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Portrait from Life by gabbyd70 Portrait from Life by gabbyd70
I love drawing from life. You can learn so much that way. This is a portrait drawing I made in a class I take at an art school in my area.

I used Strathmore 500 series charcoal paper and extra soft vine charcoal. 18"x 24" & it took about 4hrs time.

I took a pic of this with my phone so the quality is not great :/ but thanks for taking a look! :)
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:iconkopihitamdanrokok:
kopihitamdanrokok Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Artist
the best..
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:icongabbyd70:
gabbyd70 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015
thank you :D
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:iconbigboss738:
BigBoss738 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
Awesome! How do you make the light part so goood? Can I have some tips? :)
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:iconglassrainbows93:
Glassrainbows93 Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
Blimey. I can see you like drawing from life lol that's beautiful and all your other work too. 
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:icongabbyd70:
gabbyd70 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
Thanks!
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:iconglassrainbows93:
Glassrainbows93 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
Welcome :D 
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:iconblob136:
BloB136 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wow! Amazing! 
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:icongabbyd70:
gabbyd70 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
thank you!
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:icondreamsofnightvale:
DreamsofNightvale Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Student Writer
so well done!
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:icongabbyd70:
gabbyd70 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
thank you!
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:iconsytim:
sytim Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
Fabulous...love your charcoal drawings! Very inspiring!
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:icongabbyd70:
gabbyd70 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
thanks!!
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:icontokiratokia:
tokiratokia Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Student General Artist
This is so beautiful! But i get the feeling it is even more beautiful in real life. I say this because i took a picture of a portraite I had and it looked similar to yours in the quality
I hope to be able to see this in real life one day!!
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:icongabbyd70:
gabbyd70 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
thanks!! 
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:icontokiratokia:
tokiratokia Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Student General Artist
:)
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:iconarn678:
arn678 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
neat
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:icongabbyd70:
gabbyd70 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
thanks!
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:icontryskacik:
Tryskacik Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
very nice
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:icongabbyd70:
gabbyd70 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
thank you! :D
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:iconscarletcolour:
ScarletColour Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
oh, so beautiful^^
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:icongabbyd70:
gabbyd70 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
thanks!
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nunopadilha1974 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
Yes its a beautiful drawing
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:icongabbyd70:
gabbyd70 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
thank you :D
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ThanasisTzortzis Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I love to see artists here on DA working from life, it's getting a bit rare... This drawing has depth, character, I love it!
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:icongabbyd70:
gabbyd70 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
Thank you!
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:icondoctorpresident:
DoctorPresident Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Student General Artist
Unbelievable o_o
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:icongabbyd70:
gabbyd70 Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
thanks :D
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:iconofimpossiblethings:
ofimpossiblethings Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
I like the... mood in this, for lack of a better word. Beautifully done.
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:icongabbyd70:
gabbyd70 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
thanks a lot :D
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:iconkhinson:
khinson Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! This is beautiful!
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:icongabbyd70:
gabbyd70 Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
Thank you!! :)
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:iconnightsun74:
nightsun74 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
Great texture and light. Very good.
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:icongabbyd70:
gabbyd70 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
Thank you! :)
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:iconnieseln:
Nieseln Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Whereas this one reminds me of some old movie, or a lazy late summer night. Immersive!
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:icongabbyd70:
gabbyd70 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
:D :D
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:iconanaliab36:
analiab36 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
this is really good! You should check my stuff out too! [link]
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:iconsubarnolata:
SUBARNOLATA Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
gr8
she looks a lot like Frankie from 'Packed To The Rafters'
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:icongabbyd70:
gabbyd70 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
Thanks :)
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:iconsubarnolata:
SUBARNOLATA Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
u really dont need to thank me. your works are awesome
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:icongeak-of-nature:
Geak-of-Nature Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing!
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:icongabbyd70:
gabbyd70 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
Thank you!
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:iconcantakawah:
Cantakawah Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I really like The way You operate with emotions on every portrait You make . It look's very professional :)
I'll take this one to my fav :)
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gabbyd70 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
thanks! :D
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NekoNekoGirl997 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She's so gorgeous... And I love, still, the way you draw. Keep it bro!
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:icongabbyd70:
gabbyd70 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
thank you!
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NekoNekoGirl997 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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jazmocamp Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like these portraits from life you are doing. I was thinking about taking a portrait class they are offering in my area as well. After looking at these, I just might go ahead and do it! Great work!
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gabbyd70 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
it's frustrating at first, but once you get the hang of it, it's a lot of fun :) Thanks!
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:iconjazmocamp:
jazmocamp Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I can imagine. I thought it would do me some good, maybe help tune my eye and to see real light and shadows. I am sure in the beginning it is going to be pretty ugly! Thanks for being an inspiration to me. I really love your work.
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