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Practice- portrait by Kim-SukLey Practice- portrait by Kim-SukLey
My only thought was " I want to draw a real person, not anime, not cartoon, not my style; real" So I tried. Although I used a reference, I did not fully copy the image, and what I discovered is quite interesting: I was not meant to copy. Even when I can, I just found myself all of a sudden not looking at the image and drawing on my own, specially when it came down to the coloring. I can't help it! I'm free spirit and I suck at reference using! 
Maybe it's because I am used to not using them and I just drawing what I see in my head, but my mind itself has its limits, therefore, this really helped me to practice and acquire new knowledge about more realistic facial features, which maybe now I can try drawing on my own with the new imprint in my mind.
So, with that said, forgive me for the odds.



Of course, the credit of the original photo goes to the photographer!
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:iconanonymous--friend:
Anonymous--Friend Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Esta excelente!!!
Me quitaría el sombreo, pero no uso :/ ... aun asi, esta genial!!!
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DevilLadLover1 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015
This is amazing, your skills never cease to amaze me.
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:iconlightningdraco:
LightningDraco Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Student General Artist
Beautiful! :love:
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theLaughingArcher Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Realistic art is my favorite :love: it gets me all excited to see you trying this out :la: I really like how this picture turned out.
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wijacoo Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
Shawn, your art as of this and the latter are very good, it's nice to see that you chose to be a professional artist and it's nice to know that you have a backup career to turn to, just in case, hopefully you won't need English/linguistics teaching too much as an artist but good to see you have two abilities and professions that you both like and accel. In theatrical jargon, break a leg!

-Will
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:iconkim-sukley:
Kim-SukLey Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! It really means a lot to get feedback like this because, of course, it is a big decision. I can now know that I'm headed in the right direction and that perhaps I can actually make something good of my art!

Many, many thanks!
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wijacoo Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
You're very welcome! It's nice to see you're happy too.
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Zeliga Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy God, it's beautiful!! ;________;
Hahah... Kinda funny. You just can't draw with a reference, and I van barely do anything without 'em! ^^;
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:iconkim-sukley:
Kim-SukLey Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It think it's just how our brains work xD
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:iconzeliga:
Zeliga Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep xD
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Zeliga Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy God, it's beautiful!! ;________;
Hahah... Kinda funny. You just can't draw with a reference, and I van barely do anything without 'em! ^^;
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melii-lilyy Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Great portrait ! 
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:iconkim-sukley:
Kim-SukLey Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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Nimine54 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
holy shit that's amazing
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:iconkim-sukley:
Kim-SukLey Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your comments always make my giggle! Thank you!
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Lightning2889 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love your portrait it looks amazing.
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:iconkim-sukley:
Kim-SukLey Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much!
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Lightning2889 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your welcome.
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ArtofBeingTim Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Student General Artist
That's gorgeous!  Beautiful work!
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:iconkim-sukley:
Kim-SukLey Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You really think so? Thanks!
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JabuJabule Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That is just...wow. Simply amazing. I had no idea you were capable of this. Great, great work. :)
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Kim-SukLey Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I think I even surprised myself xD
Man, I wish I actually enjoyed doing portraits way more... (That's the reason why I don't do them, I just get... bored T_T)
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joiltonmello Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014
Very good!
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Foyet-of-Hyrule Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014
Very pretty! I love the blend of colors in the eyes, it's my favorite part :)
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:iconkim-sukley:
Kim-SukLey Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's also a part I really enjoy doing!
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Puppiecup Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
So perttySeto Kousuke (Being shy and kawaii) [10] 
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