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Gemma by PMucks Gemma by PMucks
Austrailian model and actress Gemma Ward

Prismacolor pencils on smooth bristol.

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:iconrolstadt:
Rolstadt Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
SKILL!!!!
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drawing4life1 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
wow! i amazed from your work every time! this is amazing! how the hell do u do the skin so smooth- when i draw and color with colored pencils it looks really bad, u can see strips all over the drawing- it looks so unnatural.. i cant blur it with another color\my finger\stump\put more color at all! how do u blur and mix diffrent colors? please help me!
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:iconpmucks:
PMucks Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. :)

I think the best way to draw smooth skin is to use small circular pencil strokes instead of back and forth lines. Use layers of color. Start very lightly with Peach or Beige, then add other colors as needed. Burnt Ochre and Sienna Brown are good for darker areas. Smooth and blend, also in a circular motion, with a white, colorless, or light-colored pencil like cream.

These WIPs might be helpful:
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:iconlightlyeve:
LightlyEve Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
A very stunning portrait!  Do you usually use the Bristol smooth for 
your graphite and colored drawings?  =)
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:iconpmucks:
PMucks Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! My graphite drawings are usually on Bristol smooth, but I'll often just use sketch paper for quick drawings. For colored pencils, I used to use Vellum but switched to smooth because I didn't like the graininess of Vellum. It makes darker areas look very spotty. I don't have that problem with smooth paper.
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:iconlightlyeve:
LightlyEve Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!  
I appreciate your reply because I can learn from the members here in dA. 
Yes, I know what you mean about the darker colors on the Vellum....it does 
appear grainy.  Hum... That's interesting...I will begin a new portrait this evening on 
the Vellum, so I may need to color her hair blonde.  I'm glad you mentioned about 
the dark on Vellum.  I'll remember that from now on.  Do you scan your colored drawings? 
Sometimes my scanner won't pick up the true colors, so I end up taking a picture. 
I don't have a high tech scanner, but I can edit the image, but even editing alters 
the coloring.  Pardon me for making this comment so long!  xD  At times I feel I'm truly lost 
with my coloring projects!   Thanks for your time in replying...  :thanks:  
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Optorylpulpus Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this, you detail is uncanny. Very well done!
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:iconpmucks:
PMucks Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconkevinpreston:
KevinPreston Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
This is one of those rare drawings where I can just stare at it for ages. I think this is my favourite of favourites :)
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:iconpmucks:
PMucks Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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:icondeviantartist1968:
deviantartist1968 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
Wow, I wish I had your skill with drawing portraits. You're awesome! 
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:iconpmucks:
PMucks Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :)
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:iconbishkar:
BishKar Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful portrait and work!  :heart: 
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:iconpmucks:
PMucks Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconbishkar:
BishKar Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome  :rose: 
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:iconcozmiclove:
Cozmiclove Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I mean seriously this is so beautiful :iconiheartitplz: Kudos and respect to you
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:iconpmucks:
PMucks Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for the nice compliment. :)
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Natan-Estivallet Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
Wonderful! I think that when one thinks that the model is beautiful (I didn't know Gemma Ward) it is due too a perfect drawing, I mean, the drawing is very successfull in transmiting to the viewer that message.
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:iconpmucks:
PMucks Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for the nice compliment. I see it as a challenge to capture the essence of the model's beauty. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. :)
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:iconiverus:
Iverus Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Student Photographer
Wow the colors is amazing!
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:iconpmucks:
PMucks Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconiverus:
Iverus Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Student Photographer
:)
It's ok
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:iconjyotiraut:
JyotiRaut Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Professional Artist
I like your portrait of Gemma. She looks like she is about to say something to you.
I like your gallery too.
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:iconpmucks:
PMucks Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! I'm glad you like it. :)
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:iconwhimandwonder:
whimandwonder Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the strands of hair blowing across her, and nice coloring :)
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:iconpmucks:
PMucks Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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draumstafur Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Gemma is our queen m_m
I miss her editorial work :(

Really like this drawing and the warm tones.
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:iconpmucks:
PMucks Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! I'm glad you like it. :)
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:iconnightlightxx:
Nightlightxx Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow... perfect.
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:iconpmucks:
PMucks Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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TurquoisePastel Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
really love her expression!
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:iconpmucks:
PMucks Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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TurquoisePastel Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
np :)
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:icona-scudder:
A-Scudder Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
SO good!
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:iconpmucks:
PMucks Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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:iconpanthrieswent:
panthrieswent Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you are such an incredible artist.. this picture is brilliant
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:iconpmucks:
PMucks Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! That's very nice of you to say. :)
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:iconlyssaceleste:
LyssaCeleste Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous Coloring
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:iconpmucks:
PMucks Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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neocat81 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
cool. i looked her up, you not only did a fabulous job but you flipped it as well.
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:iconpmucks:
PMucks Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! Yeah, I flipped the ref before I drew it. For some reason it looked better to me that way. :)
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:iconacjub:
acjub Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice work! :D
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:iconpmucks:
PMucks Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconhendrikhermans:
HendrikHermans Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice job
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:iconpmucks:
PMucks Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconlightrayphotography:
LightrayPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You did a really clear job on this. I am impressed. I like the detail on the hair under the chin.
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:iconpmucks:
PMucks Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! Glad you like it. :)
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:iconcloudmilk:
cloudmilk Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful rendering once more. Lovely capture !
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:iconpmucks:
PMucks Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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sweetpie2 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She looks perfect! I love the colors and blowing hair.
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Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XS
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F/5.6
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