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July 12, 2011
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Jul 12, 2011, 11:21:59 PM


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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.

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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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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 Artisan Crafter
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! (:
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