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You May Kiss The Bride by imaginee You May Kiss The Bride by imaginee
Hello there! It's been a while since I uploaded anything so I thought I would share one of my last portraits...

This was a commission and is my favorite as of now. One of the reasons I enjoyed working on this one was because of the illustration board, the graphite blended and layered beautifully. The texture of the board was natural which in turn gave the skin a very natural look. I will say those braids took me forever, I didn't enjoy them as much as I thought I would! My favorite parts of the drawing are the goose bumps on the back of the brides neck and the kiss.

18 x 12 inches
Nielsen Bainbridge Illustration board
3b Mechanical Pencil
3b, b, h graphite
plain tissue and blending stumps
2+ months

~Linda
EDIT: Thank you everyone for the very kind comments!

Something that came to mind as I was reading:

I love realism very much, it's always been a really fun challenge! To me it's trying to draw the subjects as you would see them in person, up-close and Real...and in many cases it's creating a feeling...a Feeling that you and those that look upon your drawings get!
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JasemineDenise Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Professional Photographer
Wow, when I first saw this... I thought it was a photograph. It is beautiful. You are phenomenal at what you do! 
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Tatjana01 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It´s perfect!
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MiniLover08 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Gorgeous! LOVE her braids
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Darkman34 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Wonderful Black love!
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anakure Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOOOOOOOW!!!!!!!

It seems so real!!!!
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nocol Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Very nice...you handled the blending very well.
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annakoutsidou Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Omg ! This is an amazing work !! :happybounce:
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NSOrg Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
How that possible ... really lovely...
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silverall Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Sweet
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winter33 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
people like you inspire other people to create wonderful things, your an awesome artist, I can only hope to one day reach your level of drawing and skill.
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