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Oh this one was a long time coming!
I was working on another piece and kind of forgot how much I love to draw whilst doing it. Soooo I put it aside and began this portrait.
This is a portrait of my beautiful daughter Allie, who has just turned 17 this week ( hence the name)
I am extremely proud of my girl, who is, not only beautiful but super smart, mature and an all round gorgeous soul.

Graphite HB-8B on smooth canson paper
kneadable eraser
blending stump
cotton swabs
white gel pen
black fine liner
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Given 2014-02-06
17 by JaneyArt ( Suggested by waynecampbell-art and Featured by ArtByCher )
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panthrieswent Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your art is amazing
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JaneyArt Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks so much :)!
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ValentinoJorno Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi Janey ,

This portrait is extremely realistic , the shading looks so soft.

I have few questions , and would be glad to listen to your advise.
I've started drawing only 2 years ago , in total did maybe 100 drawings (I know, I'm kinda lazy, but working on that).

my question is:

is it possible to get that realistic shading with pencil only ? without cotton swabs?

thanks a lot
Val
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JaneyArt Featured By Owner May 30, 2014   Traditional Artist
Hey Val,
Thanks for commenting, in my opinion, 100 is a lot!

Now to my answer:
Yes I think it is possible, and I'm sure there are many artists that can accomplish this.
In saying that, I haven't done it and I'm not too sure how it would be achieved :)
Sorry I couldn't be more helpful 

Cheers 
Janey 
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ValentinoJorno Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
oopss...forgot last question:

how many hours in total this one took to you ?
and was it done in one day or several days (with breaks).

thanks again

cheers
Val
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JaneyArt Featured By Owner May 30, 2014   Traditional Artist
I think being part of DA is the most inspiring environment. I constantly want to draw and improve after viewing what DA has to offer :)
I think the secret is to take your time. Just to put this into perspective for you: I spent maybe 8 hours on the temple alone. 
I spent weeks on this drawing (only drawing on weekends and nights, as I work full time). Mist of my drawings are around 40 hours or so. 

You're a tattooist? that is brilliant... I have tattoos myself and would love to get into it :)

My speedy reply was due to my procrastinating on DA instead of drawing lol
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ValentinoJorno Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
same same here, I get inspired by Veteran/experienced artist , specially in DA.
I have a lotttttttt to learn ,learning never ends, that's the fun of Art :)

and as Tattooist , I'm also new in that field, so after 5-10 years, I hope to be in the target I set to myself.
(as self taught, it wasn't easy to me to get in to any sort of art) as I live in "zombie village" , no art schools here, I learn from the net only :)

but for Tattooing I travel 3 hour to another city for getting into it seriously. it's the most difficult sort of art.

in your country you might find easily a Tattoo-shop/studio that will accept you right away. because your art is extremely great and ultra realistic.

I highly recommend that you check that field (also you can make a lot of $$$, beside to fun for sure).

if any shop refuse at start, that's because they are jealous from your skills :))

but I'm sure, any respected shop will accept you right away.

good luck, and keep me posted if you get into Tattoo business in Australia.
(I have a sister living there)

cheers
V~
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JaneyArt Featured By Owner May 31, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks, good luck to you and your endeavours also
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ValentinoJorno Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks Janey.
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ValentinoJorno Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wow , thanks for your fast reply :)
I wanted to learn fast, this is why I did 100, but now, I almost don't draw , lost inspiration :(
but sure it will come back haha

anyway, I thought you tried only pencil alone (Coz I did , and it's "pain in the ass"), but for Tattooing its the best practice way instead of cotton swabs. (something that can't be applied in tattooing unfortunately).

anyway, will keep an eye on your art, I admire realistic art.

keep on Janey :)
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lameartist Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
That's really a beautiful portrait :love: I have no idea how you managed to draw the hat without going insane (assuming that you haven't)
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JaneyArt Featured By Owner May 25, 2014   Traditional Artist
Well no, I'm insane :joker: hehe
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BillyNikoll Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Itīs so beautiful!
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JaneyArt Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks Billy Heart 
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Alodix Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
She's really beautiful ! I admire your work on the hat  I think I've fainted. 
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JaneyArt Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014   Traditional Artist
Oh thanks :)
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touchofthesoul Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing beauty!!!
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JaneyArt Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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natnatlu Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
Gorgeous . I hope to have the patience or skill to draw like this one day :)
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JaneyArt Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014   Traditional Artist
Oh thanks :)
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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JaneyArt Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks so much Heart 
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
It's my pleasure! :)
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1fastbunny Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing!
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JaneyArt Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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AgonizingSwordfish Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Great piece!
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JaneyArt Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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AgonizingSwordfish Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome :)
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Massamr Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
very nice : D
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JaneyArt Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks :P
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DraconaVampira Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is absolutely beautiful work <3
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JaneyArt Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks so much xx
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Jim-From-Hell Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
Beautiful!!! :love: :love: :love:
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JaneyArt Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Jim-From-Hell Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
You're very welcome :)
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yoemsol Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
She's beautiful, love you hand on details. . <3
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JaneyArt Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks very much Heart
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roblfc1892 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
great...
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:iconjaneyart:
JaneyArt Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks 
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Slendygirl123 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Student Artist
You're drawing is beautiful!   I thought it was an actual picture of someone when I saw it 
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JaneyArt Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks so much Heart
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SabakuNoShi Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Good work :butterfly:
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JaneyArt Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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SabakuNoShi Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :)
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NicksPencil Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congratulations on your Daily Deviation - Very well deserved Jane :D
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JaneyArt Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks Nick Heart
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AceXP Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
She sounds like a nice person ^^ and the picture is beautifully done
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JaneyArt Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014   Traditional Artist
She is pretty amazing actually and thanks Heart
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mdefender Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
absolutely beautiful.  the eyes are alive - gorgeous.  great work - love good pencil.
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JaneyArt Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks so much Heart
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