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September 6, 2013
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Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) by Ilojleen Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) by Ilojleen

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Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) by IlojleenJon Snow (Kit Harington) by Ilojleen
Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) by Ilojleen
Robb Stark (Richard Madden) by IlojleenJaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) by IlojleenDaenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) by Ilojleen

Basic info

:pointr: size: A4
:pointr: media: Derwent Coloursoft coloured pencils [white and grey], Mars Staedtler Lumograph 8B, white gel pen, black paper
:pointr: time: approx. 4h
:pointr: reference photo: [link] [credit to Kasiopeia].

About the drawing

Maisie Williams as Arya Stark, one of Game of Thrones tv-show and A Song of Ice and Fire saga characters. I don't really have any favourite female GoT character, but If I had to choose, it might be her and Cersei [it'll sound weird, but I like the Queen's strong, bitchy nature :B]. Anyway, the reference picture was the reason I drew Arya right after Tyrion. I mean, look at all these single hairs! At the texture of her blouse! Perfect things to draw :aww: I had problems with her eye and I refined it like 100 times... hope it's OK now.
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Critique by spanwire Sep 6, 2013, 11:20:09 AM
This is incredible and really awesome drawn. The hair is fantastic and where the light hits the hair, you have shown just amazing. The shadows are excellent especially at the neck and top of the head bringing the picture out and making it look very realistic and naturally. I can't see anything wrong with the drawing cause its best i've ever saw. This is an amazing piece of work! I saw not many black paper drawings, but this is best and my favourite! This is my favourite character in 'game of thrones' and you did very good! Keep it up!
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Your work is truly amazing!
When I looked at thumb I've already knew whose drawing is it and in witch role. I did not saw such photo of her, but I'm pretty sure it would look exactly the same.
Placing her on the right side of paper is perfect, than we have a lot of place in front of her eyes, and not to much behind her hair. Drawing is not "heavy" on one side, but perfectly balanced. An I thing it is common mistake to place main subject in the center, and in such pose it would start falling to the left.
Also all this details are just amazing! And they feel perfectly natural. Each hair we can see is placed exactly as it should be, with shape that is perfectly matched. Sometimes we can see that someone placed some details like hair, but they feel unnatural because it not feet to the shape of head, or are made as we never seen in real. This ones are just perfectly matched!
Also whole the details of face and cloths are amazing and made it drawing so real!
Shadows and light are great, they give it depth, so that is hard to believe its just flat 2D picture.

Great work and full respect!
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IrekWyb Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
suuuper galeria....:)
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014   Traditional Artist
Dziękuję bardzo za miłe słowa :hug:
mac2010 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Professional General Artist
Stunning work!!! Even more so when it only took you 4 hours?? Amazing!!! :D
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014   Traditional Artist
You know, the black paper saves the time :giggle: Thank you! ^^
mac2010 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
Yeah, Also ads to the wow factor and creates drama!!.... Your welcome!!
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you again :iconredheart-plz:
mac2010 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
No worries!!!! :)
Koverss Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
Oh my, stunning work, amazing, amazing, just perfect.. Love it
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks a bunch :iconsquishhugplz:
detailfreak Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh well done! i love the highlights, this is something i'd love to learn..
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