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I absolutely love this reference of Liv Tyler. Hopefully a more minimal approach works with it :aww:

I'm not very good with scanning and stitching, so I'm a little sad that this doesn't really do my drawing any justice, but I tried my best and this is as good as I can get it :ashamed:

Materials this time:
A3 Canson Bristol Board :bleh:
Graphite (Wooden and Mech) 2H, 2B, 4B and 6B
Erasers
Tortillion
Time: About 11 hours

Print available in my shop - www.etsy.com/shop/BrighteyesAr…

Thank you very much for having a look :love:

I have WIPs here - and details here -

Also, the lovely *Ilojleen is drawing this same reference, once she has finished, I'll pop a link in here, her's is looking fantastic :la:

NOTE: I don't really know for sure where the minimal type style drawings originated, but as I said in my last minimal drawing, *IleanaHunter is the person I admire most for this style, so credit goes to her from me. Hopefully a bit of me is still in here though :fingerscrossed:
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rjirf12 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Remarkable graphics at you, thanks!
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :heart:
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annakoutsidou Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow ! Great work :aww:
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :)
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annakoutsidou Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You're very welcome :aww:
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PriscillaW Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
omg, you are right! I feel like I can look at this and tell you drew it on the same thing I drew Kim and Bear Bryant on. Something about the quality of that paper. Still very good drawing though
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:)
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JhonJJaguar Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ho letto come il gruppo, a cui hai fatto riferimento, ha rifiutato questo disegno. Dicendo che era una scansione, hanno dimostrato che non si sono presi la briga di verificare i dettagli. Non mi è stata chiesta una critica, quindi non la farò. Ma l'accuratezza con cui hai disegnato denota una grande attenzione per i dettagli. Hai una bellissima arte: continua così. E sempre un piacere vedere belle cose nate dall'impegno e dall'amore per una passione coltivata col cuore.
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Grazie :)

Sono felice che la pensi così e ti apprezzo il tempo di guardare e commentare.
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JhonJJaguar Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
è stato un piacere. Anche se si puo sempre migliorare, almeno una spiegazione per certe decisioni ci deve essere. E poi non si puo pretendere la perfezione da nessuno, perche non esiste. il tuo e un ottimo lavoro. continua così.
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Sto ancora imparando tutto il tempo, sono stato disegno non ancora due anni. Tutti i commenti sono i benvenuti :hug:
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JhonJJaguar Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ever a pleasure. By and Good job.
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Kyran-Davell Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Simply Gorgeous! :iconla-plz:
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :heart:
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Kyran-Davell Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're Welcome! :huggle:
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endejester Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
absolutely beautiful <3 So simple but so detailed at the same time!
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :aww:
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DragonsChest Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Professional Writer
One of the most amazing drawings I have seen here in dA... :clap:
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DarthJudicare Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic drawing!!
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for all of your lovely comments and faves, I really appreciate it :tighthug:
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DarthJudicare Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome. :)
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S3V4STR4 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful drawing!! :love:
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :hug:
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S3V4STR4 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:hug:
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esayelemay Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012   Traditional Artist
i don't think i've commented on this yet
you've done such a superb job! it looks really awesome and i imagine it would have been hard to get it to look exactly right with this high contrast, but you've done it really well :)
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Salma I'm glad you like it :hug: It's nice to see you back too :D
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esayelemay Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012   Traditional Artist
:)trying to go through all my devwatches, and this was the first xD
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Carlos-danfango Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Student General Artist
You got her eyes just right, beautiful!

CD
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :)
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ThruEmilysEyesPhotos Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
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Hi! Just wanted to let you know that your work has been chosen to compete in the current contest at :iconthrough-emilys-eyes: [link] Thank you for submitting! Please keep in mind that it is against the rules to advertise your participation in the contest or ask for votes. Good luck! :hug:

Emily
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much Emily :tighthug:
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ThruEmilysEyesPhotos Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
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Ilojleen Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012   Traditional Artist
I love it very much! Minimal shading is hard to render because of eee "suddenly finishing edges" [if you know what I meant :XD:], they might look unnatural, but you did it so well! I love all the details of her face and hand, especially the ring!
It looks pretty awesome and I still can't believe it has been rejected in that group :disbelief:

Aww thank you very much for mentioning me! This is so kind of you, sweetheart :iconpinkballoonplz:
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm so glad you like it :love: Actually, I worked out a trick for those finishing edges, it's made it so much easier :la: Lol, oh that group :shakefist:

Of course I mentioned you! I was hoping it might make you finish your beautiful version soon :giggle:
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Ilojleen Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012   Traditional Artist
Hi dear! Sorry for the late reply, I haven't been there recently because of many exams I had to take. I have already noticed you produced lot of beautiful drawings, I'll take a closer look at them soon, can't wait :eager:
Funny thing I've also drawn an ATC of Heath Ledger for my friend as a b-day gift.. What a coincidence! :giggle:

I do! Oh, would you spill the beans and tell me this secret...? :>

Indeed, it made me plan to finish it earlier! :D I'll try to do this in week or two!
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi! It's lovely to see you back :hug:

I hope your exams and your exhibition went well?

