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Dakota Fanning by 7-Year-Bytch Dakota Fanning by 7-Year-Bytch
A drawing of actress Dakota Fanning sporting a retro look.


6 hours
9B-2B pencil, tortillions
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First thing i noticed when i saw this drawing is really strong shadowing and contour lines - two elements that make Dakotas face look much older than in reality. There aren't such strong borders between light and dark areas in original photo. Example for this is a single wrinkle on the right sie of the nose that in photo is hardly visible while in Your drawing is one strong dark line that adds around ten years to her real age. In the picture shadowing is also quite strong, but there is gradient between light and dark areas. Shadowing in Your drawing in some areas looks more like stencil.
But this is one mistake that i realized. Except that Your drawing is good - proportions of face, detail and shadowing of eyes (this is very important and You made a really good job there), detail of hair, and another very important thing - emotions visible on her face and eyes.
Just add shadows a little bit softer and Your work will be really good!
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Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a good portrait but I do agree with the critique made below. To be fair though, that photo also makes Dakota Fanning look older than she really is. To me she actually doesn't quite look like herself in that pic.

I think you may have put too many dark shadows around the clothes - in photo it is a light lace but here it looks like a denser fabric that has been ruched. I think the hair needs thinner lines instead of so many shadows.
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LilithHatchersoon Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice
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WheelJackson Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013   General Artist
Great work! :D
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Fragsey Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very nice :)
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blanket86 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful! Very nice style! I love this artwork! :-)
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RainbowAngelWings12 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very well done. :] I love the shading and detail. Excellent work. :clap:
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waiting-for-wings Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks amazing! the shading is really well done
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Orion12212012 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are very talented with your style!
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7-Year-Bytch Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. =)
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SizzleLizzle Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Gooosh!! What was the hardest part to do?
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