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Nat (revisited)

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Final version of previous WIP of Natalie.

I couldn't just leave it the way I previously had it, so I reworked all major parts of this over the past few days. Most noticably the now new background, but also lots of stuff on her face are changed. And the hair to the left doesn't look so silly anymore. Most the time I spent on shading her face thou... This took some additional 4 hours to the previous 4.

Tools (as always) 0.5mm HB mechanical pencil, 5.6mm 2B leadholder on a crappy printer paper (mental note to self: next time use a higher quality one!!), and I also tried paperstumps this time (to make the lips and eyes more glossy). And of course: I had a photo as reference (as always).

Minor cleanings and the sepia-tone in Photoshop after scanning.
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Faruk-SariHobbyist Traditional Artist
Great Job! :D
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AngelinaBenedettiHobbyist Traditional Artist
Soo gorgeous!!
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rotaneProfessional Interface Designer
Thank you!
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AngelinaBenedettiHobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem!:D
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MihaelaLeuArtHobbyist Traditional Artist
wow..this is great..i love the expression you captured in her eyes..and on the lips too.. it is like she begins saying something.. the shading is great too although you should have put more on her neck.. GREAT
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rotaneProfessional Interface Designer
Thanks a lot! And you might be right, actually, her neck seems a bit too light now that you mention it.. :)
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MihaelaLeuArtHobbyist Traditional Artist
;)
Daniel-Storm's avatar
Wow! The transitions in the face are very good. The subtle value changes in the drawing really make those intense eyes pop! Beautiful piece of work! :clap:
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Tatsu-KittyStudent General Artist
beautiful job
Mosh83's avatar
Beautiful eyes, I got lost for a while! Good job!
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rotaneProfessional Interface Designer
Excellent, that's great to hear, thanks!
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fudexdesignProfessional Interface Designer
amazing work :rose:
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rotaneProfessional Interface Designer
Thank you! :aww:
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lanceaHobbyist General Artist
You do pencil as well, huh?

Ah. He he, now I know where I know your avatar from; the pencil club, right? Right. Well, at any rate.

Impressive, though a little too blurry for my preference, esp around the ear and neckline. The more I'm looking at it, the more I start thinking this could've been intended, but if it indeed was, I'm missing the point (happens on a daily basis, so it wouldn't surprise me :D).

I won't repeat what's been said about how the eyes and lips look great, cuz how many times can you hear that the eyes and lips look great before you get tired or hearing how the eyes and lips look great? But yeah.

Y'know, actually, I think it may be because of how sharp the eyes are, that some of the other elements look blurry.

peace
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rotaneProfessional Interface Designer
Hehe, yep, I'm the one form the PencilClub alright, cool you remember that :thumbsup:
And yep, I'm as versatile as it gets, or at least I'm trying to.

As to the blurriness, well, I can't say too much about it, since I didn't think about it too much when I did it.. It was just a quick sketch that ended up a bit too detailed to still call it a sketch, so I guess that's why some areas are a bit "underdeveloped".. In any case, I didn't even notice it really until you mentioned it.

But anyway, thanks for the detailed comment! :aww:
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Deborah-ValentineProfessional Traditional Artist
you are very talented! I am glad you responded to the forum! Now I get to see your gallery!!!
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rotaneProfessional Interface Designer
Hehe, nice coincidence, I like that :aww:
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am-yHobbyist Photographer
it's beautiful, like a foto!! :camera:

amazing work! :clap:
Nocturnal-Embrace's avatar
That's very beautiful... I like a lot the eyes and the lips :)
LeaSmith's avatar
absolutely stunning! I love especially her eyelashes ^^; Her eyes look sexay! Can I borrow 'em some time? ^^; :giggle: And nope, I'm not weird.. I've already made one virtual exchange of eyes on dA :giggle: We were just joking around though.
Anyways.. I think you could add lil bit more of shading on her neck ^^; But it already looks great.
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rotaneProfessional Interface Designer
Heh, oh sure go ahead and take her eyes, just leave some of them on the pic =P
And you're right about her neck, but you know how they say: a piece like that is almost never done completely ^^
HeatherD's avatar
Oo, beautiful rendering on her eyes and lips! Very nicely done :)
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rotaneProfessional Interface Designer
Thanks Heather :)
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killermsStudent Digital Artist
I'm gonna use this for reference with my future drawings. ^^ Beautiful job! :+fav:
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