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Audrey Hepburn 3 by Alene Audrey Hepburn 3 by Alene
Yes, I know. I've already drawn her, but she is fun, and easy, and, I put it to you: who could resist that hat? =P
I thought I would do a bit of work on textures, and the best photographs I have for that purpose are of Audrey here, so....
Done while waiting for inspiration to strike with regards to Alyssa [link] It is beginning to hammer vaguely at me, so I will finish her soon.

Anyway, this was 0.5 mechanical pencil, with a B lead, and an 8B graphite for getting some really black blacks.

Comments are very welcome. =)
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:iconscissoringsocks:
ScissoringSocks Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016
This is a marvelous work, I am inspired!
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:iconalene:
Alene Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much (and thanks for the :+fav: too!) I'd forgotten about this portrait, it's nice to be reminded! =D
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:iconsherlockart:
sherlockart Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
very nice
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:iconalene:
Alene Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thankyou, and thanks for the :+fav: too! =)
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:iconloveloveloveart:
loveloveloveart Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009
I love this photograph and your drawing has done it justice!
Love it
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:iconalene:
Alene Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thankyou!
And thanks for the :+fav:s on this and "To Have and Have Not". I'm glad you liked them! =D
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:iconcoffeechick17:
CoffeeChick17 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
i love her. great picture!
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:iconalene:
Alene Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thankyou! =)
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:iconcoffeechick17:
CoffeeChick17 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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:iconcatemate:
catemate Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008
love this!!! featured here > [link]
:heart:
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:iconalene:
Alene Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008  Professional General Artist
Oh, thankyou! =) (but I think you forgot to add the thumbnail... =P)
I'm so glad you like it, thanks for the :+fav: too! =)
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:iconcatemate:
catemate Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008
oh noes :\
i will fix that :aww:
no problem :D
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:iconalene:
Alene Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008  Professional General Artist
=D
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:iconornellazbo:
OrnellaZbo Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007
aw no no I'm totally amazed by your gallery!!
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:iconalene:
Alene Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thankyou! =)
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:iconcocky-as-a-rooster:
Cocky-as-a-Rooster Featured By Owner May 31, 2007  Student Digital Artist
That's very beautiful. The textures are perfect!
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:iconalene:
Alene Featured By Owner May 31, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thankyou, and thanks for the :+fav:! =)
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:iconhippyofdoom:
hippyofdoom Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2005
Love Audrey! You've capured her elegance and beauty so well. Fave fave fave.
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:iconalene:
Alene Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2005  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much, both for your lovely comment and the :+fav:! =)
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:iconcliqueofone:
cliqueofone Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2005
woops, forgot the :+fav:
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:iconalene:
Alene Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2005  Professional General Artist
You know something? I think you did again! =P
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:iconcliqueofone:
cliqueofone Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2005
wow, I love this! (finally checking out your gallery!) great contrast
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:iconalene:
Alene Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2005  Professional General Artist
Thanks ever so! =D
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Petra- Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2005  Hobbyist Artist
totally loving the white space left and the nice contrast t creates with the darker drawing. the drawing itself is awesome, the shading , the angle and the detail.
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:iconalene:
Alene Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2005  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much! I loved this photograph (that hat!) =D
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:iconelizile:
elizile Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
That is some hat. :XD:

