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Beehive by gabbyd70 Beehive by gabbyd70
Well I made this between some commissioned work. : ) I drew this with mechanical pencils (3H and 4B lead) on vellum canson paper & I used a photo ref of a model named Emma Maclaren (Materials: [link])

I really enjoy doing graphite/mech. pencil drawings. I just don’t do them very often as they are much more time consuming then pastel drawings...and they also start to hurt my neck after a while because of working on small details. :XD: I enjoyed drawing this though =]

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:iconidlehand5:
Idlehand5 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so awesome!
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:icongabbyd70:
gabbyd70 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
thank you :D
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:iconmaniacrazor:
maniacrazor Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This absolutely one of the best sketches I have ever seen! Great job!
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:icongabbyd70:
gabbyd70 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
thanks!! :D
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:icondarweshsingh:
darweshsingh Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Don't tell me that's not a camera-taken photgraph?!?!?!?!?!?! Your art makes me cry, it's too good
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:icongabbyd70:
gabbyd70 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
XD Thank you :)
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:iconryrowyourboat:
ryrowyourboat Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My mind keeps thinking this is a photograph. You have such excellent attention to detail, my goodness.

;___; this is so good!
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:icongabbyd70:
gabbyd70 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
thank you!
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:iconryandiamzonart:
ryandiamzonart Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Professional Filmographer
w o w........ :)
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:icongabbyd70:
gabbyd70 Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
thanks! :D
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archdemonxc Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
P-perfect... I'm jealous... ;_;
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:icongabbyd70:
gabbyd70 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
thank you :)
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:iconharmonicdischord:
harmonicdischord Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
Very pretty.
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:icongabbyd70:
gabbyd70 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
thank you :D
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:iconlumiiiii:
Lumiiiii Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
soo perfect !!! ; )
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:icongabbyd70:
gabbyd70 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
thank you :)
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:iconlumiiiii:
Lumiiiii Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
You're welcome! :)
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:iconclarajayne:
ClaraJayne Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How did you draw the hair so perfectly? Incredible! X
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:icongabbyd70:
gabbyd70 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
Thank you!! :D
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:iconbeautyguru:
beautyguru Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Professional Artist
Is this for sale?
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:icongabbyd70:
gabbyd70 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013
thanks for your interest! The original is not at this time but I do sell high quality artists prints. If you would like more info, please let me know. Thanks!
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Talabert Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing.
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:icongabbyd70:
gabbyd70 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
thank you!
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nicofey Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I love you Gabby... :heart: =p :lol:

This one is my favorite from you... and... found you on DA finally... :D :happybounce:
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gabbyd70 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
hey! :wave: Thank you :aww: :D
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:iconnicofey:
nicofey Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:hug:
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Jarrell-Aesthetic Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Professional Artist
Definately with you on the neck thing!  Lol, once again, great work :)
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:icongabbyd70:
gabbyd70 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
Thanks!
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:icondashatr-n:
dashatr-n Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this has more life than the photograph. an aspect that i always find difficult to capture in drawings... the form seems accurate but the feeling is missing, so i am always amazed by artists that can capture or generate the emotion as well.  great job!!!
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:icongabbyd70:
gabbyd70 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
thanks so much! :)
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:iconartlover-us:
artlover-us Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
so beautiful , amazing work! love it. 
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:icongabbyd70:
gabbyd70 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
thanks a lot! :)
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:iconentersnow:
entersnow Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
Oh god, please tell me this is a photo... You're amazeballs, girl!
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:icongabbyd70:
gabbyd70 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
haha thank you :)
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:iconbalanyuk:
Balanyuk Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
how old are u?
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:iconcabezadelapiz:
Cabezadelapiz Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

my god, is so beautifull..i like the details of her air and her eyes..

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:icongabbyd70:
gabbyd70 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
thanks!! :)
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Geniusssss Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
Hey this is really amazing ! 
i love all of your works , i just wanna ask you how u make this realistic high light in your drawings ? only by erasers and the metal tip of your mechanical pencils or you use white soft pastel or white gel pen ?? please tell what did u use in this drawing exactly ?
.. i just started drawing realistic 3 weeks ago , and u can check my profile , any way i tried white soft pastel and it didn't work on pencil drawings ! :( (Sad) 
Please answer me , thanks  .
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:icongabbyd70:
gabbyd70 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
Only with the erasers and pencil. 
Yeah, I've tried white on white paper before too. It doesn't work well! 

I will be posting a tutorial soon on a website and I will be teaching all about my hair drawing technique. If you are interested, let me know and I will keep you posted :D
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Geniusssss Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
oh yea please :D i would be happy , thanks <3

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:icongabbyd70:
gabbyd70 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
Here's the link to the class. $19 with lots of info :) Including a hair tutorial- www.skillshare.com/classes/des… Check it out if you're interested!
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Geniusssss Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
(Y)


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raxom90 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work .. simply amazing.

I loved the angle, the shadows, how you defined the shoulders. 

Very neat job indeed and damn sure I can see the nose breathing.



Please .. I have few question if you don't mind :


1) Why are you using mechanical pencils? how are they better than regular pencils?

2) How did you make the hair strings? did you use an eraser? (which kind of eraser)

3) Why are you using this kind of paper? and which paper is better for pencil works soft or hard?



Sorry for the long post, I would really appreciate it, it will really help me alot if you answered them.


Thanks in advance!
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:icongabbyd70:
gabbyd70 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
hey, thanks! :D

I like mech pencils because you don't have to sharpen, just click and you have a nice sharp point. 

I made the hair in this way -  I just drew quick strokes top to midway, then bottom to midway and they meet in the middle, creating a sort of highlight wear they meet.  Also for flyaways- I actually scratch it out with the metal tip of my mechanical pencil before I draw anything. No lead, just the metal tip. That makes an imprint on the paper. Then I draw on top of that and the scratches show up like small flyaways. For a couple of the bigger fly away hairs I used a faber castell eraser pencil. 

I just like vellum bristol for my pencil work. I've experimented with a few types- smooth and rougher surfaces. This is the paper that just works best for me so far. 

All these are my opinions, you may like something different! I would suggets experimenting until you find what's right for you. :) best wishes!!
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raxom90 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! :)

even the way you work it out is so creative, I wish someday I reach your level. 


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:iconmarishka1611:
Marishka1611 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
Wow! It is perfect... And her hair... I'm excited! And you chose very stylish photo, wonderful work!
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:icongabbyd70:
gabbyd70 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
thanks! :)
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:iconjenno11:
jenno11 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
Awesome! Especially love the hair.
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:icongabbyd70:
gabbyd70 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
thank you! :)
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Katrin1 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
wow the hair is so well done! 
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