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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
KeyCreations 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!
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