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October 4, 2010
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NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D5000
Shutter Speed
10/4000 second
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F/10.0
Focal Length
46 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Oct 3, 2010, 1:16:04 PM
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Adobe Photoshop CS2 Windows
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Faye :: Practice by Avogel57 Faye :: Practice by Avogel57
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Charcoal
September, 2010

Experimenting with charcoal, blending, the whole nine yards. I've spent so much time with precision and graphite, that having something more instantaneous, with better values, to boot, is a welcome break. Trying to work from sight, not go to the grid so to speak. I have to get back to a few pieces on the desk, but this was a great diversion.

I'm really pleased with the way that this one came out. I think that the style and medium lend themselves to moodier pieces, without so much precise detail (such as matched eyes, clothing, etc). I used the shot "Dont Bring Me Down" [link] by *OhToast as a reference; I've loved her shot for ages and ages, and even had it as a desktop for a while =) Its one of those that you keep around hoping to get to it one day, but never quite do. Until you do lol!
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beautyobserver Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like this. I love your tones.
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PakPolaris Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
beautiful......... it looks like a real picture of someone only in monochrome :)
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KeiraMoon1233 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
Beautiful. It has character
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xTutsiex Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010
This is beautiful :heart:
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7th-Pillar Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the way it evokes an emotional response.
Wonderful work.
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Yelnatz Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Student General Artist
I really love the face and hair. It has so much emotion and feeling in it. The only thing that bugs me is her shoulder. It looks unfinished to me. But everything else is wonderful! Good work!
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wytherwing Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010
very nicely done :nod:
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Pugzlee08 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
breathtaking, she is very beautiful.
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day-dream-girl Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
STUNNING! this is fantastico! :3
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ryanstn Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
amazing
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