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*this is the second time submitting this drawing, first time round it wasnt appearing to my watchers :S, so here it is... again*

title from music shuffle.
thanks to ~Laiyla for the original photo -


this is A4 in height and about square, so close to A3 but not quite.
drawn mainly in 2B mechanical pencil, but also 6B and H pencils.
probably about 10 hours work.
iv just noticed the shading around the right eye is quite off, but still think this might be my best yet :D

please feel free to comment and critique. :)
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:iconraul-duke-05:
Absolutely gorgeous, I love it! The hair is beautiful, especially on the left side where some strands are blurred, it gives it good depth. My only suggestion would be to remove a couple of the strands that fall in front of the pupil. That way you don't have anything interfering with the eye, so you could bring a lot of focus to it and really make it pop. That was the first thing I looked at when I saw the picture, and I think the more that eye can pop, the more impact the picture will have overall. All around- AWESOME!
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Just-Raowolf Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student General Artist
This is absolutely spectacular! Truly, I am enthralled by this beautiful artwork - it shows a great talent, and is definitely something to be proud of :clap:
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lloveandsqualor Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you, and it's comments like this that make me feel all the better and more proud :)
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dividedMe Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
so alive!
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lloveandsqualor Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:)
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Illinir Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Damn! Flawless job on the hair!
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lloveandsqualor Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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Illuminatus33 Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
You are seriously one of my favorite realism artists now. I Love This! :)
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lloveandsqualor Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dude are you kidding, thanks man. And for the watch, it's much appreciated.
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jmoneygetdown Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
excellent, how do you do the white hair?
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lloveandsqualor Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks man, and I used a chopped up eraser for the hairs, just cut a sharp edge into an eraser. Although I now have a click eraser (like a mechanical pencil, only thicker and and eraser) and an eraser pencil which are both useful.
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s-kmp Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
Simply beautiful :)
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lloveandsqualor Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks man, and for the fave too. :)
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s-kmp Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
I sometimes feel a bit sorry for the traditional artists on this site because it seems to me that you get very little recognition for all of the effort and skill that goes into your work (I'm just as guilty as the next person for this and to add insult to injury I'm quite happy to upload a lucky shot and claim the recognition for another good photo).

It was really nice to see the original source material and this just confirmed my opinion that this is a really superb piece of work.

Although your skills are such that you can faithfully reproduce a photo realistic effect, it seems to me that you not just trying to mimic or copy the photo but you are using the photo as a starting point and the finished piece of work transcends into what can only be described as a piece of art.

If you hadn't guessed already, I like this :)
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lloveandsqualor Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hey thanks man.
this comment made me smile :)
its nice to see your work appreciated as art, i think i agree, traditional artists can have a hard time getting the recognition, or at least the recognition thats deserved for the work put in.

and you're right about the photography, but there is also an art in that. i see the art in photography is initially seeing what would make a good photo (or thinking it up) and then seeing the stand out shot from the selection taken. it takes an artistic, creative eye to spot these things.

and regarding what you said about making the photo a piece of art, i found a quote on the internet last week, unfortunately didnt catch who said it but it makes a similar point as to the one you pertained to.

"a good 'rendering' represents what a person sees, but a 'work of art' illumitates what others do not"

i actually recently dropped off an architecture course (where we did a lot of rendering) to concentrate more on my art, its what i much more enjoy. and so it was nice to hear this comment from you. cheers mate.
might have just made my day. which is good as it was muchly spent hung over :L
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s-kmp Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
I'm glad to have made your day with my comments but it's well deserved; I wonder how many people's day you've made by posting this in the first place :)

Love the quote; keep up the great work :)
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lloveandsqualor Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
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ButterflyShards Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
the hair is amazingly perfect.
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lloveandsqualor Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you :D
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ButterflyShards Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Anytime:)
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Maddus Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
It's really nicely done.
Good job.
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lloveandsqualor Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks :)
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soulfulSIGHT Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
:wow: I love the detail on the hands and hair :D
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lloveandsqualor Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks :D
and thanks for the fave too
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soulfulSIGHT Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
welcome :)
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Kira-Kira-Love Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
How the heck do you do hair that well
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lloveandsqualor Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
haha thanks. it really is a lot of random scribbling at times xD
i dont know, i just developed my own method of drawing hair with practice really.

i did read a couple of the tutorials on dA on hair drawing though, they were a good help for the basic methods :)
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Kira-Kira-Love Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
ok thank you every much!
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Poofimbatman Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Student Artist
Love this... Sometimes, like sometimes (i wish) City and Colour?
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lloveandsqualor Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks :)
and i dont really know who the title was taken from, but im going to say since i dont know City and Colour it probably wasnt from that no xD (iv just youtubed it, it sounds good :))
erm, i was either the song by Blink-182 or No Doubt.
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AngeliqueRaindrops Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
Hello! :iconwavesplz:
You have been featured in my Thanksgiving Give Love News Article. Please check it out when you get the chance!

:love:
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lloveandsqualor Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well for that i really am thankful. i am also laughing right now because of the journal i just wrote about thanksgiving (im english, we dont have thanksgiving). but i guess this is what its about. so thanks :) haha.
ps. you dont have to read it, i started blabbering.

nice feature you have there too by the way, some great work
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AngeliqueRaindrops Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
:giggle: I'm aware that you don't have thanksgiving, however, I do, and I am quite thankful for this community and all the artwork, and the unbelievable talent that this community holds, and as to offer. So I just figured that perhaps I should share a little bit of it. :)

Thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed it. :thanks:
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lloveandsqualor Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well im certainly thankful that you shared it, both mine and the works of others :)
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AngeliqueRaindrops Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
:giggle: I'm glad that you are. :)
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EndlessDark14 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing, the hair is beautiful. :D
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lloveandsqualor Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks :)
and thanks for the faves on the others as well as this :D
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theloneredneck Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
Nice work my friend :)
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lloveandsqualor Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks :)
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radhat Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
Ohhh! I like this.
Great job!
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lloveandsqualor Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks! :D im glad you do!
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illogan Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
this was wonderfully done!!!
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lloveandsqualor Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks a lot :D
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sherlockart Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
you're brilliant
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lloveandsqualor Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
haha, thanks :)
i like this comment xD
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ssaallmmaann Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Professional Photographer
beautiful sketch!
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lloveandsqualor Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks :D
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Agathee Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it looks like a picture!
her hand is so real. ;)
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lloveandsqualor Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
woo! thanks :D
that hand gave me hell xD
im glad to hear that the effort paid off :D
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Agathee Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
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kadryn Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
nice to look at such detail!
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