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Pencil portrait of Alisa by LateStarter63 Pencil portrait of Alisa by LateStarter63
Graphite pencil drawing of Alisa on A4 Daler Rowney Airbrush Bristol board.

Pencils: Mars Lumograph (4B, HB, 5H), Masters B, Faber Castell 9000 (6B, 8B), mechanical pencils 0.3mm/2B, 0.5mm/4B with Pentel Ain Stein leads.
Indentation:  Royal Langnickel Embossing tools.
Blending: Blending stump from Royal Langnickel, Cotton buds and paper tissues.
Erasing: WH Smith kneadable eraser, Tombow Mono Zero Ultra-fine eraser and Jakar battery electric eraser.
Photo adjustment using GIMP: Removal of barrel distortion; Cropping to A4 ratio and removal of perspective distortion; Cropping unfinished edges of drawing; Adjustment of histogram.

The reference that I used for this drawing was the lovely photo, Alisa . , by anarud.deviantart.com/ to whom I give my thanks for allowing me to make this drawing. 

It was a very challenging drawing because of all that unruly blonde hair!

A 'Drawing Process' for this portrait can be seen here: Alisa drawing process by LateStarter63.

Alisa is the sister of Angelika Pencil portrait of Angelika by LateStarter63.  Some other of my recent drawings Pencil portrait of a Tibetan Boy by LateStarter63  Pencil portrait of Bielka by LateStarter63  Pencil portrait of Gene Tierney by LateStarter63
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JanKulinicz Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2016
Gorgeous portrait. Lovely hair. Impressive skills. Nice description, some details are interesting. People often use Canson paper. Airbrush Bristol board? I guess it`s very smooth, right?
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Jan, and thank you also for adding this drawing to your favourites.

I have not tried Canson paper.  The Airbrush Bristol that I use is indeed a smooth Bristol.  I did try one from a different manufacturer once but found that it had occasional 'nibs' that caught the pencil lead giving a minute darker spot.  It may have been a bad pad, but I have stuck with the Daler Rowney ever since.
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Jarisu Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing.. especially her hair and her eyes. Just wow. 

How many hours did you take for this one?
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 19, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. Jari, and thanks too for adding it to your favourites.  Unfortunately I really do not know as I have made several attempts to keep a record of the total time taken for a drawing, but always have lost track, so now do not try.  My drawings take as long as they take!  I suspect that it probably took around 15 hours, but this might be more or less than what it actually took. The hair in this, being blonde and unruly, was certainly a challenge.
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joniwagnerart Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2016   Traditional Artist
This one takes my breath away...
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:iconlatestarter63:
LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Joni, and also for adding this to your favourites. The unruly blonde hair was certainly a challenge!
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Juvartis Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2016
I really like the flow in her hair.
Beautiful captured :) 
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Jens.
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monikatom Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing!
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:iconlatestarter63:
LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Monika, and thanks too for adding this drawing to your favourites.
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DAIGL Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow very very cool !❤️
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Sadiq.
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PinkVendetta Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely work.
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks again, Hannah.
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Ekeiem Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
So beautiful!:happybounce: Heart 
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And thanks yet again!
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andrianalima Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
so beautiful
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:iconlatestarter63:
LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Ana, and thanks too for the 'Watch'.
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JeremyOsborne Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Great job!
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:iconlatestarter63:
LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Jeremy, and thanks too for the 'Watch'.
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GrayIsleBobby Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it! It is so real! 👏
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:iconlatestarter63:
LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much and thanks too for adding this drawing to your favourites.
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lancerdrake Featured By Owner May 15, 2016  Professional Filmographer
So good
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:iconlatestarter63:
LateStarter63 Featured By Owner May 15, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Christian, and thanks too for adding this to your favourites.
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Drawpal-Art Featured By Owner May 8, 2016   Traditional Artist
When the Deviation/Art/Upload is Just Right (icon) 
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:iconlatestarter63:
LateStarter63 Featured By Owner May 8, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Gopal.
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cloudmilk Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I missed this one, this is splendid !
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:iconlatestarter63:
LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much and thanks too for adding it to your favourites.
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Pippyiongstocking Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Phenomenal.. I am in awe. And thank you for all the information you share.. It is so helpful to those who struggle like myself.
this portrait is simply stunning.
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Mandy, and thanks too for the fave and the 'Watch'.
I too have my struggles with my own drawings.  I very much admire your sketches; I feel I get too bogged down with detail.  I do, however, do life-drawing where the very limited time requires a very different technique to be employed.
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Pippyiongstocking Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You are very welcome, Clive. I(like many, many others) am inspired by your work and delighted that you share. I have just read your journal, and am even more inspired now. What a gift you give... . Thank you.
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ak69666 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2016
woooooooooow
u r realllllly talented!
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:iconlatestarter63:
LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, Akanksha, but it is just the result of practice, patience and an eye for detail.
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ak69666 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016
most welcome!! i would like to reach ur level!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconlatestarter63:
LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Keep practising.
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ak69666 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016
yup!!i am....!!!
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Yvette-Cunningham Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful work Clive, I aspire to be as good as you one day!!!!
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Yvette, and thanks for the fave and the 'Watch'.  Welcome to DeviantArt; I hope that you find as much pleasure and inspiration here as I have done.
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Yvette-Cunningham Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
I hope so too Clive, there are so many talented people here, I love looking at others work.
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anizza19 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2016  Professional
i am so fond of your works Clive!
so magnificent!
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, Anizza, and thanks for the fave.
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:iconanizza19:
anizza19 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Professional
always Clive! :D
I am about to share it on my Fb Account :D
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Jojemo Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It is easy to see why this one was definitely a challenge.  A lovely portrait of a young girl, Clive. :icondesmo100:
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks again, Joyce, and for the fave.
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danielag82 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So cute little lady :aww:
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes she is lovely! Thanks too for the fave, Daniela.
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danielag82 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:cuddle:
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CiNiTriQs Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice work once more, as always
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you again.
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dparson30 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Again blowing my mind with your intense rendering.! So much to study and so many questions on how you do it! It may be that I have yet to go back to actually using pencil and paper. I love how you make the hair and body come to actual life like it is an absolute capture of those you draw. So photo realistic. Amazing talent sir.
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Mar 14, 2016, 12:58:04 PM
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