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Aaliyah II by SandraSaar Aaliyah II by SandraSaar
A quick sketchy drawing I just felt like doing. :bucktooth:

Wanted to test the Smooth Bristol I bought in the summer. I really don't like it. :ohnoes: It doesn't take on as many layers as my 'other smooth paper which name I don't know' and it gets kind of 'hairy' after a few wipes with paper tissues. How do you people use it?! :O


Used:
- mechanical and monolith graphite pencils
- A3 paper
- paper stumps
- erasers (regular, pencil)
- paper tissues
- time: 3-4 days, perhaps about 15 hours total
- reference photo

2010
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:iconartlunatic23:
artlunatic23 Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very,very beautiful picture of Aaliyah.
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SandraSaar Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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artlunatic23 Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your welcome.
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Aliyah366891 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010
keeping in mind that i fully admit that even if i spent my entire life trying to do this with infinite resources i never could, i think the lips and little funny angling leave something to be desired but other than the that it's gorgeous :)
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SandraSaar Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. =P
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RobertDanielRyan Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Professional General Artist
Great job with the eyes and the lips!
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:iconsandrasaar:
SandraSaar Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :aww:
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DarthHoney Featured By Owner May 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've never tried Bristol. But I heard so many people use it.. wierd. I like my aper and it's cheap so I'll stick to that ;) Nice work though. The eyes are rather cool :nod:
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SandraSaar Featured By Owner May 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I'm sticking to my old trusty paper, too. :)
Thanks.
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:iconkhinson:
khinson Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely work!
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SandraSaar Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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naturalshocks Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Tohoh till ae. :lol: Ma olen ka juba sajandeid uudishimust suremas, et mis värk selle Bristoliga on ja nüüd sihuke inff. :XD: Pilt tundub jah kuidagi karedam kui tavaliselt, aga väga hea töö nevertheless. :nod: :clap: :heart: Eriti need huuled, nii kena läige. :thumbsup:
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SandraSaar Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Nojah, ma ei saanud hakkama selle paberiga. :lol: Mõned siin eespool ütlesid, et peaks kihiti pliiatsijooni paberile panema, aga mida ma nende arvates siis teen?! :XD: Ühel hetkel see Bristol lihtsalt ei võtnud enam kihte peale. :lmao:
300.- vastu tuult siis. Tore. :XD:

Tänud. :hug:
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naturalshocks Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oeh, sellised asjatundmatud kommentaarid on vahel ikka nii tüütud. :XD:

300 :O Päris kole. :no:
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SandraSaar Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:laughing:

On jaa. :(

:giggle:
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MLBOA Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010
Beautiful work and I love the dark shading! :)
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SandraSaar Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. :)
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SergioXantos Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010
bristol.. hehehe :)
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SandraSaar Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
=P
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Fredrik-Rattzen Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010  Professional
smooth bristol is pretty cool depending on subject matter... its great for female skin and cast drawings and stuff like that, since it has like no texture.. but you gotta work in layers, and its a real patience killer.

cool sketch, feels good to loosen up sometimes, riiight :D
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SandraSaar Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I always work in thousands of layers, that's why I'm so surprised it didn't work on the Bristol! :noes:

Yep. Just wish I didn't need to struggle so much with the damn paper. :laughing:
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DaveLopes Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
rlly nicely the lips are realistic!
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SandraSaar Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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Ankhu Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010
I think you did a great job Sandra. Smooth Bristol board can be hard to use. I was like that at first when I understand it's about the layering effect. I suggest just using a softer pencil and shade it on there. Do you use blending stumps when you shade? That usually work too and also I recommend graphite powder. It definitely gets it a nice shining tone too :nod:. Other than that, it looks great to me Sandra.
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SandraSaar Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. :) Yes, I always put about a million layers on my drawings and i also always smudge here and there with stumps. But it was rather impossible to do with this smooth Bristol for me. :(
I should try graphite powder, though. I wonder if they sell it anywhere around here. =P
:hug:
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:iconankhu:
Ankhu Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010
:hug: You're welcome Sandra :D
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:iconkoulkings:
koulkings Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010
great work
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:iconsandrasaar:
SandraSaar Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:thanks:
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:iconkoulkings:
koulkings Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010
welcome :D
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Rikakittie Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG!!! Aaliyah!!!

I miss her so much! Thank you for this lovely drawing!
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SandraSaar Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug:
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:iconhorai:
horai Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010
So clever, so cool. :wow:
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SandraSaar Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:blushes:
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N-Joyce Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010
woow good job!
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:iconsandrasaar:
SandraSaar Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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Cute-Butterfly Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010  Hobbyist
WoW It's so nice!Great work!:-)
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:iconsandrasaar:
SandraSaar Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. :aww:
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Zabboud Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is stunning .. great work!
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SandraSaar Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you.
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Zabboud Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome ^^
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dodgev Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Real people use Bristol EXTRA Smooth :)
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SandraSaar Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, yeah. It says 'Extra smooth surface'. It's obviously the right thing. :hmm:
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