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The last of the english roses by dloraas The last of the english roses by dloraas
Pencil-drawing of Mary Pickford.
Used mostly Staedtler B,B3, B7 and some charcoal-pencils for the deepest shadows...
size: aprox. A3
time: 20-25 hours (or 4 days at home sick with a common cold)

Struggled with the light when i was taking the photo so it might look a little more "dim" than it really is...

its a gift/commission for a coworker of mine...
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professorwagstaff Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
Beautiful drawing. So soft and delicate. The detail in the roses is great. Really beautiful work.
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dloraas Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014
Thanks again :)
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5Happy5 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Professional General Artist
This is really well done, I love all the details in this picture :D
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dloraas Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
Thank you :)
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Ewa67 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
very wonderful :-)
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:icondloraas:
dloraas Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
Thank you :)
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DwainNeilleay1980 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist
Please help what is the trick to high lights on charcoal?? is it the paper you get or eraser..s the eraser doesn't life the charcoal for me....im seriously frustrated have been for last few months and cant find no help. Dwain
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dloraas Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013

Hi. I'd say that depend a lot on how you draw with charcoal and what kind of paper you use. 

For a very good faq on charcoal you should check disdaindespair.deviantart.com... she also has a couple of good tutorials with charcoal as well (you'll find the faq in my favorite-folder) - this is HIGHLY recomended reading...

But for me its the paper. I use mellotex ultra white, and its a VERY unforgiving paper. Its not very eraser-friendly at all, and if you have applied charcoal on you don't get it white again... so i very carefully leave all my highlights untouched. For thin highlights... like stray hairs etc. i also sometime indent with a stylus ( I have also tried white pencils of different sorts... but it never get as white as the paper is so...) I also mostly use compressed charcoal-pencils with oil and they are generally way harder to erase then vine-charcoal/non-oily/noncompressed charcoal is. yeah so for me its the paper and keeping the highlights clean that is the trick. 

Masking is also a good way to keep parts of your drawing entirely clean.

Oh. and btw... you probably know this but normal erasers don't work with charcoal... you have to use a kneaded eraser.... 

Hope this gave you some answers :)

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Chashirskiy Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Your wonderful art is featured in my journal: [link]
Thank you! :-)
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dloraas Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
Thank you... very kind of you :)
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Chashirskiy Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you for your art. Keep up the good work. :-)
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dloraas Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
Thank you :)
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Maeve09 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
Very lovely and wonderful ......love it! :)
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dloraas Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
Thanks :)
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waiting-for-wings Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!
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dloraas Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
Thanks :)
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scoobylady Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
Its gorgeous! :D :clap:
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dloraas Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
Thank you :)
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RedNihao Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Ooooh one of my most favourite picture of Mary Pickford !!! :heart:
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Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
so lovely
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dloraas Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
Thanks :)
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Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
welcome
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Erozja Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
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dloraas Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
Thanks :)
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Erozja Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
:heart:
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dloraas Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
Thanks again :D
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Lemmy-X Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconfeaturedplz: This excellent piece of art is featured in #AllWomen's journal. [link]
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dloraas Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
Thank you :)
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Bonniemarie Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013   Traditional Artist
this is soooo graceful, well done
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dloraas Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Thanks :)
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blanket86 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Very realistic work! Congratulations! :-)
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dloraas Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Thanks:)
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BiBiARTs Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
excellent :love:
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dloraas Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Thanks:)
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heartinart Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice!
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dloraas Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Thanks :)
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judyeve Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
Beautiful!
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dloraas Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
Thanks... and thank you for all the favs and for watching too :D
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Bonniemarie Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012   Traditional Artist
i love it so much, so skilled
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dloraas Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Thank you :)
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maybe-paper-hearts Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Student Photographer
fantastic technique. I'm really impressed!
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dloraas Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Thanks :)
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Jellyneau Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This fantastic portrait has been featured here: [link]
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dloraas Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Thank you :)
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Jellyneau Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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persianaelover Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Excellent
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dloraas Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
Thanks :)
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Agzie Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great style, co classic.
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dloraas Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
Thanks :)
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sentientmaster Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you god.
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July 19, 2012
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Jul 19, 2012, 8:51:04 AM
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