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Adele by Arkillian Adele by Arkillian
Singer Adele. Picture drawn for a tutorial on Court Records. Sorry- I don't know much about her. Thank you for any comments you have, but I don't know much of her music ^^;

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Suanin Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congratulations! :clap: You are one of the three winners of the Celebrity of the Month challenge at #CelebrityPortraits! Your portrait has been featured here! :D
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Arkillian Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh- Thank you! :D
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Suanin Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Our pleasure! :meow:
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Slide-2-the-left Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
ahaa had to make it 1000x better than mine. This is amazing, I haven't checked C-R yet but I'll be sure to. I was on holiday for a wek so yeah :D
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Arkillian Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well... I've been drawing for a LONG time, and this kind of stuff is what I primarily do ^^; It's cool. I figured you'd get back to it.
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Slide-2-the-left Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
hehe yeah practice is key, and seeing as you've been drawing for a long time, I guess you've had a lot of practice.
When I first saw your work on C-R, it really inspired me to try harder if I thought my work could ever get to your standard. Your art improvement meme especially made me realise we all start somewhere and work up.
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Arkillian Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Exactly. It actually REALLY frustrates me when people say they could never be as good as me. I don't think that they realise that it took me 20 years to get to where I am today and I didn't ever do any solid practise. If I did solid practise you could cut that time into a quarter. You could halve that again if that solid practise was 5+ hours a day, and depending on your determination, it could be faster than even that. I hear about artists ALL the time that go from zero to 'pro artist' in one year. It takes A LOT of work, and when I see people complain that they can't get that in a few drawings without putting in the hard yards, I feel like getting them to talk to these people that put in the effort and improve in art more than me in 1 year and seeing how it can be done. Or raging at my screen >.<

I'd like to see more artists on CR really get to where they want to be with art rather than making threads on 'their crappy art' or something equally as non committal. Art should turn out how the artist wants it to turn out, not how it ends up.
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Slide-2-the-left Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
There's not much more I can add to that except that I entirely agree. I mean, personally, I don't have the time for 5 hours everyday to practise, and I'm not bothered about being at a professional standard yet. Sure, it would be nice to wake up and suddenly be able to draw 'perfectly', but it's nowhere near as fun as if you put in the hard work yourself ^^
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Arkillian Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:nod: I'm soon going to be doing a 2 hours a night thing myself when I get a desk upgrade. I plan to do 2 or 3 nights in a row on a certain subject that I need improvement on in hope that having a higher turn over of practise art will make a difference in my art. I've become stagnant in my art. I have SO far to go to improve, but I reckon with 2 hours a night I can improve :)I use to do about that when I was younger and my art use to improve a heap. With a game plan I'm sure it'll improve even faster than that too, cause back then, it was just drawing I did- not learning.

Professional standard or not, improving is always good :) I'm not professional, but I know I want to get better at art.
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Slide-2-the-left Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
exactly.
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Ronnen Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love Adele, this drawing is beautiful. I love that she's a woman with a little more to love, but she's still a beautiful and strong celebrity type. Great representation. ^^
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Arkillian Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :) :hug:
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Kelsi-sama Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Student Digital Artist
oh that's cool!
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Arkillian Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cheers! :D
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anmeher Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
I love Adele, this looks great!
She's the celebrity of the month for the celebrity portraits group, you should submit it if you haven't already.
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Arkillian Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm not part of that group. Could you link it for me?
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anmeher Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
[link] Submissions open on Monday.
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Arkillian Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sorry- Monday in America is in 2 days time, correct? ^^; I'm in NZ- it's Sunday today for us ^^;
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anmeher Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
Oops, I forgot about time zone differences. It's Sunday in the US (12:30 AM). So about 1 1/2 days more.
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Arkillian Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah- so late Monday will likely be fine for me, or during Tuesday then. Cool :)
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anmeher Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
:nod: Yup!
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chrisdog203 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! i like adele! she's gotten popular for the right reasons! she's got a great voice and she's not some skinny anorexic chick who writes bad songs XD
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Arkillian Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Actually, I realise I know a couple of her songs. I know 'Someone like you'. I thought it was done by someone else for some reason O.o well, there you go ^^ She is very good :)
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chrisdog203 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hahhah nice! :D
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delishnoodles Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looking good there :D :D
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Arkillian Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cheers!
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SecretShowMonster Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cheeks, neck and jawline need more work - by which I mean more graded shading :) Nose also points in slightly wrong direction (off to her left). Nose is also too short, and nostrils too small. The bun of hair will need a slight shadow so it looks like its on her neck (just a little too close to the foreground atm). I know my critiques aren't the nicest worded by I know you'll want to get this right if you're doing a tut of it.
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Arkillian Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh no, don't worry! Your comments are fine XD They're all totally valid points. I can't correct them though cause it's already been sealed :( Well... a couple can be updated, but most can't... Sorry ^^; It shouldn't matter too much for this tutorial though. I was mostly doing this for the process rather than the end result. I have about 6 scans of this in progress before the final image where I'll be detailing what I'm doing at each stage and why. The extra details shouldn't matter too much for the tut, but I'll see if I can do them anyways.

Thanks for the crit :)
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Achrocide Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the way you drew her mouth, she's really pretty :D
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Arkillian Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :) She had an interesting expression to capture :)
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Darkknight495 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011   Traditional Artist
beautiful!!
love her song... rolling in the deep... awesome song...
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Arkillian Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree :)
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Isis1975 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
ACK! This is wonderful!! Her eyes are stunning!!

You need to go and listen to her music! Her voice is amazing!!
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Arkillian Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Apparently I have heard some of her music. I thought someone else had sung it O.o I guess I miss heard the radio. I thought the radio said Lady Gaga sung it. Boy was I wrong XD
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StupidGenious Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
great job!
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Arkillian Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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ShimmyJamily Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
Woooooooow. It amazes me how lifelike art can be. Stunning!
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Arkillian Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :) It's got a lot of mistakes, but the heart is there :) That's what matters to me.
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dwaynebiddixart Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Aww Susan! Thats so well done! <3
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Arkillian Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Dwayne ^^ :hug:
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dwaynebiddixart Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Welcome sweetie! :hug:
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