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September 25, 2012
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Don't Speak by icee-bleu Don't Speak by icee-bleu
EDIT: This deviation is the 1st place winner of :iconshannonwattdraws:'s YouTube contest.

Based off of :iconthetragictruth-of-me:'s incredible photo: [link]


Yes, I'm aware that the hands are not the best. I don't know what it is, but when it comes to hands, 99% of the time I end up with something I'm not too happy with. I'm also aware that my drawing does not look much like the original photograph. There are so many mistakes on this that I'd rather not mention, but just let you know they exist anyway.

But overall, I'm pretty satisfied with this drawing. This one was small enough for me to scan, so I don't have to upload a bad quality picture. Thankfully, unlike my other drawings, this one was untouched by photoshop (except for a cropping) since I was able to scan it (with my other drawings, since bad quality photos were taken of them, photoshop was required to match what they actually looked like as best as I could). Surprisingly, I'm able to put a lot more detail than I thought into a small piece of paper, so maybe I'll do more stuff like this in the future. Well, for now, here's my latest drawing, and I hope you like it!!!

ALSO, as with all my other drawings, please keep in mind that I am 15 years old before you look for perfection. I don't mind constructive criticism, but please don't go all hater on me. Thanks!!

P.S.: I think it looks better in real life; so sorry you're not able to see it!!! :(


Time: several days over a span of a few weeks
Tools: 5B and 9B graphite wooden pencils, tissues, blending stump, kneaded eraser
Medium: graphite


Purchase of print of this drawing here:
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professorwagstaff Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
professorwagstaff Featured By Owner May 24, 2014
Love it. Awesome drawing.
professorwagstaff Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
15 years old? Darn, you're really good. She's stunning. Great use of contrasts. Great work. :)
ReikRb Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
wow i like how her look is lost
valwolfpaw Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
Ha. I remember entering this contest with you, I was one of your first fans... I remember being blown away and then getting pissed off by how good it was. :) Congratulations on all your awards and featurings in magazines! That's a really awesome acomplishment.
icee-bleu Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D:D:D Thanks!! :hug:
valwolfpaw Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
cool bro
jeni5540 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
sooo pretty!
chillydragon Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
This is so wonderful, I'm really i can't draw like this. The eyes are very lively...but I think the lips look a little bit flat for me.
Ant1-Her0-Project Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice work!
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