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This was a dance class distraction :) My little girl goes to her dance class for 2 hours once a week and I stay with her 'cos she's too little to leave her on her own yet. So this was what kept me entertained for a couple of hours. I did need a couple more to finish her off when I got home though.

Can you tell this is Mena Suvari? I don't know, blue biro pen is pretty unforgiving and you have to just go with it when you start. I've been wanting to try drawing with biro for ages, I need more practice for sure, but it's better than I had thought it would be :)

Materials this time:
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Biro
Time: 4 hours (ish)

Thank you for taking a look :heart:

It's a bit tricky to see the details on here so I popped on a detailed section
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:iconmid-knight696:
Mid-Knight696 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
WOW! O__________O
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :aww:
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:iconcreyk:
creyk Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my god this is so very beautiful, I love pen artworks!:iconiheartitplz: It really is pretty, I love how you did the hair, the highlights look really white next to the blue parts, it's so lovely!:love:
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much and thank you too for the faves, I appreciate you taking the time to have a look around :hug:
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:iconcreyk:
creyk Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really liked what I saw^^
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:iconjmdo:
JMDO Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Very good!
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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SatanInHeelsArt Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011
love her hair.
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :heart:
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:iconeni6matic:
Eni6matic Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so awesome, I want to try doing art with pens but I feel like I'm going to mess up since i have no idea how to do it lol but nevertheless this is amazing!
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :hug:

You should give it a go! This was my first try too, I just hoped for the best :giggle: Don't worry if you mess up, it's only paper :huggle:

Thank you very much for adding to your faves and for finding space for me on your watchlist, I really appreciate it :heart:

Happy Holidays!
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meysenburger Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
The hair is GORGEOUS :D
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :hug:
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:icontheorangeelephant:
TheOrangeElephant Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist
amazing details. even if the pen was unforgiving.
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much and thank you too for adding to your faves :heart:
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:icontheorangeelephant:
TheOrangeElephant Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist
^_^ my pleasure!
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SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
Very different, but cool! Drawing with pen is so hard, I rarely try it because like you say, if you make a mistake that's it. *lol* But this looks awesome. I don't know the lady so I can't vouch for likeness, but she's really pretty!
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :) This was fun, it wasn't serious because I was sure it would go wrong :P
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:iconheartmelinda:
heartMelinda Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011   Traditional Artist
Amazing pen work. I find pen to be the most difficult medium to work in, so I am in awe.
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :)
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:iconheartmelinda:
heartMelinda Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011   Traditional Artist
You are welcome very much
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griffonmeister Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist
Just discovered your work. Considering your medium this is superb. I like your comment that biro can be unforgiving. It take courage to draw knowing there's no going back other than colouring it over. Again this is impressive.
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for your comment and for faving :) It was a little scary but a lot of fun too :nod:
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:iconwheres-gezza:
wheres-gezza Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This is wonderful, I love this picture so much! :)
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much and thank you too for faving :hug:
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:iconwheres-gezza:
wheres-gezza Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
No problem :)
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AngelinaBenedetti Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OH WOW! I knew, you would do a great job with biro!! Thats so pretty...the hair looks so soft =O
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Aw, thank you very much, it was a lot of fun :) Thank you for the faves lovely :love:
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AngelinaBenedetti Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Most welcome:DI do love your drawings!
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acjub Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You never stop amazing me Paula! :clap: I dont understand how this is even possible? :XD: Now I want a hair tutorial from you! :la:
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Your too kind to me :aww: Thank you lovely :love: Thank you too for all the faves.

Lol, I'm so not the best person to tell how to do hair, I'm getting better though! It's actually easier to do it in ink which is very odd :confused:
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:iconacjub:
acjub Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dont be so modest! :D You are a brilliant artist and I would love to see how you do it:D
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Aw, your too nice :tighthug:
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Cavetroll1 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
This is awesome!
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :aww: Thank you too for adding to your faves :)
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:iconcloudmilk:
cloudmilk Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The accuracy of the look, the movement of the hair, I love this.
Make me think of theatre VS movie : only one shot, kind of emphasized style.
You were on stage this time, and the result is ... other plays should go :clap: :clap::clap:
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for such a great comment :aww:
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:iconcloudmilk:
cloudmilk Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconclappingplz:
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:iconrobdolbs:
robdolbs Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love love LOVE the hair, Paula. it's so amazing. :jawdrop:
the whole thing is pretty ace though ;)
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Aw, thank you, she was a bit of an experiment :D
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:iconrobdolbs:
robdolbs Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well, it was a successful one then :aww:
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AngelasPortraits Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Brilliant, I love it ... and the colour is very striking!!!:love:
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Aw, thank you :hug: It was a bit of a trial run :P
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FromUnderTheCape Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congratulations! This portrait has been included in this week's feature at #CelebrityPortraits! :clap:
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :love:
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:iconsmyli12:
smyli12 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
Her hair is insane!!!
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
:nod: :aww:
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:iconkw-scott:
KW-Scott Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Cool I love the cross hatching too :-)
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Kevin :love:
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Ilojleen Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011   Traditional Artist
The longer I stare at it, the more I recognize Mena. It might not look as her at the first sight, but, after a few seconds it's obvious :D The eyes and the hair stand out!
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