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Beautiful Graphite by Kalgoras Beautiful Graphite by Kalgoras
My 4th Portrait finished! I didn't have the heart to call it 'Blending and Hair Study', as the model is a beauty!

Pic is about 7 by 10 on A4, using graphite pencils 2H 8B :)

I've tried to look at blending and hair and try out a few new techniques, some of which have worked better than others! The hair still looks scratchy, so any hints and tips would be really welcome! :) I also haven't got the features that well either, as the face doesn't look quite right :( I've tried fixing it as much as I can, but I think I rushed into shading before making sure I was happy with the proportions first! Lesson learned for next time! My works in progress are all in my Scrapbook as usual! [link] (For anyone who's interested)

The Reference was: with the kind permission of the amazing =sachtikus .

His gallery is pretty amazing stuff and I saw this photo and thought 'I have GOT to try and draw that!' :)

Hope you all like it, but it's really a practice piece, as I try and improve, so please give me some tips! :D

- Kal :)
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:iconanastasiyakosenko:
AnastasiyaKosenko Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning!
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PearsonMoore2 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
Nice!
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:icondonrawding:
DonRawding Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
like your work very much
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dannyc4 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
good job like it wat u use for the hairhighlights
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Bonniemarie Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014   Traditional Artist
Stunning portrait is so soft and pretty. The hair is so well done
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Dsfunk Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
pfff this is really amazing dude! you got like the 95% of all the details of the photo! amazing work, really! the hair is really amazing. as you said theres some details, but thats it, details! with the left eye, and with the bottom of the mouth. NICE WORK! :) 
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rosazul Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
i really like this! im trying to see what parts dont look like the photo quite as much and i think if you were to make the eye brow on the right a bit steep like than curved, and just something about the eye on the left, thats all i can say :)) but  youd have to focus and look hard to notice. the hair is amazing!
:heart:
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Kalgoras Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the comment and sorry for my ridiculously late reply! :D  I'm not really that active any more hehe....need to get back into drawing :)
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Michelle313 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work!

Please, check my page out :) www.facebook.com/MichelleTophi…
Hope you like it..
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StacyMB Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing! It looks just like the photo!
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:iconkalgoras:
Kalgoras Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconflywen:
Flywen Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You draw very well ! i am jalous >.<
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:iconkalgoras:
Kalgoras Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much :)
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:iconsuleymanbulutistatis:
Beauty!
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:iconkalgoras:
Kalgoras Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thankyou :)
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Lunaex1124 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
her eyes are adoreable!!!
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:iconkalgoras:
Kalgoras Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much :)
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:iconartswork64:
Artswork64 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Love it...always improving...nothings perfect when we all want it to be...great piece
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:iconkalgoras:
Kalgoras Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks so much :)
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:iconyametzah:
Yametzah Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
Your work ranks among the finest graphite artists on DeviantArt. I look forward to seeing more of your exceptional images.
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:iconkalgoras:
Kalgoras Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for the comment, but I'm miles away from that hehe :)
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sentientmaster Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent Graphite work, beautiful.
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:iconkalgoras:
Kalgoras Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thankyou very much :)
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:iconsentientmaster:
sentientmaster Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are very welcome, work of that quality should be and I'm sure is admired by all pencil artists, thank you, Mike.
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animesoul88 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
gaahhhsshhh!! how did you do the haiir?! how?!xD this is amazing. :D
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:iconkalgoras:
Kalgoras Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much :) It was one of my early pieces so I was still learning :) It's a decent picture though, so please with how it turned out in the end :D
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vlewis123 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing detail :D i really like it ^-^
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:iconkalgoras:
Kalgoras Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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vlewis123 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome :)
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AndreaChristenArt Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
amazing work!!!
She's really pretty :)
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:iconkalgoras:
Kalgoras Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thankyou! :) Yeh I thought so when I saw the photo...I just had to draw it :D
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AndreaChristenArt Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
and did an amazing job on it :D
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:iconkalgoras:
Kalgoras Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww thankyou :D
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AndreaChristenArt Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
no problem
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West-117 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
Wow, that's awesome
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:iconkalgoras:
Kalgoras Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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Q-Le Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is great :heart: I actually really like the hair! But maybe a tissue or other blending tools if u meant making it looks smooth...? I don't really know, I hate drawing hair myself haha so I can't give any tips on that
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Kalgoras Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thankyou! :) Yeh this was an early piece hehe, but it turned out pretty well in the end thanks! I've sort of got the hang of hair a bit more now...but it's still my least favourite part hehe...
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MrVIz0z3 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
I don't know... for me , this is an AMAZING DRAWING and I hope I will draw like that someday...
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:iconkalgoras:
Kalgoras Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just takes a bit of practice! :) Thanks so much!
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:iconmvvr:
MVVR Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Stunning skills! =D

You could be very proud of this one, I like the shadowing and contrast in her face =)
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:iconkalgoras:
Kalgoras Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much :) Yeh this was one of my earliest attempts but it came out really well :) Glad you liked it! :D
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RMsparkle Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
I really like this! I love to draw with graphite, as I have the most control with it, and there is room for detail! You have done the medium much justice! :)
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:iconkalgoras:
Kalgoras Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for the lovely comment! :D
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:iconforcechild:
ForceChild Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I really like this one best out of all your portrait (Not fan art related) :) Her eyes seem to pop amazingly as if they were real. And the highlighting on the hair is perfect! ^_____^
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:iconkalgoras:
Kalgoras Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really liked drawing this one :) It's an early piece, but it's still decent :D
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:iconforcechild:
ForceChild Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Well I like it- Its fun to learn from your past pieces :) :D
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:iconkalgoras:
Kalgoras Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Definately, always improving is the key :D
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:iconforcechild:
ForceChild Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Indeed! :)
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orange125 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
Amazing drawing
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