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IU by n00brevolution IU by n00brevolution
Thought it was time to give portraits another shot. Who better than IU to be my next subject? Reference here: [link]

Took about 20 hours using 6H, HB and 6B pencils on A4. The hair took a lot longer than Yuri, obviously because it was far more complicated and I really wanted it to look like *hair*. Other than that, the general complexion of her face was rather difficult to pull off because it's meant to be smooth looking and with very few blemishes. It's a common misconception to think older, more wrinkly people are harder to draw than young people, but it's the other way round. After critical review of this drawing on my own behalf, I noticed the toning on her face is off in certain places (e.g. her left cheek) so I still need more practice.

Anyway, I did really enjoy drawing a decent portrait again. Now, back to the usual evil stuff then. XD
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:iconthania-chan:
thania-chan Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
Woah! Really great! Like it! ^^
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:iconn00brevolution:
n00brevolution Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks so much Agnes!
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:iconthania-chan:
thania-chan Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
Okay. Ahaha XD
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:icongimpzora:
gimpZora Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
very amazing job :D
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fjosantoART Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
very nice hair detail. I also made sketches IU, but I just use HB and 2B pencil. Perhaps I should also use 4B, 6B and 8B that the results are better. ^^
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xiamemi Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
can i use this for a tshirt for my friends birthday? thanks.
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:iconn00brevolution:
n00brevolution Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah sure, no problem.
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:iconxiamemi:
xiamemi Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
HI! This is beautiful! May I use this for a tshirt? My friend is obsessed with IU and this would be great as a present.
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:iconn00brevolution:
n00brevolution Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah sure. I'd be happy for you to do that!
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DGDorano Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
exellent ♥ Can i invite you to [link] It's for IU art :)
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:iconvishfreak1987:
vishfreak1987 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing work Mate Love it
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:iconvishfreak1987:
vishfreak1987 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Love you work and to see my fav K Pop singers is even more amazing.
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xXxBlack-CrystalxXx Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
ooo!!! nice! my fav female singer!
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vongolagirl12 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Student General Artist
This is absolutely amazing!!!
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:iconirony95:
Irony95 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
wow!
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rimawakosasih Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
execumse, I interest with this your pict, may I take this for my college project magazine?? it's not for public,just independent project. Just for your make sure :)) *reply a.s.a.p
thank you
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:iconn00brevolution:
n00brevolution Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah, sure. As long as you don't take credit for it. Haha
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rimawakosasih Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
okay, I'll credit your name.
Thank you
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CassPoon Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
fantastic work!
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fyx5108 Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
may i ask how u drew the hair??i always have problems when shading hairs...ur drawing is amazing!!
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:iconn00brevolution:
n00brevolution Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
The hair is normally quite complicated and has a range of values, though normally (and almost always with Asians because he have dark hair), the highlights won't be as light as the rest of the face. I usually start from the darkest parts and work my way to lighter. Try smudging an undercoat and draw over it. And if you really want to get those crisp sharp lines (for single hairs), use a sharp and hard pencil (no softer than 2B). If you can, use a good mechanic pencil because they're much sharper than ordinary ones.
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zicziczic Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
DAMN I LOVE THIS
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:iconalyakhaerunnisa:
alyakhaerunnisa Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
OMO!!!too perfect >w<
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:icondemonskull511:
DemonSkull511 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
i cant close my eyes :iconiloveyouplz:
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:iconehhhd:
Ehhhd Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
the hair is absolutely amazing! great job
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:iconslath:
Slath Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
really well done, especially the hair
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:iconlumiiiii:
Lumiiiii Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
wooow !! It's beautiful !!
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:iconsoon-ji:
Soon-ji Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
very nice job!!
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:iconweishern:
weishern Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
SO CUTE~~~ like your hair!
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orsnai Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
Featured in #Faces-Monochrome journal [link]
please take a look at the other works and :+fav: the article so more people can see it. thank you :)
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GloriaDei Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This portrait is all about the hair and eyes, and the precise, dark shading on the lip anchors the lower part of the face. Very pretty, great job, especially for a first portrait after a hiatus.
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rajasegar Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great piece of work.
Thanks for sharing...
Featured in Inspirations at hangaroundtheweb.com
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A-Falcon-Velazquez Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
Very well done :)
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parkyoohee Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
beautiful works
you got all of the detail
lovely...[link]
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june2045 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
the hair looks so real, that at first sight I even thought it was a modificated foto or something like that
your skills are really great
thank you for pleasure from your drawing, it's really great
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:iconcostage:
costage Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Uau!!! Great job.
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duringthisoperation Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I dont see how its possible to draw hair that looks so real. I wish I could draw this good
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noodles919 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist
The hair looks so real! Love it :D
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:iconblith3:
bLiTh3 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work! Loved it. :)
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:iconbastet-mrr:
Bastet-mrr Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
incredibly realistic!
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PhantomPasDeDeux-201 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Her eyes are so gorgeous! This is an incredible piece and the lines are just PERFECT! Have you considered doing this art piece with colored pencils?
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Dix89 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice work :-)... very...
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:iconlaverleschoses:
laverleschoses Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
20 hours? you're a warrior!
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:iconmurtaza5152:
Murtaza5152 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Woooooooww!! Great Job. ;D
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:iconethongtian:
ethongtian Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It looks so claer. I like it :)
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:iconcolonelyeo:
ColonelYeo Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Unbelievable job! :jawdrop:
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SunsetNightshade Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012   Traditional Artist
Wonderful portrait, it really captures emotion and personality :)
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:icona-falcon-velazquez:
A-Falcon-Velazquez Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
Really well done, that's a cute face :)
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PeppermintSchnapps Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Lovely ;u;
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illinoi Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
fabulous! love it
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