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Commission - H's Granny by LilaeaBluecoat Commission - H's Granny by LilaeaBluecoat
Way too much procrastinating on this one!
Was a difficult picture to work with and therefore I took lots of breaks.

The style is a little different from you're used to from me. Usually I go for high-contrast, as realistic as possible style, but that just wouldn't work for this one. Partially because of the not so good reference (using more contrast would run me the risk of losing the likeness), but also because the slightly softer style fits this elderly lady.
In fact, the scan shows it even more contrasted in some parts than it is (the lighter spots on her skin for example are nót as prominent and much more subtle in the original).

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- Reference
- Hahnemühle Nostalgie A4
- Staedtler Mars Lumograph and Derwent graphite pencils 2H through 2B
- Mechanical pencils H and B 0.3 mm
- Blu-Tack, Tombow Mono Zero Eraser, rubber colour shaper, electric eraser.
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Jellyneau Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This amazing work has been featured: [link]
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:iconlilaeabluecoat:
Thank you VERY much Shelley! :D
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Jellyneau Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome! :D
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FadwaAngela Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart: Your Beautiful art has featured here :heart: >>> [[link]

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:iconlilaeabluecoat:
Thanks very much sweet Fadwa! :heart:
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FadwaAngela Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconblacksparklesplz::heart: You're very welcome :heart::iconblacksparklesplz:
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lightrainbow Mar 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I think it's very difficult portrait, because it's always hard to draw old people. And you made a wonderful job! She's so sweet and kind.:aww:
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lightrainbow Mar 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome!:hug:
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:iconkris-knave:
I bet "H" was very pleased with this. Great stuff.
Oh yeah and +1 for Blu Tack, it's aweseome - who'd have thunk it? :)
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