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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Sun Kissed

                                           A new pencil portrait of a friend.
This one was a tough call - I was all tangled up in her hair and those sunglasses were a first,too...never sketched reflections in pencil before. Keeping away the thoughts of abandoning it  midway I kept going after it -- and completed it in after about 10 hours of work!I am proud of it !
Have a great Sunday :)
16"x12" 4B and 0.5 mechanical pencil on paper

24 comments:

  1. wow Arti, what a great portrait !
    really gorgeous ! you can be proud and your friend too !
    what a painter you are !!
    wish you a wonderful day

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  2. Unbelievable.. Lost for words really..

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  3. Really very nice. Not surprised you are so proud of it. Besides the crop is great too.

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  4. So glad you stuck with it, Arti! She is stunning! You did a masterful and oh so beautiful job on this one. Your portraits always leave me with my jaw dropped!

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  5. Wow Arti, you've done a really nice portrait here! I love the happiness of it and teh reflections turned out great!

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  6. That hair is absolutely amazing, Arti!
    Thanks for sticking with this one.
    You have good reason to be proud!

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  7. Super like , how do you give grey tone to hair?

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  8. Hi Arta, you are completely right to be proud of this marvellous portrait. To me is simply fantastic! Congratulations. Ciao!

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  9. Thank u Marty for your wonderful comment!
    Thanks Prabal and Vinayak...
    You are always so supportive, Sherry!

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  10. Thanks JOE...it was the radiance and happiness on her face that made me attempt this portrait.

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  11. Thank Dean.HAir really took a lot of time and patience here.
    Mani I have used only eraser for lighter parts of hair.

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  12. The drawing is so wonderful, so perfectly done. Many hours for wonderful results.

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  13. You should be proud of all of your portraits - you are a truly gifted artist.

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  14. 10 hours effort is worth the results. Honestly i can't do pencil sketch beyond 15 minutes

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  15. Well...patience pays! You have done a wonderful job on the hair and those sunglasses :)

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  16. Gorgeous work Arti. I love her soft smile, and those sunglasses are perfect. I've never tried those either, but I think I'm going to have to now. Looks fun.

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  17. Thanks Tony, Deb, Ajay, and Ramesh.This one really required a lot of patience!

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  18. Thanks Crystal..she really has a beautiful face and a pretty smile- my favorite model thee days :)
    I would wait for your sunglasses!

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  19. An amazing portrait, Arti. You should be very proud of yourself!! Her hair..reflections in her sunglasses are so beautifully sketched. You are amazing!!!! I love it.

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  20. at first I thought it was a photograph :) --great job! and I like the way you cropped the composition.

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  21. My gosh you should be proud of it! It's beautiful!

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