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Canon EOS 5D Mark II
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Jun 14, 2010, 3:21:03 PM
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Gene Tierney by casparofambrose Gene Tierney by casparofambrose
Gene Tierney is one of the first actresses I knew I wanted to draw when I thought of doing a bunch of classic Hollywood portraits. The reference I used for this is far from being my favorite picture of her, but I knew it would translate nicely into a drawing. I had a lot of fun with this (although, like always, I underestimated the difficulty of the ref) and she is now officially on my growing list of people I will have to draw again. I got a little reading lamp for now that substitutes quite well as a drafting lamp. I felt like I was making good progress on this and I’m pretty sure it came down to having sufficient lighting – I’m not sure why it never occurred to me before. I thought my biggest challenge with this would be trying to make her skin texture look subtle, even, and soft, as my last few portraits seemed to have me in the habit of sort of doing the opposite. Instead it was the hair that gave me the most headache and slowed me down. And I had a little trouble in the end getting my signature to show up (you can see it, right?). Worth the frustration, though. (:


Mechanical #2 pencil, 6B pencil, q-tips, Kleenex, and white vinyl eraser on 19” X 24” bristol paper.

Time: Woah, probably around the 40 hour mark, most likely higher. I spent a lot of time messing up on things and having to rework them. =P
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:icondomenique2:
Domenique2 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful!
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FrozenInTime99 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014
THE HAIR. How the heck did you draw the hair????
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:iconthenewolekobe:
TheNewOleKobe Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
Stunning likeness. Your attention to detail is superior.
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:iconhirokazutomimasu:
HirokazuTomimasu Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
So beautiful!
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crockett1 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
fantastic
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:iconsjhowell11:
sjhowell11 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is absolutely gorgeous. :)
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SurpassingSolitude Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Gorgeous
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joniwagnerart Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013   Traditional Artist
This is amazing.  Someone once said (a long time ago) that my mother looked like Gene Tierney.   And I agree, she did indeed.Pixel Rose 
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:iconlucia-m123:
Lucia-M123 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
Amazing thats so realistic i really like this drawing !
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:iconroartar:
RoArtAr Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
buena tecnica!! :D
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:iconiesacejs:
Iesacejs Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Student General Artist
wow...
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:iconadamr83:
AdamR83 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This has to be one of the most beautiful and realistic drawings I've ever seen
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:iconsekhmets-child:
Sekhmets-child Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautifully done, the amount of detail in the hair is just so impressive. Her eyes look so real and moist too. Just outstanding work. :iconwowplz:
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:iconcharlieangel78:
charlieangel78 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
fab art well donex
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:icongemmafurbank:
GemmaFurbank Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So beautiful and capturing the classic lighting on an old photo..well done!
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:iconcorasa:
CORASA Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
unreal!!!
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:icontristanjsolarez:
Tristanjsolarez Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That.... that's a photograph! It's gotta be! Wow! You are amazingly gifted.... looks just like a photograph... I'm in awe! Very nice work here I am so glad I stumbled across yer gallery. Really made my day.
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Marshmallow-Face Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Student General Artist
omg!! its so amazing!!! it looks very realistic, how did u do that?
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:iconokijp:
okijp Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
This is too amazing for words.... the hair is AWESOME!!!
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:iconsonia-p:
sonia-p Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
Great!
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:iconmyartforyou:
myartforyou Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Student
WOW! you are insanely talented ^^
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:iconrichpartist:
Richpartist Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
outstanding,makes me want to do a better job
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:iconcircuslaugh:
CircusLaugh Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student General Artist
OMG! love this! ur are awesome!
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:icondanymckoy84:
Danymckoy84 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Perfect ... so incredible .....
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:iconlenzkist74:
LenzKist74 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You've captured her incomparable beauty so perfectly. You've done her justice - which, given Gene Tierney's mesmerisingly stunning looks, is an extremely difficult thing to have got right. I'm impressed. :thumbsup:
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:iconedilsonr74:
EdilsonR74 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your work is FANTASTIC!!!
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:iconfayefujiko:
fayefujiko Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012   General Artist
This is simply beautiful. You have amazing skills. :aww:
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:iconjusta-watcher49:
Justa-Watcher49 Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
So much fun to see portraits of some of the the actors and actresses from prior generations. Your drawing are fantastic. Love the detail and fantastic shading!
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:icondarzhikov:
darzhikov Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Amazing!
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:iconfallingdark:
FallingDark Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Unbelievable!
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:iconunseeninside:
unseeninside Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
Your drawings do look so real.. even better than a photograph!!! I'm speechless!!!!!
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:iconshazhutch:
Shazhutch Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AWESOME AWSOME ALL YOUR ART IS AWSOME :heart: :eyepopping:
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:iconcasparofambrose:
casparofambrose Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you! Your art is awesome too. :clap: I particularly like your cat pictures.
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:iconshazhutch:
Shazhutch Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are most welcome and thank you too, I feel honoured for a compliment from such a great Artist as yourself :heart:
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:iconmahdysayed:
MAHDYsayed Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
you are simply amazinggggg
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:iconlucentallure:
LucentAllure Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
your amazing art has been featured here! :D [link]
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:iconcasparofambrose:
casparofambrose Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thanks again!
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:iconimnotbobluvsscratch:
imnotbobluvsscratch Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Student Writer
my god.

you didnt possibly draw that! its great!
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:iconiyou-hesheit:
IYOU-HESHEIT Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Intensive colors - i like it
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:iconmatka-satany:
matka-satany Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
you are pretty much incredible.
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:iconsikoian:
Sikoian Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
very beautiful!
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:iconmaeve88:
maeve88 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Wow. .. looks like a real old photo. I love it ;D
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:iconcasparofambrose:
casparofambrose Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you! =D
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:iconaotenshi:
Aotenshi Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
Absolutely amazing work..
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Cavetroll1 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011
Amazing work!!
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:iconcasparofambrose:
casparofambrose Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconlisa-of-the-moon:
Lisa-Of-The-Moon Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
PERFECT! u ar a master! That's Crazy, the Realism in this is fantastic! WOW i Adore it!
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Lisa-Of-The-Moon Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
PERFECT! u ar a master! That's Crazy, the Realism in this is fantastic! WOW i Adore it!
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graphite220 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011   Traditional Artist
This is really beautiful, and I hope mine come out as well. I have about 60 classic hollywood/jazz portraits saved for drawing (gotta get back in the swing) :-)
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:iconcasparofambrose:
casparofambrose Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! You should definitely do some jazz portraits - they make lovely drawings.
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