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i don't like to share. by CallieFink i don't like to share. by CallieFink
So... It's done.

This got published in TeenInk's October issue! Awesome, thank you so much! :love:

Edit: Fixed the face up. I think I like it better now.

Oh yeah. I'm too lazy to do something for my birthday coming up on Friday, so this is my last artwork as of age 15. :XD:

The Capri Sun proved to be more than a problem to draw.

A portrait of the amazing and beautiful :iconcreate-illusions: of her photo [link] :aww:

Graphite on Bristol board 14x17" Took about 4 weeks total. Spent over 50 hours on it.

I used HB, H, 3N dynagraph, 4B, and 6B pencils. I blended with tissues and I used a kneaded eraser and a Fabercastell perfection for the individual hairs.

Also a question I get a lot, I will answer it here. What is a dynagraph and where can I get them? A dynagraph is a special non-lead based(it's plastic based instead of lead) pencil that architects used for draughting on mylar film before computer programs were invented for designing out buildings. The pencils come in N0, N2, N3, and N4. They are extremely hard and smooth when put on paper, technically harder than a 9H and it has great consistency. My dad had many of them from when he was first starting out as an architect after he graduated from college a few decades ago. I was looking through his supplies because he lets me use them and I tend to find some neat stuff in his office for my art. I came across the pencils and tried them out. They worked awesomely. So my mother and I drove out to Los Angeles to this architect supply store and found out that they did not make the pencils anymore because of the invention of the Cadd system on the computer and more advanced technology, and this store only carried the last of them. So I bought the whole box of them... Thankfully they don't use up fast, I barely have to sharpen them... So. Yeah. :P
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raw-zephyr Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist
That Capri Sun looks perfect!
frostykat13 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
MrsMarston Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I love it! Amazing!
EnviusCSB Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh my god..they look like black and white photographs...
Sabre-Art Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
good jerb on the capri sun you pulled off the shiny texture pretty well
Zimriver Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
You were 15 when you drew this!!?? Man oh man are you amazing or what!!
FictionalRealist Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I saw this and all i could think was "this is crazy real man" I only just started drawing portraits, but I hope to have your talent, and maybe steal you pencils xD hee hee
KeySketch Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Student General Artist
I like it as you can tell my profile pics :D <------
costage Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Uau!!! Great job.
rennyren Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That Capri Sun looks so real I wanna grab it!
one-more-emily Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012   General Artist
that's actually so perfectly drawn - awesome job!
kris-knave Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
This is mind bogglingly good on it's own and then I read you were 15 - not to make a big issue of the age thing but I'm still looking for where my jaw went. Watched, fav'd and anything else I can click on! :)
3-WhatsShakin-3 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thats amazing :O I seriously thought that was a photo!
MayineInk Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow... I mean, wow! Everything's so perfect! That's really amazing! And you were fifteen when you did this... that's just icing on the cake! I hope your birthday was super fun! :wow:
MaddeningMouse Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011

That's not a photo?
PandoraLuv Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing CapriSun! I thought it was a photo when I first saw it!
Honeycorn Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011
cool :D
NAN-EE Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
I keep
ath that caprisun
oh my word
ScarlettJones Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D How did you do this? You have to give me lessons. <3
breathingwishes Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Student Writer
this is like. beyondwordsamazing.
asher24 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
WOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOOWOWOW everything in this drawing is amazing!!!!!!!! you are so talented very veryvery very very good job!
emilizzy4321 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
OMG!!!!!! AMAZING!!!! and you're 15!!??? wtf?? (thats good lol) im 13, and hope to be this great when im 15. WOW :)
leopardprints67 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
Smileyy101 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
this is amazingg !! Love the hair and nice work on the Capri Sun :))
ScarlettJones Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I adore this!
Phantomgirl96 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I thought this was a photo.


Its SCARY good! Please keep drawing!
YelllowBunny Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011
it's Cute....
ElseHarmsen Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
One of the best drawings I've ever seen!
SaraJoann Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
OMG! You're amazing!
zu-manity Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Hobbyist
There is a softness and precision in this drawing that is really gorgeous. You did a fine job here capturing details in the juice packet and the hair. Her eye is beautiful as well :)
Novembr Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
im 17 and i thought i was pretty decent.. but you COMPLETELY BLEW ME OUT OF THE WATER.. DAMN AMAZING
BlairSantos Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
You did this at age 15!!?? WTF!? YOU ARE A GENIUS!
xShadowedDarknessx Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
wow wow!! This is just absolutely amazing! You have some serious talent :love:
Foxxerz Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Student Artist
Not so great
tchlptchlp Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
i love her hair...and even more her eye...and way more than that the caprisun, because i know the problem of getting metallic things on papers, especially when they are not geometrically x)
penciledexpression Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
whoa. incredible!
LRFitch Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, I absolutely cannot fault it at all. You're amazing already and so young! Keep it up!
CristinaC75 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sei insuperabile
cyclist74 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
ha,ha, so gunny that softdrink is produced just 5 k's from my place,
and whenever they mix up a flavour, it smells 3 k's around that factory.
didn't know you get them in the staates??
Verve1 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
Wow! This drawing is amazing! :clap:
I really like her facial expression! :D
hahahaharhar Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Student General Artist

LacrimisMelodia Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
I simply love it~ especially the expression~
ArtByCher Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011   Traditional Artist
Perfection!!!! :clap:
Honeycorn Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
great drawing! :D
iLove-CrAcKeRs Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Student Photographer
O M G !! I LOVED this peice in TeenInk and I can't believe I found the artist on here !! LOVE it !!
CallieFink Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :aww:
ColorJunK-74 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omfg..out of words...I'm flashed!
EmoTemo Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
MAN! I'm a lil' jealous over here :|

Brilliantly done! :pat: :clap:
DoomSong8765 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This is epic win man.

She kinda looks like kesha lol and I love this anyways its a cute good drawing and idk why i hasnt favorized it
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