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Bette Davis by TheElvishDevil Bette Davis by TheElvishDevil
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I started drawing this last night and I was about to add the finishing touches to it this morning when I realised that I had been so tired that I crossed it off without saving before I went to bed *fail* So yeah, I lost about 2 hours of work on this.

Its far from as finished as it was but it is as finished as it is going to get as I attempted to redo what I had lost but my heart just wasn't in it.

It is Bette Davis. Reference: [link]

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Brushes by ~Kecky [link]

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Art ~TheElvishDevil
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TwiggyTeeluck Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Great. :)
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TheElvishDevil Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Thank you :heart:
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Baron-Redbeaver Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice nearly-realistic picture of Bette Davis. I happen to like the shading because of how detailed it looks. Anyway, nice portrait.
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TheElvishDevil Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Thank you :heart:
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Baron-Redbeaver Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome.
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songbirdholly Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student
Beautiful portrayal of Bette! Lighting is difficult to work with, and you pulled it off pretty well. I think you could add some sort of background, but after reading your description, I realize that being tired just makes you want to give up on a piece sometimes! So, been there, done that. :)
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TheElvishDevil Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Thank you ^_^
Yeah, I do agree that a background might have been nice - though at the same time because the image is quite simple I didn't want to distract from the face.
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songbirdholly Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Student
No problem! And yeah, you've got a good point there. Gotta go with what suits your fancy. :)
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DoMeBABY Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
looks, great, love the contrasts in shade, the croos-hatch style looks great also. I really like how you kept it greyscale. awesome work.
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TheElvishDevil Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Thank you very much :heart:
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DoMeBABY Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
your welcome :)
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Maclafel7 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow that's amazing… sorry your work got lost! I <3 Betty Davis.
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TheElvishDevil Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Thank you :)
Its was the first time I have ever done something like that and I am still gutted lol.
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Maclafel7 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well I hope you continue, and I can't wait to see more ;)
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hollywoodx3 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Looks almost like a real picture.. ^.^ Well done!
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TheElvishDevil Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Thank you ^_^
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TehAngelsCry Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
I love this style, sketchy yet full of detail!
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TheElvishDevil Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Thank you ^_^
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kawaii-cookies Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student General Artist
I love the way you shaded her face and I love the colour scheme :D Her expression is very well portrayed aswell :clap:
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TheElvishDevil Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Thank you very much :heart:
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PoisonAgency Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist
I love style of your paintings :o :)
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TheElvishDevil Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Thank you <3
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Penguinton Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Hey, she's got Bette Davis' eyes! Awesome work!
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TheElvishDevil Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Thank you <3
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Assasserik Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student General Artist
is it supposed to look older than the reference? because it does, but when not seeing the reference it looks really good
i really like the shadow of the hat!
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TheElvishDevil Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
It wasn't supposed to but yeah, I do agree that I have made her look older. I think its because I have put too much contrast in the shading in comparison.
Thank you <3
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AikaArfeiniel Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome work with the facial anatomy, very perfect, nice shading too, the picture in general looks great very realistic, good job :clap:
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TheElvishDevil Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Thank you :heart:
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PonderHope Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student General Artist
This is great! The proportions and shading are good. Her hat and face are quite good as well! ^^
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TheElvishDevil Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Thank you :)
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miinora Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like the realism, and the brush strokes here. Wonderful amount of detail. Thanks for sharing with me :)
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TheElvishDevil Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Thank you very much :heart:
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miinora Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome :)
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