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Gwen Stefani: Fierce by LilaeaBluecoat Gwen Stefani: Fierce by LilaeaBluecoat
I could not resist this high-contrast reference when I came across it! :giggle:

Used more than one version of the reference. To bring out some detail in her clothing and hands I 'shopped an image which was a lot less bright.
Even with that help, I had to wing the hair a bit. It's of course so incredibly blond, that even thát PhotoShop adjustment just left the hair as chunks of white. So I followed the general locks and flow of the hair and tried to add depth the best that I could. Blond is hard, yo! But I'm okay with the result. :)

Used:

- Reference image
- A4 Hahnemühle Nostalgie paper
- Graphite pencils (2H through 2B) and mechanical (0.5 and 0.3)
- Kneaded eraser, pencil eraser and Tombow Mono Eraser (the latter being the love of my life).

WIPs:

(Bonus question for those who are still reading: I quite liked working on this paper, only draw-back is that it's not completely white. Would anybody know what the exact equivalent is of Hahnemühle Nostalgie only in pure white???)

Thanks for looking, hope you enjoy, and may the fierce be with you! ;)

This piece made Daily Inspiration #177 on August 31 2011 over at Shadowness.
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:iconartsyvana:
ArtsyVana Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Very nice!
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:iconlilaeabluecoat:
LilaeaBluecoat Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
Thanks!
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:iconartsyvana:
ArtsyVana Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Student General Artist
NP :D
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TamiiBe Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing work!
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:iconlilaeabluecoat:
LilaeaBluecoat Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
Thank you!
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:iconmusic-junkie-blaze:
Music-Junkie-Blaze Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
At first I thought that this was a picture edited in photoshop. You did a great job with the realisim.
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:iconlilaeabluecoat:
LilaeaBluecoat Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
Thank you kindly!
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:iconmusic-junkie-blaze:
Music-Junkie-Blaze Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome
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lousephyr Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
great work;
excellent job on hair
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:iconlilaeabluecoat:
LilaeaBluecoat Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
Thanks! The hair was the most fun part to do for sure!
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