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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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:iconbricewhiteside:
BriceWhiteside Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
This is absolutely amazing
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AlexFleming Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm in awe of this. The skin texture must have taken so much time! It was well worth the hard work
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DanaShih Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Clap Clap 
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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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:icontriples-art:
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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:iconjvdvart:
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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:iconcg-drawer:
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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:iconn0rks:
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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:iconbrokenviolet:
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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:iconcataclysm-x:
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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