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Professor Snape by gabbyd70 Professor Snape by gabbyd70
It's Snape! :dance:
I started this drawing about 2 months ago, finally I've finished it. :D I'm actually seeing the new movie at 12 tonight, because I am a dedicated fan ;) lol

I drew this on 11" by 14" vellum bristol paper and I used 3H and 4B lead. I also used tissues and q-tips for blending and a kneaded eraser and pencil eraser for the highlighted areas. Materials- [link]




**EDIT
Just saw the movie...it was awesome :D :D
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Liquinn Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2016
Oh and do you think it's best to make a start on a few portraits or focus on one at a time?
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gabbyd70 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2016
It depends. Eventually you'll find you have a lot of open projects that are unfinished. That's the case for me right now. But I think it's actually better for me to only work on 1-3 things at once. Otherwise I personally get overwhelmed. But at the same time, breaking from one thing to work on another can be refreshing. Try either way! Figure out what works for you :)
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Liquinn Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2016
I drew someone I used to know in colour - the picture I drew means a lot. I think I'll improve over the months. Is 1-2 portrait a day a good idea? Maybe I could do 2 versions (with hair similar/close to the photo) and then change the hair to a different colour and see how it goes? =]
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Liquinn Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2016
Do you think guys or girls are harder to draw?:3
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Liquinn Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2016
Hmmmmm... how come I was comparing my drawings to the photograph? Is this normal or not?
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Liquinn Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2016
53 pages? how do I find the comments you sent me just now? Too many pages to look for... any ideas?
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gabbyd70 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2016
Set the drop downs to 100, Nested, Newest first :) 
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Liquinn Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2016
I think it's good to experiment in pieces. On one piece I did the face in a light pink (and another did it darker and used a rubber for some highlights. It suits both. It's amazing how different it looks :3
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gabbyd70 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2016
Well, just keep practicing! I don't have the answer to every question, but I wish you the best on your artistic journey. : )
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Liquinn Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2016
How much would three portrait drawings of mine be worth? £4.99 - £7? If the frames cost me £4.99 and got £10 for three - I'm only making £5 ish. Thoughts?

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Liquinn Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2016
I want to improve on my artwork :3 Is quality or quantity best?
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Liquinn Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2016
How can I ensure I get the proportions 99% correct without tracing?
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Liquinn Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2016
I'm going to improve with time - thank you for the support, wishes and words. :)
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Liquinn Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2016
Thanks for the support. I so want to improve but it's hard. :( :( 
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Liquinn Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2016
How long do I need to draw awesome portraits? :3 A few years? :D
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gabbyd70 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2016
It's possible in a few years. :) Just depends on the time you put in in those years :) 
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Liquinn Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2016
How do I get my portraits as close as possible to the photo?
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gabbyd70 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2016
Well, it will take a lot of hard work. My mom told me once, you have to draw 100 portraits before you can get a likeness. And it's true! It's tough!!

When I was younger I also wanted to copy the photos exactly. And to do that, you have to measure proportions and look for shapes. Draw shapes of value and try and copy them. If something is dark, make it the same degree of dark. If something is light make it light. If a shape looks like a pinched triangle with a little squiggle at the end, then draw it like a pinched triangle with a squiggle at the end. 

I don't really work in this way now, but that's how I worked when I made this. 
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Liquinn Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2016
Hmmmmmmm... I think drawing from life is harder versus a photo. What do you think?
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Liquinn Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2016
Oh and do you have any tips for improving drawing female hair? It's the hardest. :(
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gabbyd70 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2016
Check out my class for more tips on drawing hair :) I have them both available here for $1 :) www.patreon.com/home As well as lots of tips and tricks I use that I find helpful. I share them throughout the month :D
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Liquinn Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2016
Why am I more happy with my colour portraits versus my black and white ones? :3
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Liquinn Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2016
I'll take your advice - do you prefer colour or black and white portraits? I'm experimenting with colour right now and I prefer it (idk why). It's okay to have a preference right? Thank you for the support. :)
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gabbyd70 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2016
I really love both. :)
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Liquinn Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2016
I do prefer working with colour but maybe a black and white one would make a change... seems like I get bored of black and white and then I want colour... and vice versa. :p Your snape drawing was awesome :3
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gabbyd70 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2016
Thanks!!
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Chrissi25899 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow you're so frickin talented *-*
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gabbyd70 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015
thank you :aww:
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Nrm99 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This sketch has soul in it.HOW DO U DO IT.Dont answer that..just keep drawing ^_^ xD
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gabbyd70 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015
thank you! :D :D
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argenticNocturne Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Student General Artist
h...how is this a drawing
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gabbyd70 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015
:XD:
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4nittie Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015
This is markedly better than your other HP drawings. It is full of character! Great!
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LoonyScamander Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Student General Artist
WOW! That's just amazing!
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gabbyd70 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015
thanks a lot :D
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Eunice31 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015
Amazing!
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gabbyd70 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015
thank you!! :D
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appyanna Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, your portraits are spectacular and some are so intense.
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gabbyd70 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015
thank you!
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occultdark Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I search artists pencil portraits to improve my technique that art school never taught me!  You are one of the sources. This is a great pic. I've been called Snape more than once
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DreamingDoe Featured By Owner Edited Jul 8, 2014
Snape is one of my favorite characters! this is soooo amazing!! Neko Emoji-37 (Yay) [V2] 
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Elenturma Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I adore the eyes in this piece. You've really nailed the complex emotion, and I keep being drawn back to them. Good job on the shading!
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gabbyd70 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
thank you!
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katielea Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Your very talented. it perfect.
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Pelbmenb Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Perfect! Meow :3 La la la la 
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gabbyd70 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
thanks :)
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OutsmART1 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're now my favourite artist ever. Anyone who can draw amazing Harry Potter characters win me over.
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gabbyd70 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
XD Thank you!
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AcridMonkry Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Loving this so much :love:, Still on a bit of a Harry Potter trip after watching five of them over the holidays. Alan Rickman's voice is the best, I can just hear him (Mizterr....Potterr)  when I look at this. It captures the sadness & disdain for himself I always felt Snape had. Its beautiful :worship:
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gabbyd70 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
thank you! :D
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