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Kim Novak 2
It's been a while since I've posted a movie star portrait, so here you are, all you lovely people watching me just for them. Sorry I don't do many of them these days, technically I'm a children's illustrator, not a portraitist! I hope you like this one!

:star: Head over to my blog for progress photos, and a video of me drawing her eye!

Medium: Graphite. There's a list of the materials I use for pencil portraiture in the 'Tutorials' section of my gallery.
Size: A little under A3
Time Taken: 17 hours

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2016 Christmas Card 1
Here's one of the designs for the Christmas cards we sent out this year. I'm really pleased with my 2016 set! 
In person, the halo behind her head is gilded with Cosmic Shimmer Gilding Flakes. The effect is amazing! Head over to my blog post where I have videos about this plus photos and progress gifs. All the good stuff! 

Time Taken: About 10 hours 
Media: Adobe Photoshop CC 2015 on a Wacom Cintiq Companion 2
References: My own, plus a free glitter texture for the dots and halo-before-gilding. I used Kyle T Webster's Photoshop brushes, mainly Perfect Pencil and Big Soft Spongy.

Enjoy! :D 

Previous Christmas Cards:

Magi Christmas Card by Alene Nativity Christmas Card by Alene

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Algerian Girl
A little portrait I completed recently, started as a live portraiture demonstration at an agricultural show. 

To see progress shots and the original photograph I used to draw from, head over to my blog:…

Media: Graphite on paper. There's a list of the materials I use for pencil portraiture in the 'Tutorials' folder of my gallery.
Time TakenAbout 12 hours

Enjoy! =D (Big Grin)


Himba Tribeswoman by Alene 

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Tropical Island
When Colour Collective (a colour-based challenge on Twitter) came up with the colour 'lighting bug yellow' I decided to shun the obvious connotations and paint something tropical. It's winter here, and it had been cold and wet and grey - plus who really needs an excuse to draw a lovely coral reef? I had a bit more time for my Colour Collective piece than usual, and decided to create a proper portfolio piece, rather than a smaller sketch. 

There's a progress gif of this on my blog, plus a hyperlapse video of me painting one of the fish:…

Media: Adobe Photoshop CC on a Wacom Cintiq Companion 2
Time Taken: About 12 hours
Loose eferences used for the coral and fish etc.

Enjoy! =D

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100 Days of Old Movies
I recently completed the 100 Day Challenge on social media. My personal challenge was to create a sketch of an actor or actress in an old movie every day for 100 days. In total I drew 102 actors and actresses, 81 different ones from 47 films. I didn't feature any screen couple more than once, but some people doubled-up. I didn't worry too much about perfect likenesses, as all of these were done as quickly as possible. The aim was to increase my speed, not to be perfect.

You can see all the stats for this, as well as individual posts with details on all the movies I featured (and larger versions of each couple), on my blog:…

And here is the list of the movies and actors and actresses featured, numbered for your easy perusal:

1&2: Romeo & Juliet (Norma Shearer and Leslie Howard)
3&4: Kiss Me Kate (Kathryn Grayson and Howard Keel)
5&6: The Taming of the Shrew (Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton)
7&8: The Divorce of Lady X (Merle Oberon and Laurence Olivier)
9&10: Key Largo (Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart)
11&12: Romance on the High Seas (Doris Day and Jack Carson)
13&14: Spellbound (Ingrid Bergman and Gregory Peck)
15&16: It Happened One Night (Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert)
17&18: The Court Jester (Danny Kaye and Glynis Johns)
19&20: Britannia Mews (Maureen O'Hara and Dana Andrews)
21: The Little Princess (Shirley Temple)
22, 23&24: Two Girls and a Sailor (June Allyson, Gloria deHaven and Van Johnson)
25&26: The Scarlet Pimpernel (Merle Oberon and Leslie Howard)
27&28: The Gay Divorcee (Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers)
29&30: Footlight Parade (James Cagney and Joan Blondell)
31: Smart Woman (Mary Astor)
32, 33&34: Anchors Aweigh (Gene Kelly, Kathryn Grayson and Frank Sinatra)
35&36: My Man Godfrey (William Powell and Carole Lombard)
37&38: Easter Parade (Fred Astaire and Judy Garland)
39&40: The Glass Slipper (Leslie Caron and Michael Wilding)
41: Miranda (Glynis Johns)
42&43: Love Affair (Irene Dunne and Charles Boyer)
44, 45&46: Sabrina (Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart and William Holden)
47&48: Broadway Melody of 1936 (Eleanor Powell and Robert Taylor)
49&50: The Thin Man (William Powell and Myrna Loy (and Asta/Skippy))
51&52: 42nd Street (Ruby Keeler and Dick Powell)
53&54: 7 Brides for Seven Brothers (Jane Powell and Howard Keel)
55&56: The Awful Truth (Irene Dunne and Cary Grant (and Asta/Skippy)
57&58: Pride and Prejudice (Greer Garson and Laurence Olivier)
59&60: You Were Never Lovelier (Fred Astaire and Rita Hayworth)
61&62: The Slipper and the Rose (Richard Chaimberlain and Gemma Craven)
63, 64&65: Singin' in the Rain (Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O'Connor)
66&67: Gilda (Rita Hayworth and Glenn Ford)
68&69: Gigi (Leslie Caron and Louis Jourdan)
70, 71&72: The Philadelphia Story (Kathrine Hepburn, Cary Grany and James Stewart)
73&74: Neptune's Daughter (Esther Williams and Ricardo Montalban)
75&76: Ball of Fire (Barbara Stanwyck and Gary Cooper)
77&78: La Belle et la Bete (Josette Day and Jean Marais)
79&80: The Bamboo Blonde (Frances Langford and Michael Wade)
81&82: Beauty for the Asking (Lucille Ball and Freida Insecort) 
83, 84, 85&86: White Christmas (Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Vera Ellen and Rosemary Clooney)
87&88: Hatari! (John Wayne and Elsa Martinelli)
89, 90&91: It Started with Eve (Deanna Durbin, Robert Cummings and Charles Laughton)
92, 83&94: How to Marry a Millionaire (Marilyn Monroe, Lauren Bacall and Betty Grable)
95&96: Maytime (Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy)
98&99: Gaslight (Ingrid Bergman and Charles Boyer)
99&100: Two Sisters From Boston (Kathryn Grayson, Jimmy Durante, June Allyson and Peter Lawford)

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Alison Mutton
Artist | Professional | Varied
Favourite genre of music: Swing, perhaps some Blues and Jazz
Favourite style of art: Realism & Fairytale
Operating System: Mac OS X
MP3 player of choice: iPod Nano
Personal Quote: sometimes, the more you think, the more there *is* no real answer...


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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017
Wishing you a happy birthday! :iconbirthdaycakeplz:
Alene Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! :hug:
annewipf Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017
Happy birthday! :hug:
Alene Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional General Artist
Thanks Meow :3 
annewipf Featured By Owner 5 days ago
You're welcome :)
ashigaru Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017  Professional General Artist
:cake: Happy Birthday! :D :cake:
Alene Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :D 
InkyRose Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday- have a great day! :D :D :D
Alene Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional General Artist
Thank you! I did have a lovely day! :hug:
Undevicesimus Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017   Artist
Happy Birthday from Belgium! Birthday cake  icon Hi-I-am-from-Belgium 
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