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Carey Mulligan by phoenix132 Carey Mulligan by phoenix132
Sorry it's been while since I submitted anything, but I've been really busy lately.

I'm really happy with the outcome, especially the hair, which took ages! I simplified her dress because it was really complicated and it would have taken me too long to draw.

Details:
- Derwent graphic pencils
- 9B, 5B, 3B, B, HB, H and a mechanical pencil.
- Cotton wool buds for blending
- Slightly larger than A4
- I don't know how long it took
- Reference: [link]

Prints are available to buy on my website: [link]

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kepqaz Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2018

I love how you defined her hair
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ARTBOY0128 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
lovely! great movie and book!
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:iconphoenix132:
phoenix132 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconartboy0128:
ARTBOY0128 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Absolutely, my pleasure!
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LibyanStudio Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Mmmm .. nice pic .. keep going ^_*
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LibyanStudio Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Student Interface Designer
thanx ^_^ but i mean thats u ? in the picture or anthor women
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:iconphoenix132:
phoenix132 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Oh no it's not me she's an actress.
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LibyanStudio Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Student Interface Designer
thats ur picture ??
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:iconphoenix132:
phoenix132 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I drew it yeah :) thanks for watching me :hug:
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CircusBug Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is awesome x
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:iconphoenix132:
phoenix132 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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conniekidd Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
And so you should be happy with the outcome of the hair~! It looks absolutely amazing! :heart: I've always wanted to be able to draw hair well in portraits, but I never know where to start... any tips? :hmm:

Also, I adore the eyes~ :love: And looking at the reference, drawing all the details of her dress could have detracted attention from her face, and as this is a portrait the main focus should be the face... :shrug: Just a random point XD

Anyways! Fantastic portrait! :heart:
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phoenix132 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, I'm glad you like it!
As for tips on drawing hair, I usually do it in sections rather than looking at the whole thing at once, that way it's less daunting.
Hope that helps :)
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conniekidd Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome! ^^
Oh, that's very helpful! Thanks :hug: I have often tried doing all of the shadows first, then going back over and adding in more tones... but I lose track of what I'm doing and mess it up. It makes much more sense to work in sections :nod: I will try that next time! (:
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phoenix132 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
No problem, glad I could help :)
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PaulTHutchins Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
Nice work..
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:icondevonhants:
devonhants Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
excellent work.
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:iconleftd:
leftD Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
Great job
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:iconlovao:
LovaO Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
I love her so much, she's my only girlcrush! This portrait is so stunning! Good joob!
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:iconphoenix132:
phoenix132 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks :D
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SquirrelGirl15 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice! The hair is great! I saw her in Bleak House :heart:
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:iconphoenix132:
phoenix132 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you :hug:
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Jani-Mustonen Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I always wonder how people get such a careful and delicate texture with pencils. Gotta learn it! Maybe I'm too violent with my pens or something :D Very good job with her.
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phoenix132 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. I shade really lightly most of the time, I think my next drawing will look more bold and dramatic for a change :)
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Jani-Mustonen Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
On the opposite, I think I'm gonna need better papers (I've mostly drawn on a normal copy print paper) and need to shade more carefully and slower.
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phoenix132 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah, the quality of the paper really helps. Good luck :)
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AngelinaBenedetti Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Outstanding!!
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:iconphoenix132:
phoenix132 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :)
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AngelinaBenedetti Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Youre moost welcome=)=)
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Darkhearteddemon Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
whoa! So good!!! Her hair looks so real!!!!
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:iconphoenix132:
phoenix132 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, I'm glad you like it :hug:
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miaboas Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, that's amazing!
it looks so real! especially the hair!
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:iconphoenix132:
phoenix132 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, I really like the hair too :D
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:iconmiaboas:
miaboas Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your very welcome! :D
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PascalDrawS Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
i like :)
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phoenix132 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I'm glad :)
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