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Kylie Minogue - not a massive fan, but i loved the eye makeup. So I thought i would broaden my repertoire and try a piece in colour!

Ok don't laugh, i started off using Crayola. >_< They were *ok* but i thought it's not very professional, so i spent a small fortune on a set of 72 Derwent coloursoft pencils. They are rather lovely to use :nod: Due to the switch in brand (& quality!), you may notice some tonal differences.

White pencil is god! Brilliant for blending layers of colour. I did screw up a lil on the lips and filtrum, so attempted to improve them in PS7. Trust me they look a bit better! Also added them lil bleach blonde hairs since i am not *that* skilled to add them on the actual pic. Had to adjust the contrast too as on my pc monitor it looked ok, but on my ibook (better monitor) it looked a little washed out. So i apologise if it looks weird on your monitor.

Anyway, i'm rather chuffed with my first serious colour pencil portrait! However critique is welcomed as i would like to improve.
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helenengliffe Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
O.M.G perfect!
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Prince-Endymion Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
WOW!!! Fantastic job!!! You seem to do pretty great with colored pencils!!! It's great that you spent on those colored pencils! I remember I thought I sucked with them, but when I bought quality colored pencils, I definitely saw a difference and now I do love using them!!!
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MariaBruggeman Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Great job! :clap:
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artlunatic23 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful coloring.
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:iconjussta:
jussta Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Your art was featured in "Look, I'm under 50! #4" article :)
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:iconkiffy:
kiffy Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey thanks! Appreciate the kudos :D
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LightIsTheMuse Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2008  Professional General Artist
Beautiful work! As for the critique - perhaps the shading under her lower lip, back of neck and jaw line should blend more, so that it looks more 3-dimensional...and some additional shading on that light patch on her right eyebrow because it looks like she's missing a few eyebrow strands. The dark area below her ear I think would benefit from more strand definition and some depth off field because it looks like one solid mass of color and doesn't look like it belongs with the rest of her hair. The strand definition towards the crown of her hair is great, btw, and must've been painstakingly tedious to make. How long did the entire drawing take? Overall, it's a great piece - I don't like getting technical when it comes to art, but you wanted a critique, so...=)
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:iconjussta:
jussta Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
the eye makeup is just gorgeous
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starvingapartmnt Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007   Traditional Artist
how someone could actually draw this just blows my mind. breathtaking.
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Lilma1 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great! you´re quite good at using colours, don´t u want to try any more pieces? ;)
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:iconkiffy:
kiffy Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, I am doing another colour piece, it just takes me a long time to do because i'm always stopping and starting them. I'll finish it eventually!
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squeekipigg Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2007
thats a really good likeness.
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:iconpowhart:
Powhart Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2007
Wow... That's just Beautifull !! I love Her as much as i love Your Work !! I'm out of breath (or something like that^ ^';)
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ArtSwitch-Engage Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2007
wow. I love the eyes and expression. All the colors and shading is great too. Nice work! :+fav:
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Lorelai82 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
wunderful colours :) :clap:
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:iconthea-nu:
Thea-Nu Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
great work!
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carolinabarajas Featured By Owner May 27, 2007
:jawdrop: excellent job! i love this eyes!
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dum-donutz Featured By Owner May 27, 2007
Absolutely beautiful :wow: The detail you put into this is stunning <3
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SandraHultsved Featured By Owner May 27, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
really nice done! what more can I say..!:)
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:iconkatbel:
KatBel Featured By Owner May 27, 2007
That is simply amazing!
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:iconsingsang:
singsang Featured By Owner May 27, 2007
I think it is very well done. The skin looks nice and soft !
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Shia-chan Featured By Owner May 27, 2007  Hobbyist
Lovely! She looks very beautiful! I like eye make-up too!
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hippyofdoom Featured By Owner May 15, 2007
I'm adding this for the same reason you drew it - the eyshadow, which (along with the rest of the portrait) have been drawn so expertly :)
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Littledigikyliefan Featured By Owner May 14, 2007
Really nice looks exactly like the on calendar!
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kiffy Featured By Owner May 15, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh yea! Its on the cover of her 2007 calendar, i just googled it. I didnt know that; i got the picture from the front cover of the magazine we get through from Sky, hehe. But thanks!
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HimuraKamatari Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2007
Whoa! I love it! The coloring is great and I love the eyes! Great job! :w00t:
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ilanya Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007   Traditional Artist
beautiful!
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mojopina Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2007
personally i think her face is too perfect to draw, i mean it's not an interesting drawing object, but your choice of reference and its realisation is very accurate and beautiful. definitely a :+fav:
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kiffy Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ordinarily i wouldnt have chosen to draw her as i feel the same way; however i loved the colours of the reference pic and thought it would be good to see if i could recreate it in coloured pencil. So it was more to see what i could do, rather than because it was "interesting subject". Thanks for the fave though! :)
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mojopina Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2007
yeah, that's what i'm saying, she's normally not interesting as a drawing subject (to me, at least)but this particular picture and the way you recreated is. voila :)
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freezyzarzof Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2007
bout time you added something new haha looks good
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Filsd Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
O.o
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weezie Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the colours, and I love Kylie. Great work!
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Bitterkawaii Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2007
Yaaaaay for coloured pencils!
This is great, very good job on the hair and makeup, especially getting the eyelashes that dark and solid.
Can I suggest that on your next one you add a few extra tones in the skin, make it more contoured and realistic and less flat?
But this is still awesome <3
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kiffy Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much, i appreciate the critique, especially from you :) I see what you mean about it looking flat, but in my sketchbook i thought i'd got it pretty much like the ref pic, as itself looks quite washed out, the main focus being her eyes and cheekbone. It does look totally different on a monitor, which i guess is the trouble with colour - more difficult to correct! Perhaps in future pieces i should be more liberal in my application! Thanks again!
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Rain-Fairie Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
beautiful! i love the colour! :heart:
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anna15 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007
i love this! the skin tone is admirable and i think you've rendered her hair very well indeed:)
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darksavior Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Kiffy does colour!! I like it alot!
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kiffy Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:p thanks!
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tucc Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007
thats gorgeous! youre very good with colour pencils
lovely work :heart:
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doodles777 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007
wow! totally awesome keep it up
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liquidfire Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007
Man, I hate coloured pencils with a passion, but you've done remarkably well with them ;)

The eyes are great! :)
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:iconkiffy:
kiffy Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well thank you! I wasn't expecting a nice comment from you knowing how you don't like coloured pencils, lol. Why is that btw?
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