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Liv Tyler 05 by Ilojleen Liv Tyler 05 by Ilojleen
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:pointr: size: A4
:pointr: media: Koh-I-Noor pencils H-6B, a kneaded and a regular eraser
:pointr: time: ?

About the subject | the choice of the reference photo


The lady depicted in my drawing is Liv Tyler, who used to be one of my favourite actresses in the past. Or, to be more precise: when I saw The Lord of The Rings about 10 years ago. She was my "girl crush" because of her beauty as Arwen.
The drawing had been started in 2010 and I gave up on it shortly after. Some time ago I posted the unfinished wip of this portrait at my Facebook fanpage and received a lot of positive feedback on it. Later, Paula [=pbird12] drew Liv from the same photo, and encouraged me to finish my drawing. These two reason made me decide to get down to it :aww:
Here is Paula's wonderful version:

I dedicate my version to you, Paula, for your kindness and precious support :cuddle:

About the drawing


Half of this portrait was drawn in 2010, therefore some parts might look better if I'd executed them now - the eyes for example. I decided to go for minimal style, as the reference photo was pale, and when I printed it out, it was even more pale. I know I might be told to copy *IleanaHunter's style, but my piece differs from her unique style. Ileana does much less shading and far more details :) And I discovered Ileana's beautiful art later than I had started this portrait of Liv.

Hope you like it :rose: :iconcocoloveplz:
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N0rks Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my, I have/had such a massive girl crush and Liv AND Arwen. :lol:
Her hair (again) looks very soft and shiny, and I really like the ring! :heart:
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Ilojleen Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012   Traditional Artist
Liv herself, and especially as Arwen, is irresistible :happybounce: Thank you very much!
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N0rks Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She is! :aww: You're welcome!
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eat-ride-listen Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I knew you were awesome as an artist alone, but if you like Lord of the Rings that just makes you epic. This is amazing, I love the hair ^^
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Ilojleen Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012   Traditional Artist
Hahah, I do like LOTR, have seen movies a few times, as well as I have read the saga three or four times :)
Thank you :iconiluplz:
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eat-ride-listen Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm in the middle of my ten thousandth LOTR marathon right now XD I'm also reading the Silmarillion. It's a bit of a tough read though.
You're welcome :)
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Satoshi-Ue Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is impressive. :thumbsup:
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Ilojleen Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :icontardglompplz:
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VogelAgypten Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wow so gorgeous work :)
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Ilojleen Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot :aww:
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