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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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AnastasiyaKosenko Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
PearsonMoore2 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
DonRawding Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
like your work very much
dannyc4 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
good job like it wat u use for the hairhighlights
Bonniemarie Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014   Traditional Artist
Stunning portrait is so soft and pretty. The hair is so well done
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! :) 
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!
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 :)
Michelle313 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work!

Please, check my page out :)…
Hope you like it..
StacyMB Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing! It looks just like the photo!
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