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Natalie Portman Drawing by golfiscool Natalie Portman Drawing by golfiscool
This is a commission I've been working on for a while. I haven't drawn a celebrity in a while but must say it was fun to draw one again. I used circulism for the skin texture and the background is lightly toned. Hope you guys like it.

14"x17" Fabriano Hotpress
3B, B, H, 2H pencils
blending stumps and tissues
20 hours
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:icongreenstella82:
greenstella82 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I love Natalie.. and you did an excellent job!! :heart:
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:iconmuneeraart:
muneeraart Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Love Heart Heart Heart amaizing
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:iconweegoddess:
Weegoddess Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is absolutely stunning. I can give no higher praise than 'it looks too real to be a drawing'. And it does.

I would appreciate some advice, if you had it. I love how this image is portrayed on my computer screen. I can see lots of subtle shifts in tone and shadow. What sort of scanning/photography did you use to get a digital image of this artwork? (in other words, how did you capture it for online display?) I've tried scanning my works and tried taking a photo and am not sure what works best. Thanks so much for your time! ~ Lori
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:iconsrajdesigner:
srajdesigner Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Excellent work this is not looking drawing its looking photography
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:iconwhiteaquarel:
whiteaquarel Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful
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:iconpaweldrawing7:
PawelDrawing7 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
Wow this is Beautiful
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:icondohaahmed:
dohaahmed Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
you hope we like it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it's more than woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow for sure i love it <3 <3 <3
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:iconczechiechan:
CzechieChan Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful
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:iconalreem305:
alreem305 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AMAZING!!;)
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:iconfallberry:
fallberry Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
omg i love it
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:iconandytaylor756:
andytaylor756 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing
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:iconartistmind85:
ArtisTMind85 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
one day i hope to get this good. just beautiful
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:iconcivilwarlaserguns:
CivilWarLaserGuns Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
Wow.
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:iconmarmicminipark:
marmicminipark Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice, keep up the good work !!!!!
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:iconluishtart:
LuisHTArt Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Perfect.
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:iconayanayzodei:
AyanAyzodei Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011   General Artist
Great pencil work here. This pre-dates BLACK SWAN, but the composition and expression is an alternate to that film's iconic poster.
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:iconnr7designs:
NR7Designs Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Respecttt!
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:iconnevrijem:
Nevrijem Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you sick sick man!
if this one looks more real than it would talk
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:icongulayc:
gulayc Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010
HARİKA...........
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:icontaurobolium:
taurobolium Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010
which size mechanical pencil do you use most?
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:iconandrearealpe:
AndreaRealpe Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
This drawing of Natalie Portman is so realistic. It looks like a photograph. Amazing job.
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:iconandrearealpe:
AndreaRealpe Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009
I can see her soul through her eyes. This portrait of Natalie is amazing.
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tattoomini Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
very nice piece of work .

i used your drawing as i wanted a nice girl in one of my tattoos..

thought i would show you..

[link]

the time is 1:35 in the video.

:-)

you are very talented.
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:iconkliph:
Kliph Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009
Great drawings, really like your style :)

Another :+fav:

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See my drawings at :gallery:
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:iconcarol-moore:
Carol-Moore Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Her eyes are amazing! You really captured her spirit and likeness magnificently :wow:
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:icongolfiscool:
golfiscool Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009
Thank you!
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MrBrowne Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009
This is one of my favourite portraits. I notice the reference for this is a popular choice by deviants (tempted to have a go myself!) but yours is my favourite. She seems slightly aged but that adds a kind of elegance the others don't have. And those eyes! She looks as though she might have been sobbing. You have definitely brought something fresh to this.
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:icontseeetsooo:
tseeetsooo Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009
very nice work man :)
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:icongolfiscool:
golfiscool Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009
Thank you :)
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:iconhottie4u09:
hottie4u09 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really good.
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:icongoyur:
Goyur Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Great work
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:iconjanes-art:
janes-art Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008
wonderful Wonderful WONDERFUL pencil work

Jane

p.s. Did I say it's wonderful ?
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:iconmlocante16:
mlocante16 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008
amazzzing, EXCELLENT job! great isolation with the composition. this is wonderful!
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:iconattwelve34:
AtTwelve34 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2008
Why are the highlights in her eyes and earrings lighter than the paper itself?
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:iconsugarbunnies16:
SugarBunnies16 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008
Lovely. :heart:
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:icongolfiscool:
golfiscool Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008
Thanks :D
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:iconk-mark:
k-mark Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2008
This one is awesome! It looks like a picture. One of your best!
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:iconpatricktoifl:
patricktoifl Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Extremely well done!!!
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:icongolfiscool:
golfiscool Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008
Thank you!
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:iconlydario:
lydario Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008
this is still my all time favorite piece by you... ive left a few comments about it, but its just amazing!

i can actually distinguish between whats makeup (ie: messy eyeliner smudges) and whats shadow! thsi is such a fantastic piece of art, and ive shown this to my art teacher and many other artists!

this is sooo amazing!
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:iconfebreizh:
Febreizh Featured By Owner May 19, 2008
wow great ! I love how you made the eyes !
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:icongnarlygnargnar:
gnarlygnargnar Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2008
I love it. I think the earrings are a little harsh though. They bring the attention away from the eyes and the face. The expression is just perfect. Great detail..
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:iconpatricktoifl:
patricktoifl Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Brilliant drawing!!!
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:iconseainside:
seainside Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008
Beautiful
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:iconxxxcloverxxx:
XxXCloverXxX Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2008   General Artist
oh wow, i thought this was just a black and white picture XD thats amazing!
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:iconheatherd:
HeatherD Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008
Her eyes are amazing! Did you use paint for the highlights? Awesome detail on this one. I hope you got paid well :D
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:iconvaleka:
valeka Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I saw many and many realistic drawing but there is not a lot of them that makes me feel this way. All I can say that this is so beautiful!
I bealive that ref photo was very good, presenting movie star in not so usual view, so shine and happy. But your skill used that in best posible way. Great shading, lines and beautiful sparkles.
Bravo!
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:icontheartyst:
theartyst Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
by FAR The Most Realistic portrait I have seen by ya Brian, NICELY Done
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:iconsstribl:
sstribl Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007
it's so wonderful and raw

you have a real way with lighting
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:iconbamboobug:
bamboobug Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2007   Interface Designer
it's sooo cool and pretty realist. i loved it:heart:
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