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Oct 26, 2012, 12:58:14 PM
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows


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Madonna by AmBr0 Madonna by AmBr0
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American singer, songwriter, actress, director, dancer, and entrepreneur. She has sold more than 300 million records worldwide and is recognized as the world's best-selling female recording artist in history by Guinness World Records. Considered to be one of the "25 Most Powerful Women of the Past Century" by Time for being an influential figure in contemporary music, she is known for continuously reinventing both her music and image, and for retaining a standard of autonomy within the recording industry. Critics have praised her diverse musical productions which have also been known to induce controversy.

:bulletblue:3H, H, HB, 2B, 3B, 5B, 6B, woodless graphite 9B
:bulletblue:Kneaded Eraser, Mechanical Pen Eraser, Electric Eraser
:bulletblue:Blending Stump, Makeup removal discs
:bulletblue:A4 (21x29,7cm) (8,25"x11,7")

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Vladimir12908 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Nice work!
AmBr0 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 25, 2014
Thank you! :thanks:
Very good and important questions. I usually combine, I use layering specially for soft gradients (skin) and straight off tones mostly for dark accents with darker values. Once you detected the darkest and clearest zones of you drawing everything else will be a point in between. I recommend to try both and find the one that suits you the best for each moment, with practice you'll tend to apply the rigth value in the right spot more often.
You can see the tools in action in the videos. I don't usually use mechanical pencils, they are too sharp for my taste. For realism, I mostly use Bristol but I like to test other papers, so not always.
Maybe these tutorials in the blog about skin tones, blending and hair texture will bring some insight:……
I seem to remember you can watch me combining charcoal and graphite on the video drawing Hedy Lamarr and Ellie. I recommend to apply first charcoal and then graphite, because charcoal will not stick on top of graphite. This way you work from general to detail.

I hope it helps! :thumbsup:
Pencil64 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks for the detailed really is much appreciated.  I will check out the videos.
respect. J
arrivxste Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're extremely talented, I mistook this for a photograph! 
marrrava Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
dem hair! great work!
CosmicKat Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Professional Artist
JasmineSadeghiArt Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing! Blown away.
esalazioneHg Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
her expressiond and her hair are perfect!
ihamo Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
This is beyond beautiful!
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