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Grace Kelly by mwford Grace Kelly by mwford
Time to submit something! I actually started this several months ago but because it was summer and because I started a new job and because of other silly reasons I just recently decided to finish it up.
My second Grace Kelly drawing. I'm happy to say I think I've made some improvements over my last drawing from a couple of years ago [link]

Graphite on 11x14" Paper.

Thanks for viewing!
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:iconartistbill:
ARTISTBILL Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice drawing!!
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:iconmwford:
mwford Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you
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:iconmyvictory88:
MyVictory88 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
So beautiful!
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:iconmwford:
mwford Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you
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:iconhirokazutomimasu:
HirokazuTomimasu Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Wonderful!
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:iconmwford:
mwford Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you
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:iconnatalieolenska:
NatalieOlenska Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
Beautiful.Great job!!!
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:iconmwford:
mwford Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconnatalieolenska:
NatalieOlenska Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
You're welcome!:)
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:iconvanceinfinity:
vanceinfinity Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Ths is so so so fantastic!!! A wonderful treat to the sense of sight!!
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:iconmwford:
mwford Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconvanceinfinity:
vanceinfinity Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Most welcome
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:iconnss2013:
NSS2013 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
It's amazing!!!
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:iconmonsief:
MonsieF Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student General Artist
Ohh, amazing!!!
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:iconmwford:
mwford Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconmonsief:
MonsieF Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Student General Artist
You're very welcome :)
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:iconnestorladouce:
Nestorladouce Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The beauty of Grace is really hard to draw but you did a brilliant job my friend!
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:iconmwford:
mwford Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconcatluckey:
Catluckey Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This is AMAZING! Your hat detail is unmatched, her face perfect, eyebrows luxurious; and her eyes and lips shimmer! What a wonderful artist you are! :heart:
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designer356 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
much better compliment is to say he's wonderful drawer instead. ;)
Because that's what he showed here, that he's amazing drawer, not amazing artist.
Not that he isn't artist too.. but not in this case... ;)
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Catluckey Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
We want encourage this person and their ability. To say they are not an artist is not right. I appreciate your definition. But it isn't accurate. This person created this form of art by using a pencil and other tools. I am an artist and write as well. To give more of my credentials, I have worked for IBM (fortune 100 company) for many years as a secretary. I pretty much have enough knowledge about the English language. To give some information, here's a definition of "artist." (from Bing search) You can pretty much use search engines available and come up with a like definition.

Art·ist

1.creator of art: somebody who creates art, especially paintings or sculptures
2.performer: a member of the performing arts
3.skilled person: somebody who does something skillfully and creatively

Synonyms: painter, illustrator, drawer, sketcher, cartoonist, sculptor

Thank you for your understanding.
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designer356 Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
I agree with you. Art is when you create something. He didn't create anything. He just copied a photo. So a photo created something.
You create art when you use your head and your own imagination, not when you use a reference. So he's amazing drawer, not artist.
Which makes him amazing. He rocks. ;)
I don't start a fight, don't get me wrong. :hug:
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:iconcatluckey:
Catluckey Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Well, I go in both categories. Art is so subjective until it's hard to define. For me, to draw expertly from a reference takes tons of skill. I've done that. But I've created lots of stuff out of my head too!

Oh, this is a great discussion. Sort of picking our brains! ;) :iconhug1plz: I like it.
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:iconmwford:
mwford Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, I'm glad you like my work! :)
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:iconcatluckey:
Catluckey Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:heart: U-welcome!
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sqweebles Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
this is fantastic! how were you able to obtain such a dark shade of graphite for her hat? i always have trouble with getting any further than a really dark grey with graphite.
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:iconmwford:
mwford Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I used 6-8B for the dark areas. Burnishing it created a sheen but applying a matte fixative helped a little. It probably appears darker than it really is because I adjusted the scanned image in photoshop.
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:icontheodora-maria:
Theodora-Maria Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing! Great work!
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:iconmwford:
mwford Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much!
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:iconjacobtylerjones:
JacobTylerJones Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh my!!!! how did you achieve such fantastic hair?????? Jaw droppingly fantastic!
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:iconmwford:
mwford Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It just takes incredible patience but once you get rolling it's not too bad.
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hoernchen610 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a wonderful portrait! I really like the overall smoothness and the details in her eyes are just fantastic.
Very good work!
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:iconmariannaeva:
Mariannaeva Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
She's gorgeous!
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:iconmarziotesti:
MARZIOTESTI Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
AMAZING!!!!!
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:iconmwford:
mwford Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconjaianarkali:
JaiAnarkali Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
scary good BEAUTIFUL!
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:iconlibfly:
Libfly Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful!!
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tellyskitten Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Student General Artist
this looks like a photo! its perfect!!! u really captured her personality
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chloemay7 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Student
You drew this? :O
This is amazing, good job! :)
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:iconmwford:
mwford Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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ericstavros Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great work, once again..... i've just come back on your drawing because i'm on a similar project and i just want to ask for a tip, please.... how did you reach this black level with graphite on the left part of the hat? thanks my friend...:)
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:iconmwford:
mwford Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I used a woodless 9B pencil. I applied several layers of pencil making sure there was no white showing through. You can also use a matte spray to remove some of the graphite sheen.
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ericstavros Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
9b! this must be done slowly i suppose. matt spray....wow! what a good idea! thank you! your work is so simple at the 1st sight but is perfect if you notice details like shadings and the top of the hat....really nice work!
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Ehvh Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful!
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Swabbleflange Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Argh! Saw this in Casparofambrose's favourites... I was in the midst of the preparation stages of this very image. Beautiful job!

Back to the drawing board for me ;)
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:iconmwford:
mwford Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Don't stop drawing it because of me! I know there are some other people around here who have chosen the very same reference pic before I ever did.
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:iconericstavros:
ericstavros Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice very nice! ......... so simple and so beautiful! great work!
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:iconmwford:
mwford Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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IpernovaOfMine Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Student
simply amazing!
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crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
this is just pure pure perfection!
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