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January27
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Published: January 27, 2014
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I started this back in October.....Just dusted it off and started back up again today!
Image size
2448x3016px 2.79 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
Apple
Model
iPhone 5s
Shutter Speed
1/30 second
Aperture
F/2.2
Focal Length
4 mm
ISO Speed
80
Date Taken
Jan 27, 2014, 1:46:00 PM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Macintosh)
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CindysArt's avatar
CindysArt|Professional Digital Artist
Fantastic work! :clap:
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Justa-Watcher49's avatar
Going to be fabulous! Love the great hair!
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SugarBubbles2000|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AWESOME. Are you using reference pictures for this?
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pat-mcmichael|Professional Traditional Artist
Just for her face.....I almost ALWAYS freestyle the hair, loosely based on the original!..I am never interested in making a replica of a photograph.  I always try to add my own flavor into each drawing I do.
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SugarBubbles2000|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How do you sketch the picture and shade it over? Do you rub out the sketch?
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pat-mcmichael|Professional Traditional Artist
 I always make a grid on both original reference pic and the drawing paper.
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DonMonroeArtStudio|Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful as always!
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pat-mcmichael|Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Don....will you be appearing at a Comicon anywhere near Philadelphia this year?
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DonMonroeArtStudio|Professional Traditional Artist
My pleasure, I really enjoy your work and I'm a HUGE Fleetwood Mac fan! You really nailed her likeness.

 I'll be at the Pittsburgh Comic Con and the Baltimore Comic Con this year in September...I'm hoping they'll be good shows. :)
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pat-mcmichael|Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, My wife is also a FltwdMac and Stevie Nicks fan.....She has had me drawing her since we've been together!  This is the 10th time I drew this girl.
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Revolution2014's avatar
How long did you practice to get this good?
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cheesedout|Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, I've got a question, how do you blend the skin so smoothly with the pencils and blending stumps? I can really seem to get the smudging....
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pat-mcmichael|Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, I use blending stumps (tortillions) and soft Kleenex tissues for larger areas.
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cheesedout|Hobbyist General Artist
mmm im kinda referring to the technique, as in how do you apply them onto the lines. do you flow the direct of the lines? or do you do the circular rubbing on top of the lines.
additionally, how do you put the pencil onto paper? lightly in the sense of stroking the paper with the pencil or putting the pencil at an angle and "colouring"

Thanks!
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pat-mcmichael|Professional Traditional Artist
I blend with a circular motion,  the same way I wax my car.  I apply the shaded area with the side of the pencil and very lightly.....like tickling the paper.
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AngelasPortraits|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stevie!! She's gorgeous!! Looks great so far, glad you decided to finish :huggle:
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pat-mcmichael|Professional Traditional Artist
Thank You Angela!  ya know, Your "Little Miss" drawing is STILL one of my favorites!!!
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AngelasPortraits|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Welcome :hug:

Oh, and many thanks .... kind of you to say so :blowkiss:
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BaranEkinOzdemir|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hair looks amazing
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mariaanghel|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks really amazing! And I envy the way you draw hair so perfectly! :D
The brush is cool, too :)

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shuckaby|Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous work!!
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pilliwick's avatar
I remember why I watch you now      wow
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Hannipm|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the hair looks so good!!
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ermello|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OH MY GOSH. That hair O.o
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