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Pencil portrait of Young by LateStarter63 Pencil portrait of Young by LateStarter63
Graphite pencil portrait of Young on A4 Winsor & Newton Extra Smooth Bristol board.

Pencils: Various 'Masters' pencils (from WH Smith), Mars Lumograph (6B to 8B), mechanical pencil 0.5mm/4B.
Blending: Small blending stump from Boldmere and paper tissues.
Erasing: WH Smith kneadable eraser, Jakar battery eraser, Faber Castell Perfection eraser pencil.

Young is a 19 year old Vietnanese girl who lives in Cambodia, who was photographed by Ben Heys (sifu on dA) whom I have to thank for making his beautiful photo, Young, glamour, available for use as a reference for this drawing on dA.

Edited 29 September 2014:  Photo replaced with a better one having slightly improved definition.
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MTLs-Imaging Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2016   General Artist
Excellent work!
Well done!
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Michael.
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MTLs-Imaging Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2016   General Artist
You're welcome!
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luftwave Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very beautiful. Also very realistic! :) (Smile)
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much.
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RamageArt Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015
If you are this good being a late starter, I can't imagine if you started 20 years ago.  Love your work.  Do you know how hard it is to do black and whites of black people?  Your art is extraordinary, you really capture the eyes...you can always tell when a piece is really good by the eyes, you can see the depth in them.
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Donald.  I suspect that if I had started drawing 20 years ago I would not still be drawing.  I was working at that time and what free time I had went on the garden and listening to classical music.  When I started drawing five and a half years ago after drawing along with a nude life drawing class on lunchtime TV I was able to follow it up with more drawing as I was retired and so had time to spare.  This allowed me to spend enough time to progress at a speed that gave me encouragement to continue.  If I had not been retired I suspect that my progress would have been too slow to give me the encouragement I needed to continue. If I had given time to drawing, it would have been at the expense of listening to music.  I would have missed out on a source of great enjoyment there.  Although I have classical music playing while I draw, the concentration on drawing means that the music passes me by.  Listening, like drawing, requires full attention.
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Aware-Of-The-Vacuity Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your gallery is just great. :)
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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SinisterSugar Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love ur work... it's original and inspiring

so cool!!

u may like mine as well!! we should watch each other if u like my gallery :) 

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Cannao Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
I really wish to be able to draw this, I'm still trying to get it through my skull that you made such an awesome drawing with pencils, really your talent is something else!
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, just pencils but, most importantly, also various blending and erasing techniques. It is just a matter of leaning by practice.  My Scraps and Journal document my gradual improvement from when I first started drawing. 
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Cannao Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
I think it's the way you did the hair and the lips that I'm most intrigued with, it just appears so real. I can even feel the softness and smoothness of her locks. Seriously, *applauds* you're amazing. :)
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gintmfgb Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
Beautiful drawing !
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much.
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mitoXD Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014   General Artist
A masterpiece.

I guess, she would do: Yoona (SNSD) 
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are too kind!
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MiroDesign Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent !   Clap 
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Miro.
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MiroDesign Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome...
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annakoutsidou Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Fantastic !! :aww:
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much.
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annakoutsidou Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
It is a pleasure :hug:
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Sophie-Lawson Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Once again she and the drawing are both beautiful! Her hair is just delicious lol
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much.
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joywaugh Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
Fantastic work Clive, so realistic and detailed. Well done!
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Joy.
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Blackwolf14804 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
Very nice work!
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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Blackwolf14804 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
You're quite welcome!
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markstewart Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014   Traditional Artist
Very nice.
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:iconlatestarter63:
LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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George-H-Art Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful portrait Clive :nod: Lovely model :heart:
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you and yes, she is indeed.
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Windklang Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful work as always! I would like to know, how long it took you
As always great work on every detail - I'd like to mention the hair, the hand (with the ring :) ) and the piece of cloth!
I am not sure, but maybe the iris of the left eye is slightly too much on the left hand side - not sure as I said... :)
All in All: great impression - very realistic :) well done :)
As always :)
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you.  I really do not know how long it took.  After the initial drawing and shading, which I do from a b/w laser print (rather lacking in detail and contrast) no more than about 5 hours in total, I had three sessions drawing direct from my computer screen to give the details and gradations of shading, each being between one and a half and two hours.  The total from this would be about 10 hours, but I really cannot be sure.  This was done over a period of about 10 days in all, and on some days I did nothing at all to the drawing. Apart from when I am working from the computer screen I tend to limit sessions to no more than an hour as my eyes get tired.  As I have to move the computer to a table with space for my drawing, I tend to make the most of the move and draw for longer.
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Windklang Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah... :) Thanks for the detailed reply :)
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LeAKyGrAPHics Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing work.
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much.
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LeAKyGrAPHics Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You`re welcome
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AnsleyGraham Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:D She is beautiful!
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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AnsleyGraham Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you are very welcome!
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