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Charcoal study, detail by jane-beata Charcoal study, detail by jane-beata
▲ Charcoal and white chalk on 265g natural bamboo paper (Hahnemuhle)

▲ Referenced by my favorite picture from daria-channi





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:iconkala89:
KaLa89 Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Intense! You did an awesome job! The eyes are ... wow, excellent!
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:iconjane-beata:
jane-beata Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Many thank you's :)
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:iconpenguinity:
Penguinity Featured By Owner May 15, 2014   General Artist
this is beautiful on so many levels... *______*
I adore the blurry effect, it really adds to the depth.
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:iconjane-beata:
jane-beata Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for your comment (:
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:iconpenguinity:
Penguinity Featured By Owner May 21, 2014   General Artist
you're very welcome! :)
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:iconphilippel:
philippeL Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, I really love this!
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:iconjane-beata:
jane-beata Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm glad you do :)
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:icondok-fitz:
DOK-FITZ Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!Soo intense!
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:iconjane-beata:
jane-beata Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Well thank you (:
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:iconchriseastmids:
chriseastmids Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
brilliant
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:iconjane-beata:
jane-beata Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconchriseastmids:
chriseastmids Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
anytime :D
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:iconjoeyv7:
joeyv7 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
Lovely!
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:iconjane-beata:
jane-beata Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
:heart:
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:iconethan-cruz:
Ethan-Cruz Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Student General Artist
Amazing. Your watercolor videos are super helpful for gaining an understanding of layering.
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:iconjane-beata:
jane-beata Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Very glad to be hearing that kind of feedback :heart:
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:iconsraffa:
SRaffa Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
Dramatic and compelling; stunning work!
:+fav:
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:iconjane-beata:
jane-beata Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
:heart:
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:iconlzakaria:
LZakaria Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014
gorgeous!
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:iconjane-beata:
jane-beata Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
:heart:
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:iconmweiss-art:
MWeiss-Art Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
Stunning work and very emotional eyes, beautiful :heart:
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:iconjane-beata:
jane-beata Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I do love eyes - thank you for stopping by (:
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:iconbeastvamp:
beastvamp Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Those eyes...
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:iconjane-beata:
jane-beata Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
yes :)
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:iconmiyakies:
miyakies Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
amazing! *_*
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:iconjane-beata:
jane-beata Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
:heart:
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:iconnegatic:
Negatic Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Professional
Freckles! How can you refuse them?
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:iconjane-beata:
jane-beata Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
You can't, freckles rule!

:boogie:
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:iconacacophony:
Acacophony Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing charcoal work! How do you keep those highlights so white when you're working? (I have huge trouble with that)
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:iconjane-beata:
jane-beata Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Leave the space blank, if that doesn't work out - eraser helps a bit, but final touch can contain a bit of a white chalk :)
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:iconacacophony:
Acacophony Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ooh the white chalk is a great idea! Thank you. 
I always leave it blank but it tends to get covered by charcoal and graphite dust anyway. I try to go for high contrast but that can really mess it all up. 
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:iconjane-beata:
jane-beata Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Try working systematically (practice really helps to make you more comfortable with charcoal), start out with harder charcoal and only add darkest tones in the end. Cover your drawing with a blank paper or something, to protect areas that are already finished, sometimes it's also good to simply use fixative for a finished layer before starting to add more charcoal. And if none of that helps you protect satisfyingly white areas of the drawing, add it - whether chalk, pastel or even acrylic or gouache. Don't be afraid to mix them all up :)
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:iconacacophony:
Acacophony Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wish I had fixative anyway. I'm so used to shading the darkest tones first. It would be strange to try to do it the other way around, but I'll give it a shot! I'm still very new to charcoal, so I really appreciate all the tips, thank you!
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:iconjane-beata:
jane-beata Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Try using a simple / cheap hair spray, works just as good as fixative :)
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:iconacacophony:
Acacophony Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconfooxxiiee:
Fooxxiiee Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing <3 _ <3 Meow :3 La la la la 
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:iconjane-beata:
jane-beata Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
:heart:
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:iconphoenixheart902:
PhoenixHeart902 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the haunting feel to this piece! Love the technique too :)
*Saved to my favourites!
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:iconjane-beata:
jane-beata Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Many thanks for the support!
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:iconphoenixheart902:
PhoenixHeart902 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You`re welcome! :)
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:iconbottled-mermaid:
bottled-mermaid Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
I really like this portrait.
The charcoal and the way you used it add even more deepness to the eyes; I think her eyes are an important focal point in this work, they lead my eyes into hers. Another detail I really like of this work is the hair: they look so natural and wild.
Lovely, Lovely artwork :heart:
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:iconjane-beata:
jane-beata Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Eyes were absolutely the most important thing in this drawing, thanks for noticing :)
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:iconbottled-mermaid:
bottled-mermaid Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
You're welcome :)
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:icontouchofthesoul:
touchofthesoul Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very expressive drawing!!!
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:iconjane-beata:
jane-beata Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
It is, an a fast work too, I like the texture that charcoal leaves on this particular paper :)

Thanks for taking a look :heart:
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:iconkpekep:
KPEKEP Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
looks great
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:iconjane-beata:
jane-beata Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
:heart:
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