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Jolie_wip_images by imaginee Jolie_wip_images by imaginee
Here are a few wip images of the Jolie portrait. I used a b and H pencil for most of the mid tones and for all the darkest areas I used a 3b mechanical and 3b wood pencil. For blending I used a stump and plain tissue. The white of the paper was left behind for the eyes, lip HL's and the tip of her nose, all other areas have some graphite.

In the first image you can see I chopped a photo of Jolie and placed a grid on the computer image. I then drew in a 2 inch grid on my drawing paper, then a light outline. 2nd image is a better look of the photo with grid. 3rd image I decided to work on the mouth first, her lips have a very unique look and were interesting to draw. In the 4th image I lightened the lips then worked on the eye and started to build up tones on the face...the paper did not take very well to layers, and the texture of this cold press is not natural looking. 5th image I darkened the lips again and built up some skin tones, the hair was done in 3 layers of 3b. Final image is of the finished portrait, the reference didn't have a lot of contrast so I put some in myself.
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missyunforgettable Featured By Owner May 22, 2011
Hello Linda!
I was wondering, did you use circulism for her skin in this?
gaara137 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
ah, we are doing this in class monday...damn it looks hard!
Hoydadi Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
soooooooooooo good
PODAtron Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009
Wonderfull process, and awesome final art.. I'm steel watching you ;p hehehe
heiidii Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009   Photographer
midnightgraphx Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I just had to pick my jaw up off the floor... I am now extremely jealous!
LovesDogs Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009
Thanks so much for posting your wip - studying these helps me so much! Thank you, also, for mentioning where you kept the paper white for the highlights as that has been one of my biggest questions. Oh, by the way, fantastic drawing!!!
RobBurgess Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009
I love your work on this it's amazing... I also draw most of my pieces from my computer screen, I find I can zoom in and get tons more detail using the HD display, but I have one question, how do you get the grid on the screen? Thanks...
23paces Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009   Writer
I think she uses a program that can put a grid on an image. I use Paint Shop Pro 7 for the photo manipulations I make and it can put a grid on an image. You merely need the right program to put a grid on a computer image.
RobBurgess Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009
Cool, I'll see what we have in our computer... Thanks...
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