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Ayumi Is by Dygo Ayumi Is by Dygo
The subject here is Ayumi Hamasaki from her "I am..." CD album insert, from the page with the song "UNITE!". An alternate title is just simply "Ayumi". It resembles her in a lot of ways, but it doesn't in a few, among them her lips and maybe her chin. I feel like none of my drawings ever end up looking like their models, but I guess that's because of my artistic interpretation! ;-)

The drawing is done completely with a pretty cheap, but Japanese, Mitsu-Bishi 9800 HB pencil with touches from a Staedtler Mars Plastic eraser on 11"*14" Strathmore Medium Drawing paper. I scanned it in black&white on a Epson CX5400 at 300dpi, which I later scaled down to this size using Adobe PhotoDeluxe Home Edition 3.0. (in other words, graphite on paper scanned in 8*11). It really mattered which program I used to scale, because MSPhotoEditor made the entire image grainy from the pencil... ugh. The scan ended up cropping off some of her body and hair, but it actually looks better this way. I still have trouble showing clean form and dimensionality, so I guess that could be a little cheating...

This sketch I did over a few weeks, while watching the Athens Olympics and in my house's stairway. Stairwells are surprisingly comfortable workplaces for me, and the results are pretty good~ This is one of the few quality drawings I've done at home, and I think I'll probably do more!
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JudgeGooby Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2007
amazing!!!! :eyepopping:
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Dygo Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
thank you~
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alohaman636 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2007
very nice drawing :)
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Dygo Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
thank you~
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Nirelleth Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2006
Wow, looks really great, I love her hair and all…
Only thing is, her lips look abit, like they would have been beaten up or anything ^^.
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Dygo Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2006  Student Traditional Artist
thank you!!

i totally agree about the lips- my mom called them sushi fish or something like that because they have a weird shape from that angle.
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forgottenartz Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2006
very nice contrast. love the laurels - leaf thingey's on her head. :thumbsup:
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lwood1 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2006   Traditional Artist
Amazing bit of pencil work here! You've turned a graphite portrait into a work of art.
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Dygo Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2006  Student Traditional Artist
thank you very much! i actually envy your amazing use of colors~
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lwood1 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2006   Traditional Artist
Well thank you as well! I've found color to be an endless fascination. But I'm still working on my drawing skills so I try to keep it simple.
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