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Pencils used: HB, 2B, 4B,

Another one of my drawings. Hope you like it.
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Very beautiful traditional art I must say, your shading is very beautiful. The way you have done the hair is very nice and it fits in smoothly with the background.

The amount of details you have put to the background is sufficient and the details on the face are plentiful, you shading is very beautiful, and through it you have managed to successfully highlight all the important parts of the image such as the eyes and some parts of the hair.

The only minus I see is the dark straight line going from the right eye to the nose; it looks too unnatural.

Overall its an amazing drawing! :)
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9 out of 9 deviants thought this was fair.

Well, i can definetly say that i like this. You definetly know how to use the tools of the trade. I actually got fooled for a second. I thought this was charcoal intermixed with Graphite Pencil.

I'm giving originality such a medium score is that it's just a portrait, i can't really say much about it, though i like the graphical style of the drawing. that mix of realistic shading, countered with the use of hard lines to accentuate details on the figure is something i like. for example; how the hair manages to look realistic, and in contrast the hard lines you used to integrate the eyes on your figure.

further more i can see you have a great understanding in the build up of a face, you know how to illustrate hair, maybe a bit less on the draping of her clothes, but this is a portrait, so i really the focus is the face instead of her clothing. so technique wise it's technically flawless. Originality wise a bit medium, and it didn't leave such a severe impact on me. but at the end of the day i really like it.
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Dantheman2000 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015
ShewolfComics Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very talented at shading. I especially like the way you drew her hair
tinselswan Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Well done!
ArtrociTeigh Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Student General Artist
Wonderful portrait. :D 
RAMWOC87 Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome work! I love the hair, expression and shading! :clap:
Sameore Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks pretty grumpy. :D But actually I like the sketch.
Lexadre Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Student Filmographer
Really impressive! I like it! :D
Keep going your great work!
bisquie Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a great expression! Your shading is fantastic, too. One thing - her shoulders look a little small. Are they supposed to be hunched?
ProfessorFortune Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Student General Artist
Its so nice to see some NORMAL realism here in DA. everyone's trying to show off too much. a fav for you
Shiruettomiraju Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Student Interface Designer
This is such a nice piece :)
It really shows off you experience as an artist
Thanks for sharing your work!
Sentient-Phyton Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This is done quite well! I really admire the borders around the shaded areas it kinda gives it that old school look that looks almost a bit wet in some way....really nice
MalverneWade Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014
wow! this piece is so lovely! I can see the amount of effort you put into this! the hair feels so real to me and although I have only a slight problem with the face, it doesn't obstruct the overall feel to this! Love it!
Dari-Dari Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I love these kind of sketchy pencil drawings. The values are great on this and the face is done very well I think my favorite part is the hair it's so well done. Love this.
Rainbow-Sweater Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Her hair looks extremely realistic and what makes her unique is that she is not one of those perfect girls with perfect features, she looks like an ordinary woman, and your pencil skills are just amazing :)
ShelbyGPhotography Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Giuliettadolce Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you captured very well her expression, very good work with the shades :)
Daws3 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014   General Artist
She looks like nicole kidman to me? only with a broader jaw. I really like the wispiness of her hair with the hard lines of her face.
Vitriolic-Harli Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014   General Artist
she's beautiful, that detail in her face makes her look very intense. Very nice
BlueBersker Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
i like this
Wildphoenix22 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Great drawing! I like how you shaded the background slightly. It really makes the light colored hair stand out! :)
SirCassie Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
outstanding work! im giving you the one month feature on my page! 
DPasschier Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
Thank you very much :)
SirCassie Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your welcome!
Khirlara Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is it inspired by rose tyler, from doctor who? It looks a lot like her!!
Anyways, I love her eyes and her lips, and her hair... it's perfect!
skotsoad Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Entenn Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
I just love this! Very nice work!
Rh1annon Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Student Artist
i really like how you used lines here :)
sundayykota Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Very, very beautiful work.
The shading is gorgeous.
Samira-Eos Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Student General Artist
I like it, i like technique, I like shading and the way you did her hair.
Also, here eyes looks really wonderful.
Only thing thet bothers me is her arms... Aren't they too thin, compared to her head?
Besides this - great picture, aye.
xiao-speck Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hehe, i like her expression XD.
her shoulders are a little narrow though...
RCihlar Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful job! The face is very striking. I like the shadows from the eyelashes.
AdriennEcsedi Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She is nice. I like how you use harder lines to strenghten her character.
colourfulcatastrophe Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is brilliant. I love how sharp and clean your lines are in the face, especially those eyes, they were the first thing i looked at when i saw this piece. Her face is very well structured and her hair is amazing I love those light wispy pieces, its like there's a small breeze around her and there's light catching the errant strands.
Marvelous job on the shading as well.
IokoThePanda Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
In my opinion its just really great!
mystichuntress Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey :)
I've featured this here: [link]
rainvine Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013   Filmographer
Ooooo! Reminds me of Nicole K!
Lovely drawing and shading :)
gangstalike Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I actually really like the dark outlines around her eyes, it really gives character to her face
TurquoisePastel Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
very pretty ^^
Cattyonines Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like your style, there is something about the harsh pencil lines and the soft shadowing that reminds me of watercolours. I like how this gives a loose and spontaneous feel to the picture, as if you were just observing a unknowing muse. It's a nice effect, which make it all seem a bit closed in and personal. :)
Zhrayde Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I really love your drawing style! This is amazing. Faved :D
TheElvishDevil Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Very beautifully done :heart: I especially like the way you have drawn her eyes.
violinist2424 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You've been featured here: [link] ! Have an awesome day and be sure to check out the other artworks as well. :)
Rovanna Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013   Digital Artist
THe expression's great! It's so smouldering. I love he messy strands in the hair too, particularly the white ones against the dark bg.
UGotRektHard Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
I love the contrasting tones and how you shaded her face. The only thing I'd say throws me off is her hair. I'm finding it too thin at the top. Otherwise great work! =)
IceXDragon Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, this has been featured here.:la:

Have a nice day!
Nymonyrya Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your awesome art have been featured! [link] :)
Bristolianharpie Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Student Filmographer
At first glance this reminded me of charlize theron a little bit. Beautiful use of tone and line.
talkin2wallz Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
i love her expression! ur drawins are so cool!:D
Quenyah Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
Reminds me of Nicole Kidman. It's amazing.
mattartiman Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love it!
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