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Self portrait by SamanthaJordaan Self portrait by SamanthaJordaan
Charcoal on fabriano 85/110cms .It was a thrill to do all the detail work in the carpet design and the fabric folds on the skirt.
www.samanthajordaan.co.za
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slowdog294 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Professional Photographer
Beautiful. :winner:
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SamanthaJordaan Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you :D
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slowdog294 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Professional Photographer
A true pleasure, indeed. :D:heart::gallery:
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Apollo-Frey Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your technique with charcoal is really flawless.
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SamanthaJordaan Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much:D I am glad you like it.
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CreeppingDeath Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
what a gorgeous piece
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SamanthaJordaan Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much:D
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betrayal-displeasure Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This truly is amazing; at first glance it seems like a black and white photo.

You truly are an inspiration and a gifted artist.
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SamanthaJordaan Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much:hug:
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Fajralam Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
superb :clap:
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SamanthaJordaan Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :D
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Fajralam Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you are most welcome :aww:
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Scribblydoodler Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Such a lovely piece. Your details are so intricate, and your shading is amazing. Pixel Rose 
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SamanthaJordaan Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much:D
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Anna655 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow amazing :nuu:
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SamanthaJordaan Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :D
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ulltraz Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
fantastic piece!!!Love 
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SamanthaJordaan Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :D
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ulltraz Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
you are welcome!!!Love 
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Lothrian Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Very lovely picture :)
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SamanthaJordaan Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you:hug:
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Lothrian Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You're very welcome! :)
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TriciaS Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
This is totally stunning !!! I love the plainness of your figure against the very unusual background...... and wow,the material in your dress is anything but plain ....It's exquisite!!
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SamanthaJordaan Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, it was our dance practice costume when I was part of a flamenco dance group.:-)
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TriciaS Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
Flamenco looks lovely!!...I did Scottish dancing ..with bagpipes playing:D
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SamanthaJordaan Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013   Traditional Artist
That sounds fun! If I ever get a chance I would like to try Scottish dancing:D
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bluepainthorse Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Such a beautiful drawing, and now knowing it was a self-portrait, I'm in further awe of it! I can tell that you really fell into the labor of love that is capturing all that detail work... your passion really comes through! :)
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SamanthaJordaan Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!:-) my passionate side can sometimes drive me nuts, he,he
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McFlyky Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I remember this one!! You are a young and free dancer I can just tell! Although, I have never seen you twiddle your toes on a dance floor, I bet you can really cut a shimmy shine, move to the groove, and hip hop to the bop of a pretty beat!! :nod:

Anywho, the texture blows me away every time I see it. I can't imaging how much work it was to carefully capture all the white, textured designs on the floor and then shade around it. I know from experience that is no easy task, and must have taken ages! :nod: I just love the sense of light in this composition. I can see it grazing the little bun of your hair tied up, and the more intense area on your noggin and shoulders.. I think the sense of lighting is actually the best part, aside from that floor texture (I even just noticed the folds in the dress laying around you) All around BEAUTIFUL, and this has been a favorite for a long time! If I remember correctly, this is the first piece of artwork that I saw from your gallery, and it is even how I discovered you =D (I thought you might like to know that =D )
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SamanthaJordaan Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much. I'm so happy you liked this one so that now we can be friends! It was allot of work but I'm a sucker for detail and of cause as you know drapery.And what attracted me to make the piece was the light play on the patterns and folds.
I'm also not comfortable in the spotlight or in front of a camera but I do like to shack, shimmy and hiphop to the bop with the best of them. :headbang:
Funny after the hand study I feel I could improve on them in this picture now, but I did my best then and can appreciate the work as it is. Do you feel like that when you look at past work?
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McFlyky Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hehe, I know! In high school, I took graphic design at a technical institute. We had to pick a reference every week and draw a portrait or anatomy study. My teacher walked by one time, and finally said "I can't believe how incredibly crazy some of these reference you choose" He was referring to the fact there was so many details in the fabric an accessories, and how complex everything was. There is just something about drawing fabric, that is fun, it opens your mind to a world of artistic experimentation. I much rather find a technique that can create interesting textures in a fabric than try to replicate it perfectly =D
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bohomaz13 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
excellent work
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SamanthaJordaan Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you:)
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Cinnamoncandy Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice work.
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SamanthaJordaan Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you! :-)
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AaronFrick Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great job.
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SamanthaJordaan Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :)
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McFlyky Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Outstanding details!
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SamanthaJordaan Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you :squee:
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Kotwinka Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
gorgeous, very precise, I am full of admiration :)
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SamanthaJordaan Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013   Traditional Artist
Much appreciated :-)
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Kotwinka Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:)
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beaver92 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is just too good! Your close attention to detail really shows!
It's beautifully accurate and I don't know how you did this XD
Like most I love details but...even I would get sick of that carpet there.
Wonderful work!
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SamanthaJordaan Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the comment:-) It's like meditation to me and if my eyes start crossing I have a smoke break. Ha ha
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beaver92 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow XD well i guess we all need a break when dealing with details :nod:
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JazmynneJordaan Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student
Love You Mommy!!!!!!!!!! :D
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ruan-a Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
WOW!!!! thats just crazy! that carpet would have made me chew my wrists off! very well done!
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SamanthaJordaan Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanx. I'm a sucker for detail, it's like meditation to me.
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ruan-a Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
hahahaha! i sorta know that feeling.... ;)
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WildlyWickedArt Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I can only imagine how long just doing the carpet must have taken you
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