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Forever Young by Dina-Marchiori Forever Young by Dina-Marchiori
hi everybody! :wave:

it's finally done! the first time i submited the first wip of this drawing it was april O.o i was so damn busy with commissions...
this is the most difficult drawing i've ever tried, a lot of first try at a lot of things as full-lenght figures, multiple subjects, drawing water and thus background...
i wanted to draw this pic cos i wanted to practice proportions and the folders of clothes...
sorry for the bad quality of the scanning!

the actresses are, respectively from left to right, Kristen Stewart, Blake Lively, Emma Roberts, Amanda Seyfried..thx to :iconmaaay-l: for the help :huggle:

:iconcreative-dagger: suggested me of an alternative title "here come the girsl", so just pick the one u prefer ^^
i named this piece after rod stewart's song "Forever Young"

here u can see the upper-part detail [link]

as always tell me all u think about it :huggle:

Edit: I uploaded a better quality image =D
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Marcysiabush Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I don't see the bad quality of the drawing at all , this looks awsome !!!:squee:
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Dina-Marchiori Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thx *-*
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Marcysiabush Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
My pleasure !!:hug: :squee: :la:
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KW-Scott Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Really beautiful! I love their expressions and the whimsy of this piece. Great job! :D
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Dina-Marchiori Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thx soo much :hug:
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KW-Scott Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You're very welcome :D
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Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great pencil work!! :D
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Dina-Marchiori Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Always kind, rick :hug:
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Rockinfroggi Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
Apart from the fact they are four very attractive females (I'm only a part time dirty old man) this piece just seems to ooze a sense of being carefree and full of life and I love the way you've added just enough detail without over doing it.
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Dina-Marchiori Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this piece was a real challenge for me, a bit crowded ^^ but fun! yeah they are very beautiful and they seemed so happy.. I'm so glad the fact that I kept everything light (like the mood of the pic) didn't ruin the drawing but added smt to it ^^
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llllauraa Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is such a fun drawing :)
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Dina-Marchiori Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i also think it's joyful, i'm glad u liked it, thx for faving too :hug:
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mushroomtailer Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010
this is incredible .. so much intimacy in it :) good job!
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Dina-Marchiori Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thx soo much it means alot :love:
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mushroomtailer Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
your welcome :)
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Allie06 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome!
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Dina-Marchiori Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thx soo much!
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FrankGo Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, nice drawing. I can feel the energy and when I look at it, I feel happy. Thx for sharing :)
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Dina-Marchiori Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thx to you for the nice words :tighthug:
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Filiale Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010   Traditional Artist
beautiful work!!!!
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Dina-Marchiori Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thx soo much :love:
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Filiale Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010   Traditional Artist
you are very welcome. i see what you are saying about the water though. although i think you did an amazing job, i am coming across that very same problem on a similar piece i am doing now. drops of water. it is really challenging!!! but, well done, and thank you for sharing. i will be using yours for a reference. ;)
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Dina-Marchiori Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
anyway if u need some suggestion about smt and u think i'm the woman for the job ask me, i'm glad of being of any help whenever i can ^^ what are u working on exactly?
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Filiale Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010   Traditional Artist
that's awesome!!!
yeah, i am working on my son. he is drinking from a water fountain. there is a drip between his eye and then there is the water spout going across his lips. it is a challenge. that is fo sho!!!!

I am just trying to get the dynamic of the water....
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Yagmurengin Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing
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Dina-Marchiori Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thx so much! for the fave too :love:
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Heterodoxy-Pix Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
Again, another one with fantastic detail! I knew who each one was as soon as I saw them. You have a wonderful style of drawing!
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Dina-Marchiori Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh did really recognised them so fast? i'm so very glad, i was worried they weren't alike the original subjects
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Heterodoxy-Pix Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
I did! I think you might under-estimate yourself. You're a brilliant artist!!!
You got each woman and her personality down pat! Great job!
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xxkimmiee Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
absolutely gorgeous!
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Dina-Marchiori Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thx soo much :love:
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Leaving-My-Mark Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Student Writer
Your wonderful work has been featured here: [link]
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Dina-Marchiori Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thx soo much it's mostly appreciated :love:
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Leaving-My-Mark Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Student Writer
You're very welcome! :D
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Trigar Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
What a beautiful...HAPPY piece :) Makes me long for my beach days to return LOL You have some beautiful detail going for this piece and great action! You have a great handle on detailing, shading and tones that need only slight adjustments to give it that extra omf! Here are a few things I've noticed that stand out.

