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Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't I? by LilaeaBluecoat Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't I? by LilaeaBluecoat
Thanks to all the sweet people that gave me advice!! You know who you are! :heart:

This is what I've settled for. I'm satisfied enough with it. :)

Of course this is an interpretation of a minimalistic style as first (and much better) done by *IleanaHunter. 't Was a nice experiment, but more difficult than I had imagined. It can be quite hard to decide what to leave out! ;)

Materials:
- Winsor and Newton Extra Smooth Bristol Board, A4 size wide
- Tom Bow and Staedtler Mars pencils 2H through 6B
- Mechanical pencils H and B, 0.5 and 0.3 mm
- Blu-tack, Tom Bow Mono Zero eraser, Mars regular eraser
- Homemade tortillions and cotton make-up removal pads for blending.

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Thanks for looking!
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ArielRGH Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I never added this to my faves? Situation corrected. :nod:
Unfortunately I haven't been able to browse dA and I miss it.
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LilaeaBluecoat Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
Aw... Sorry to hear you miss it! Hopefully at least your thesis-ing is going well! :glomp:
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trixxx Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks much better with the hair going down a bit more.
Great eyes and cool idea with the pencil :D
I can't imagine how i would try and do a self portrait so very well done :clap:
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LilaeaBluecoat Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Thanks Rick!
Actually a self portrait wasn't quite as hard ad I'd imagined. Maybe the style shift also helped, but it was actually rather fun! It's good to sometimes stare oneself in the face for a long time without feeling the need to judge, if you know what I mean.
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eajna Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012   Traditional Artist
it turned out fantastic, Nathalie! :clap::heart: it was great earlier too, but adding some more hair was really a good decision, and I just love the way you did it, preserving the minimalist style :thumbsup:
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LilaeaBluecoat Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Thank you Eszter! I'm happy with that decision too, it just looks more finished like this. :hug:
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madradinka Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it! It's so realistic even without a lot of shading :) The lips and eyes are the best :)
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LilaeaBluecoat Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Thank you! Glad you like the eyes and mouth best, since those should be the focus! :hug:
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CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This has turned out splendid, most effective :heart:
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LilaeaBluecoat Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Thanks Carole! Effective is good! :hug:
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