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Pencil portrait of Jessica by LateStarter63 Pencil portrait of Jessica by LateStarter63
Graphite pencil portrait of Jessica on A4 Daler Rowney Airbrush Bristol board.

Pencils: Various 'Masters' pencils (from WH Smith), Koh-i-noor Progresso woodless HB to 8B, various Mars Lumograph (6H to 8B), mechanical pencils 0.5mm/4B and 0.3mm/2B.
Indentation: A 'dead' ballpoint pen.
Blending: Royal & Langnickel blending stumps, cotton buds and paper tissues.
Erasing: WH Smith kneadable eraser, Jakar battery eraser, Faber Castell Perfection eraser pencil.

My thanks go to faestock for making this wonderful stock available for use.

Edited 1 October 2014:  Photo changed for a better one having improved definition.
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:iconkanchanmahon:
KanchanMahon Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015   Traditional Artist
Another beauty! I love your drawings! Do you think you might perhaps consider allowing me to use your drawings in my collages?  I would credit you and link back of course.
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes you may use them as you wish but please look at the terms of the copyright on the reference photo that I used (I give this info in the description).  If permission was specifically granted to me I do not think that I it would be right then for me to give permission to you, but it it was a picture with a general permission, such as a suitable Creative Commons or similar licence permitting derivative works, then feel free.  I would be most interested to see what you can make of my grey images as your works are so very colourful!
Let me know if you use any,
Clive
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KanchanMahon Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thank you! Of course I will be careful about copyright permission. Alas many of your drawings are taken from photos  of which you had special permission to use. But I found a few! As I upload them, I will be citing you and linking back to you, so you'll know if I use them. I can also send you a message, no problem! Thanks again, your drawings are lovely and I can't wait to get a chance to use them! 
PS for how. I use black and white with color, see these for example:
Sweet by KanchanCollage
Crying a River by KanchanCollage
Traveling Thru Time by KanchanCollage
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Jssvoboda Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015
beautiful 
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:iconlatestarter63:
LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, James.
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Jssvoboda Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015
you're welcome 
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boot-cheese-3000 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014
This is beautiful. I'm certain you know someone has done a retouching of this photos right?

shadowness.com/zanuart/retouch…

Just as beautiful as your pencil sketch. :iconcocoheartplz:
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Dwayne.
No I did not know that it had been taken as stock for a digital repaint.  I am flattered by this but wonder why, when I provided a link to the account where I found the stock, he did not go to that rather than use my drawing, thus perpetuating any errors I had made! As you say, he has done a good job.
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boot-cheese-3000 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014
Yeah he's pretty talented but I'm just as puzzled. He usually works with photos but I guess this go round he wanted to tackle a drawing. Who knows? *Kanye shrug* :shrug:
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OceanParadice Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
She is very pretty. You did an amazing job on the hairstyle. I find it so difficult to draw braids because of all the different heights and angles. 
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, Sofia.  With braids break them down into a series of interlocking curved lozenge shapes which you sketch in lightly (practise on a piece of scrap paper if necessary).  Then shade each individually from ends to middle to give the appearance of hairs and shine.
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OceanParadice Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you very kindly for the tip. I will take note of this and try iton my next drawing.
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YOKOKY Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
Amazing -splendid art,sir...I love all I see !Rose02 Rose02 Rose02 Rose02 
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much.
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YOKOKY Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
it is a honor for me ...sir so welcome !
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panthrieswent Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your art is so beautiful!
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:iconlatestarter63:
LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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CrescentCrystalMoon Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
Gorgeus! Really amazing work
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, and thank you also for adding it to your favourites.
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NamiBot Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014   Digital Artist
Wow, the expression in this looks absolutely lovely! And the texture is FLAWLESS. UGH. :>
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:iconlatestarter63:
LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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NamiBot Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014   Digital Artist
Welcome!
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lchanichan Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
Exellent :)
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:iconlatestarter63:
LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much.
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JoannaMoory Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
Beautiful :+fav: .
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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iSaBeL-MR Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing!
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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mark45xxx Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
just beautiful
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:iconlatestarter63:
LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much.
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mark45xxx Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
you're very welcome.
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aixado Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
very beautiful work !!
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:iconlatestarter63:
LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much.
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aixado Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
Es un placer!! :rose:
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insatiablegold Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful drawing! :) May I ask what is indentation sir? :D Thanks a lot!
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you.  Indentation is where you use a pointed object (I used a 'dead', non-functional ballpoint pen here, but have used a knitting needle or a sharpened wooden point) to make indentations in the white paper where you want fine white lines, such as a stray hairs on what will be a dark background, before you start shading.  When you shade over these indentations with the side of a pencil point, the graphite does not go into the indentation and so you are left with a fine white line.  You can then pick it out further by adding shadow to one side if this is needed. There are a few examples in this drawing and many in my Dru drawing.
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insatiablegold Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh okay!! Thank you so much sir! :)

No biggie mmgnlewis :)
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mmgnlewis Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you for the explanation! I've been looking for tips like this. Sorry intrude on your thread insatiablegold :-)
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ArtChrissieTaft Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very beautiful :)
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much.
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mmgnlewis Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Beautiful drawing!
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much.
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PEPART1973 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014   Traditional Artist
lovevly hair and eyes! well done..
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much.
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Hunkinart Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014   Traditional Artist
Nice one! Really looks good! Well done!
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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ak69666 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
grreaaaaaaaaaaat
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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ak69666 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
welcome
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annakoutsidou Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Great work , love the detail you did on her hair ! :hug:
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Make
Panasonic
Model
DMC-FS10
Shutter Speed
10/300 second
Aperture
F/2.8
Focal Length
5 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Sep 22, 2014, 10:37:28 AM
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