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April 27, 2008
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Imitation Hepburn WIP9 by carlotta-guidicelli Imitation Hepburn WIP9 by carlotta-guidicelli
Another WIP for this drawing? :P The woman that's going to be buying this is really interested in the drawing process, so she wants me to get as many WIP scans of this as possible. She wants her little daughter to draw when she's older :) I dunno if following my footsteps will be helpful, but we'll see.

So yes, I reverted back to black and white in this scan. I can't decide which I like better now. In real life, the antique tint looks AWESOME on it. But of course scans ruins some aspects, like the tint. So blegh, can't choose.

In here, I suppose I did some really subtle refinement. Just trying to emphasize the important parts a bit more. But I'll admit, what I did to the lips in this WIP wasn't subtle :XD: I tried to invert the colors of the reference and the scan (really great way to fix shading, by the way) and noticed that the lips in my drawing were not dark enough. Mine were kind of...undefined.

And I know the teeth are bad. I've always had problems with them, and apparently never gotten over them :noes: Hopefully I can make them look a bit better soon.

And yup, still going with the gloves, arm, body, hair, neck, and necklace...The shaded parts for the hair is going to (for themost part) stay the way it is. From the neck down, and the gloves, is subject to a lot of change. I'm aware that they are looking extremely sup-par at the moment, and am keeping that in mind :)

And I just realized the eyes are too big :slow: Three months into it. Methinks it's a bit too late to be fixing it, though :( But the person buying it likes it the way I've done it, so yay! :P

And try to ignore the stains. Unless if you're some coffee expert. If so, then you may go indulge your inquisitive nature into the questioning and hypothesizing of the particular brand of coffee that was consumed during the making of this picture :)

First WIP: [link]
Second WIP: [link]
Third WIP: [link]
Fourth WIP: [link]
Fifth WIP: [link]
Sixth WIP: [link]
Seventh WIP: [link]
Eighth WIP: [link]
Tenth WIP: [link]

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BmeTwitch Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009
Great work! Featured for march! :clap: ill send you a link when its posted.
BmeTwitch Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009
Feature link:
narutoricecake Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009

you are.. amazing

and i didn't even notice her left eyeball was too bg till u pointed it out

i mean, and i just love ur style

wish u'd draw some hot guys tho for a change... i like em emo!!

moopf Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome work!
blackwitch-roxie Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008   Traditional Artist
beautiful portrait :clap: you are very talented! (the eyes are just fine... i like big eyes :D)
loupo Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008
.....big pause to respect the artwork. Are you really 15?!!!! You are sensationally talented and I honestly wish I had half of your talent. This picture is stunning too. I love the way that you draw eyes. You should do a tutorial.
Ito-Saith-Webb Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Here is the constructive critique you wanted:

Very lovely. Your proportions are good except maybe the eyes are a little on the large side but that is something I am often guilty of as well as that is the first thing that really attracts me to a woman. Some areas like the lips and the cloth could use a little more texture and they have this painted on look to them, not saying they are bad just saying they are not fitting with the rest of the picture.
SinHeart Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008   Traditional Artist
The image is drawn so fluently that the imperfections that stain on her forehead has cause my eyes to twitch in agony.
LoverZero Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautifully done. I like the shadow placement and the shine in her hair. I feel as though the eyes are a little large, too.
I still enjoy the drawing and I think that is a wonderful portrait!
Gironimo Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very beautiful and detailed work, I really like it :)
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