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Pencil Portrait of Anna Lee Fisher by LateStarter63 Pencil Portrait of Anna Lee Fisher by LateStarter63
Graphite pencil drawing of Anna Lee Fisher on Daler Rowney A4 Airbrush Bristol board.

I used mostly Koh-i-noor woodless Progresso (HB to 8B) pencils and a few harder Mars Lumograph.  For blending I used small blending stumps and paper tissue.  Erasers were a kneadable eraser and a Faber Castell Perfection Eraser pencil.

Anna Lee Fisher is an American chemist and NASA astronaut who in 1984 became the first mother to be sent into space, on the Discovery space shuttle. The photograph I used as reference was i.imgur.com/IQdbd.jpg.

That I should make a drawing from this photo, by Scott Bryson, published in Life magazine in May 1985, was a suggestion from one of my watchers, alsalegend , who thought it would be ‘right up my street’. I set about obtaining permission from the photographer, Scott Bryson, and I thank him for giving this.

I know that many people have already made drawings from this photo, but I decided to do so as well because Anna has such a lovely profile which is beautifully lit in high contrast in the photo. I have drawn very few high contrast drawings, so this was a bit of a challenge for me.

I have made a change to the original photograph in that I have removed the reflection of the photographer, tripod and camera, which in my opinion, coming down from the corner of her eye, slightly spoiled the picture. There are other reflections that still give clues to the presence of the glazing on the helmet.
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RyderSpearmann Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
This is one of my favorite pictures from our manned space program... rendered beautifully.  Very faithful to the photo, which was taken at exactly the right place, at exactly the right time.  Wonderful work, LateStarter... just wonderful.
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much.  As you say the photo is just wonderful: her gaze into infinity' the lighting bringing out her beautiful profile and the reflection of another space-suited figure in her visor .  I think that it is a pity the same light that revealed the other figure in reflection also illuminated the photographer's tripod, hence my removal of this from my drawing.
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NColmar Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
so realistic.this is absolutely amazing :) (Smile)  check my version ncolmar.deviantart.com/art/in-…
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
As you will no doubt have seen from other drawings of mine, I have rather an obsession with detail!  I have not drawn sketches, such as your 'In Love' sketch since I joined dA, except for at the life class that I go to and timed 'virtual life classes' on the Internet to keep my hand/eye in over the between-term breaks. I see that you use a variety of media an styles.  I can do just the one thing - copy photos in graphite.
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Gemz4Aqua Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this is stunning, i can't believe this is real :o ITS AMAZINGGGG
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you.  I am pleased to hear that you like it.  It is just a matter of practice, observation, patience and time.
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Gemz4Aqua Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
yep ^.^ i just started to practice art 3 years ago
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Nami00Kawakuro Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Student General Artist
very great!!
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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Avvoula Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
Amazing work! I think this might be my favourite from your gallery :D
The contrast and the way you drew the hair makes this look very realistic!
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you.  As you will have noticed from my gallery, this was the first really high contrast drawing that I had attempted, needing fine gradation in deep shadows to provide form to the face.
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JohnCDelaney Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Professional General Artist
So hard to choose a favorite out of all of your work. Incredible realism. A master of the pencil you are. 
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, but I know I still have things to learn!
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KrysDeNerd-Official Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Goodness, I don't have any words to describe how beautiful this is !!!! Like a picture !!! Wow !!!
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much.
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torstenpower Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This is absolutely amazing.
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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iSaBeL-MR Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful work!
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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GregBell Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful, beautiful work. Truly an exemplary piece emphasizing the artistic value of the "Black & White".
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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MarysDrawing Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Brilliant drawing!!! Omg reflections, everything, that's perfection, real masterpiece! 
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, but I simply made a drawing from the reference!
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MarysDrawing Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That requires lots of skills and patience and talent though :)
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dmkozicka Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist

This is very nice drawing !

Great work ...

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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much.
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mark45xxx Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
I love this.
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It is such a striking image, like so many that are published in Life magazine.  I am very grateful that the photographer allowed me to draw it and post it here.
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otherdruid Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome work! :)
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much.
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otherdruid Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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joywaugh Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
Incredible, Clive. You really have got an amazing talent there
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, but I do not have a talent, merely some degree of skill which has come through practice.
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Whodaisy Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love this. Very beautiful!
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Blackwolf14804 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
Nice work!
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Blackwolf14804 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
:)
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EvranaWolfsong Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, that is absolutely incredible. Your work is so beautiful!
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you.  I am glad that you like it.
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EvranaWolfsong Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:heart:
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freelyne Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
good job
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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alsalegend Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Student Writer
Brilliant as always my friend :) You have a unique talent!
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you.  I am glad that you suggested this picture for me to draw.
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Guillermo-da-Lucca Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Phenomenal as always.
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Guillermo-da-Lucca Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Most welcome.
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