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Hayden Panettiere by Zindy Hayden Panettiere by Zindy
All October I had a poll on my website about which character from the Heroes show I should draw. Claire Bennet won - the cute cheerleader. I am quite happy she won as I had this great reference I wanted to use. Even if she hadn't won the poll I would have drawn her eventually as I loved the expression in the reference I found - a screencapture from one of the episodes in season 1.

I really made a big effort with this drawing, to give it depth and go dark. I don't use my usual graphite pencils much anymore but I found it interesting to do this drawing. It does allow more details but I miss the darkness which is easier achieved with charcoal. I tried using some rougher paper to make it easier for me to do dark areas as that's usually my weak point, not pressing hard enough.

I feel happy with the drawing, I got the expression in her eyes to show, which were the most important to me.

29x21 cm | 11x8"

Prints available here: [link]
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:iconregenerate-barbie:
regenerate-barbie Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
This is a stunning piece!
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Not1so1Punk Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011
i love her
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Showout Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
zindy,
im a huge fan of yours & i am forever inspired by your works
this piece is extremely well done & i applaud your level of skill & talent
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Romanchmelar Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
good work
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mikeposton Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
this is a very good drawing,i think it sws excellent use of shadow n shading
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:iconmisssubmarine:
MissSubmarine Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
I sit here, startled
Really awesome work at all the paintings
:D
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:iconevusha:
evusha Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010  Student Interface Designer
very nice.. she has got so realistic eyes :)
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:iconthesmilinggiu:
TheSmilingGiu Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
love you works!
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creggieb Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009
Omg Zindy! this is amazing. im such a huge fan of urz. u inspired me to draw portraits and to break away from anime.
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:iconfdapproved16:
fdapproved16 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009
hayden is gorgeous :D
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:icondr--feelgood:
Dr--FeelGood Featured By Owner May 22, 2009
your portraits are so insperational.
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:iconxaiokai:
xaiokai Featured By Owner May 5, 2009
Amazing! I love it =)
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:iconhasuf3ll:
Hasuf3ll Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009   General Artist
fav for sure! it's so good!
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:iconnephilimdreams:
NephilimDreams Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009
You did an excellent job capturing the expression. Its absolutely beautiful
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:iconscullyness:
ScullyNess Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009
amazing
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:iconvesta-mohebbi:
vesta-mohebbi Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009
Wonderfull!!
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:iconharrydarlington:
harrydarlington Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008
i really think you should do maya or daphne! (dania ramirez or bree grant)
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:iconsuleman:
Suleman Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008
You are so talented! This is wonderful
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:iconmsamericano:
msamericano Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2008
You are amazingly talented, my dear. Love her expression.
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:iconwesternman:
westernman Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2008
Incredibly good! The details, shading, highlights and nuances are all fabulous!
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phoenixtattoos Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
by the gods, your drawing skills are amazing
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SquishyKitten Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008  Professional Filmographer
How strange for me to come across this as I'm watching the episode of Law and Order SVU that she was in. Nice work.
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allym007 Featured By Owner May 19, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
your beautiful work has been featured here [link] :heart:
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ArtfromRed Featured By Owner May 11, 2008
holy shit this is so good! the eyes are perfect! i love the expression too! HEROES IS THE BEST!
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aynrina Featured By Owner May 10, 2008  Student
nice!
impressive!
i like her!
;p :D

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"...if we've poured our soul into it, the result is bound to be a masterpiece. "

pLeAse sMiLe foR mE
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Ultramelodic Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Lovely and impressive
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NamineArtist Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008
Nami: OMG! You drew Hayden! AH! Why can't I do anything liek this?! O_O Great job! :clap:
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:iconcharmed4life:
charmed4life Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008
amazing just amazing
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LiquidxFaerie Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008   Photographer
I love her expression.
Amazing work!
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:iconlibfly:
Libfly Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great
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LozzaB Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2008  Student
this is absolutely stunning!
the softness of the hair and flawless skin is truly mesmerising

VERY well done
a definite add to my favorites XD
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NeverLookBackk Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Very nice work with shadowing! I like the hair also, came out really nice!
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:iconkanutsute:
kanutsute Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2008
OMG, this look like a black/white picture of her!
great work!
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AvengerUchiha Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008   Interface Designer
This is totally awesome...Can't say anything else, but hells yeah! You're the best artist I've seen here so far...
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MCMaybach Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
beautiful <3:heart:
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Niudegita Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008
amazing! x3
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ShadowMasterDCB Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
whoah! the eyes are perfect! it has and interesting expression:P good work :P
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steven4651 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
I love it! its amazing and i wish i could draw as good as you can!
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:iconamarylus:
Amarylus Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008
Too Much Realistic ;)
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JazzMaverick Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008
hey great job, I'm going to draw her soon, looks like fun!
you done a great job at this!
it's really gorgeously done (if gorgeously is a word lol!)
anyway you know what I mean :)
xx
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Dj-Hayabusa Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008
thats amazing work keep it up=)!
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dunnalildiffernt Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2007
i was wondering, how did you do the background shading with graphite. to me it would seem too harsh to get this soft effect if you used a regular pencil. a softer lead perhaps?
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dunnalildiffernt Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2007
the eyes are stunning. it's nice to see you have a range of emotions you can capture well. sometimes that can be hard to come by as an artist. you have great talent!
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lunalacuna Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2007  Student Photographer
Amazing!! :clap:
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prince524 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007
pretty BA. it has a sort of luminous quality.
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:iconninja-kyoko:
ninja-kyoko Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2007
i luv claire!! too bad it wasnt peter... awsum work!!
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jnjn0616 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2007
amazing. so realistic!
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Supreme24 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2007  Student General Artist
expression in her eyes :worship:
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karemelancholia Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2007

Congrats!!!
I've featured this creation in my November Visual Art Features.

Check it here : [link]
This feature is also in the news so more views for you : [link].
Please check it to view other's art and fave the news article if you like it!

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OnPix-artist Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing work ! Congratulation for your skill !
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