Portrait of my GF (birthday present)

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  1. JohnIce

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    So I got a really nice pencil set for Christmas, and I've never really had anything nicer than an HB to work with before... I spend my money on guitar gear, normally :) But I barely ever draw anymore, so I never got around to trying them out.

    So my girlfriends birthday is coming up, I'm dirt poor, and I figured I'd get back in the game and give these guys a try :) It's a bit different adjusting to using different pencils for different purposes, as opposed to using just one for everything, but it was fun! I'll have to practice more though :lol:

    Anyway, here's the result, what do you guys think?

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    Based on this photo:

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    Constructive criticism is very welcome, like I said I'm a total hobbyist and I barely ever draw at all anymore. I'm open to any tips and hints I can get :)

    Cheers! :metal:





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    I later ended up colouring it too :)

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    Holy shit dude! That's pretty amazing! I've tried on numerous occasions to draw portraits and stuff but NEVER got anywhere near that good. She's gona love it bro.
     
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    Nice work John. That's a great gift.
     
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    I think you nailed it man. Nice work.
     
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    Jesus John! That is fucking sweet, not only that but your girlfriend is beautiful! :yesway::yesway::yesway::yesway:
     
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    John, I am even more jealous of you now. :lol:
     
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    Well done!
     
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  8. JohnIce

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    Thanks guys! :cheers: I'll spread some rep around :)

    :yesway: Thanks man! I kinda think so too! :) :lol:
     
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    very nice. i suggest rubbing the hair with another piece of paper. it will blend all the hair in and get rid of the "sharp" look. without darkening it in anymore. it will also match the GREAT shading you did on the face better! awesome work!
     
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    Very well done and very good lookin' girlfriend. You win at life! :D
     
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    that's pretty sick!!!

    Have you ever considered painting it or making a "pop art" paint of it?

    For my gf 30th i commissioned a painter to make 4 pieces pop art based on 4 pictures of her when she was uber young.

    It is pretty cool.

    Either way, the drawing and the lady are really nice, keep both of them in the "family"!!!!
     
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    Thanks, I'll try that! I would never have thought of that :yesway: Some of that sharpness comes from the scanner though, which isn't the best, but I'm definately going to give it a try! I'm not really satisfied with the hair, but it's also a patience thing I guess :lol:

    Haha cheers, man! :cheers:

    That's not a bad idea! Her birthday is tomorrow though and I don't have a colour printer myself... but it'll keep it in mind for another time :) Have you got a photo of that picture?

    And yeah, I'll do my best to keep her! :yesway: Thanks man!
     
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    Looks great, but you forgot the boobs :lol:
     
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    Haha good point... if I were to keep it for myself, they'd definately be there ;)
     
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    I'll take some pics of the paintings and PM them to you later on, not sure if my miss would like to see herself as a kid blasted all over a forum full of dudes!!! :p
     
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    Hahaha, I thinky we still haven't paid enough attention to the BOOOOBS!!

    Concratulations dude, she's smoking hot!








    And youre pictures is really nice, too.
     
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    Fantastic!
     
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    Very nicely done, man! :) I particularly like the way you got that sort of piercing liveliness she has in her eyes. :yesway:
     
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    Dear John,

    Fuck you for being so talented :)

    Sincerely,

    Dave.
     
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    Nice work John, just get used to drawing again and i am sure your end result will be amazing
     

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