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Faber Castelle pencils, wolffs carbon for the hair and sunglasses, white pastel pencil on grey pastel paper, size A3
This is my second attempt with pencil and white pastel pencil on grey paper. For once I'm really pleased how this has turned out! It's been quite a learning curve working on grey paper but I can see me using this technique a lot in the future. I'm also getting to grips using my camera so should be able to get better shots of my work in future, anyhow hope you like!


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Ihabiano Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
Nice work!
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StephenAinsworth Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! 
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Leancosta Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014
Awesome work!!
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StephenAinsworth Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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Leancosta Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014
you're welcome.
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AnastasiyaKosenko Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Student General Artist
Awesome! Clap 
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StephenAinsworth Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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AnastasiyaKosenko Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Student General Artist
You're very welcome! Huggle!
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dannyc4 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
Bad ass love scarface
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StephenAinsworth Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
who?
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donchild Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
Excellent work!
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StephenAinsworth Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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ShawnJourdonArt Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
This is real
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StephenAinsworth Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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BorisDo Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome 
prefect drawing :)
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StephenAinsworth Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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blanket86 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so amazing! Great style! I love this composition! Really great!
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StephenAinsworth Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for your lovely comment!
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dcport84 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
This is an extraordinary piece of work, you have taken art to a new level the detail is absolutely perfect, I would like to aspire to this... Thanks for sharing
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StephenAinsworth Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, that's really kind!
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dcport84 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
No problem at all, I'm totally mesmerized by your work.
My best piece is a drawing of John Lennon, I'm proud that I could achieve something like that. But what you do makes me realise I could take it further. My Lennon portrait is only On A4 but I guess I could use a larger piece to my advantage with regards to detail. Could you recommend any decent pencil for true black?
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StephenAinsworth Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Any good quality pencil should get you a true black, Faber Castelle 9000, mars lumograph, tombow mono etc. I sometime use carbon pencils for blacks, which is a very deep but cold black, but you dont have as much control as with a standard pencil. A good quality paper helps too, I used to use very smooth bristol type paper but now tend to use a paper with more tooth as depth/blacks are easier to achieve. I use W&N and Derwent smooth cartridge papers...hope this helps!
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dcport84 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
Thank you very much for your reply Stephen. Faber Castelle seems to pop up now and then when i am looking for a decent pencil but is very expensive.
I am going to try Derwent graphic graphite pencils and some carbon pencil for the true black, I'm taking into account what you said about not having so much control over the carbon so I may have to practice.
The paper I am going to try for a change is stonehenge. I have been told about bristol board paper too so I may give it a whirl.
I didn't know that Derwent made paper too! Thanks again for your reply It is very much appreciated, take care
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Noe-LIA-m Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Holy mother of Jesus I think I've fainted.
One of the best portraits of Noel here, amazing work!
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StephenAinsworth Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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V-4-VENGEANCE Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
A fantastic piece :)
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StephenAinsworth Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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kkht311 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
So cool.

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StephenAinsworth Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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ShanghaiSarah Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013
Amazing details and technique!
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StephenAinsworth Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for your kind words Sarah!
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Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really good work! :D (Big Grin)
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StephenAinsworth Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Rick I appreciate your comment!
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mickoc Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
Absolute class!
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StephenAinsworth Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much Mike!
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ZoeVulpez Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG. This is so perfect :o
Great job!
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StephenAinsworth Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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ArtsyVal Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Student General Artist
This is stunning. Wow. Great job!
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StephenAinsworth Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for your kind comment!
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ArtsyVal Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Student General Artist
My pleasure :)
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Thunder-Star Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing! So realistic! The hair is incredible!
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StephenAinsworth Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, thats very kind!
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Akkanash Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013   Traditional Artist
Gorgeous technique you've got!
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StephenAinsworth Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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Whyteman7 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
Mighty
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StephenAinsworth Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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rori77 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
wow, absolutely brilliant!
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StephenAinsworth Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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errant10 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Student
Great work! The hair, the hands, the skin texture, the shading - all really amazing!
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StephenAinsworth Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, I appreciate your comment!
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