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Charlize Theron by justinsdrawings Charlize Theron by justinsdrawings
My first dA submission!

I've been struggling and procrastinating forever trying to get all the pieces together for my gallery. I kept seeing all these recent Charlize Theron drawings and decided the portrait contest featuring her would be a good inspiration/excuse to do a quick, loose pen portrait I've been itching for (I usually work with charcoals).

The finished result being something I could throw up on here to get my gallery started. I got about halfway through only to realize it was a "pencil art" contest. Ah, well.

8.5" x 11" inkjet paper. Bic Ultra and Sharpie pens with General's white charcoal pencil. September 2008.
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smokingvoodoo Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great work
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justinsdrawings Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
Thanks very much! :w00t:
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brandnewdreams Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010
In a few weeks, this piece will be two years old. How do you feel about in now compared to how you perceived it in 2008? Just curious. :)
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justinsdrawings Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010
I'd hadn't even realized it was coming up on two years. Thanks so much for your interest in my work!

I look at this one again and envy how comparatively loose and impressionistic I was back then compared to the nearly insane attention to detail I do now. But I also see some artifacts I would've caught and cleaned up now (there's a vertical line on her chin that looks terrible!).
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brandnewdreams Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010
It's a good example of your range, I think. The eyes are incredible.
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Igorxxx70 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010
nice technique
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justinsdrawings Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
Thank you very much.
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rosa-mondhase Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009
Enchanting :heart:
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chalk42002 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a great start!
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aadoza Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009
Aah, miss good pen portraits. I've not done anything in pen for so long. I kinda feel like I might have to do something in pen after seeing this. Really good work.
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