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Pencil portrait of a cheeky Madagascan girl by LateStarter63 Pencil portrait of a cheeky Madagascan girl by LateStarter63

Graphite pencil portrait of a cheeky Madagascan girl on A4 Daler Rowney Airbrush Bristol board.
 
Pencils: Various Mars Lumograph (6H to 5B), Faber Castell 9000 (6B to 8B), mechanical pencils 0.3mm/2B, 0.5mm/4B with Pentel with Ain Stein leads.
Blending: Blending stump from Royal Langnickel, Daler Rowney 3/8 Dalon brush and Kleenex paper tissues.
Erasing: WH Smith kneadable eraser, Blu-Tack and Tombow Mono Zero Ultra-fine eraser.
Photo adjustment using GIMP: Removal of barrel distortion; Cropping to A4 ratio and removal of perspective distortion; Cropping unfinished edges of drawing; Adjustment of histogram.

I owe my thanks to  Yves Picq , the photographer, who has made his photo   Madagascar_0577a available for derivative works, licensed under   CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

I had intended, after my previous drawing which was the most complex that I had attempted so far, to draw from an 'easy' reference for a bit of a rest, but realised that this would not satisfy me.  So I chose to draw this instead.

I have uploaded a 'drawing process' for this Cheeky Madagascan girl drawing process by LateStarter63.

This is the third drawing that I have made from a photo by Yves Picq.  All three references were from Wikipedia.

My other Yves Picq drawings Pencil portrait of a Pareci girl by LateStarter63  and Pencil portrait of a Himba Woman by LateStarter63  Other recent drawings Pencil portrait of an Egyptian girl by LateStarter63  Pencil portrait of My by LateStarter63  Pencil portrait of a girl with a parrot by LateStarter63
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kennyc Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017
I love this pose/shot/drawing! Excellent choice and wonderful Work!
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you Kenny.  I take a lot of care to choose references which have that something 'special'.
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marmicminipark Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nicely captured !!!!!!!!
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Mick, and thank you too for adding this to your favourites.
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Pippyiongstocking Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Her smile makes ME smile... Could look at this for hours, and still find new bits that delight. Incredible... . Your talent is breathtaking.
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am glad to hear of your reaction to my drawing.  The day after I uploaded this one person commented that they wanted to punch her in her face because she was was laughing at her!

The reference I used was a photo in a million in my opinion.
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Jojemo Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A delightful portrait, Clive.  A "must add" to my Favourites collection.  :iconsugaree-33:
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, Joyce.  The photo I used as a reference is one in a million, that I am very pleased to have found.
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Joul7802 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 17, 2016
This drawing makes me smile every time :) It's amazing :) Amazing work :)
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much.  Of course the composition is down to the photographer.  He took a great photo and when I saw it I recognised that it would make a good drawing too.
Also thank you very much for the 'Watch'.
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SomebodyNoticed Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is my favorite of your drawings. I can feel the mischief. 
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So very rarely do you find a photo that is as special as the one that I used as reference here. 
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freddetapia Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2016  Student General Artist
Thanks for sharing. Wonderful emotion and skills on display. 
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Frederick, and thank you too for adding this drawing to your favourites and for the 'Watch'.
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Meztli72 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How lovely!!! :aww:
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks yet again.  The reference photo that I used was truly outstanding.
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:iconmeztli72:
Meztli72 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem! Indeed it was. Some photos are true that way :)
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Bebbe1964 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016
so wonderful work :-)
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Beate, and thanks too for the fave and the 'Watch'.
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Bebbe1964 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016
your Pic´s are sooo beautiful. Wonderful talent !!! :-)
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks again.
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Saryetta86 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work!!! Clap 
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Sara, and thanks too for adding it and two other of my portraits to your favourites.
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Saryetta86 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's a pleasure Clive!!! ^_^ Compliments for your art!!! Clap 
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imaginartionx Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your art is stunning!
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Welcome to DeviantArt, thank you very much for your comment and thanks too for the 'Watch' and the fave.
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imaginartionx Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :) and my pleasure.
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Chrisnelle141 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how all the textures are unique and pop out in the drawing. This is superb. I can almost hear her laughing in the background when I saw this portrait! Fantastic job!!! :-)
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Danny.  The original photo, on Wikipedia, is really rather special so I knew that I would have to draw from it.
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Chrisnelle141 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome, Mr. Clive! The portrait really did come out nicely! :-)
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Selena-bambina Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015
*squeals* I'm totally fan-girling your stuff!
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am glad to hear that you like my drawing; I enjoyed drawing it.
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015   General Artist
fantastic work :)
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Dan.
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2015   General Artist
no problem :)
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Deafeningpurrs Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015
Incredible, you've nailed photorealism. I aspire to be able to draw like this! <3
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello Jenny, thank you and welcome to deviantArt! 

I have no doubt that you could draw like this if you practice, have patience and an eye for detail.  I am no innate artist and when I took up drawing as a hobby almost 50 years after I had last drawn for my GCE 'O'Level my first drawings were, looking back, laughable, but I felt pleased with them at the time and they got me started.  If you are interested, I have written about my drawing 'journey' in my First Year Journal illustrated in my  Scraps.

I hope that you get as much pleasure and inspiration from this site as I have done.
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vikkrantxx7 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great , Great , Great... Sir !
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you... Vikrant, and thanks too for adding this drawing to your favourites.
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iSaBeL-MR Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very good!
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, Isabel.
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Justa-Watcher49 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015
Great tones and expression
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Lon, but the expression was in the photograph - all I did was select the photograph and make a graphite drawing from it!
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Justa-Watcher49 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015
but you expressed it perfectly in the lovely drawing. Looks perfectly natural! 
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks again.
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CiNiTriQs Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Skillz
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks.
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KevinContrerasArt Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Once again, great work!
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Kevin, and thanks too for adding this to your favourites.
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DMC-FS10
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10/300 second
Aperture
F/2.8
Focal Length
5 mm
ISO Speed
250
Date Taken
Jun 20, 2015, 3:18:50 PM
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