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Done!

Blegh, I was writing this story about how it came together after two and a half years, but it turns out I suck at writing...
I did this drawing for Emily whose birthday is in two weeks, so I'll give this to her.
This drawing may have taken more time than any I have done before, but the time is spread out over more than three months so it's hard to tell exactly how long.
The sweater took the most time though, but you may have guessed that.

Anyway here's what I used:
- a4 printer paper (the outlines were drawn before I decided not to draw on that any more)
- 2H, H, HB, B, 2B, 4B, 7B and 8B graphite pencils
- ruler for the grid
- kneaded eraser
- reference picture
- tissues
- blending stick

Other stages:
WIP 1
WIP 2
WIP 3
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:iconeasecon:
Easecon Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015
wow i was gonna compliment you on how much Beautie there is on this photograph not just realistic but sooo beautiful you really(!) got me fooled i fell in love with a drawing wow ... makes me feel .. i dont know just realize you easy my heart can be fooled ... STILL SO BEAUTIFUL! :D true art
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BringMeTheSirens Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy freaking dang.
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:iconjosesiul:
JoseSiul Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
 AWESOME! Excellent detail.
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13xXReaperXx13 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, how did you did you drew the sweater ? 
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:iconotong666:
otong666 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
truly amazing... I do amaze with your patience... its a very, very (1000 x) very nice drawing...
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Elitzia Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Showed this to my buddy. 
*translated* Me: Look at this amaaazing drawing... it's sick
Buddy: It's a photography
Me: No, it's a drawing. A SICK drawing.
Buddy: PHOTOGRAPH!
Me: Drawing.
Buddy: It. Is. A. Photograaaaaaaaaph.
(keeping on like this for a little while)


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:iconesemenace:
EseMenace Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
might as well use a camera
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:iconirahelena:
irahelena Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
It may took you long, but it turns out to be worth the time you spend on this drawing. Concratulations!!!!
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:iconmaniacrazor:
maniacrazor Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy moly!! ITs SO AWESOME!
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AprilLikesToDraw Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Student General Artist
this is utterly beautiful, i thought it was a photograph at first and then when you mentioned the jumper in the description i couldnt stop looking at it hahaI think I've fainted.
did you use a white pencil at any time, like for highlights in the eyes?
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:iconjaydedgirl:
Jaydedgirl Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
stunning
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:iconmilkshakemelanie:
MilkshakeMelanie Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
this is amazing O.O
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:iconjstreel:
jstreel Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
Amazing... simply amazing...
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:iconvanceinfinity:
vanceinfinity Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
pencil and a brilliant mind!! Wow!! amazing art!!
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:iconrostislavdudchenko:
RostislavDudchenko Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
do you have a photo of this or video?
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:iconsalmaashraf:
SalmaAshraf Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013   Traditional Artist
I don't usually say this about drawings but this one really does look like a photograph, it just has a photo quality to it! Absolutely brilliant, well done :)
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:iconpaulmellor:
paulmellor Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
wow brilliant.. fair play if you only used printer paper.That stuff is way to shiney for me to draw on :)
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:iconmarci-darci:
Marci-Darci Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
that sweater is ridiculous! great job!
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:iconcookeek:
CookeeK Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really impressive! Not sure i would have the patience to do the knitted jumper! Loved seeing the stages of the picture. Very interesting to see how much detail you put into a section before moving on.
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:iconemodragonxd:
emodragonXD Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
it looks like a photograph!
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:iconmychemplan:
mychemplan Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is amazing!! the sweater looks great , and cant believe you drew this on regular printer paper .. the shading is so good .. What a great bday present :D
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Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!! :D Dude, you ROCK!!
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:iconrealisticartsachin:
realisticartsachin Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just love the sweater, beautifully done!!
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:iconclang2:
clang2 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent detail. Getting the knits just right would drive me to drink, heavily lol.
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:icondeborah-valentine:
Deborah-Valentine Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:faint: I thought this was a photograph
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:iconmzata:
Mzata Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is a really wonderful drawing, I can't think of a nicer present to give anyone, she must have been so pleased!

I'm really, really impressed how you got such detail and photorealism in A4 size, this is Kevin Okafor standard. That sweater is just awesome.

I also love how you did it on printer paper! I used to always draw on printer paper, and only stopped recently when I started drawing again and decided to take it more seriously. Tbh I'm not sure why I'm supposed to draw on this more expensive sketching paper, or crazy expensive watercolour paper... I actually found the change quite difficult, printer paper is so nice and smooth, and your picture clearly shows that you can get the best possible results. Maybe I'll change back!

Quick question, what did you blend using the tissues? The skin tones?
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WhereHasMyMindGone Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is a drawing?!? whoa
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:iconcerzus69:
Cerzus69 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes it is :)
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:iconcloudmilk:
cloudmilk Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Featured at :iconpencil-portraits: :)
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:iconcerzus69:
Cerzus69 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, thank a lot! :D
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:iconmarxxx89:
marxxx89 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
This is done on printer paper? Isane. The sweater is awesome.
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:iconcerzus69:
Cerzus69 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, it's stupid even =p Thanks!
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LilaeaBluecoat Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
Magnificent! It's great to see another drawing by you and this one was certainly worth the wait!
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:iconcerzus69:
Cerzus69 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you I appreciate that! I'm hoping to make another one next week during the (short) holiday :) I might not put as much time into that as this one though...
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LilaeaBluecoat Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
De boog kan niet altijd gespannen zijn... No shame in taking a little less time! ;)
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aprilmge Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
Okay so I have to say I did not believe this was an actual drawing at first. I'm so glad you posted the Wip's. This is truly wonderful! The sweater is AMAZING! I don't think great job says enough. I honestly don't know what to say. lol You are very talented.
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:iconcerzus69:
Cerzus69 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't know what to say either, except that I'm glad you've changed your mind! ;) Thank you so much, April! :D
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marmicminipark Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great job, keep up the good work !!! (I just added it to my favs)
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:iconcerzus69:
Cerzus69 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot! :D
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:iconmilena2011:
Milena2011 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful!!
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:iconcerzus69:
Cerzus69 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
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:iconkjhunter:
KjHunter Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
looks like a photo! i love that :)
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:iconcerzus69:
Cerzus69 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, I've tried to make it look as realistic as possible, glad it worked :D
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:iconpatres68:
Patres68 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
wow,,,very nice !
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:iconanajoc:
anajoc Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013   Traditional Artist
wow!! thats insanely good!
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:iconsusanjo:
susanjo Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
INCREDIBLE!! So realistic!! Love the texture too!!
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:iconcerzus69:
Cerzus69 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D Thanks, the texture were extremely fun to do! do you like any in particular?
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susanjo Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
The jumper/cardigan is exceptional!!Also the hair!!
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:iconpeishe:
Peishe Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Student General Artist
my good man, this gave work, han! Congratulations. Amazing draw!
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:iconcerzus69:
Cerzus69 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks man! :D
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