Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Angelina Jolie by AdamRichesArt Angelina Jolie by AdamRichesArt
A graphite pencil drawing of Angelina Jolie.
I used graphite pencils, blending stumps and a kneadable eraser.
This is my second attempt at this drawing. It took a week to complete, working on it for a few hours each night and most of the weekend. I always seem to struggle with hair, so any advice would be appreciated. Thanks for looking
Add a Comment:
 
:iconcheekyd:
Hey,

Well you have conquered probably the hardest part of a portrait for most people; actually making it look like the person you are drawing. This is quiet obviously Angelina without even looking at the name which is fantastic. On that note it is obviously drawn from a reference photograph, unless you have some great contacts, which makes it hard to critique where things look wrong in a drawing like this.

The main qualm I have is with the shading on the eye on the right (her left). The depth of the shading and the shape of it just doesn't seem to fit the rest of the picture especially when there is a harsh change with no real graduation of shading. It has the unfortunate effect of making it look like Brad has taken a swing at her. The problem is that might be present in the image and there is perfectly drawn but it just seems odd here.

The right hand side of the shading is fine it is around the nose and eyebrow where it just seems.....odd (probably the best word to use).

The only other niggle I have is the shading on the left cheek (her right) as it seems very blotchy when compared to the rest of the shading which is nicely graded and placed. I don't know what you are using for blending here but it seems that whatever it is has picked up a lot of graphite in one place and laid it down deeper in certain places rather than evenly across. This can be solved in future by using a continual even pressure on any blending stump you use (as long as the graphite is also laid down evenly)

The hair which your worried about looks great and I would not worry about that at all in this picture. It is helped by fact she is a brunette which is far easier to draw. I can understand your reticence as I have trouble with hair especially if the subject has blonde hair. However here it is brilliantly done.

This is a fantastic piece of work and you should be incredibly proud of what you have achieved, as I say the above comments are minor details when you look closely but as a whole it is simply beautiful.

Keep up the good work and I look forward to seeing more of your pieces. Happy to help further if you wish.

Regards

Alexander

P.S: the mark down on originality is simply because it is a subject a lot of people choose though thankfully not to a Hugh Laurie as House level - seriously if i see anymore of him in the same damn pose I might go insane.
What do you think?
The Artist thought this was FAIR
10 out of 10 deviants thought this was fair.

The Artist has requested Critique on this Artwork

Please sign up or login to post a critique.

:iconbisquie:
bisquie Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I adore the reflections in her mouth and waterline. Beautiful attention to detail!
Reply
:iconadamrichesart:
AdamRichesArt Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you very much.
Reply
:iconmarkdavidpalmer:
MarkDavidPalmer Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
Awesome!!!!
Reply
:iconadamrichesart:
AdamRichesArt Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks!
Reply
:iconflogadob:
flogadob Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
superb
Reply
:iconadamrichesart:
AdamRichesArt Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks very much
Reply
:iconjennerdstro:
Jennerdstro Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stunning, what is your secret to the realistic lip and eye shine?
Reply
:iconadamrichesart:
AdamRichesArt Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thankyou very much. I used an eraser to highlight the shiny bits, so the white of the paper shows through
Reply
:iconannakoutsidou:
annakoutsidou Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing work ! :aww:
Reply
:iconadamrichesart:
AdamRichesArt Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanyou
Reply
:iconzdenosuchy:
ZdenoSuchy Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful drawing!
Reply
:iconadamrichesart:
AdamRichesArt Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks very much
Reply
:iconfusionofforces:
Fusionofforces Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing work, your amazing! * o *
Reply
:iconadamrichesart:
AdamRichesArt Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thankyou very much, thats very nice of you to say.
Your drawings are really good
Reply
:iconfusionofforces:
Fusionofforces Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks!
Reply
:iconmarmicminipark:
marmicminipark Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great job, keep up the good work !!!
Reply
:iconadamrichesart:
AdamRichesArt Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks very much
Reply
:iconbonniemarie:
Bonniemarie Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013   Traditional Artist
stunning work, i love the shine on the lips, i think you've done her hair really well
Reply
:iconadamrichesart:
AdamRichesArt Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thankyou, thats good to hear
Reply
:icondesygita:
DesyGita Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Beautiful jolie ;). Niceee!!! :squee:
Reply
:iconadamrichesart:
AdamRichesArt Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks very much
Reply
:icondesygita:
DesyGita Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Anytime~.Welcome
Reply
:iconphoenix132:
phoenix132 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Really great work! I love how you've drawn her eyes and lips :)
Reply
:iconadamrichesart:
AdamRichesArt Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thankyou very much. Your drawings are incredible
Reply
:iconpreetikasharma:
PreetikaSharma Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You canptured her eyes and lips EXACTLY how they are, that's the best thing.
Take a bow my friend, you deserve it. :) :worship:
Reply
:iconadamrichesart:
AdamRichesArt Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
thats very kind, thanks very much
Reply
:icongintmfgb:
gintmfgb Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
Very good work !
Reply
:iconadamrichesart:
AdamRichesArt Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
thankyou very much
Reply
:iconginas-cakes:
ginas-cakes Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Great job on the lips and eyes, and her hair looks perfect to me....:aww:
Reply
:iconadamrichesart:
AdamRichesArt Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
thankyou very much. your cakes are amazing
Reply
:iconginas-cakes:
ginas-cakes Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Your very welcome...
....and thankyou..^^
Reply
:icongough83:
Gough83 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice work, particularly her lips
Reply
:iconadamrichesart:
AdamRichesArt Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
thanks very much
Reply
:icondragonpress:
DragonPress Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
Well done!
Reply
:iconadamrichesart:
AdamRichesArt Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
thanks
Reply
:icondragonpress:
DragonPress Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
your welcome :D
Reply
:iconfizzycherry:
fizzycherry Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
stunning-as all your drawings are!
Reply
:iconadamrichesart:
AdamRichesArt Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
thankyou very much
Reply
:iconblanket86:
blanket86 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful! Great work!
Reply
:iconadamrichesart:
AdamRichesArt Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
thankyou very much
Reply
:iconhaydaad:
Haydaad Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning drawing. You did very well on her hair but what I love the most is her eyes and the gloss on her lips. Fantastic attention to detail and an outstanding job! Thanks for sharing.
Reply
:iconadamrichesart:
AdamRichesArt Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
thanks very much
Reply
:iconhaydaad:
Haydaad Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You are most welcome Adam :^)
Reply
:icontaiyo-akachan:
taiyo-akachan Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist
this is amazing! its so realistic, yet you can easily tell its a drawing. it looks like her, i love the detail in the eyes and mouth! you have some real talent:3
Reply
:iconadamrichesart:
AdamRichesArt Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
thankyou very much
Reply
:icontaiyo-akachan:
taiyo-akachan Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist
welcome!
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
December 9, 2012
Image Size
3.7 MB
Resolution
4111×3114
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
7,571 (2 today)
Favourites
184 (who?)
Comments
46
×