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Russian Girl by pixeleiderdown Russian Girl by pixeleiderdown
Just a quick sketch in acrylic and pencil. Not really a finished work.

Not quite sure exactly what I was trying to achieve with this one. Regardless, it's got some nice gradients, and it's inspired some thought on my part on the interplay of colour and texture with mixed media. There might be some more random experiments like this in future.

Yes, people mistake her for Angelina Jolie. Nope, it's not her. As for those who ask if it's me... it might be me. It might not be. "Russian Girl" is a play on words.
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:iconrust2d:
rust2d Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Professional Photographer
pretty nice stuff you've got here))) 
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MaLize Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Professional Photographer
Awesome work!
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0151LPOOL Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
WHO IS THE WOMAN? lol, perfect drawing!!!!
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R151n9 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
superb ! canīt see any flaws =) wished to see more skin, like chest and shoulders
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soulmate1 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lols. I was thinking she was Jolie there too. Well, she did act in SALT as a Russian rogue agent. I love this drawing. It's beautiful, even as it is! Still, having hair is always nice :)
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DaeVila Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
waaaaaaaaahh :D beautiful!!!
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AngelsInc Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009   Writer
wonderful! she does have a resemblance to Jolie, but I think she resembles Blalock even more [link] in any case wonderful post!
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pixeleiderdown Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009
She was from Star Trek, right?
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AngelsInc Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009   Writer
yep! it was the only star trek I ever liked and had a beauty to boot! excellent pic btw :D
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pixeleiderdown Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009
Thanks :D
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Furstenberg Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
amazing beauty!Lovely work!
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pixeleiderdown Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
Thanks :D

Love your Kommandant picture!
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Furstenberg Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
no problem,thanks! =)
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crouching-kitty Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009
That's pretty damn gorgeous for a quick sketch
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MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very nice!
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taffy-stuck Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
* A*


it's so effortlessly amazing. you must have ninja skills. and i looveelovelovelovelove the media you used and how it turned out. and why'd you think silver?
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pixeleiderdown Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
Thanks. :)

It's not silver - I just used shades of gray.
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BruceDownUnder Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008  Professional Photographer
Hey .. it IS finished .. please leave it alone! This is beautiful. We all feel that we know this woman!
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GoblinQueeen Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2008
Fantastic sense of light and form :)
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Lady-Au-Pair Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
this is stunning! nice work!
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michyness Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008
gorgeous, love the highlights. It's funny, it doesn't look like acrylic at all...you're good :D
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pixeleiderdown Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008
The gray was fairly watered down, and put over the top of a rough pencil sketch.

Thanks!
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michyness Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008
Makes sense, it's a great effect. I think I'll have to try the technique now!
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kcmanc Featured By Owner May 30, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Never thought it was Miss Jolie for a second..!

Fantastic work. :clap:
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lllove Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I`m russian as well. It`s quite hard to find a man because such beautiful ladies are everywhere you go in Russia!:)
But this is amazing!
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pixeleiderdown Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008
Whenever I get talking to a new model online about her art she almost always turns out to be Russian! I hear the same is for many Eastern European women. My father is going out with a Bulgarian at the moment and she's pretty, but tells me that she's had a difficult time finding men in her native country and, at the age of 39, had almost given up hope of finding one.

Sorry, not that comforting of me to say! I think men are fussy over appearances wherever they are. Women are more likely to want other attributes in advance of how someone looks. Wise creatures. :)
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lllove Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Me and my friend used to play a game. The essence is the following: we were having a walk and counting at the same time beautiful people. When we saw a pretty girl we counted -1, when a pretty boy +1.
The results were always sad. We returned home with a great negative number) Later to make the situation even more funny, we started to give minus to every ugly boy we saw...
My friend lives in the US now and is engaged with a foreigner
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pixeleiderdown Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008
A male friend went to Eastern Europe a few years ago and came back with stories of how beautiful the women were but how awfully unattractive the men were.

Where are all the handsome men? Sweden? :D
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lllove Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Probably Spain
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doyoulikecows Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2008
how'd you do that?
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pixeleiderdown Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2008
Did the drawing first in pencil (based on a photograph), then overlaid it with acrylics, but not so much that the pencil completely disappeared. White was added last as highlights.
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doyoulikecows Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008
oh that's awesome! hahah
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doyoulikecows Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2008
very nice.
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Parlami Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2008   Photographer
She looks like my good Friend Lady Lulla:)
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pixeleiderdown Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008
I've spoken to Lulla online before - she's lovely.

I think this woman looks like her because Lulla and this Russian lady both look a lot like Angelina Jolie. :)
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Z-Olga-Z Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007
Dasha Astafieva!
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Aya-87 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2007   Traditional Artist
She is very beautiful, but doesn't strike me as the average Russian girl. She does have something fo Angelina in her. Probably the lips. I love the colours. Amazing eyes.
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Dimaa Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2007
This is really good! :heart: I love your work on it :+fav:
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PortraitPencilArt Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2007
Your picture is featured at our club journal :aww:
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aripunk Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great!
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JforJayson Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2007
what???

that looks nothing like angelina jolie
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pixeleiderdown Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2007
Lots of people have mistaken it for her, including people who've seen the original work rather than a scaled down scan. I guess it's the full lips or something.
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JforJayson Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2007
maybe
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hastalavistababy Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2007
Really amazing. You are very talented
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nonam Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very beautifull :love:
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ChristofLehmann Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2007
Hello.So nice seeing some of your work come in here.
I have studied in Russia, then the USSR, and actually yes, it could be Russian girls face. Who´s the model.
Looking forward to more .

Oh, I have written several new songs and I am sure you would like some of my latest works. Have a look.

Finally. Did you ever make illustrations for childrens books? I may need an illustrator for one.
:hug:
Christof
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annableker Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2007
awesome
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JoyAffliction Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
This is an amazing start! I can already tell it's going to be a wonderful piece of art when it's finished; I can't wait :D
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happepanda Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2007  Student General Artist
wow... just... wow. <3 Love it. I could've easily mistaken it for a photograph.
Awesome job~
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DarkShadowRage Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2007
Yes, people mistake her for Angelina Jolie. Nope, it's not her

that's the first person I thought of when I saw it XD!! nicely drawn.
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