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I am sorry that i have not been very active here lately but lateshift weeks are always very stressful for me.
But I was finally able to finish my Avril drawing! No doubt that this was the most detailed hair I´ve ever drawn :phew:.
It was a good drawing practise that´s for sure :D.

Hope you guys like it. Comments fav´s and critiques are always welcome :).

Drawn from reference on A3 Hahnemühle sketchpaper with 190 gsm. All done with graphite pencils. No PS effects as usual.

WIP I: [link]

My other Avril drawings:

Thanks for looking :).

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Critique by venuslove venuslove/critique/196361172">Jan 22, 2010, 2:29:43 AM
At first glance, this appears to be a photo--for it is so rich with detail. The hair in particular, every inch of it looks freshly brushed (pardon the pun) which gives the picture such realism, it is almost scary.

I liked the slight snarl on the lips, as it makes them look relaxed and prefectly natural. These lips couldn't possibly belong to anyone other than Avirl L, the artist has taken great care to convey the exact overbite pout that belongs to her and her alone. Anyone looking at this picture instantly recognises who it is. If this had been a mere photo, I would not have studied it as closely, not being a fan of the singer myself.The detail makes you stop and look at the face closely, it makes you really study it--which is an achivement.
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Critique by jenniferl9 jenniferl9/critique/542134451">Dec 31, 2011, 5:47:06 PM
This is just amazing. I thought it was a picture it is so detailed! I hope I can be this good someday. The detail around the eyes are what blows me away. You can see the wrinkles and the different shades it's so clear. The hair is amazing too every piece of it looks like real strands of hair. I really have nothing bad to say about this piece it is truly inspirational. This must have taken you months to do I can't believe it looks just like a photograph!! Good luck to you in all of your drawings!

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WOLFBLADE111 Featured By Owner May 8, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful. :D
Tigerchu Featured By Owner May 8, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good angle of the face. It's nice and realistic, too.
matt0u Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017   Traditional Artist
la texture de la peau et les cheveux sont habillement travaillé, impressionnant !
octive Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent.:) (Smile) 
justcarbon Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is just awesome.

can I ask you some advices on how to do that skin and nose textures?
i mean the white tripes in there

Kotczeslaw Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good job.
IndecisionPrecision Featured By Owner May 1, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
gigi28 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Her face is very difficult to made: the texture of her hair is too hard to reproduce ...She is awesome Love Meow :3  and her gaze seems so real Heart and her nose so well done !

Do you think that I have to use a 7B pencil instead of a 2B  for portraits? (I use a 2B pencil but I iron it several times )

I find it hard
to darken my drawings , like in this portrait…,
because everything in the right side of the cheek is jet black in the real picture.Also, do you think I transcribed the emotion in her eyes?
I'm always afraid when the phase shading clothes began especially the effect of drapery, and texture, light ...
larnacy Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
such a beautiful drawing
andreadesign47 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
beautifullllll    very    veryy   niceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee   gooddddddd
Denisaiko Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is such a great piece of art! Too bad some kid on facebook has stolen it and claims it as being his mother drawn by himself. But doesn't matter, because you're a genius! (don't worry, I've reported him)
Mistikfantasy Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
SullenSquid Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
hoooooly shhhhhhhhhh** ....
no idea what to say
andreadesign47 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
ScareBere Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
These are amazing! I want to purchase the original copy of one of your Avril pieces please!!! Ive tried multiple times to draw her as well as this, but damn, you nailed it!
inlovewithmelancholy Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
gInabr0wn Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Student Filmographer
ViolentGraceXx Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Student Artist
love the details on the eyes!!!
ace1368 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
Iris030380 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
She is sooooooooooo fine :D
Palesznicki Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
Jon-Wyatt Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful hair. This must be so hard to achieve. She's such a beautiful girl, I can see why you enjoy drawing her.
Michelle313 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great work!! :)
Neira7 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Featured: [link] ;)
RileOblivion Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Best one!
martsza Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing art work great details!!!
michelanjelo Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
where you finding this beautiful photos?give me link please)
Bino93 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
WoW ,.
masterofthenothing Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
Kosmomap Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Professional Artist
nicofey Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
wow, your art is soooo awesome, i LOVE it so much
i wish i could draw like that, i just wonder how much time i will spend in learning so i can draw like that ;p
i worship your art ^^
Angelstorm-82 Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :).
SeronaTheMinstrel Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
looks almost like you can touch her skin, it's amazing...
DifinitiveKai Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
can you please teach me how to draw real people, i know you are probably very busy, and i know it takes practice, but i am a really good drawer, just not as good at realism, if you could just take a few minutes of your time to tell me how (in traditional drawing) how you shade and make the face proportional, i would appreciate it more than you could ever know!
BreeRex Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wish I could shade like this I'm super jelous and huge fan of avril lavigne
kallu-wah Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it so realist !
lionessgirl2007 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
Amazing :D
I love the details on the skin and hair :clap:
thomastyrone Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
your ability to render hair, lips, texture, wrinkles...its incredible.. not just this one but all of your renders. I'm going through all of them and I am having an epiphany. No doubt that drawing this level of detail is extremely rewarding. I'm a fairly decent artist.. BUT I CAN'T EVEN FIGURE OUT YOUR APPROACH IN THESE DRAWINGS >.<
fabri360 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
NatalieEgles Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the detail in the hair and the eyes!
zzpandazz Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
Amazing job! I also love the chosen photo. :D
MiniBellini Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this might be the most amazing drawing of avril i've ever seen! ang also this one: [link]
zogirl819 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, the first time I saw this with a majority of other amazing portraits, I instantly said "Okay, THAT is amazing". Not many things bring me to do that, this is so stunning! You're an inspiration- seeing this makes me motivated to improve my imperfect skill. It's beautiful- the angle, the shading, the hair. The hair is beautiful! I can dream of being as good as you, although it'll take years.
LevanaTempest Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012   Digital Artist

It would be our honor to feature your beautyful work in:iconhigh-vision: :heart:


nvrrawrnvr97 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
HOLYYYYYYY....!!!! blew me a w a y
it looks like a photo
i wanna be as good as you
jenniferl9 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
That's amazing!!! I thought it was a photo!! I hope someday I'm that good :) Check out mine too!!

cicuska21 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
amazing :o
Zee-Pencil Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You epitomize exactly what I am aiming for in pencil drawing: photorealism. I seriously admire your work so much that your deviant art page is one of my home pages. With every new drawing I make I try to push further and achieve and even greater level of detail. I am, however, struggling. I find it really hard to do hair so detailed and I am amazed at how detailed you manage to draw hair. Could you give me tips on how you manage to draw hair so detailed and perfect like in this drawing and how you manage to achieve the photorealism. I see it sort of as you draw the creases of the skin but I cannot fathom how.. it is just amazing. I know this is a bit much but could you check out the latest drawing I've done of Oli Sykes, I tried to make that have photorealism but kind of failed, I don't know what I am lacking? Any tips? thanks so much.
ChrissyVonCouture Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
wow, amazing work. love the detail!
jamonkey Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful work - please keep creating!
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