How weird you drew Heath as a gift too! :giggle:

Of course I'll tell you the secret, it was about not getting hard edges on the minimal drawings, wasn't it? :P
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Ilojleen Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you, you're always so sweet :glomp:

Yes, thanks, it all went great!

Oh! This reminded me I wanted to feature your HL ACEO in my Artist's Comment, I'll do it right now!

Yep, that was my question :dummy:
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Aw, thank you :tighthug:

Ok, the question, I hope this is going to make sense :P I basically get those hard edges and dark tones by working in 4 grades of pencil (light to dark), all laid down as if wasn't going to blend, so as smooth as I can. Then, I make a tortillion (newsprint works best for me) and pop it in a pencil holder and sand the end to make it a bit ... fluffy and very gently blend out into the white space to get a light and almost invisible gradient. I do this working up the grades and shading less as I go so that the lines go dark to light.

I don't know if that made sanse, please tell me if not :giggle:
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Ilojleen Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012   Traditional Artist
Oh, great! Thank you for for the hint! I think I got everything and it's managable, I'll try it :la:
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DaveLopes Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
that's one beautiful women =)

I love the way u drew the light it makes her look like an angel =)
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much and for faving too, I am glad you like it :love:
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Ileina Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Huh, I really missed that one :ashamed:

I love your minimal drawings! You really captured her charisma and made her as the beauty that she is :love:

I'd really like to try out that style too (and I agree woth you that it is *Ileana-S's style) but I have already too much to work on... :no:
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Aw, thank you for taking a look now and for faving :hug: I am glad you like it, there has been some mixed feedback on this one, I guess it's not to everyones taste :)

I'd love to see your version of minimal :eager: I think there are lots of minimal artists around but *Ileana-S is really distinctive and the one that I enjoy most, so she's the influence for me anyway :aww:

=LilaeaBluecoat said mine aren't minimal, they are mediums :giggle:
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Ileina Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You're most welcome! :hug: I really like it a lot!

I think I have to agree with nathalie :giggle:

Maybe I have a try on it too, but my sister will kill me if I do another (needless) drawing before she get her leopard :ashamed:
I'm planning to finish at least one drawing per month, but I'm not sure if it is possible :XD:
You know what? I've started knitting! It is not as bad as I remembered it from school :giggle:
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh no, don't let the sister kill you :crying: Lol, she must really want it :)

One a month is a good goal, I hope you get the time :hug:

Your knitting! Lol, after you saying you hate it too :giggle: What are you knitting?
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Ileina Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Well, she's already waiting for it for a looooong time, so I guess she's a bit impatient at the time :giggle:
Time is not the big problem... I'm just too lazy :ashamed:

I know I said that :XD: But my mother knitted me a nice pullover (She is REALLY good at it) and now I thought I'll have a try too. So I started a pullover (or do you say sweater?) and I already have about 8cm of the front part :giggle: It's not really easy all the time and at the beginning I had problems with counting the meshes (right word??) and had to restart after 5 rows :XD:
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Aw, poor sister :aww: Haha, at least your honest :hug:

Oh that sounds good, I love cozy knitted things :) Well, sweater and pullover and quite old fashioned words here but get used a lot, we're more likely to say jumper :)

Your brave! I only ever do baby things or scarfs :giggle: It would be stitches, but I knew exactly what you meant by meshes :nod: Loads of luck with it too :la:
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Ileina Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Aaahhh! Jumper! I remember that word from the Harry Potter books... Weasleyjumper... :giggle:
Well, I choosed one that's not too complicated, just a plait/cable(?) pattern in the middle.
My mom will be a lot of help too when it comes to the difficult parts, thankfully she's very patient with me... :D
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha, funny jumpers those ones! I am glad your not doing one with a big 'I' on the front :D

I call that cable, I love knitting cable patterns on little baby cardies :) That's great your mum is a good help too, some of those patterns are tricky!!
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HayleyLV Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
So great shading!
And I love her expression!:heart:
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