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LE in pastels - aka 1.75 yrs by corienb LE in pastels - aka 1.75 yrs by corienb
After my "9 months of drawing" I figured it was time to draw the lovely Lisa Edelstein again.
I've been drawing for 1 year and 9 months now (so, 1.75 years), and still have a lot to learn, but I'm thoroughly enjoying it all. Finding tutorials everywhere here and on (YouTube), and trying out different mediums (so far: graphite, pastels, acrylics, digital... and soon: oil, watercolor).
I'm really getting to like graphite and pastels, but every now and then I really feel like painting so I'm pretty sure at least some paint will stick.

In pastels this time, and for the first time my skin color kinda looks like skin color, so I'm not even that upset over the whole anatomy not being quite spot-on.
Can't really tell what went wrong here, so any input is welcomed.
(In general: if you see something in my drawings/paintings that's wrong or can be done differently, by all means SAY SO, and be blunt, I can take it, and I will only learn :) )

A3 Canson MiTeintes paper.
Windsor&Newton pastel crayons and fake-KohINoor pastel pencils.
Maybe next time I'll use some normal pencils too for the details...I gave up on those pearls in the necklace which were way to tiny to draw well, so I just blurred the lot and added the white highlights. Seems to work OK ;)
10 hours of work or so - and you don't want to know how many layers, or how often I washed my hands in between layers (I blend with my fingers).

C.
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:iconleavetheviolinalone:
leavetheviolinalone Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009  Hobbyist
Awesome! Love the softness of the image, it really fits Cuddy's personality. (:
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:iconcorienb:
corienb Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!!
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:iconleavetheviolinalone:
leavetheviolinalone Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009  Hobbyist
You're welcome! (:
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:iconmontgomeryoils:
montgomeryoils Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009
beautiful job
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:iconcorienb:
corienb Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconmontgomeryoils:
montgomeryoils Featured By Owner May 20, 2009
:)
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ElizabethCameron Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
featured here: [link]
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:iconcorienb:
corienb Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, thank you very much, I'm honored!!


(also, this one [link] might be a bit better to feature since LE didn't turn out totally as great as I hoped ;) )
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Niuta71 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The portrait looks magnificent. I'm not a professional to say what went wrong (if anything). The only thing I can do is to admire your work with colour. I'm a total ignorant in it. I wish I could learn it one day. Goog job.
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Faith1990 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2008
wow beautiful work. Great job on her hair
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