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This is my take on Hazel Grace, a main character from what will probably become one of my favorite books, The Fault in Our Stars. I think she's such a beautiful character, and this popped into my imagination so I had to put it into being. I just want to say here, she's not in a hospital bed - she's in Oranjee with Augustus. I'm kind of drawing this through Augustus' eyes so that's why she kind of has an intense stare (and she's naked).

I still think I'm a novice with hair. Practice practice. I've never drawn skin this way, you know, by using several tones and branching out from just adding white for light and black for darker tones. Her eyes are hazel, ho ho ho. I still want to work on the lips, and perhaps her ear, though I'm generally happy with this drawing. Maybe I'll put it in as my first portfolio drawing for university. The toughest part of this was the pillow...I don't know. It was annoying and boring and I had no patience for it. I'll probably end up fixing that too. I don't want to leave this drawing - it has some potential to be even better.
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LittleMoonbeam Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow awesome! :)
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Chise-star Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
Lovely!
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oguladnama Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D much appreciated!!!
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audacious-lotty Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
This is so beautiful!:la:
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oguladnama Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:} thank you lots.
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ImWithCrazy Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Student General Artist
This is beautiful~!! The only objection I have is she's got a tad too much makeup for hazel, In my opinion of course.
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oguladnama Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're definitely right about that when it comes to the lips, and I plan to keep working on it to tone that down and give her a more natural lip color! I think the shadows I intended for the eyes seem more like eyeshadow/eyeliner/mascara? I'll definitely keep your comment in mind when I take the time to tweak this. Thank you :}
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ImWithCrazy Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Student General Artist
:D
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SkyTheEskimo Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I envy your artistic abilities, this is beautiful :heart:
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oguladnama Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my gosh, thank you so much and I'm stoked you like it.
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SkyTheEskimo Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :D
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BritishBrilliance Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
AASDJHSJFGUHSAG.
It's that girl.
From that book.
That I love.
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oguladnama Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Right? Such a good book. I just had to draw Hazel. Maybe Gus can be next :}
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CaroleLombardFan Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
Beautiful!
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oguladnama Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much! :3
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CranberryNoodles Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
ahhh your knowledge of facial structure is so solid, the proportions are perfect! and the nose looks great, noses are so hard

I do think the lips need some touching up, and one thing to remember is that the top lip is always darker than the bottom lip - the bottom lip juts out more. also, it's a good idea to keep using different tones rather than just adding black and white, and since it looks like there's a yellowish light source in this picture (?) it would be a good idea to add highlights on the lips with light red/orange rather than light pink.

but wow man, I am still stunned by the face overall. it's so lifelike, and I don't know what tools you use in photoshop, but that texture is awesome.
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oguladnama Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you thank you people are the hardest to do ;___;

The light isn't really yellow, I guess, there's a recurring theme of the color orange in the book so I just thought I would make the background that colour. Tips for the lips: noted.

I'm using this amazing brush called stumpy pencil? you can download it online for free and it just looks like you're using coloured pencils, it's super great.

Thank you for the constructive criticism, I'm going to keep working on this.
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CranberryNoodles Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
ah, I see. I thought it maybe was because of the orange in the hair and red shades on the face, but it could just be my monitor.

I might have to try it out! I primarily use SAI, but it's a good idea to branch out. and you're very, very welcome c':
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oguladnama Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I figured that orange-ish would go well with the theme as well as make her kind of...not human? I don't know why I thought adding orange would help but yeah. The pink on her face is because she's blushing/in love/gushy stuff!
(The monitor differences bother me to NO END because it is seriously perfect on my Mac and totally second rate on every other computer I've viewed it on)
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CranberryNoodles Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
OHHHHH MR. WATERS OHHH
man I really need to actually read the whole book at some point instead of just mocking it haha.
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Dr-Gordian Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amanda, this is so good! I mean it, this looks so great! I love your work, I really do.
I'm really excited about what you'll do next after seeing this. Don't forget, we still have an art trade pending...
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oguladnama Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm so glad you like it! I wish it didn't look so bland on my Dell, but it really looks amazing on my Mac. I'll show you when I can. Thank you Alvin :3

I haven't forgot! The chess drawing will be next!
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