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Amy Winehouse (commission) by Ilojleen Amy Winehouse (commission) by Ilojleen

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:pointr: size: A3
:pointr: a commissioned portrait
:pointr: pencils, F - 8B, a regular eraser and a kneaded eraser, tiles xD
:pointr: time: approx. 30h
:pointr: reference photo: 1.bp.blogspot.com/-k8U2C6fFRLk…

About the drawing
This Amy Winehouse portrait has been commissioned*. The funny thing is I wanted to draw her from the same photo about two years ago, but didn't do it in the end, so I was glad about this commission. I wasn't a huge fan of Amy and I didn't become one after her death [as many people did O_o -> mainhg.demotywatory.pl/uploads… ], but since I saw her for the first time I've been fascinated by a few great songs of Amy's and her look: a specific make-up: giant lines on the eyelids and a giant hairdo. She also had beautiful eyes.
When I heard about her death, I can't say I was suffering from sorrow, but I was sorry for her. It's a pity that such a talented person couldn't overcome her demons and died so young.

I've been struggling with this drawing as all sheets of A3-sized paper I have are a lil' bit slippery. Drawing on it isn't easy and I can't use my usual technique of shading as it doesn't work :| Well, I have to buy new paper.
The part I always love to draw - hair - was the worst here :lol: The easiest part was the background. I drew the window frame and the wall behind Amy's back in a few minutes. "How come? Such a complicated texture?", you ask. Yep. I put the drawing on the textured tiling, started shading and the texture on the window frame and the wall turned out at once :dummy: Depsite of difficulties, I like the final result. Hope you do, too :aww:

Thank you for the feedback in advance, I appreciate it :icontardglompplz:

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:iconlesombresss:
LesOmbresss Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOOOOW !!!
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :hug:
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:iconorbitein:
Orbitein Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
Beautiful !!! 
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you :hug:
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:iconorbitein:
Orbitein Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
It's simply superb :) 
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014   Traditional Artist
Aww! Thanks again :)
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:iconmishkina:
Mishkina Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
wow!
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot :iconloveorangeplz:
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:iconmisbeavin:
misbeavin Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
beautiful job!!!!
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :iconflowerheartplz:
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:iconmisbeavin:
misbeavin Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
You are very welcome!
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:iconbura25:
BURA25 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I loved
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks :huggle:
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:iconhappinessfull:
happinessfull Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012   Traditional Artist
Wow! Perfect hair, perfect draw! ;)
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you :iconglompglompplz:
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:iconhappinessfull:
happinessfull Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012   Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :blowkiss:
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:icontristessaart:
TristessaArt Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
Super! Idealnie uchwyciłaś jej typowe zamyślone spojrzenie :clap:
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012   Traditional Artist
Dziękuję bardzo :iconnewglomp:
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:iconmiguelstar:
MiguelSTAR Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
Wow It's really fantastic job ! :)
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot :iconcocoglompplz:
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:iconveritoee:
veritoee Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
I LIKE THE PERSPECTIVE...IT'S REALLY WELL DONE!
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot :iconpounceglomp:
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:iconpearlan:
Pearlan Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thatīs an amazing drawing of Amy! I like her hair in it. And the tattoos :D
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012   Traditional Artist
I'm glad you like it! Thank you very much :rose:
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:iconarihoff:
arihoff Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
wow , this is amazing :):) excellent job[link] enjoy:)
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012   Traditional Artist
I'm glad you like it! Thank you :icondorkdanceplz:
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:iconarihoff:
arihoff Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
i love it , its amazing , you very welcome:)
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks again :heart:
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:iconarihoff:
arihoff Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
my pleasure you very welcome:heart:
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:icondreamarian:
dreamarian Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
:bulletblue:Hi! You've been featured in a monthly newsarticle for: #TheFavouriteShowcase:bulletblue:

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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011   Traditional Artist
Yay, thanks very much, Simone :iconlawooplz:
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:iconkwalden:
kwalden Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very great work!
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you like it! :iconcreepglompplz:
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:iconbananas878:
Bananas878 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wyszła Ci jeszcze lepiej niż w oryginale :giggle:
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011   Traditional Artist
Dziękuję :laughing:
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:icongorillazmotion:
Gorillazmotion Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely hate Amy Winehouse and her music, but this is a very well done drawing. :) The hair looks especially real.
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :cuddle: I'm glad you can appreciate the drawing, even though you dislike Amy!
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:iconanmeher:
anmeher Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconlawaveplz: Hi there,
You've been featured in my journal [link] :love:
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011   Traditional Artist
Aww thank you again :heart: :la:
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:iconanmeher:
anmeher Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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:iconmarcysiabush:
Marcysiabush Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
nie lubię jej , ale praca super, włosy świetne ! :woohoo:
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011   Traditional Artist
Dziękuję :heart: :huggle:
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:iconh3lianthus:
H3lianthus Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wonderfull !
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :iconpirateglompplz:
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:iconbenneido:
benneido Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Outstanding !!!
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011   Traditional Artist
Many thanks, I appreciate it :iconglomplz:
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:iconmehdiunkut:
Mehdiunkut Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful RIP
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you! :huggle:
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:iconn0rks:
N0rks Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I actually feel the exact same way about Amy as you do; I really like some of her songs, and her hair/eyes/make up/tattoos always quite fascinated me. I've heard that she died because she went through rehab too fast. So that's actually double sad, she tried to get her life back on a good track but died because she did it too fast. :(

Anyway, about your drawing... I absolutely love how you drew her hair, even though it gave you some trouble! :heart: The shading on her dress and skin looks great as well!
What was it like drawing tattoos? A while ago I thought I should try my hand at those, provided I get my motivation back. :B
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011   Traditional Artist
The most recent and official news is that she drank too much and that was the reason of her death. Anyway, very sad end of a talented person...

Many thanks, it means a lot :cuddle: Indeed, drawing hair on this kind of paper was a pain in the ass, OMG, never again :iconnoeswooplz:
Well, drawing tatoos doesn't differ from drawing patterns of clothes, it's pretty easy.
Hope you get your motivation back soon :hug:
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