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Jessica by LandomuNinjaSan Jessica by LandomuNinjaSan
It's done! And in only.. 10 days? Well, something like that, anyway. A birthday present for my classmate and dear friend ~SanoeChan who just turned 20, yay! :D I'm quite happy with the results, and I think she liked her gift. I can see lots of small details now that I had to rush (finished just in time to spray it and get on the bus, with several minutes for it to dry in between! ^^;) but all in all, I'm pleased.

-26x35 cm on A3 paper

-mech pencil 0.35 H (very smudgy for H, I might add...:P)

-2H, HB, B, 2B pencils

-cotton pad



-kneedable eraser

-sharpened eraser, and...

-a plain old eraser (for actually erasing stuff)

-two reference photos of and by the lovely young lady in the portrait.

-time taken... well... let's say about 30 hours or so? I actually didn't count.

I switched between the two reference photos quite regularly in the beginning, trying to get the best of both worlds, but before I knew it, I had spent five-six hours on drawing her hair only from one of them. The one where you can see each and every strand of hair, so I thought :P Luckily, it didn't kill me, and I got a lot of practice in everybody's favourite subject: drawing hair. I had a lot of help from this: Tutorial: How to draw hair, which is a great tutorial on drawing hair. Thanks, , you really helped me out on this one! I may not have done it exactly as in the tutorial, but I know I implemented a lot of it in my technique for this portrait. In addition to the kneedable eraser, I used the more aggressive sharpened-eraser approach *inventing new words*. Lovely for those random loose strands of hair :D
*Fall down from exertion of creative energies*
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Weiila Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2007
youretoobloodygoodforyourowngoodman *droools*
LandomuNinjaSan Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2007
Hahaha, thank you. I'm glad you liked it :D
Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
This turned out lovely! Wow, I'm glad my tutorial was quite useful to you, too :).
I think you did a great job on shading her face and the eyes look really intense. Great work :nod:.
LandomuNinjaSan Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2007
Thank you :) Unfortunately lost a lot of contrast in not being able to scan it. It looks better in real life, but that would be difficult to accomplish ;)
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