love with this woman,
I'm satisfied with the result, but her skin....looks too smooth, it make her look like a plastic doll, there is no skin pores; I usually let the paper texture do the job, but this time I used Opalina paper (I use this kind of paper for my colored pencils drawings, because it's really smooth) it's really hard to make skin texture in opalina, .........please tell me what you think about....

SIZE: 23x29cm (9,05x11.4")
DATE: 08/07/12
TIME: like 8 hrs
TOOLS: Staedler and Faber castel graphite pencils on opaline paper
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Image size
2784x3494px 1.5 MB
Shutter Speed
1/320 second
Focal Length
5 mm
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Date Taken
Jul 8, 2012, 9:20:38 AM
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GEL35's avatar

This is awesome the fact her skin looks so smooth is what makes it so unique and gives it that glossy magazine look, your art work is perfect.

professorwagstaff's avatar
Wow. Great drawing. You've got her likeness perfectly.
vernoon68's avatar
отично рисуешь super
untuox's avatar
Un retrato fantástico muy bien valorado.
G33Z3R's avatar
This "Opalina paper," is it something we can buy in the U.S.? My Google search isn't making me happy.

If anyone can hit me back with a link....

Some artists will draw the skin texture in. Perhaps this will push your macro skills, but perhaps doing so would just slow the process down too much. Yes, her skin is too smooth. The hands and wrists lack depth; their edges do not resolve properly. Looks like you started with the eyes, then gradually sped up. I say this because the eyes and surrounding area has the detail you want; the farther we get from the eyes, the less detail and effort we see. I should know, because I do this, too, when I'm in a rush to finish one.

Funny how you don't like this paper because it is too smooth, while I don't like any paper I've ever worked on, because it's too rough. I'm always finishing my drawings with blending tools to mask the texture of the paper.

I'd love to find some of this Opalina paper of yours.
ClaudiaK92's avatar
Maybe her hands are a bit too smooth, but her eyes/nose/lips are perfect
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antoguad's avatar
<font><font class="">Es un retrato brillante , esta muy bien con la piel suave .¿cual es el papel de opalina?.</font></font>
Dave-anim's avatar
....dude very nice u do smudging also????????
peterg666666's avatar
Very good drawing
CharlieChan69's avatar
Bro! You're a fucking beast!!! This is insane! :clap:
JairoxD's avatar
Thank you very much! :bow:
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kilinar's avatar
Great job. I am greeting.
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JairoxD's avatar
Amazing drawing....
i liked specially skin effect and eyes.
it's superbbbb and extraordinary work
Which pencil do you use to give shade?
thaiskatsumi's avatar
Honestly? I loved the way her skin looks like! I was searching for this kind of effect, and congrats, you made it great!
JairoxD's avatar
Thank you very much!!!!:hug:
raphael123456789's avatar
mew isso ficou lindo, tipo uma menina boneca :)
JairoxD's avatar
Muchas gracias!!!
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