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September 11, 2005
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NIKON
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E3200
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10/200 second
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6 mm
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Jessica WIP by J-E-M Jessica WIP by J-E-M
Jessica Alba
Pencil and Dry Brush on Paper

Many people ask me why I use a brush. I have come to find that a round bristol brush will give a smoother effect when I use it to blend than using my finger or any other blending/smearing tool. It works for me, but it isn't for everyone.
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Given 2005-11-23
Jessica WIP by ~J-E-M is an excellent piece of trompe l'oeil. ( Suggested by Durochka and Featured by oedalis )
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johnray2k Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Loveee itttt
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red-head32 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
this picture has been in my favourites for a few years now, i still love it! ...This picture spurs me on to become as good (or better haha) than you when it comes to drawing, i feel i am getting there and have improved, but still got a way to go, and then hopefully one day i can get 43600 views, 1421 favourites, 402 comments and 7859 downloads haha, still a very nice drawing, and i will also give the paintbrush a go! ps these were your statistics at the time when i was writing this comment.
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GtrPlaya82 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's awesome.
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Kenobi-wan Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Student Filmographer
Why don't we see the paper behind the face?
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BigBearsDontCry Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
beautiful =)
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:iconmikems:
MikeMS Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Very beutiful drawing!
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jayhuete Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow. thats really cool. ive never thought of using brush it sounds like a good idea. ill try it
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:iconlellith:
Lellith Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010
awesome job by the way.
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:iconj-e-m:
J-E-M Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconlellith:
Lellith Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010
oh no way... lol i thought i was the only one who did that! =D
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:iconol5a:
ol5a Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
Reaaaally reeeaally pretty!
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MelissaAimee Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010   Traditional Artist
GREAT WORK!
do you use the brush to blend the smaller scale areas aswell? i just use tissue wrapped around a skewer and even that can't get into some of the small area's, it's frustrating.
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:iconj-e-m:
J-E-M Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh, yes I use a dry bristle brush to blend subtle areas.
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:iconmickfoley900:
mickfoley900 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing.. :O_o:
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mushroomtailer Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010
INCREDIABLOOOOO // AWSOME, BUTT KICKING
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:iconncalper:
ncalper Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009
:love:
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JGAdams Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome WIP, never tried using a bursh for blending, I may have to give it a shot :D
Not sure why this was featured as a trompe l'oeil though.
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hybridtheoryep Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009
looks great but i was wondering how do u use the brush?
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SesSiL13 Featured By Owner May 7, 2009
Ooohh!! that's wonderful! I love it very much!
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inspire-meee Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009
looks soo good like that please finish!!! love it amazing!! :-)
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DaiskiAnimeJ Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009
Stunning pencil-work! The brush idea for smudging is genius!:star:
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dragonb010 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009   Traditional Artist
first time I have seen or heard of someone who uses a brush for the shading other the me.
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:iconnoritha:
noritha Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009
this is such a great work.
i love her, her face and her style..

just beautiful!
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pipapo-tesa Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009
wow, thats georgous!
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marAttacks Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009
wow! cool. nice work. it is impressive. I prefer to use a brush rather than a real spreader too. which reminds me, i haven't done any charcoal or pencil portrait in years... oh, i suddenly miss it. nice artwork. its inspiring.
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pandalism Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009
WOW..
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:iconkasumisman:
kasumisman Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008
can u draw without using a set of graphlines
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:iconj-e-m:
J-E-M Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh yeah, definately. I just use the grid like a painter uses a ladder. It's a tool that makes things go a little faster :)
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zincrap Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008
mann...dry brush dus work...!! :)
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HappeninJoker17 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2008
My god she is gorgeous!
And you are extremely talented, damn nice work :)
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smehuranka Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008
wow thats...... amazing
good for you
very nice work
even not finished it look grate
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smehuranka Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008
wow thats...... amazing
good for you
very nice work
even not finished it look grate
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frankey89 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2008
very very NICE!:D
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gladiatoridon Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008
haha, this is awsome..makes me love her even more!
what kind of brush do you use?? is there a sprecific size and brand or type or something
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J-E-M Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I use a boar bristle round brush, the brand or size doesn't matter a whole lot. I prefer a smaller one though for the face and details and I use a larger one for the background and such.
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Networking Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
OMG dude that is very very very detailed its
:drool:
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lilbat Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008
this is so good looks so much like her. i like how u really didnt finish it but it looks finished love how you left the brush and pen when u copied it.
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J-E-M Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! you can see the finished version in my gallery :)
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lilbat Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008
omg i looked ! really good awesome can u try to draw me?
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patricktoifl Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Geeez! That's inredibly well drawn!!!
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paulinaghost Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008
She is a real good actress. Great job. you are really good. Do you happen to have Chris brown any place?
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thetoYswealllove Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008
:O.... dude you rule!!!!
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beedawg007 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2008  Student Writer
That's absolutely amazing.
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flavorOne Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008  Hobbyist Interface Designer
wow thats so great! O.O I Love it!
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mickydeeno9 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008
wow thats awsome nice work looks amazing!!!!!
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byakugan2495 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2008
this is amazing! i just want to know how u do it! faved!
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BABYMASTERFUNKY Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008   Writer
y la ostiaaaaaaaaaa¡¡¡¡¡ ke puto krak¡¡¡ excelent works¡¡¡¡
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Yassso Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008
Wooo how do you get the smudgy effect!
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x-thea92 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008
amazing detail!
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