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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.

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LightlyEve Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional 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 Traditional 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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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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