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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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HirokazuTomimasu 4 days ago  New member Professional Traditional Artist
So beautiful!
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sjhowell11 Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is absolutely gorgeous. :)
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SurpassingSolitude Nov 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Gorgeous
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joniwagnerart 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:
Amazing thats so realistic i really like this drawing !
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:iconroartar:
buena tecnica!! :D
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Iesacejs Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow...
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AdamR83 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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Sekhmets-child 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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