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Keira

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What can I say... Gorgeous Keira Knightley from Pirates of the Caribbean. No doubt one of the most beautiful women I've ever seen.

Well, it took me even longer than Jennifer, my previous photo-ref: a grand total of 14.5 hours split over 5 days. Same tools as before: one 0.5mm HB mechanical pencil (Pentel P205) and one 5.6mm 2B leadholder (Creatcolor 430 01), same paper: just one simple A4-sized copy-paper. And again no post-production, except some dirt-removal (photoshop). YEA, and a lot of music of course!

Hm, maybe some words to the drawing itself? K, the hair gave me some hard time again, and some parts look weird. Also, the lips were kinda difficult, and I don't know if got em right. But, I'm most content with the eyes, they were a lot easier that the last ones.

So, nuff said! As usual, comments and critics (and favs o'course :D) are more than just welcome!
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Dec 3, 2005, 3:47:38 PM
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celexana's avatar
celexanaHobbyist General Artist
A real nice portrait! =)
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AngelinaBenedettiHobbyist Traditional Artist
Very beautiful!!
coolaid43122's avatar
this pic is awsome ! i love i! it looks just like her.
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rotaneProfessional Interface Designer
Thanks!
queenofroxen's avatar
hey, i saw this pic on Keiraknightleypalace.com....did you stick it on there as well.
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rotaneProfessional Interface Designer
No I wasn't aware of that, thanks for the info. Do you have a direct link? I couldn't find it.
queenofroxen's avatar
um, go to google and type "keira knightley palace" and it should be the first link. Whe your in there, it should be in fan art.........i dunno how to do those link things, sorry.
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rotaneProfessional Interface Designer
Oh I did find keira knightley palace alright, but I couldn't find my drawing in the fan art section. But copying links is easy: once you are on the page, click into the address-bar in your browser, select the whole thing, rightclick -> copy, and then paste me the link (rightclick -> paste).
If it's not too much of a hassle. Thanks :)
queenofroxen's avatar
omg! that is so simple!! thank you!
Yeah the picture says it is by a toni rose, or something....hang on, i'll do my first link [link]

lol this is ocvious, i feel like a fool to not have figured out how to do it before. lol :giggle:
rotane's avatar
rotaneProfessional Interface Designer
Hehe, well done ;)

But that drawing isn't by me, it's different than mine -- we just both used the same reference image, that's all :)
queenofroxen's avatar
Oh, okay. Sorry for troubling you.
Oh well. They are both awesome pics!!!
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pureprincess Traditional Artist
wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!
o my god! ur like.....wow...
lol, i envy those who can draw people, i think i turn green so very slowly when i see work this good!
i hv nothing bad to say about it, this picture resembles miss kiera so nicely, and i agree, shes very beautiful. great work hon.
rotane's avatar
rotaneProfessional Interface Designer
Well, and all I can reply to this lovely comment is: thank you! :D
solyrosas's avatar
solyrosas Traditional Artist
That´s great! The critique I had about it has already been said by others, so I´m gonna spare you it. I had actually planned to draw this picture too... darn. :lol: Well, it doesn´t matter I guess. I think it´s rather nice to see different versions of the same picture, anyone agree?
rotane's avatar
rotaneProfessional Interface Designer
oh yeah, i'd love to see different versions of this, go on and draw! :D
mistress-melania's avatar
lol well feel free to comment on mine once i get it up here :)
mistress-melania's avatar
wow thats excellent! your whole gallery is great i think...this one is my favorite though. the hair looks perfect...lol ive actually drawn this same picture, but i love the way youve done the background and the hair...that was the hardest part for me...the only little flaws i think are that the lips arent quite at the right angle? i dont know...or possibly the shading...there needs to me more around the corner of her lips, and it needs to fade into her top lip too...and the right side of her face could be a little darker...since the photo itself it was really very dark...but otherwise its perfect, i really love it. you should definatly submit more portraits...keep up the great work! :D
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rotaneProfessional Interface Designer
you drew the same one? gotta see it! but it's not in your gallery i figured..

ok, now to your deep analysis: 't was actually really helpful.
- true, background and hair was very hard to do, i spent most the time with it.
- lips: well, they definitely look "twisted", but on the other hand, it's rather the perspective of the original foto where you can see the same effect. since the photographer must have been rather near her face, hence the weird perspective. at least that's what i figured.. but shading aint perfect, true -- thanks for your hints!
- face: again true, it could've been darker just like the photo, but i kinda wanted it not that dark. i actually lightened up the ref-photo so that i could see more of the details that were originally just black on black..

oh, and i rarely get the comment that my whole gallery is great, since i do so many different things. but thank you very much! :hug:
mistress-melania's avatar
lol no mine isnt in my gallery...im hoping to put it up once i get a scanner....yeah her lips are kinda weird in the picture...its really hard to see if their rightly placed or not because the angle is so tilted funny...lol sorry for the deep analasys...its only because ive drawn it too and those are things ive just noticed with my own...and for the face, i wasnt sure if you meant to lighten it up or not...but it actually looks quite good lightened...she stands out more. :D lol and no poblem, your gallerys cool.
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rotaneProfessional Interface Designer
hehe, no need to be sorry for the deep analysis! as i said: it was helpful. :nod: also, i think one that has drawn off the sam reference is more likely to see these details, so, thanks! :)
eli61087's avatar
If I were an art teacher I would cry, due to the fact your using a photo refferance, such a talent should not be squandered. But I am no art teacher, so let me say that your penciling work is amazing. Something seems off about her right eye though. Great show of lighting as well as line work. I find the way you show the hair to be great. Her ear seems to fade off weird in the darkness kinda like an elf. But I could be wrong. I see nothing wrong with this picture really. It is great, nothing more can be said by me, then what previous comments have already done.
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rotaneProfessional Interface Designer
there is something wrong with her right eye, thats sad but true, and the matter already got diskussed earlier in the comments.

but i'm grateful that you think i could do w/o a foto-ref! but honestly, i would be totally clueless, at least i would have been here. hm, maybe if i do like 20 more then maybe i could close to something like that.. maybe :)
so thanks for the nice words.
ke3per's avatar
wow :wow: that's really good --i could use you as an inspiration ;)
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