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

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:icondonotuseplz::iconmyartplz:
: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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LesOmbresss Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOOOOW !!!
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Ilojleen Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :hug:
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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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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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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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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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