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Grace Kelly, a true beauty.
My stupid scanner missed most of the subtle shading. Time to buy a better scanner.

4h and 2b pencil on 9"x12" Strathmore Bristol smooth. Photoshop used to clean up scanning problems.
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:iconrugely:
Rugely Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
Pure class, an amazing skill!
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:iconmwford:
mwford Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much!
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:iconxblackandwhiteworldx:
xBlackandWhiteWorldx Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist
beautiful
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:iconmwford:
mwford Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconehvh:
Ehvh Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work!
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:iconfynya:
Fynya Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
You are really really good in drawing dresses. :-)
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:iconmwford:
mwford Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:icon7-year-bytch:
7-Year-Bytch Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:wow:

*bows before your talent*

:worship:

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:iconaryanire:
Aryanire Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Unbelieveble
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:iconmwford:
mwford Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconperfectlymean:
Perfectlymean Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
just in awe (favourites)
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:iconmwford:
mwford Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much!
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:iconperfectlymean:
Perfectlymean Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem! its very well done and i love grace kelly.
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:iconipeape:
IPEAPE Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010
This is pure glamour!! So beautiful, lovely work!!!;-)
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:iconmwford:
mwford Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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Gracekristensen Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010
WOW! Thats AMAZING! The shading is unreal, I wish I could shade like that. Thats simply brilliant. Definately a fav of mine =]
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:iconmwford:
mwford Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much! Just keep practicing, I used a tissue to help blend the shading.
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:iconpaintingpossum:
PaintingPossum Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009
Grace has always to me been an ultimate lady and beauty, and you have captured her superbly. Thank you.
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:iconmwford:
mwford Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for viewing this work! :)
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:iconezekrialase:
ezekrialase Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009  Student General Artist
Awesome job! It's hard to imagine shading more subtle then what is shown here! =D
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Sitara-LeotaStock Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009
Ooh my goodness, I love Grace Kelly, and this is actually my favourite picture of her! I've always loved that dress, and its pale blue-green is so cool. :love: I am so happy someone drew this, and did and amazing job!
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:iconliraa:
Liraa Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009
im breathless watching your stunning drawings ~
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:iconmwford:
mwford Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, you are very kind! :)
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:iconlunanueva01:
LunaNueva01 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Simply amazing!
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:iconnellusatko:
nellusatko Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008  Student General Artist
it´s amazing drawing!
you are very talented and your gallery is GREAT :worship:
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:iconhedspace77:
hedspace77 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008   Traditional Artist
This is pure fantastic pencil control and observational skill. I feel like saying it's ';perfection', because of such an awe-inspiring drawing. Above all, simply inspirational!
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:iconeverbrighter418:
everbrighter418 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2008
Amazing fabric work.....you did her justice, few can.....including me, haha.
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:iconjesr:
JESR Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2008
WOOOW AWESOME ARTWORK, I LIKE IT THE CLOTH EFFECT VERY NICE.
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:iconmarker21:
marker21 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008
The dress is wow. :clap:
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:iconlibfly:
Libfly Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
waw.. i love the dress
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:iconmichael-howey:
michael-howey Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beutiful, (and I know what you mean about scanners)
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:iconmwford:
mwford Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, I've since learned to play around with the histogram when scanning which has given a slightly better result.
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:icongzairborne:
gzairborne Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow... you are amazing portrait artist! Fantastic.
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:icontagenrome:
TagenRome Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008
This is stunning. The creases in her dress are so well shaded.
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:iconmwford:
mwford Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lots of fine tuning with a mechanical pencil and blending stump. btw, bristol paper is very forgiving with the eraser :)
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:icontagenrome:
TagenRome Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008
I'll have to try bristol out
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:iconturyimaging:
turyimaging Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Great stuff. Your technique is top notch.
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:iconmwford:
mwford Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, it's always a challenge!
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:iconblurhead:
blurhead Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Georgeous, not sure how I missed this one when I looked at your gallery yesterday !!
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:iconreveur-artiste:
reveur-artiste Featured By Owner May 26, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful portrait! :wow:
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uzorpatorica Featured By Owner May 16, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Featured [link] :ahoy:
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judyeve Featured By Owner May 10, 2008
Absolutely beautiful! Your drawing skills are awesome.
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:iconemily89:
Emily89 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I'm just speech-less...So life-like! And her dress!!! Wow, that's just amazing! You really are an amazing artist, I envy you! :D
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:iconmwford:
mwford Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, thanks!!! :blushes:
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:iconemily89:
Emily89 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!! :)
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:iconezmye:
ezmye Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008
:wow: (speechless)
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angel-spoiled363 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2008   Interface Designer
this is unbelievable, lovely job
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:iconkala91:
kala91 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
:omfg:
beautiful!!

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live as if you'll die today
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Oceanicrile Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008
Awesome! I knew it was Grace Kelly even from a distance. The dress is just amazing.
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:iconmwford:
mwford Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:)
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