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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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TheNewOleKobe Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
Stunning likeness. Your attention to detail is superior.
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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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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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Lucia-M123 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
Amazing thats so realistic i really like this drawing !
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RoArtAr Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
buena tecnica!! :D
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Iesacejs Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow...
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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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