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Charlize Theron by nobodysghost Charlize Theron by nobodysghost
This is my entry for :iconjurgendoe:'s contest [link] :aww:

The original is landscape and she is standing up, but when I began drawing I liked the look of it this way, as if she were lying down. So I rotated it and changed a few bits of her hair to further that effect. :)

I spent the most time on the eyes, nose and lips as I really wanted the face to stand out from the rest of the drawing, so all the other bits are blurred and less detailed. I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out.

Time spent: 30+ hours
A4
4B, 2B and mechanical pencils
Rubber

Thanks for looking!
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:iconviki941116:
viki941116 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is spectacular :)
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:iconartychik:
Artychik Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Truly amazing. 
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:iconmayaosina:
MayaOsina Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Beautiful portrait
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LotsOfLowe Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
wow this is amazing!! really well done :D
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:iconitzchandan:
ItzChandan Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome
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:iconsjhowell11:
sjhowell11 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely stunning! :)
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:iconmiamary123456:
miamary123456 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Gorgeous job! Beautiful! She is such an awesome and striking actress!! How old are you? :dalove:
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:icondeborah-valentine:
Deborah-Valentine Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:clap: beautiful!
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:iconbrookelydrawsstuff:
brookelydrawsstuff Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Gorgeous! I love the texture, it kind of adds a film grain/old Hollywood feel.
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:iconbyteme40:
byteme40 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
amazing and pure.
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:iconcitedset:
citedset Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
Great detail.. excellent work
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:iconmariaskyba:
MariaSkyba Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing eyes
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:iconshakira002:
Shakira002 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
Your increadible I wish I could do this, people say im talented and everything but nothing as close as this.
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:iconblanket86:
blanket86 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Wonderful work! Beautiful shading! :-)
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:iconsreeman:
Sreeman Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Amazing !!
i will try to draw it [link]
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:iconartnoobly:
ArtNoobly Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OoO
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:iconladulcevita:
ladulcevita Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this made me smile how intimate and delicate it is :)
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:iconangkorgirl:
angkorgirl Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
Super wonderful!! I love it, her face really does stand out and the proportions and hair are perfect!
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:iconneira7:
Neira7 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Featured: [link] ;)
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Daystar-Art Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Feature time! :P [link]
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:iconisabel-mr:
iSaBeL-MR Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful! Very realist!
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:iconartkayz:
ArtKayz Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow, I thought this was a picture!
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:iconsquips:
squips Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like the way you've capture her blonde hair, which I find is the hardest thing to draw. Wonderful drawing. :)
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:iconbenneido:
benneido Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i'm running out of words !!!
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:iconheretyczka:
heretyczka Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This world is sad. Very sad. I met some guy that had this picture in his album "Sketches". Of course everybody was excited because of his "talent" . I warned him that he stole the great work. What he did? He banned me and he still claim that is his work... Its very sad...
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:iconnobodysghost:
nobodysghost Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011   Traditional Artist
Who was this? Do you have a link to it please? Thanks for telling me!
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DragonEmbrace Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I'm just in love with the lips and hair especially...did you just use some kind of eraser to make the hair so white and defined? Kneaded? I always have issues with hair...:/
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:iconnobodysghost:
nobodysghost Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you! I just used a normal cheap rubber, but my trick is to cut it so that you get a sharp edge, and then sweep along with that to get a fine white line. I also use mechanical pencils, as they're really thin, to build up the shadows around the white hair, as that makes it look even lighter. Hope that helps! :)
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DragonEmbrace Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot! :3
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:iconroartar:
RoArtAr Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
me gusta mucho!
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Mariannaeva Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
She's gorgeous!
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agfox49 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
Nice job, I have Charlize in my Pretty Ladies gallery ... yours is better
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Laleesh-eats Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
how do you do this without blending?!
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:iconandywyc:
AndyWYC Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
nice drawing!
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:iconjustinewright:
JustineWright Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
The work you put into this piece has paid off. It's fascinating and very beautiful!
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MrFixit741 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful Beautiful Job!!!!
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TheDemonsThatTemptMe Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love Charlize. Gorgeous portrait!
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AngeliqueRaindrops Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
:iconwavesplz:
On behalf of #ShownThroughMusic, you have been featured in the news article, Storybook Love. Check it out when you get the chance. Remember to fave the article. :+favlove: Please and thank you. Enjoy your weekend. :D
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AngeliqueRaindrops Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010
On behalf of the group, #ShownThroughMusic you have been featured in our latest article, Not Afraid. Take a look when you get a chance! :D
Remember to the :+favlove: the article. Thank you!

:dalove:
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:iconkristencavanaugh:
kristencavanaugh Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
Beautiful! You captured her very well!
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:iconjellyneau:
Jellyneau Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This piece has been featured @ [link]
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:iconnobodysghost:
nobodysghost Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010   Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconjellyneau:
Jellyneau Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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Symphony-Passion Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Featured :)
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CristinaC75 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
senza parole
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MarcosTNH Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
This is really amazing, deserves the fave and watch
Farewell Lady :hug: :love:
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:iconamberj8:
amberj8 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW! Absolutely spectacular! Love it. She has such a unique look, and you captured her beautifully. Well done.
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Harry3D Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
The expression on the eyes and the mouth is cool! She really looks like she's looking at you.
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FrozenArk Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Professional Artist
Like it, no actually I love it!
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emmarella Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010
this is amazing very talented!!
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