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Lana Turner by mwford Lana Turner by mwford
This is a drawing from a photo of a young Lana Turner. This was a fun exercise and I'm inspired to draw some more famous Hollywood actresses.

This is a different technique for me as I used mainly a 4B and a 6B pencil for this drawing. I tend to stick to the H series which give greater detail but take much longer to complete. I enjoyed the high contrast values the B's provided and I will do some more pics with these.

4B, 6B Staedtler pencils and an HB mechanical pencil for some details. 11 x 14 in bristol plate.

Thanks for viewing, comments are appreciated!
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:iconbrunomour:
BrunoMour Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
perfect!
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:iconmarcurell:
Marcurell Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning piece! Love the hard contrasts.
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:iconmwford:
mwford Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you
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:iconbluejay2:
blueJAY2 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Professional General Artist
Gorgeous work ;)
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:iconmwford:
mwford Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, glad you like it :)
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:iconbillynikoll:
BillyNikoll Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
what i great picture!Heart 
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:iconroxy-the-art-nut:
Roxy-the-art-nut Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work! Heart - Free 
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:iconmwford:
mwford Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconroxy-the-art-nut:
Roxy-the-art-nut Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome, that's where I hope my art will get too soon :)
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:icondmkozicka:
dmkozicka Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist

Beautifully done ! I really like this portrait ...

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:iconmwford:
mwford Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you like it :)
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:iconrolenromanes:
rolenromanes Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Hauntingly beautiful! I really love the details and toning that you applied on this piece of yours. So realistic and breathtaking.
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:iconchakra-san:
Chakra-San Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! This is amazing :O
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:iconmwford:
mwford Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconroartar:
RoArtAr Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
muy bueno!! :D
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:iconmwford:
mwford Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gracias! :)
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:iconmadbones:
madbones Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Student General Artist
I am simply amazed at your talent
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:iconmwford:
mwford Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you
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:iconmadbones:
madbones Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Student General Artist
you are welcome.
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:iconladyshanta:
ladyshanta Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Student General Artist
That looks brilliant! You are like a master.
I agree with you on the fact that the B pencils make great high contrast.
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:iconmwford:
mwford Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconladyshanta:
ladyshanta Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Student General Artist
You're welcome.
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:iconselcoutha:
selcoutha Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist
Dude, How? Just, HOW?
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:iconmwford:
mwford Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Easy, it's like coloring in a coloring book... I setup up a good line drawing and just filled it in, lol
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:iconselcoutha:
selcoutha Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist
filling in isn't that easy, though :| People say that hair is the easiest part but i can never do the hair properly :|
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:iconmwford:
mwford Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's about practice and observation. Drawing something from a photo, like I did, makes it a little easier but you have to keep practicing to get better. I still think my hair could use improvement in my drawings.
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:iconselcoutha:
selcoutha Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist
Yep! That's true!
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:iconprojektfinsterfarben:
ProjektFinsterfarben Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is so fucking great I can't find the right words to describe how awesome it is!
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:iconmwford:
mwford Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Those sound like perfectly good words to me, thank you! :D
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:iconprojektfinsterfarben:
ProjektFinsterfarben Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Your welcome :)
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:iconcool7days:
Cool7days Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are very skilled! x0
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:iconmwford:
mwford Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much!
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:iconjonkomike:
JonkoMike Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Stunning
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:iconcoolperson12:
CoolPerson12 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
That is so realistic!
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:iconchristy1981:
Christy1981 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Amazing!
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:iconjovemarie:
jovemarie Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
This doesn't even look like a drawing, it looks like a photograph. I can't get over how great this is! Now I absolutely ~have~ to check out the rest of your work :)
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:iconmwford:
mwford Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you like it :)
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:iconvitorjffg:
vitorjffg Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the tone choice! Damn you are good! :D
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:iconmwford:
mwford Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconvitorjffg:
vitorjffg Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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:iconcorinawan:
CorinaWan Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
You are amazing. I am so envious. You are incredible. Really breath-taking. I am so jealous of your subjects. They are very beautiful and you made them look even better. You are gifted. Keep it up.
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:iconartdro12:
ArtDro12 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
speechless..
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:iconwhitneyw:
whitneyw Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student General Artist
the detail in the hair is outstanding! :heart:
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:iconmwford:
mwford Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, glad you like it! :)
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:iconbeatriz-caetano:
Beatriz-Caetano Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wow! :)
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:iconmwford:
mwford Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconbeatriz-caetano:
Beatriz-Caetano Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You are welcome!!!!! :hug:
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:iconjennypink:
JennyPink Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Amazing.
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:iconelcazadordeaventuras:
How much time did it take you, lad? It is amazing :D
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:iconmwford:
mwford Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't remember, it seems like I worked on in intermittently for a couple of weeks.
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