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Finished drawing of my sweet, clever and gorgeous friend =DiiaR a.k.a. beautiful frost giant princess.


Lots of people were waiting to see it finished. Others told me I should it left the way it was (which can be seen here here). But you know... it's my gift to her :) so I found it more suitable to finish it as I normally do with most of the portraits that I draw.

The colours were done with Bruynzeel pencils + 1 Derwent Coloursoft pencil for the irises.

The hair was drawn with 4B + 5B regular pencils and my usual set of 0.5mm and 0.3mm mechanical pencils.

I'm mostly fond of the skin texture this time :) it is getting easier by each drawing that I make..!


Drawn on A5 Hahnemühle Nostalgie sketchpad.
Approx 20 hours of work (give or take).
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Shadows-Of-Peace Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I'm totally in love this. Heart Could this be a print? 
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PVarun Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014
excellent !!!
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TripleS-Art Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful work!
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SoMuchMoreThanSimple Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Pure Beauty      
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Repetition616 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
it's absolutely breathtaking how your skin is not just shading corresponding to facial muscles etc but also things like skin pores and and... I just keep loooking at your drawings and they're SO AMAZING that I simply cannot see the entirety because all the details steal my attention away! dear my, even the eyeballs have a texture. you are very, very talented and (I'm sure) work your ass off to achieve such perfection.
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MuteStorm Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015
Agreed. :Big eyes: 
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Kandakis Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Haven't seen your work in a long time. Astounded by your talent. Someone with your level of talent to compare to would be  www. ArminMersmann. com a pro that I have admired for many years. 
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Parry-xP Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013
wow! so pretty!
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emoboyfuno Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How did you get such clarity out of your scans? when i scan i get garbage quality. Enlighten me please?
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JvdvArt Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
super!!
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artMAKERportrait Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well I feel insecure about my art now. lol. This is beyond amazing
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forest-of-fire Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wonder how did you make the texture of the skin look so real... you could make a tutorial about it, i'm sure that many people would find it very useful
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xenjedi Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
Your work is simply gorgeous.  :)
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Elegant-Ruin Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
HOW!? HOW DO YOU DO THIS!?
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CG-drawer Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
Quite simply beautiful!
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Suzandrawing Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
wow
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kleinmeli Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Geeee...completely forgot to fave and comment.

My dear it is stunning. I loved the WIP of it, but this is just breathtakingly fantastic.
Amazing job! :heart:
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GuidoWithGusto Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow. love the lighting in the hair

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cloudmilk Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fascinating !  :love:
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shiranui1295 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you finished itttttttttttt ^^ it looks beautiful, as always :)
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N0rks Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful! :heart: I love the vibrant colours, and the skin texture looks amazing! :aww:
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TBascom Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
all of the colors 
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TBascom Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
very beautiful love the blue added in
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ThePeter38 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
damn i likes this shit
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samui153 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
How you made the pores?? are you using a textures paper?? It is really amazing :)
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k8-es Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist
Amazing Clap
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ivanraposo Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful ! :painter:
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ArtsyAshley23 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
holy crap! this is amazing!! I love the little bits of color with the black and white, its an amazing piece! I'm sure your friend was VERY happy with it! This is beautiful!Clap 
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MagdaWojtasik Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013   Traditional Artist
incredible eyes, good job :)
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freddie64 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
Great drawing
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BrokenViolet Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
yes the skin is brilliant! crazy how realistic you made it looks.
I'm very impressed. amazing. 
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Suanin Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
De ogen zijn echt schitterend! :aww:
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Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Dankjewel Nina! Leuk weer eens van je te horen. Ik hoop dat alles goed met je gaat! :smooch:
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Suanin Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Met mij gaat het redelijk. :huggle: Ik stuur je vandaag wel even een appje! :aww:
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Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Redelijk? Hmm..

App me maar wanneer je wilt :hug: of mail of wat dan ook :heart:
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TheSoulSewer Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wow... omg... This tugs right at my heartstrings... :heart:
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Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:thanks:
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TheSoulSewer Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:dummy:
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Sofie2 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist
Beautiful.   I love black & white with a touch of color.

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ShakeyPaul Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! :wow: amazing, I love this absolutely beautiful :love:. I also love your gallery thanks for sharing :D :D
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Susie-K Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
This is so expressive and absolutely beautiful! :thumbsup: :-)
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HayleyLV Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
Your skills are incredible! Each new drawing still amazes me!
I just love this so much, the shading, the colors... ahh, everything is perfect! :heart:
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sloth-is-happy Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
Wow..This is amazing O_O It looks so real
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DiiaR Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm still speechless........ It's beautiful and amazing and I don't have enough words to say thank you as much as you deserve it ;_; :hugs:

Thank you :heart:
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aly-uchiha913 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
OMG. Gorgeous!! I love the hair...wow. Great work :)

Peace Out! ^_^
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Moontress124 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
It's really great and I love the contrast in the hair. But the colorful makeup takes a little away from it, for me... Maybe it just doesn't compliment the eyes well, I'm not sure.
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LynthaTye Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
OMG! Those eyeshadows! I like how you blended the colors in nicely but so bright and pretty!
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utriv Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
This is SO cool! I LOVE this!!
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QuiescentDelirium Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
Beautiful work, you sir, are an inspiration.
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