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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?
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gaara137 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
ah, we are doing this in class monday...damn it looks hard!
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Hoydadi Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
soooooooooooo good
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PODAtron Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009
Wonderfull process, and awesome final art.. I'm steel watching you ;p hehehe
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heiidii Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009   Photographer
ideal
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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!
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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!!!
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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...
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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.
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RobBurgess Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009
Cool, I'll see what we have in our computer... Thanks...
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imaginee Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009
Yep that's what I use Paint Shop Pro, the grid is a scrip and you can make it any size you want.
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RobBurgess Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009
thanks...
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IvyKesner Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow. I'm always impressed with anyone that works with grids-but this is above and beyond amazing. *0*
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Loftylady Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009   Traditional Artist
Linda- Nice to see the steps laid out like this! Do you use only the computer screen or do you also print out a photo to work from? Is there a 'hint' of another drawing there in the right corner or your desk? :D
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imaginee Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009
Hi Michelle :) I do print out a few photos, but sometimes I just work from the computer...for this one and the one I'm doing right now (a sunflower) I didn't make any prints. Goood eye! I forgot about that portrait in the right corner, that's one of my favorite commissions, I haven't posted it because it's a gift for the wife of the client...sometime in Steptember I will :)
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Calaymo Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009
just a amazing!!!
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xBluepearlx Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009
wow this is huge scale drawing! Which size is it? It looks like 1000 better the the ref picture!
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imaginee Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009
The drawing is 20 x 15 inches, larger then what I usually do.
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xBluepearlx Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009
wow! I never draw bigger than A4,to be more precise most of my drawings are even smaller than A4.No wonder you need more time for bigg drawings as You Angelina's
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imaginee Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009
I draw bigger because I found I couldn't get many details in the smaller sizes and I love details. It does take a little longer to finish but I don't think about that, I just have fun drawing. :)
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