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*Photo Updated Sept 14th, 2007
Thanks to some helpful critiquing here on DA I have worked back into this piece and made a few changes.

Well folks, here it is! After about a month and a half of procrastination mixed with homework, I have finally finished Sybilla.
She is one of the main characters in the movie Kingdom of Heaven.
It has been created, primarily, in graphite, but I have also integrated some airbrushed acrylics.
This drawing is a whole lot darker than I have ever worked before so it has been a bit of an experiment. About half way through I discovered many distorted features and re-worked almost her entire face.I believe it is close now, but I may do some minor touch ups, as I find problems. I was unable to find a good technique for the chainmail, but I did the best I could for now.
Over all I am pleased with the outcome.

Here is the [link] to the comparison of the reference pic and the drawing. If you are curious.

- STEADTLER Mars Lumograph (wood): , B,2B,4B,6B,7B,8B,Omnichrom(Noire)
- Strathmore: 18"X12" 100lb (260g/m2) smooth bristol
- Golden's Airbrush Acrylics

Thanks for the visit.
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FinePix E900
Shutter Speed
1/12 second
Focal Length
7 mm
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Date Taken
Dec 14, 2006, 2:28:40 PM
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zornisse's avatar
zornisse|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You have done her justice! beautiful work.
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GRezaArch|Hobbyist General Artist
BEAUTIFULLLLL!!!!! Clap :happybounce: Love 
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sophieopaton|Hobbyist Digital Artist
wooow! the detail +fav 
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DrewDent's avatar
AMAZING job here! :la: :love:
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Arctic001's avatar
Amazing, especially the clothing. And i love your tones. People are hard to draw and this is top notch.
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SparksOne|Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome!!!
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annakoutsidou|Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing work !
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krisy3791's avatar
I love this! fantastic! love the composition, and it is so detailed! great work! :)
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Novastar2486's avatar
Thank you very much, I am glad you like it!
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GabrielaBorta|Professional Digital Artist
Your beautiful artwork was featured in my journal :aww:
You can take a look here : [link]
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unseeninside's avatar
Wooow!!!! I love the way you did the chain!!! I wish that I could have your patience!!!! :clap:
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Novastar2486's avatar
Haha thanks, glad you like it!
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SquirrelGirl15|Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! The detail on the jewelry/chain decorations is very good!
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Novastar2486's avatar
Thank you, it was fun to draw.
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Sakura-no-Hana90|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, this is really beautiful.
I especially the amount of detail just amazes me.
You managed to take a great picture and make it into an even more beautiful drawing.

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Novastar2486's avatar
Well Thank you very much, I appreciate you very kind words!
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alaskan-salmon's avatar
this is amazing!
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strohs2's avatar
Has anyone experience air brush illustration on glass, using traditional stained glass paints such as Rausche?
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blocnotes's avatar
absolutely magic but what's bothering me is the mouth, the littel shadows..other than that the eyes are more than perfect..you'r amazing
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Novastar2486's avatar
You are right the outlines do see a little off, perhaps I will go in and fix it at some point. This piece is pretty old now, but it seems to be a crowd favourite so it might be worth it for me to go in and make a few changes that have been bothering me.
Thank you for commenting!
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Ze-Platygrapsus-Girl|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Simply gorgeous !
I love all the details you drew.
It's really amazing
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Novastar2486's avatar
Thank you very much!!
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lacyz|Professional General Artist
That is so intense. I hope to be able to create something half as good one day.
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