Beautiful attention to detail!
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:iconalene:
Alene Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2005  Professional General Artist
It is, isn't it! Thanks! =D
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:iconnirvanadancer:
nirvanadancer Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2005
beautiful job with the textures
love the composition, with her in the corner
ah audrey :faint:
i am watching funny face right now
i just love her
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:iconalene:
Alene Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2005  Professional General Artist
I love funny face! I'm so glad you like it! Audrey Hepburn is one of my very favourite people to draw! =D
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Beatles4Ever Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2005
It's.... it's.... gorgeous!! I love it!! I'm adding it to my favorites right away... Bravo!
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:iconalene:
Alene Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2005  Professional General Artist
Thankyou so much, and thankyou also for the :+devwatch:. I really appreciate it!
Good luck with future drawings! =D
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:iconyukaze:
yukaze Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2005  Student
its very beautiful! good job with that hat ^^
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:iconalene:
Alene Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2005  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much! =D
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:iconsenecajrose:
senecajrose Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2005
You have captured her beauty, especially her restrained emotions. I like the effect of the fur, especially since it creates movement.
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:iconalene:
Alene Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2005  Professional General Artist
Thankyou so much! =D
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BlueBirdie Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
I love Audrey Hepburn, and I love this piece! The composition is great, and you use the full range of light and dark. Also I like the texture for the feathers...I see you have other portraits here on your site, (I cant wait to see them) have you considered majoring in drawing?-because your drawing skills are very strong.
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:iconalene:
Alene Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2005  Professional General Artist
Thankyou! The composition is all down to the photographer, but I will take credit for the tones and feathers! =P There is nowhere near here where I can major in drawing, but I am starting university in Design, and will probably go on to illustration, so that I can draw!
Thankyou for the :+fav: and :+devwatch:!
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SteelVenom Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2005
what an odd subject....reminds me of a crow or stork (the drawing). lol it looks frusturating but you did it really well-very convincing hair. I almost wish you had a background with big feather macros or something just to give more for the eye to look at-but I still like the drawing without one. How long does it take you to draw something like that on average?
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:iconalene:
Alene Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2005  Professional General Artist
This took about 5 hours, and wasn't frustrating, but rather quite relaxing. =D
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:iconsteelvenom:
SteelVenom Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2005
really? lmao I guess I'm still new to this art thing, if you check out my latest submission, the tiger, i spent forever attempting to make it look furry. Then in about an hour I filled in the outer edges with charcoal and made the furriest looking part-so maybe im improving?? one would hope..... :(

Anyway I envy your talent-that's really good
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:iconalene:
Alene Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2005  Professional General Artist
Taking a long time can be good. Sometimes I spend hours on a drawing, but if they want to be quicker, then I just let them. "Gregory Peck 2" took 15 hours (or more), by contrast to this.

Merci du compliment =D
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ArtFreek Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2005
:wow: Amazing job! Very lifelike; looks exactly like her. The shading and detail is amazing. Great job on that hat, doesn't look easy. :thumbsup:
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:iconalene:
Alene Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2005  Professional General Artist
Thankyou! =D
The hat wasn't as hard as I was expecting, actually- I just filled in the shadows, and then took my pencil, and spent a rather relaxing 10 minutes making sweeping strokes, wherever they seemed needed. =P
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candoriscariot Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2005
Audrey Hepburn is a wonderful actress and a beautiful person overall and I think you've captured that allure and beauty very well! It's great to see that you've done a piece on her since I am a big Audrey Hepburn fan! Keep it up!! By the way, how long did it take you to finish the piece?
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:iconalene:
Alene Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2005  Professional General Artist
Thankyou! =D
I've always loved to draw Audrey- for some reason, she is very fun, and there are lots of wonderful photographs to choose from- I am, in fact, doing another at this moment!
The whole piece probably took about 4-5 hours overall- I did it over a couple of days, so it is a bit hard to tell, but that is usually what my pieces take!
Thanks for your interest! =)
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candoriscariot Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2005
That's great when you love to draw something specific and something that you love because you are more in tune with the attachment to whatever it is that you are drawing, that gives you the drive to make it into a great piece. In any case, four, five, six, or x-number of hours, it's a wonderful piece! I've wanted to do an Audrey Hepburn drawing for the longest time, but I could never really find the right image to work with. Have any suggestions? And thanks again for replying! ^_^ Hope to hear from you soon!
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:iconalene:
Alene Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2005  Professional General Artist
Try imdb.com - they have *hundreds* of the things- you're sure to find a picture you like there. Or there are a LOT of Audrey Hepburn sites. I usually try to choose the less common pictures, rather than the few that everyone draws. =D You might like to try [link] (My favourite gallery there is number 4) [link] and [link] has lots of pictures too. Hope that helps. =)
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artistwannabe Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautifully done!!!
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:iconalene:
Alene Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2005  Professional General Artist
Thankyou! =D
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:iconalliuscattus:
alliuscattus Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2005   Traditional Artist
very nice!! your work just continues to amaze me!
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