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Alessandra by Zindy Alessandra by Zindy
Charcoal drawing using beautiful friend, Alessandra. I've been planning to do this drawing for a long time and happy to have it completed.
It was interesting drawing up the braids, strange how my brain found it that complicated.
You can see the reference here:
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It was basically a normal portrait, adding the braids and feathers to give her a native feel.
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:iconcarol-moore:
Carol-Moore Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Love the expression and awesome job on those braids!
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Righteous-Scalliwag Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is my favorite of all your portraits, by far :)

Please check out my gallery.
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:iconzindy:
Zindy Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks much, glad it is :)
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:iconrighteous-scalliwag:
Righteous-Scalliwag Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome :) Thanks for looking at my art ;)
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Zahra-Mahsoomi Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Beautiful
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:iconzindy:
Zindy Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks much
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:iconrifty:
Rifty Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great job Zindy! I love how you used the ref picture and added the braids and hair! Looks really pocahontas-y!
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:iconzindy:
Zindy Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks much. The model is really gorgeous and perfect for a native theme.
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:iconportraits668:
portraits668 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful :)
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:iconzindy:
Zindy Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks much :)
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:iconsojourner-maya:
Sojourner-Maya Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
This is really beautiful and elegant. Do you start of by covering the paper in charcoal, or do you just build up layers?
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:iconzindy:
Zindy Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.
I build up layers (:
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DiamondEyes29 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful work! Your style is awesome !
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Lannytorres Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
woow, this work looks incredible. Textures, expression and lightning...it's just perfect :D
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:iconzindy:
Zindy Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much :aww:
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:iconlannytorres:
Lannytorres Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
You're welcome :D
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drdeepak Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awsome
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:iconzindy:
Zindy Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :aww:
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drdeepak Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome
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:iconfreethin:
freethin Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
Lovely!!
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:iconzindy:
Zindy Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :aww:
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:iconannakoutsidou:
annakoutsidou Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow !! Love everything on this drawing :D
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:iconzindy:
Zindy Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, happy you do :thanks:
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:iconannakoutsidou:
annakoutsidou Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You're very welcome :aww:
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JandsonPereira Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
Beautiful Art! Linda Arte! :)
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:iconzindy:
Zindy Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much.
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JandsonPereira Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
:)
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photocrafter Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Professional Photographer
Wonderful work my friend. :)
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:iconzindy:
Zindy Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks much :)
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:iconphotocrafter:
photocrafter Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional Photographer
My pleasure my friend. :)
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:iconldfranklin:
LDFranklin Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013   Photographer
This is fantastic!
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:iconzindy:
Zindy Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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:iconotherra:
Otherra Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013   Traditional Artist
The feathers and braids give to this drawing such a special feel! And I am always amazed by how you can draw hair so soft
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:iconzindy:
Zindy Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for the sweet comment.
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wolverine041269 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a stunning and fantastic piece of artwork, it is truly beautiful :D
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:iconzindy:
Zindy Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much :aww:
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wolverine041269 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You are very welcome :hug:
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:iconsusanjo:
susanjo Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
Nice work!! Beautiful smooth shading!!
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:iconzindy:
Zindy Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks much :aww:
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Cinnamoncandy Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous!
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:iconzindy:
Zindy Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :aww:
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QuirkyBrainiac Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning!!
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:iconzindy:
Zindy Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :thanks:
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:iconquirkybrainiac:
QuirkyBrainiac Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :)
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sannjod Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow love the hair!
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:iconzindy:
Zindy Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you
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:iconwillie51:
Willie51 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful piece and the braids are awesome!
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:iconzindy:
Zindy Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks much :awe:
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:iconwillie51:
Willie51 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome.
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DeadlysweetXD Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
wow, i wish to draw like you someday
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