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Illuminated by dloraas Illuminated by dloraas
Pencil-drawing... used mainly b3, b6 and b
reference is Mary Pickford...
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:iconthadeuszlay:
thadeuszlay Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
How did you make the background so evenly black with pencils?
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:icondloraas:
dloraas Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
hi... its called burnishing i think... basically you use a soft grade pencil (6B maybe) to cover the background, and then you go over everything again with a harder grade (like a B) - and this time you'll have to use some pressure/a hard grip. It takes a LOT of time and is kind of tiresome to do... I also used staedtler pencils as they often are softer and darker than any other kind of graphite i've tried. 
That being said you'll get a lot of shine/reflections from the graphite this way.. more than you use to.
I don't recommend doing this as you'l get a way better result from charcoal and just a fraction of the work...
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:iconthadeuszlay:
thadeuszlay Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
Thanks for your kind reply. Great work!
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:icondloraas:
dloraas Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
You're very welcome.. and thanks :)
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Romylyn Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
Beautiful actress!! STUNNING DRAWING !!!
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:icondloraas:
dloraas Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
Thank you :)
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sticktriple6 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
beautiful piece. how do you transfer to digital? do you scan or take a picture of your drawings? the darks are amazing and the details are crystal clear.
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:icondloraas:
dloraas Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
thanks :) i dont remeber exactly what i did with this particulare drawing... have used both scanners and cameras ...but i belive i used a camera since i DO remember that i had some trouble with shine/reflection on it... the blacks come from staedlers very dark graphite combined with burnishing, but since its graphite you will almost always get reflection when you scan/photograph it... avoiding it is troublesome...  nowadays i only use camera, but since i also only draw with charcoal( its always BLACK and have no shine) its not a problem anymore at all... 
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sticktriple6 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
thanks i really appreciate the response. i have the hardest time digitizing any drawing because of the reflections. maybee ill have to try my hand at some charcoal. again amazing works and detail. look forward to seeing some new stuff. cheers
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:icondloraas:
dloraas Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
you're welcome :)
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blacknimproud Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
very good! like a photo!
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:icondloraas:
dloraas Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
Thanks :)
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Scarlet-Charm Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Student General Artist
OH MY GOD!!! I thought that was a photograph.! It just... wow...
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:icondloraas:
dloraas Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Thanks :)
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jazmocamp Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Most amazing work!
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:icondloraas:
dloraas Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
Thanks :)
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cloudmilk Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful, and stunning work on light !
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:icondloraas:
dloraas Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
Thank you :)
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sentientmaster Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely stunning, she will be joining the favs, you my friend are a god of graphite, thank you.
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:icondloraas:
dloraas Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
Thanks :)
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:iconsentientmaster:
sentientmaster Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are very welcome, anytime, I regard your work as some of the finest in my collection, thank you, cheers, Mike.
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deem-1 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
wow
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:icondloraas:
dloraas Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
Thanks :)
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:iconmorwenm:
MorwenM Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
Fantastic! :love:
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:icondloraas:
dloraas Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
Thanks :) and also thank you for watching :D
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MorwenM Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
My pleasure, your work it is incredible, really :)
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:icondloraas:
dloraas Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
:love:
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:iconarminozdic:
ArminOzdic Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow!Looks great!
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:icondloraas:
dloraas Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
thanks :)
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:iconartboy0128:
ARTBOY0128 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Unbelievably outstanding!
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:icondloraas:
dloraas Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
Thanks again :) and also thank you for all the favs and for watching :D
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:iconartboy0128:
ARTBOY0128 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
absolutely!
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roamingtigress Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
The shading and lighting here is incredible; I thought this was a photo!
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:icondloraas:
dloraas Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
thanks :)
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:iconroamingtigress:
roamingtigress Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
You are very welcome :)
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Althea-25 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
excellent work!
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:icondloraas:
dloraas Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
Thanks :)
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MichaelNorwood Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow. Your work is fabulous.
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:icondloraas:
dloraas Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
Thanks :)
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ItachiJiraiya Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Wow how do you draw so well with pencils? (mind blown)
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:icondloraas:
dloraas Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
Thanks :)
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ItachiJiraiya Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
no prob :D
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Dragons-Garden Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
That looks amazing. All the details of the loose hair are so nice!
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:icondloraas:
dloraas Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
Thanks :)
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JairoxD Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
bueautiful, even when it's full view mode, still looks like a photo!!!:clap:
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:icondloraas:
dloraas Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
Thanks :)
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A-Falcon-Velazquez Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
Great portrait!
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dloraas Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
Thanks :)
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:iconinormal:
inormal Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
exquisite.......
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:icondloraas:
dloraas Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
Thanks :)
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