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Pencil portrait of a Tibetan Girl by LateStarter63 Pencil portrait of a Tibetan Girl by LateStarter63
Graphite pencil drawing of a Tibetan girl on A4 Winsor & Newton Extra Smooth Bristol board.

Pencils: Various Mars Lumograph (4H 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 Andrea Volpini (CyberAndy) on Flickr for making his lovely photo, from which I made this drawing, available for derivative works via a CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 licence.  The link to his photo is Tashi dele! .

I chose to make this drawing because I loved the obvious expression of enjoyment on the girl's face.  Judging from the tags on this photo in Flickr, she is riding a yak (all you can see in the original photo, from which I drew just the portrait detail, is that she is riding a coarsely-haired animal).  By the time I had cropped the photo for the portrait, it was only 850 x 600 pixels, so the level of detail was not very high. 

I am not fully happy with this drawing.  I started off very enthusiastically and initially made good progress, but towards the end I found it a bit of a struggle to get it finished.

Edit 14 September 2014:  I have uploaded a slightly better photo of my drawing.

Edit 26 September 2014:  Uploaded an even better resolution photo of my drawing.

Some more of my 'ethnic' drawings  Pencil portrait of a Khamu Girl by LateStarter63  Pencil portrait of a girl from Togo by LateStarter63  Pencil portrait of a smiling Vietnamese girl by LateStarter63
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:iconnicothai:
nicothai Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2016
I see the sun on her child face and i forget the black and white , great work sir !
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much.  She is obviously greatly enjoying her ride on the yak.
I have this framed in my living room.
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nicothai Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2016
Wow its fabulous !
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:iconlatestarter63:
LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks again.
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gvns Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
This almost looks life like, I really love it!
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:iconlatestarter63:
LateStarter63 Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Kris, and thanks too for adding this drawing to your favourites.
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Billy-OCEAN-pi Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Your drawings always amaze me!  Keep up the greatness...
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:iconlatestarter63:
LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Billy.
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HendrikHermans Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great job.
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:iconlatestarter63:
LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Hendrik.
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LyndellLee Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your ability to capture light and shadow is amazing. 
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:iconlatestarter63:
LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much.
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Carlos-Alberto-Salva Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Such a beautiful work of art. Fabulous!Applaud fella (Reactions)  Fav fella (Badge) 
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:iconlatestarter63:
LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Carlos.
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Carlos-Alberto-Salva Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
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Jojemo Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Splendid work, my friend.  :iconteddybearplz:
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you again, Joyce.
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Jojemo Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My pleasure, Clive.  We are getting our first snow of the season in Oklahoma City, today, Sunday 16, November.  :iconsnowflakeplz:  It is lovely to look at, but it is causing some traffic problems in our state, as sudden, drastic changes in the weather usually does.  
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It has been unseasonably warm here for the last few weeks, but the last couple of days have been typical dull, foggy November weather .
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Charismor Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
Nice!
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:iconlatestarter63:
LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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Lilith-the-5th Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Professional
Congratulations!:love: Your piece has been featured in my monthly feature in my journal: October Arts Feature: Realism/ Semi realism!
Please keep up the wonderful work!:huggle:
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Laura.  I will endeavour to do so!
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SinisterSugar Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ur talent really shines through on this piece. keep up the awesome work!!

Actually we may enjoy adding each other on watch... I bet it would be inspiring !! 

U should check out my gallery to c if my work interests u... i know urs really catches my eye :) 
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you.  I have sent you a note.
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Lilith-the-5th Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Professional
Such an incredible realism! I love how you shaded the skin, and the face looks so realistic and expressive!:love:
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Laura, and thank you too for adding it to your favourites.  Since you saw this I have uploaded aslightly better photo, with greater definition and more even lighting.  In truth it is only a small improvement on the one that I uploaded a few days ago, but it is just a little closer to the appearance of my drawing.
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ARTISTBILL Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Now looks much better image with contrast, details and brightness, cheers Clive!!!:D (Big Grin) 
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Bill. 
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Twoacks Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014
Looks fabulous again.
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, Steve.
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014   Traditional Artist
Great job. Love the softness of her hair and her clothing looks fabulous.
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:iconlatestarter63:
LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, Mark.
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014   Traditional Artist
You're welcome.
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:iconcaroline-z:
caroline-z Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful.
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:iconlatestarter63:
LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, very much.
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ShanghaiSarah Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014
Beautifully drawn and such lovely details :-)
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:iconlatestarter63:
LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Sarah. 
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ShanghaiSarah Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
A pleasure :-)
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maria-dk Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can't see any reason for dissatisfaction, so all I can do is applaud! Shading is so perfect here! And her expression, messy hair all over and the amazing ornamented clothing she's wearing  make the whole picture unbelievable!!!
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much Mary, and thank you also for adding it to your favourites.
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maria-dk Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My pleasure :heart:
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untuox Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
Another masterpiece to enjoy it!
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:iconlatestarter63:
LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much.
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:iconuntuox:
untuox Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
You wellcome Master.
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:iconlatestarter63:
LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You flatter me - I am no master!
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:iconuntuox:
untuox Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014
Yes you are a great Master.
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:iconrembrandtius:
rembrandtius Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
perfect art. And a masterpiece as every of your collection, Clive. I admire your detailed illustration!
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much.
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chocogirl10 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful! the portrait looks great! :clap: :)
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September 5, 2014
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