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Blue Butterflies by ladysofhousen Blue Butterflies by ladysofhousen
Hi guys! :tighthug:

Yup. Finished this right now! :la: Here's my entry for this month's :icondraw-along: challenge in charcoal! The reference is a beautiful photograph by :iconnatashasmithphoto: and can be found here: [link]

I honestly never thought charcoal could be this much fun to work with- especially with all this hair! Oh but I was so wrong! :D

Specifics:
Time taken: Around 10-11 hours.

Stuff I used: Charcoal pencils and willow charcoal, blending stumps, kneaded and hard erasers, tissue.

Size of the portrait: Around 37.5 X 27.3 cm(squared)

WIPs: [link]

So, what do you think? Do let me know! Comments, critique, faves and watches are always much appreciated! :nod:

Thanks!
-S.
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:iconsameer-patil:
sameer-patil Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Student
superb:headbang:
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:iconladysofhousen:
ladysofhousen Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! And thanks for the fave as well! :huggle:
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sameer-patil Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Student
yw:)
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:iconstrokeswithpencil:
StrokesWithPencil Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist
Amazing job on this! :awesome: How was it trying to draw all that hairCurious 
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:iconladysofhousen:
ladysofhousen Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! And thanks for the fave as well! :huggle: Well it was sort of tough at first but once you get the hang of it, it's surprisingly easy! :D
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StrokesWithPencil Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist
haha nice. Thumbs Up i probably would've given up xD 
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:iconladysofhousen:
ladysofhousen Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahaha if there's one thing drawing has taught me, it is that right when you're about to give up is when new techniques pop into your head! :D
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heartinart Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent!
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:iconladysofhousen:
ladysofhousen Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! And thanks for the fave as well! :tighthug:
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NithinRk Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Student General Artist
super detailed work...Clap 
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:iconladysofhousen:
ladysofhousen Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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:iconnithinrk:
NithinRk Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Student General Artist
yo welcumI am a dummy! 
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:iconfaerywing:
FaeryWing Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is beautiful. :heart: Love the hair and her eyes! :clap:
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:iconladysofhousen:
ladysofhousen Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :huggle:
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:iconmiamary123456:
miamary123456 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is sooo gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconladysofhousen:
ladysofhousen Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! And thank you for the fave, as well! :glomp:
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miamary123456 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
:iconyourewelcomesignplz: You're quite welcome! :iconluvluvplz:

Could you possible take a peek at my artwork? It's not that great, I turned 13 in late February (as if my age should be an excuse for the poor quality!) Oh well.
Thanks so very much! :dalove: :boogie: :)
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Venom-V13 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
Very nice!
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:iconladysofhousen:
ladysofhousen Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! And thanks for the fave, as well! :huggle:
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Venom-V13 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
Oh your welcome! ;)
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:iconroy02:
Roy02 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
good one :)
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:iconladysofhousen:
ladysofhousen Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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neil115 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Professional Filmographer
wow..nice
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:iconladysofhousen:
ladysofhousen Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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:iconwhimandwonder:
whimandwonder Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love how you captured her face from the reference here, and the background is subtle but powerful. Beautiful :)
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:iconladysofhousen:
ladysofhousen Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so very much! :huggle:
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:iconcupidsgun71:
cupidsgun71 Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is beautiful!
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:iconladysofhousen:
ladysofhousen Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! And thank you for adding it to your faves, as well! :huggle:
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:iconcupidsgun71:
cupidsgun71 Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
welcome x
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cloudmilk Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You did great ! Wonderful capture and details.
I personally forgot the charcoal challenge :)
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:iconladysofhousen:
ladysofhousen Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
Oh it was extremely challenging, but lots of fun, too!
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eves-art-mail Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Well done! You've really captured the model's likeness and I quite like that you've kept the textured/scratchy background. :thumbsup:
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:iconladysofhousen:
ladysofhousen Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow thanks so much! :huggle: :D
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sweetpie2 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful drawing! The likenss is great! The hair turned out so good... looks just like the reference.
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:iconladysofhousen:
ladysofhousen Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow thanks so much! That means a lot to me! :D And thank you for the fave, as well! :huggle:
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PhotonLights Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this! Just amazing.
Beautiful work!
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:iconladysofhousen:
ladysofhousen Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D Andthanks for all the faves as well! :tighthug:
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Kaos-chosen Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
fantastic work! the hair is brilliantly drawn :D
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:iconladysofhousen:
ladysofhousen Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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:icontyzranan:
tyzranan Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Student General Artist
amazing art
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:iconladysofhousen:
ladysofhousen Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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:icontyzranan:
tyzranan Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Student General Artist
welcome
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NatashaSmithPhoto Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Professional Photographer
Amazing! Thank you for sharing :)
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:iconladysofhousen:
ladysofhousen Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And thank you for adding it to your faves! :glomp:
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KangTengri Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013   Photographer
Nice work indeed
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:iconladysofhousen:
ladysofhousen Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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BluexPaleMoon Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So beautiful, I'm speechless!
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:iconladysofhousen:
ladysofhousen Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! And thanks for adding it to your collection! :tighthug:
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BluexPaleMoon Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No problemo. At first I just wanted to add, but this earned a compliment. It's very beautiful. <3
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:iconladysofhousen:
ladysofhousen Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow thank you again! :D
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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D3000
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Date Taken
Apr 8, 2013, 11:55:23 PM
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