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Pencil portrait of Alyzza
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Published: October 27, 2014
Graphite pencil portrait of Alyzza on A4 Daler Rowney Airbrush Bristol board.

Pencils: Various Mars Lumograph (6H to 8B), Faber Castell 9000 (6B to 8B), mechanical pencils 0.3mm/2B, 0.5mm/4B.
Blending: Blending stump from Royal Langnickel, cotton buds and paper tissues.
Erasing: WH Smith kneadable eraser, Jakar battery eraser, Tombow Mono Zero Ultra-fine eraser. 

My sincere thanks go to Peter Dahlgren on Flickr for making his lovely photo of Alyzza, from which I made this drawing, available for derivative works via a CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 licence

When I saw this photo on Flickr several months ago I saw those eyes and thought that I must draw them sometime!

Here are some of my other drawings  Pencil portrait of Sweet Hot Pie by LateStarter63  Pencil portrait of Avery by LateStarter63  Pencil portrait of Anastasiya by LateStarter63  Pencil portrait of a young girl by LateStarter63  Pencil portrait of Sarah by LateStarter63
 
Image size
3537x2431px 3.32 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
Panasonic
Model
DMC-FS10
Shutter Speed
10/300 second
Aperture
F/2.8
Focal Length
5 mm
ISO Speed
160
Date Taken
Oct 27, 2014, 11:18:34 AM
Software
GIMP 2.8.14
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paulramnoraHobbyist General Artist
Astonishing...! ;-)
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LateStarter63Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, Paul, once again and for the fave.  
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meregoddessHobbyist Traditional Artist
This is absolutely delightful.  You've captured her image beautifully!
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LateStarter63Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much.  I have this drawing hanging in my hallway.
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NikySHouseHobbyist General Artist
Wait! Wait! Wait!
Is this a drawing?!? I was sure it was a photo! And the child is so similar to my little niece...
Great job!! 
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LateStarter63Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Nicoletta, and thank you very much for the fave and the 'Watch'.
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NikySHouseHobbyist General Artist
You are welcome!!
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anushhk-13Hobbyist Interface Designer
All the art is beautiful and inspirational :-). Thank you for sharing.
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LateStarter63Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Anusha, and thank you also for adding this drawing to your favourites and for the 'Watch'.
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anushhk-13Hobbyist Interface Designer
very welcome :-) happy to watch your art. Inspired.....
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PhailpoetHobbyist Traditional Artist
I hope one day I can achieve this level of detail. This is just stunning, I started teaching myself to draw last week, and this is an inspiration like nothing I've ever seen. Thanks for sharing these with us.
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LateStarter63Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am sure that you can.  I am no innate artist.  When I started drawing my pictures were laughable.  Luckily I did not have the Internet so had only my own drawings to judge my improvement.  Had I seen  when I first started, as I did almost 3 years later by which time I had improved considerably, what others could achieve with a pencil it would probably have put me off drawing.  This would have been a great pity as I have gained a great deal of pleasure from my hobby.  If you are interested my First Year Journal tells of my artistic journey from its laughable beginnings to the time that I joined DeviantArt.  My Scraps illustrates this journal.
I feel convinced that anyone could make drawings like the ones that I do.  It just takes practice, patience and an eye for detail.  Oh, and more practice!
Good luck,
Clive
Mirrors--Edge's avatar
Fantastic,  very accurate,   you don't need a photo camera!!
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LateStarter63Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much and thank you also for adding this to your favourites.  Unfortunately someone else has to produce the photo from which I make my drawing. I have no imagination, or ability, to draw from scratch.
Mirrors--Edge's avatar
You 're very good at what you do!!
Keep it up
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lisador22Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really no words to describe this fantastic drawing *_*
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LateStarter63Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Lisador.  It is one of my own favourites and hangs in my hallway.
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ElderEagleHobbyist Traditional Artist
 That is really amazing. You did a fantastic job. Congratulations!
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LateStarter63Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Marcelo, and thanks too for adding this to your favourites and also for the 'Watch'.
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ElderEagleHobbyist Traditional Artist
It's really well made and positive too.
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ElderEagleHobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome
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LateStarter63Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Johan, and thanks too for adding this to your favourites.
ak69666's avatar
omg !ur words r really useful sir!!i too wondered about this camera related question!!aspiring to be like u someday! 
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