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Hedy Lamarr by AmBr0 Hedy Lamarr by AmBr0
was an Austrian-American actress celebrated for her great beauty who was a major contract star of MGM's "Golden Age". Lamarr also co-invented – with composer George Antheil – an early technique for spread spectrum communications and frequency hopping, necessary to wireless communication from the pre-computer age to the present day.

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:iconchristscowgirl:
This is very well done. The subtle shadows and colour changes make it look very realistic. Her eyes are absolutely captivating, and the rest of her face is nearly flawless. There are a couple of places that could use work, but they are minor. There's a weird shadow on her nose that makes it look off, and some of the shadows on her pearls don't seem to work right with the light source (they lack some consistency with the brightness of the highlights), but other than that, this is a phenomenal piece. All of your work is clean and well-detailed. I am very impressed, and look forward to more work from you.
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Fantastic subject choice. The likeness is perfect.
I think that it's not quite as soft as some of your other pieces. And this one should be, more so than most, because of the style of photography from this era. Where usually your tonal qualities and "blends" are so smooth as to give the impression that the implied texture would actually be felt by touching the picture. In this one, the stroke is a little too visible.
These "Golden Age" photos have such an ethereal quality to them. There's such a presence of style and grace, as if someone managed to actually capture the image of a goddess. Regardless to my critique, I say you have not only replicated that quality, but enhanced it with the effect that only graphite in the hands of an accomplished artist can.
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8 out of 9 deviants thought this was fair.

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:iconjudyeve:
judyeve Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
Exquisite portrait of a great and intelligent actress!
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:iconscott-j-sedei:
Scott-J-Sedei Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
Beautiful, clean pencil work! You are very talented.
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:iconpeterohara:
peterohara Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
AMAZING WORK! At first I thought it was a photograph!
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SemDesigner Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!
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JRigh Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
Many people do not realize what a genius she was ... brains and beauty, what a lovely combination!  And you captured her perfectly! I love that you didn't go for the pinup look. She is understated, but gorgeously so. :love:
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:iconannpap:
AnnPap Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
I can't take my eyes of it !!! it's so beautiful!! Bravo!!
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:iconnmwhid:
nmwhid Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
She's so amazing. Her emotion, so dreamy.
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:iconericstavros:
ericstavros Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well! very nice! i was reading an article in a magazine and discovered how clever and genius was this gorgeous woman!!! and i was planning drawing her sometime...!! she was 1 in 100 millions indeed! bravo Jordi!
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AmBr0 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
:thumbsup: I read something about that. Maybe I'll try another piece of her
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:iconcipdur1978:
Cipdur1978 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your BRILLIANT my friend... WOW
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:iconauliawijaya:
AuliaWijaya Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great Work :heart:
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:iconbloodyvoodoo:
BloodyVoodoo Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really gorgeous work! :clap:
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:iconelrafou:
elrafou Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
Beautiful!
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YTheJoshuaTreeY Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow, fantastic job. Perfect lighting and portrait.
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kakobrutus Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
Featured in [link]
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:iconambr0:
AmBr0 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
Thanks! :thanks::+fav:
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:iconelphieofkiamoko:
elphieofkiamoko Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is perfect. <3
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:iconjusta-watcher49:
Justa-Watcher49 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
what a gorgeous portrait of a beautiful lady! A classically beautiful movie star of her time. I really love how you did the shadows!
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:iconandres-cadena:
Andres-Cadena Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
AMAZING!!
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:iconartbrosean:
ArtbroSean Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Great job! That's a terrific likeness.
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:iconorsnai:
orsnai Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
Just to let you know that this artwork is featured in the April selection of #Faces-Monochrome check it out here [link]

Please :+fav: the article so more people can see it!
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LaFaSiLuc Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, my... I hope you´ll become rich and famous, I have never seen such an amazing talent...
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Niki-Smith Featured By Owner May 11, 2012   General Artist
Featured here :) [link]
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:iconambr0:
AmBr0 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
Thanks a lot :thanks::+fav:
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:iconniki-smith:
Niki-Smith Featured By Owner May 11, 2012   General Artist
No problem :D;) Thanks for sharing your art!
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:iconthea-nu:
Thea-Nu Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Love her expression. Well captured, keep it up!
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:iconclove97:
Clove97 Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Student General Artist
A perfect capture of "old" glamour on paper. Amazing really.
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Igorxxx70 Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
nice blending
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:iconotherdruid:
otherdruid Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Bautiful piece of art! :love: You're a great artist! :)
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:iconcrystalrockart:
crystalrockart Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012   Traditional Artist
stunning!!
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:iconbetnii:
Betnii Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Student Writer
She was such a beautiful woman and you've captured her beautifully, very well done.
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:iconpeterpateman:
peterpateman Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You have captured the glamour of the "Golden Age" in this lovely portrait.
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:iconcostage:
costage Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great job!!!
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deem-1 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
wow beautiful
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blackribbonstreamers Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012   Digital Artist
O_____O Wow. This is wonderful. Great job!!!
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redgarnet64 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
Ooh, beautiful!!!
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, you have been featured in my weekly dA love for everyone! article.
Have a nice day :huggle:
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:iconambr0:
AmBr0 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
Thanks a lot! :thanks::+fav:
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure :huggle:
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blacknimproud Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
how lovely!
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:iconredsuzanne:
RedSuzanne Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Simply stunning!
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:iconmorgandelt:
morgandelt Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Superb work. Absoultely astonishing.
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:iconirenecomendador:
Irenecomendador Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
Simple perfect :D Fantastic!!!
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:iconakrathan:
akrathan Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning piece of a stunning woman. Your work amazes me!
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Payo-X Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012   General Artist
... and then I realized I should have clicked the "Write a Critique" button. So, in the vein of being redundant, I copied and pasted it.
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:iconambr0:
AmBr0 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
=D It made me laugh. Thanks for your time!
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:iconpayo-x:
Payo-X Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012   General Artist
Fantastic subject choice. The likeness is perfect.
I think that it's not quite as soft as some of your other pieces. And this one should be, more so than most, because of the style of photography from this era. Where usually your tonal qualities and "blends" are so smooth as to give the impression that the implied texture would actually be felt by touching the picture. In this one, the stroke is a little too visible.
These "Golden Age" photos have such an ethereal quality to them. There's such a presence of style and grace, as if someone managed to actually capture the image of a goddess. Regardless to my critique, I say you have not only replicated that quality, but enhanced it with the effect that only graphite in the hands of an accomplished artist can.
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Bato-01 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist
IMPRESIONANTE! Q REALISMO!!

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JALpix Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Great work!
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:iconwhiteling:
Whiteling Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012   Traditional Artist
I've always adored Hedy Lamarr, such a beautiful and classy woman. Your wonderful portrait is in the same league! :)
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