As I look at this piece, this first thing that I notice is the contrast and shading. Now before I get into these, I do realize that scanners are not always friendly to these aspects of a drawing when scanned so bearing that in mind, here are my thoughts...pick and choose which ones apply to the actual drawing and not the scanned version if the scanner botched it up a bit.

You do have some great shading in this piece and some nice tones, but I feel that the shading (especially on their faces I find it very noticeable) that the shading seems to just stop and seems to go into a hard white. There seems to be little gradient tonal changes here where I think there should be. Looking at the reference photo, you'll notice that it doesn't fade off to a stark white, but rather a light gray that has a smooth transition in the shading. The same can be said about the clothing. Although I will admit that I love the contrasty look in the clothes (shade to stark white), but if you're looking at reproducing the piece exactly as the ref photo, you'll notice, that in comparison, there is also a light gray area rather than stark white in those shaded areas. Take the second lady from the left...great shading, but if you're looking to have it match as closely as possible to the original, you need to ever so lightly darken lots of those 'white' areas in the shaded area on the torso. Make them lighter than your darker shaded areas, but darker than stark white. Look at the first lady from the left, her torso, under her breasts and above the bikini bottom the tone of her torso comes through the sheer fabric so there should be very little stark whites in that area.

I love how the hair turned out on these gals! Very nice, very soft. However, in comparison to the ref photo, your hair is slightly less crisp than the hair in the ref photos. Personally, to add that crisp extra in hair (or any other shading for that matter) after I blend (I use tortillions) I will go over it with the pencil again to give those areas I want crisper and not blend or if I do, ever so slightly so that the edges are still left sharp but not painfully so. I feel if you did this with their hair, use the pencil afterwards to add that hint of sharp detailing with the pencil, you'll get it exactly like your photo ref.

The water...ahh the water! I hate drawing water! LOL So you taking on such a difficult undertaking is commendable! In the ref pic, there's lots of starky white, but not in the foreground. The ladies' shadows shows through very much in the foreground water but the shadows are lacking in your pic. Just add in those extra tonal ranges to create their shadows in the foreground water and you'll be all set!

However, that being said, I'm also all for creative liberties as well!! I personally do it all the time with references. I adjust my drawing from the ref to suit my purposes and personal tastes. But for now, we'll go on the assumption that you're looking for an exact reproduction of the ref photo ;)

I know this was long winded, but I guess I'm a long winded kind of gal sometimes ;) LOL Hope this helps you out!
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Dina-Marchiori Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thx soo much this has been really helpful! i don't know if u've seen the detail of this piece that i posted, i scanned that one with my scanner and it was able to register more shadows, i only wanted to assure u that all those stark white spaces don't exist in my drawing, i tried to reduce the white spaces as mush as i could!
thx for the comment about the hair.. i'll try what u told me ^^
about the water.. well i actually simplified it a lot, while i was drawing it i understood it was still beyond me so i tried to get around the obstacle, instead of jumping and tripping on it ^^ so i reduces the shadows keeping them to the most important ones ^^
i'll probably give it a try again in the future anyway out of curiosity ^^

thx again!! :hug:
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Trigar Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I kind of thought those start whites were because of the scanner (cuz mine does the same to me! lol) But of course, I mentioned it anyway just in case;) Hopefully my other tips came in handy and as always, don't be shy to msg me anytime you're looking for an outside eye on a piece! It'd be my pleasure as you have such a nice variety of pieces and very nice techniques!

As for the water, well, I don't blame ya for over simplifying...i probably would've just drawn them floating in a sea of whiteness LOL did I mention I hate drawing water! LOL Though I suppose the only way to get over that is to jump in and do it! The only way we ever get good at anything I hear ;)
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Dina-Marchiori Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
u were absolutely helpful to met yet again, i really don't know how to thank your :love: :hug:
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Trigar Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
No need to thank...just keep producing beautiful art and showing it off :D
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Dina-Marchiori Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i will ^^
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Baarbele Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Student General Artist
very well done! :)
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Dina-Marchiori Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thx soo much :hug:
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Strooitje Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this work, well done
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Dina-Marchiori Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thx soo much, fo rthe fave too :D
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Strooitje Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:thanks:
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Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very Good!! :D:D
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Dina-Marchiori Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thx rick always soo supportive!
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Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ubet! My new WIP :D:D [link]
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Dina-Marchiori Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is coming out great rick! can't wait to see it finished!! what about a batman piece too? ^^
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Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hmmm good idea, although I will most likely do Michael Caine and Christian Bale soon. Let me see if I can find a cool Batman photo? :D:D
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