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Kate Beckinsale

Portrait of the beautiful and talented actress Kate Beckinsale.

Materials: Charcoal on Canson (classic cream) drawing paper. 11x12 in
(crappy picture taken with my cellphone.. will upload a better file when I finally get around to scanning it.)

WIPs: img.photobucket.com/albums/v95… img.photobucket.com/albums/v95…

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Aadavy's avatar
:star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Impact

Well, I've visited your profile again because I was really interested in someone who has complimented my own artwork. I saw this picture and now I'm wondering, why are YOU complimenting MY works when you're so skilled yourself? <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/b/b…" width="15" height="15" alt=":D" data-embed-type="emoticon" data-embed-id="366" title=":D (Big Grin)"/>
I think I've discovered your reference aswell. The softness of her skin you've managed to create with pencil is really overwhelming. If I were Kate, I'd be very satisfied because you've made her look even little bit younger and I also like that look in her eyes and her lips, it gives her an amazing expression.
On the other hand, I think she has got more sharp cheekbones, maybe the reason why she looks younger is that you've made her cheekbones more smooth. The neck is flat, I think you've forgot sterno-cleido-mastoideus (google that muscle, I didn't know how should I describe it so I found medical terminology <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/b/b…" width="15" height="15" alt=":D" data-embed-type="emoticon" data-embed-id="366" title=":D (Big Grin)"/> ) and hair seems to thick to me, it's perfect on the top of her head but reminds me spagetti on her shoulders.
Overall, it's really nice emotive work <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/s/s…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" data-embed-type="emoticon" data-embed-id="391" title=":) (Smile)"/>
Wildphoenix22's avatar
Thanks so much for taking the time to write a detailed critique. It's always nice to look back over old work and reassess things. I had not noticed the roundness in the cheeks and the flatness in the neck before. Charcoal is certainly harder to work with than graphite pencil (I have been finding a new love for graphite recently. Defining shapes is so much easier!) but the hair is definitely something that I struggled with on this piece (even though it did look rather stringy in the reference photo.. ) I think if I could improve on any one thing in my art it would be drawing hair! haha

Thanks again! I'm definitely going to keep these points in mind the next time I tackle a portrait! :)
Aadavy's avatar
I'm sory that I haven't noticed that it's an older work! :) I'm glad if that has helped you somehow! :) 
Sleepy-Stardust's avatar
This is absolutely stunning. It looks so realistic and shows much skill. Her hair has to be my favorite feature. :heart:
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Thank you so much for your kind words! <3 I'm glad that you like it!

WhimsicalBlue's avatar
Wow!! It came out so well, looks so natural and realistic work! Love it:wow:
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Thank you so much for the kind words! :hug:
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Always a pleasure!
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Well, Aadavy tells it far better than I could!  Remarkable work.

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Thank you so very much! I really appreciate it! It's great to meet you too! :heart:
UnbridledMuse's avatar
Wow! I love how you did her hair and mouth. :clap:
K1ance's avatar
I really like the hair and the certain blotches of lighting. It gives it a more realistic feel, as well as the shading! Nice job!
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Thanks so much! :love: I really appreciate it! 
Artist-MDS's avatar
You should be proud of this portrait very well done
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Thank you so much! I really appreciate it! :)
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