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Shirley Temple by AmBr0 Shirley Temple by AmBr0
Rest in peace.

Shirley Jane Temple (born April 23, 1928), later known as Shirley Temple Black, is an American film and television actress, singer, dancer, autobiographer, and former U.S. Ambassador to Ghana and Czechoslovakia. She began her film career in 1932 at the age of three, and in 1934, skyrocketed to superstardom in Bright Eyes, a feature film designed specifically for her talents.

:bulletblue:4H, 2H, H, HB, B, 3B, 4B, 5B, 6B Woodless graphite 8B.
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2nd place at Head Shots contest by !!! :la:

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"I'm here on behalf of :iconselftaughtartist: because your piece was in the group's critique requested folder."

The lighting and shading on this peace is exquisite. The shading around her eyes is making me think she is saying "yes, can I help you?". This is amazing
The shading on the face is great. In the shading on the arms I see a little bit of lines but other than that this piece is flawless.

The hair is nicely done. Hair is pretty tough and this hair looks real. The clothing is also well done as well. The folds and design in the shirt are quite well. Great job :D
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Critique by lyraleperformer Jun 17, 2012, 9:42:02 AM
I'm here on behalf of #ThePencilClub as a mentor.
I thought this was fantastic upon seeing the thumbnail, and oh look, I fav'd it in the past! The only thing I would say to work on is how the background is just plain black, usually when art has a background it has more impact. It makes Shirley Temple look like she's awkwardly floating as well. I'm sure in the reference photo she was leaning on a table...drawing that in in a piece like this would improve it tremendously...
but other than that small little exercise of background, this is flawless! Very great job!
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TODOART Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
i don`t know but i like it ... nice ..nice..
BillyNikoll Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
There too, this is the better!
kirika85 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
she is so cute
wunderful art
flameheart10 Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
Gorgeous! :heart:
KBAFourthtime Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
R.I.P., Shirley. May the Good Ship Lollipop go sailing no more.
ArtistEamane Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I saw this on the dA facebook page, and I literally thought to myself: "okay, if this is a drawing, I'm going to die"

SO AMAZING :heart:
OmniCurator Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
I love the expression you chose. I'm not sure how closely you followed the reference, but this pose, tiny arms supporting a melancholy baby-face, is quintessentially Shirley Temple. I also feel something else here, her expression isn't a theatrical childish pout but sincere and solemn. As if in a moment of introspection Shirley Temple is contemplating her own life story and impending death.
LovegoodTardis Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Rest in peace, Shirley Temple!!! Great tribute to such a talented person  :')
Cat-Videos Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this picture. It made me question, *What is it like to have your face be known to the world...but only your childhood self?"
I seriously had to google image search to see what she looked like grown up.
mlpfan1982 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I still can't believe she's passed away. Just a week or two ago I saw her in "Baby Take A Bow" and "Young People" and now she's gone. :( To tell you the truth, when I first found out that Shirley died, I thought it was a sick joke, but I looked it up and for a little bit I was in denial.  It's just so shocking.
s1cohen Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
Great job! She was so cute. I recently watched "Bright Eyes." It is now one of my favorite movies.
JasmineSadeghiArt Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love how you've done her hair! this is amazing! (:
only14-luvit Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've grown up watching Shirley Temple. She's so cute! You did an amazing job!!!
Keyra93 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
Lovely portrait! I love the shape of her eyes, it's so beautiful... and her mouth as well is very, very well-made. And let's not even talk about that wonderful hair...
Great work :) from her expression to the details, I like it very much! As I've read in one of the critiques, the only details I'd have changed are the table on which I suppose she was leaning, and her left's arm shade.
Overall, fantastic!
SemDesigner Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What a perfect hair! O_O
EthanolRabbit Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
It seems to be shaded in a more old-timey photo like the ones taken in the early 20th century! Which is fantastic in the portrayal of little Ms. Temple :) and the choice of expression and pose gives her away as once being a glamorous actress in the 30's. You deserved that 2nd place... And dare I say the first place after I have viewed the contest. Brilliant work :D
Lola-in-the-Black Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
This is amazing :) I still see it's a drawing, but so realistic drawing that it's hard to believe, so I keep on watching (when a drawing looks exactly like a photo with no pencil stores visible it doesn't catch me eye for so long) :)
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DoctorPale94 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist
most incredible work ive ever seen...
v-vian Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
This is absolutely adorable aiuhefdjk <3 I love the attention to detail, especially on the curves of the face, it really brings out her personality.
Old-Marcie1234 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Oh, it's lovely! I adore how you drew her little ringlets!
animegirl2465 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
everyone called me Shirly Temple when I was little because I looked just like her and sang and danced around
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AmBr0 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
Thanks! :thanks::+fav:
gigi50 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
HetaliaPossessed Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
Shirley! i miss watching her movies. Such a talented little kid
Portretforyou Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
very nice indeed :)
Whit3NBlack Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I will never believe that this is a pencil portrait !!
InBetweenThePages Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
pjenz Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg, i just fell in love with all of your work!!! i love her, i have every movie she ever did, ya, that probalby makes me lame lol, but i cant help it, this is so gorgeous and lifelike
beckymay21 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
so sweet <3 thought it was a photo at first >.< it's incredible
CristinaC75 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Jojemo Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful pencil work! :iconlovelyplz:
someonerandom123 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Student Artist
wooow cooool
clarapnaraujo Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
her hair is gorgeous;
angelichope Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
floriaiglenoir Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist
Excllent work again,so realistic,and expressive!:iconlovegoesboom::love:
ingridsong Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Nephthys76 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Whoa. Simply amazing! All of your drawings are astounding.
manicfan1000 Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Student Artist
WOW THAT IS AWESOME nice drawing
ScAtTeReT-fEaThErS Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
fractalhead Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
very nice
CheenBeans Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This honestly looks like a real child 8D
You inspire me to do much more traditional art, but it always turns out weird xD
isisandwolf Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
I LOVE your style! So bold and expressive!!
Skyfoogle Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My childhood! (:
This is SO beautiful.
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Skyangel280 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You've been featured here! [link] :iconloolplz:
AmBr0 Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
Thanks! :thanks::+fav:
Skyangel280 Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome ^^
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