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Pencil portrait of a pensive girl
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Published: February 4, 2017
© 2017 - 2019 LateStarter63
Graphite pencil portrait of a pensive girl on A4 Daler Rowney Airbrush Bristol board.


Pencils: Mars Lumograph (4B,2B, B, H, 4H), Faber Castell 9000 (6B and 8B), mechanical pencils 0.2mm/2B, 0.3mm/2B and 0.5mm/4B with Ain Stein leads.
Blending: Blending stump from Royal Langnickel, cotton buds and paper tissues.
Indentation:  Royal Langnickel embossing tool.
Erasing: WH Smith kneadable eraser, Tombow Mono Zero Ultra-fine eraser, Jakar battery electric eraser. 
Photo adjustment using GIMP: Removal of barrel distortion; Cropping to A4 ratio; Removal of perspective distortion; Cropping unfinished edges of drawing; Adjustment of histogram.

I thank Angyalimosoly for giving the lovely photograph that I uses as my reference (pixabay.com/en/seriously-think…) a CC0 Public Domain licence.

My wife was on holiday, having taken our camera with her, at the time that I drew this so I knew that I had plenty of time to complete this challenging drawing before she returned and I was able to photograph and upload it here.

Here is the drawing process  Pensive Girl drawing process by LateStarter63


Here are some of my other children's portraits: Pencil portrait of Nhu with a fence by LateStarter63  Pencil portrait of Kira by LateStarter63   Pencil portrait of Alisa by LateStarter63   Pencil portrait of Alyzza by LateStarter63   Pencil portrait of Avery by LateStarter63
Image size
3576x2528px 2.79 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
Panasonic
Model
DMC-FS10
Shutter Speed
10/300 second
Aperture
F/2.8
Focal Length
5 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
Feb 4, 2017, 11:44:42 AM
Software
GIMP 2.8.14
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Steve922477's avatar
Awesome, just awesome!   And thanks so much for the notes and explanations of how you created this piece of awesomeness  :-)
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LateStarter63Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Steve. 
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LadyoftheApocalypseHobbyist General Artist
You have an amazing gallery and a very good eye for details in your drawings. The hair, the eyebrows, the knit in the sweater, it's all amazing!
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LateStarter63Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Abigail, and thank you too for the faves on both this and my 'Girl with a cat' drawing.
I was a little scared as to who was adding my drawings to their favourites, having seen your username, but I realised that you must be rather like the 'Wizard of Oz' when I saw your cute animated kitten Avatar!
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thomas-thornProfessional Traditional Artist
lol
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LadyoftheApocalypseHobbyist General Artist
Lol! You are most welcome. I think your art is wonderful!
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MaexAwayxArtStudent Traditional Artist
This is just breath-taking! Wonderful wonderful work!!
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LateStarter63Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Jessica, and thank you too for adding this and three more of my portraits to your favourites and for the 'Watch'.

I should also have welcomed you to DeviantArt and said that I hope that you find as much pleasure and inspiration here as I have done.  I am glad that there is now the Edit facility on comments!
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mcgrath800Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning work once again Clive!!
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LateStarter63Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Eddie, and thanks too for the fave.  It was a lovely photo to use as reference.
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Shreyas2000Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your works are amazing! Thanks for showing us the process and detailed explanation of the portrait
It was really helpful:) (Smile) :) (Smile) :) (Smile) :) (Smile) :) (Smile) :) (Smile)  
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LateStarter63Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Shreyas, and thanks too for adding this drawing to your favourites.
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Shreyas2000Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My pleasure:) (Smile) 
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Brilliant, excellent ... just stunning !!!
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LateStarter63Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Welcome to DeviantArt and thank you your kind comment.  Thank you also for adding this drawing to your favourites and for the 'Watch'.
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tobiasmiaHobbyist Traditional Artist
That is....no I´m lost for words Heart Heart Heart Heart 
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LateStarter63Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Mia, and thanks too for the fave.
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tobiasmiaHobbyist Traditional Artist
Always Heart 
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monikatomHobbyist Traditional Artist
Incredibly great
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LateStarter63Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Monika, and thank you also for adding it to your favourites.
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YosaandikAProfessional Traditional Artist
incredible, you work really great
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LateStarter63Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much again, Yosa.
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richartemurilloStudent Photographer
As always, your work leaves me astonished!
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LateStarter63Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you once again, Richarte.
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