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Sybilla by Novastar2486 Sybilla by Novastar2486
*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.

Materials:
- 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.
Enjoy!!
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:iconzornisse:
zornisse Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You have done her justice! beautiful work.
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:icongrezaarch:
GRezaArch Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
BEAUTIFULLLLL!!!!! Clap :happybounce: Love 
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:iconsophieopaton:
sophieopaton Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wooow! the detail +fav 
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:iconlordpendragonofcaria:
LordPendragonOfCaria Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
AMAZING job here! :la: :love:
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:iconarctic001:
Arctic001 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015
Amazing, especially the clothing. And i love your tones. People are hard to draw and this is top notch.
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:iconsparksone:
SparksOne Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome!!!
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:iconannakoutsidou:
annakoutsidou Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing work !
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:iconkrisy3791:
krisy3791 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
I love this! fantastic! love the composition, and it is so detailed! great work! :)
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:iconnovastar2486:
Novastar2486 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
Thank you very much, I am glad you like it!
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GabrielaBorta Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012   Digital Artist
Your beautiful artwork was featured in my journal :aww:
You can take a look here : [link]
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:iconunseeninside:
unseeninside Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
Wooow!!!! I love the way you did the chain!!! I wish that I could have your patience!!!! :clap:
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:iconnovastar2486:
Novastar2486 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
Haha thanks, glad you like it!
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:iconsquirrelgirl15:
SquirrelGirl15 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! The detail on the jewelry/chain decorations is very good!
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:iconnovastar2486:
Novastar2486 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
Thank you, it was fun to draw.
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:iconsakura-no-hana90:
Sakura-no-Hana90 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  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.


:rose:Sakura
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:iconnovastar2486:
Novastar2486 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
Well Thank you very much, I appreciate you very kind words!
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:iconalaskan-salmon:
alaskan-salmon Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
this is amazing!
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:iconnovastar2486:
Novastar2486 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
Thank you!
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:iconstrohs2:
strohs2 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011
Has anyone experience air brush illustration on glass, using traditional stained glass paints such as Rausche?
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:iconblocnotes:
blocnotes Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Hobbyist
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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:iconnovastar2486:
Novastar2486 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
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 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Simply gorgeous !
I love all the details you drew.
It's really amazing
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:iconnovastar2486:
Novastar2486 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
Thank you very much!!
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:iconlacyz:
lacyz Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
That is so intense. I hope to be able to create something half as good one day.
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:iconnovastar2486:
Novastar2486 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
Well, thank you kindly! I am glad you like it.
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:iconalebyron:
alebyron Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Amazing O.O
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:iconnovastar2486:
Novastar2486 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
Thank you!
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:iconbluesaint89:
BlueSaint89 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
absolutely fantastic <3333
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:iconnovastar2486:
Novastar2486 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
Thank you!
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:iconbluesaint89:
BlueSaint89 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
NP :)
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paintedmonke Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010
Wow an incredible drawing. The skin, the eyes, te chain....beautiful done.
The only thing that bothers me a little bit is the sharp line under the upper lip and also some sharp lines on the headscarf. My old artteacher always sead, "lines have to disapear"... But those are just little things...realy a magnifcent piece of art. :)
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Novastar2486 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010
Thank you! You are most certainly correct those lines are a bit strong, this was created quite a while ago, I have also made some changes to the original since this was posted... I should update it on here. Think I will do that today.
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:iconchennifer:
chennifer Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
wow! it's beautiful - awesome really
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:iconnovastar2486:
Novastar2486 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
Thank you!
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:iconmr-turdsandwich:
Mr-TurdSandwich Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
wow just sick! and in 21 hours? nice would have taken me weeks and still wont be this clean loking:O very VERy well done;D
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:iconnovastar2486:
Novastar2486 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
Hahaha Thank you!
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:iconrebeca-r:
Rebeca-R Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Student General Artist
great! very nice!
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:iconnovastar2486:
Novastar2486 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
Thank you!
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:iconryeker:
Ryeker Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
The chainmail is awesome, it looks way realistic. Excellent work!
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:iconnovastar2486:
Novastar2486 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
Thanks a lot!
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TercelBg Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
Great job! Love the details.
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:iconnovastar2486:
Novastar2486 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
Thank you!
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:iconandrewweller:
AndrewWeller Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
well done well done
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:iconnovastar2486:
Novastar2486 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
Thank you!
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:iconjennieannie:
jennieannie Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is very lovely work!
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:iconnovastar2486:
Novastar2486 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
Thank you!
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:iconjennieannie:
jennieannie Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Welcome! :)
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:iconameniatha:
ameniatha Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous!! Love the detail.. :D
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:iconnovastar2486:
Novastar2486 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
Thank you very much!
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sirideain Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
Amazing :love:
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