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Children Portrait by AmBr0 Children Portrait by AmBr0
:bulletblue:4H, 2H, H, HB, B, 2B, 3B, 5B, 6B, woodless graphite 8B
:bulletblue:Charcoal
:bulletblue:Kneaded Eraser
:bulletblue:Electric eraser
:bulletblue:A4
:bulletblue:Reference by amazing photojournalist Steve McCurry.

What I love about the portrait is the different types of textures to practice.

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:iconsimonvelazquezart:
Your artwork never ceases to amaze. You seem to have a special talent for capturing the essence of a subject and holding it in through flawless technique. The textures are stunning, especially in the clothing. I like the simplicity of the wall/background, because it makes the subject stand out, giving the feeling of respect via contrast and isolation. The shading is perfect, as is the shine in the eyes. I like the fact that it's a warmer tone as opposed to just plain b&w, it adds to the overall "detached from our world" sort of feeling. I think you have managed to deliver a piece that simultaneously shows an excellence in the craft and provides a breath of fresh air to the, perhaps slightly overdone, space of innocent child portraits. A job well done, and worthy of recognition.
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professorwagstaff Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
Wonderful.
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:icongironimo:
Gironimo Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very detailed and pretty portrait :clap: I can really see the effort you put in making it as realistic as possible!
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:iconinhibitus:
inhibitus Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing work!! Good job on the details of the face.
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ShaniaJaquez Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is very beautiful. you do very good portraits. I can see emotion in this
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:iconpandapixel:
pandapixel Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
very nice
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:iconbunnyjoy:
bunnyjoy Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013   Traditional Artist
you are a very great outstanding artist! wonderful work!
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:iconjii-en:
Jii-en Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013   Digital Artist
beautiful work! i love it
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:iconblauelibelle:
BlaueLibelle Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
Very good drawing! :)
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:iconokashy:
Okashy Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
awesome detail/texture of his wear : )
good job!
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:iconslipled:
slipled Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
nice painting!!!
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:iconmaurice-le-coq:
Maurice-Le-Coq Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
nice work! like it!
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:iconange10:
Ange10 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work, beautiful !
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Oscarliima Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like this job. and a theme and sought among the artists Worldwide. And to portray the innocence of a child. And also the culture of it.

You have done well and I'm still an amateur at this point.

More seeing their work can study it and be able to reach his level.
ALL GOOD AI ....:)
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DifinitiveKai Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
can you please teach me how to draw real people, i know you are probably very busy, and i know it takes practice, but i am a really good drawer, just not as good at realism, if you could just take a few minutes of your time to tell me how (in traditional drawing) how you shade and make the face proportional, i would appreciate it more than you could ever know! just any tips you can provide... i especially need help on hair
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:iconambr0:
AmBr0 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
I don't have a fixed workflow, it depends on the drawing but basically I do a quick first sketch to scale the reference to the surface and then I try to detail it.
To make hair, I determine the different general light tone zones and then drawing each one from the clearest to the darkest.
But I think it's hard to explain and easier to show, take a look at my video tutorials: [link]

You don't have to obsess in the portrait, reading some tutorials can help, but search your own style and sometimes and unexpectedly inspiration will come to you, don't let it pass by and catch it.
Try testing different materials (pencils, graphite, drawing paper) and don't be disappointed if the result it is not what you expected to be.
It's a hard path but with patience and passion you can't go wrong (I'm in fact trying to find my way).

Humble advices but I hope that could be a little help! ;P
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DifinitiveKai Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
One thin I was really. Idiots about was how to draw chins and jaw lines, b cuz everyone's jaw is different, I know you start who the eggs shape and all that, but the guy I wan to draw has a wide chin, and if I draw the egg shape, it will look nothing like his chin
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AmBr0 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
=D You don't have obligation to follow the egg's first sketch, that's only a first guide to build on
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:iconcrimnor:
Crimnor Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful, simply wonderful how you detail the clothes and everything.
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:iconjipe-d:
Jipe-D Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Excellent dessin j'aime beaucoup
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:icondev-shooter:
dev-shooter Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Unbelievable!! He's so real because of his dirty face and glint in his innocent eyes.
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:iconsparrowsong83:
sparrowsong83 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
His portraits are superb! Wonderful job!
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:icondeareamarie:
DeareaMarie Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
Your ability to make fabric look as realistic as you do is incredible!
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chris34583 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011   Filmographer
THIS IS SO AMAZING
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:iconpappengeimer:
Pappengeimer Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ĦEl dibujo admirable!!!
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:iconambr0:
AmBr0 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011
спасибо!
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:iconmonikaloesser:
MonikaLoesser Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
This is simply glorious! And all your other work is as well!
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shirls-art Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
oh wow
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:icongwellena:
Gwellena Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011
wow!
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:iconcrammasie-fettle:
Crammasie-fettle Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Student Artist
WOW this is amazing, so much emotion and passion,
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:iconastabrata:
Astabrata Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
truly amazing!!
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:iconrajasegar:
rajasegar Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great piece of work!
Thanks for sharing...
Featured in Inspirations at hangaroundtheweb.com
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:iconhellraze:
Hellraze Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Great contrast, wonderful way you worked the textures one really can get a gritty feel, I would love to see what you can do on 50% grey paper and black/white pencil,
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:iconambr0:
AmBr0 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
Sooner or later I want to see it too, challenge accepted. Thank you very much!:thanks:
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:iconhellraze:
Hellraze Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Ty for inspiring me!
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MyLittleWhiteRose Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow!! this is really really good!!
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:iconrannveigfunderud:
rannveigfunderud Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, impressive!
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:iconspydi-mel:
Spydi-mel Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:highfive: really awesome
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:iconstarlace:
Starlace Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011   Traditional Artist
Wow! This is an amazing picture.
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:iconszabrina:
Szabrina Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
nice job
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:iconwhendt:
whendt Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Student General Artist
Great drawing!
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:iconjoilieder:
Joilieder Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
Beautiful drawing! The details are amazing. Great job! :iconshyloveplz:
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:iconguinnessdaze:
guinnessdaze Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
Powerful Artwork,so many questions...
You're right about the textures,you've done a fantastic job on this.
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DarkElektra Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
Excelente trabajo!! Muy bien hecho! :clap: :hooray:
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tacsitimea Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
OMG! amazing!! :)
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:icongregchapin:
gregchapin Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Excellent!
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