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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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:bulletblue:A4 (21x29'7 cm) (8,25" x 11,7")

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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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judyeve Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
Exquisite portrait of a great and intelligent actress!
Scott-J-Sedei Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
Beautiful, clean pencil work! You are very talented.
peterohara Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
AMAZING WORK! At first I thought it was a photograph!
SemDesigner Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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:
AnnPap Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
I can't take my eyes of it !!! it's so beautiful!! Bravo!!
nmwhid Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
She's so amazing. Her emotion, so dreamy.
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!
AmBr0 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
:thumbsup: I read something about that. Maybe I'll try another piece of her
Cipdur1978 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your BRILLIANT my friend... WOW
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