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Billie Holiday by Nathalief87 Billie Holiday by Nathalief87
I recently got elected as Faculty Student Artist in Residence at my university (K.U.Leuven) and became the artistic face of my faculty (Medicine). Yaay! :woohoo: This way I got the opportunity to showcase and expand my artistic talents throughout the spring semester. :) So the student group of medicine asked me to design a poster for an upcoming concert were a couple of bands would be playing jazz and softrock. So I did some research and ended up with this photograph of Billie Holiday, a famous jazz singer.
Graphite H-8B, 30x30 cm
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BowlFreak Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013   Traditional Artist
great work!!!
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Nathalief87 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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happybme Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
beautiful work of art
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Nathalief87 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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vanceinfinity Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is brilliant work!! Love it!!
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:iconnathalief87:
Nathalief87 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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twilightsaga10 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
hi..nice work..what did u use for the dark background???is it really so dark?
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Nathalief87 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, I only used graphite! There is a technique to get that dark black. First you use a hard pencil (like H) to smooth out the paper and get rid of all the white spots that are left behind when you draw on paper with a grain. Then go over this layer in a different direction with a soft pencil (like 8B). I picked it up from this site: [link]
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twilightsaga10 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
thank you so much for ur information..its really lovely..:).how much time u spend on each of ur portraits???
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Nathalief87 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It depends. Around 30 hours I guess.
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Kayrissy Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is brilliant!!
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Nathalief87 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D Thanks so much!
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SimoneFiani Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great great work! Very impressive!!!
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Nathalief87 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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AdamRichesArt Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
what a cool picture!
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Nathalief87 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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TallChickVic Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
Looks like a photograph! IT'S INCREDIBLE!
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Nathalief87 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :D
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mariaanghel Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fabulous, flawless, fantastic! :clap:
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:iconnathalief87:
Nathalief87 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! :hug:
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blanket86 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful and realistic! :-)
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:iconnathalief87:
Nathalief87 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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ZaphodX23 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sweet......
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Nathalief87 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks ;)
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axalendra Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous!
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Nathalief87 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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axalendra Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Featured [link] ~:heart:
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Cwells11 Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Love love love Billie and you've captured her beautifully.
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Nathalief87 Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D Thanks! She was a great lady :)
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TEMPERATE-SAGE Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
[link] You have been featured! =D
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Nathalief87 Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the feature! :)
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Suanin Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congratulations! :w00t: This portrait has been included in #CelebrityPortraits's 'Best Of' feature for the month of April! :clap: You can see the feature here!
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Nathalief87 Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wohooo! Thank you!
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Suanin Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome! :aww:
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abahnazart Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012   Traditional Artist
Very nice!! You sure you're in the right faculty? :D
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Nathalief87 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :D
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blackribbonstreamers Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012   Digital Artist
This is just. . . fabulous.
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Nathalief87 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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Benadia Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is AWESOME! Good job!!
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Nathalief87 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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MVVR Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Héél schoon! Originele compositie maar het is meteen herkenbaar als echt kwalitatief hoogstaande tekenkunst =D

Als het concert net zo mooi was als deze tekening heb ik wat gemist ben ik bang voor =P
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Nathalief87 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dank u!! :D Goh, het concert is niet echt een groots evenement maar ik ga vandaag een kijkje nemen. ;)
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vladik1112 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
Beautiful and inspiring
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Nathalief87 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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ArtGoldArt Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing!!
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Nathalief87 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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littlemouse015 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Almost like a picture. :D Perfect expression (she looks emotive rather than in pain, an important distinction), and great balance of light and dark.
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Nathalief87 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!! Wouldn't want it to look like somebody just stepped on her toes ;)
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littlemouse015 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahaha yes. :D Well, wonderful job!
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mikephiloscia Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic work
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