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Keira by rotane Keira by rotane
What can I say... Gorgeous Keira Knightley from Pirates of the Caribbean. No doubt one of the most beautiful women I've ever seen.

Well, it took me even longer than Jennifer, my previous photo-ref: a grand total of 14.5 hours split over 5 days. Same tools as before: one 0.5mm HB mechanical pencil (Pentel P205) and one 5.6mm 2B leadholder (Creatcolor 430 01), same paper: just one simple A4-sized copy-paper. And again no post-production, except some dirt-removal (photoshop). YEA, and a lot of music of course!

Hm, maybe some words to the drawing itself? K, the hair gave me some hard time again, and some parts look weird. Also, the lips were kinda difficult, and I don't know if got em right. But, I'm most content with the eyes, they were a lot easier that the last ones.

So, nuff said! As usual, comments and critics (and favs o'course :D) are more than just welcome!
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AnkurKunder Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
Awsome work [link]
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:iconcelexana:
celexana Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
A real nice portrait! =)
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AngelinaBenedetti Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very beautiful!!
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coolaid43122 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2008
this pic is awsome ! i love i! it looks just like her.
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:iconrotane:
rotane Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008   General Artist
Thanks!
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queenofroxen Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2006
hey, i saw this pic on Keiraknightleypalace.com....did you stick it on there as well.
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:iconrotane:
rotane Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2006   General Artist
No I wasn't aware of that, thanks for the info. Do you have a direct link? I couldn't find it.
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:iconqueenofroxen:
queenofroxen Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2006
um, go to google and type "keira knightley palace" and it should be the first link. Whe your in there, it should be in fan art.........i dunno how to do those link things, sorry.
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:iconrotane:
rotane Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2006   General Artist
Oh I did find keira knightley palace alright, but I couldn't find my drawing in the fan art section. But copying links is easy: once you are on the page, click into the address-bar in your browser, select the whole thing, rightclick -> copy, and then paste me the link (rightclick -> paste).
If it's not too much of a hassle. Thanks :)
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queenofroxen Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2006
omg! that is so simple!! thank you!
Yeah the picture says it is by a toni rose, or something....hang on, i'll do my first link [link]

lol this is ocvious, i feel like a fool to not have figured out how to do it before. lol :giggle:
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:iconrotane:
rotane Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2006   General Artist
Hehe, well done ;)

But that drawing isn't by me, it's different than mine -- we just both used the same reference image, that's all :)
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:iconqueenofroxen:
queenofroxen Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2006
Oh, okay. Sorry for troubling you.
Oh well. They are both awesome pics!!!
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pureprincess Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2005   Traditional Artist
wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!
o my god! ur like.....wow...
lol, i envy those who can draw people, i think i turn green so very slowly when i see work this good!
i hv nothing bad to say about it, this picture resembles miss kiera so nicely, and i agree, shes very beautiful. great work hon.
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:iconrotane:
rotane Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2005   General Artist
Well, and all I can reply to this lovely comment is: thank you! :D
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solyrosas Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2004   Traditional Artist
That´s great! The critique I had about it has already been said by others, so I´m gonna spare you it. I had actually planned to draw this picture too... darn. :lol: Well, it doesn´t matter I guess. I think it´s rather nice to see different versions of the same picture, anyone agree?
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:iconrotane:
rotane Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2004   General Artist
oh yeah, i'd love to see different versions of this, go on and draw! :D
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mistress-melania Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2004
lol well feel free to comment on mine once i get it up here :)
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mistress-melania Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2004
wow thats excellent! your whole gallery is great i think...this one is my favorite though. the hair looks perfect...lol ive actually drawn this same picture, but i love the way youve done the background and the hair...that was the hardest part for me...the only little flaws i think are that the lips arent quite at the right angle? i dont know...or possibly the shading...there needs to me more around the corner of her lips, and it needs to fade into her top lip too...and the right side of her face could be a little darker...since the photo itself it was really very dark...but otherwise its perfect, i really love it. you should definatly submit more portraits...keep up the great work! :D
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:iconrotane:
rotane Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2004   General Artist
you drew the same one? gotta see it! but it's not in your gallery i figured..

ok, now to your deep analysis: 't was actually really helpful.
- true, background and hair was very hard to do, i spent most the time with it.
- lips: well, they definitely look "twisted", but on the other hand, it's rather the perspective of the original foto where you can see the same effect. since the photographer must have been rather near her face, hence the weird perspective. at least that's what i figured.. but shading aint perfect, true -- thanks for your hints!
- face: again true, it could've been darker just like the photo, but i kinda wanted it not that dark. i actually lightened up the ref-photo so that i could see more of the details that were originally just black on black..

oh, and i rarely get the comment that my whole gallery is great, since i do so many different things. but thank you very much! :hug:
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mistress-melania Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2004
lol no mine isnt in my gallery...im hoping to put it up once i get a scanner....yeah her lips are kinda weird in the picture...its really hard to see if their rightly placed or not because the angle is so tilted funny...lol sorry for the deep analasys...its only because ive drawn it too and those are things ive just noticed with my own...and for the face, i wasnt sure if you meant to lighten it up or not...but it actually looks quite good lightened...she stands out more. :D lol and no poblem, your gallerys cool.
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rotane Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2004   General Artist
hehe, no need to be sorry for the deep analysis! as i said: it was helpful. :nod: also, i think one that has drawn off the sam reference is more likely to see these details, so, thanks! :)
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eli61087 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2004
If I were an art teacher I would cry, due to the fact your using a photo refferance, such a talent should not be squandered. But I am no art teacher, so let me say that your penciling work is amazing. Something seems off about her right eye though. Great show of lighting as well as line work. I find the way you show the hair to be great. Her ear seems to fade off weird in the darkness kinda like an elf. But I could be wrong. I see nothing wrong with this picture really. It is great, nothing more can be said by me, then what previous comments have already done.
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:iconrotane:
rotane Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2004   General Artist
there is something wrong with her right eye, thats sad but true, and the matter already got diskussed earlier in the comments.

but i'm grateful that you think i could do w/o a foto-ref! but honestly, i would be totally clueless, at least i would have been here. hm, maybe if i do like 20 more then maybe i could close to something like that.. maybe :)
so thanks for the nice words.
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ke3per Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2004
wow :wow: that's really good --i could use you as an inspiration ;)
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cfitzart Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2004   Traditional Artist
thats really great shes beautiful, i can really see how much work you've put into the face and background, thankyou for putting this nice artwork up for people to look at :) this is somethin special
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rotane Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2004   General Artist
kind words like these are always nice to hear, thank you! :)
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olgi Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2004
wie ich sehe hast du hier in deiner galleryx auch wunderschöne werke! kompliment!
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babymint34 Featured By Owner May 4, 2004
Beautiful work! Her left eye seems a tad bigger than the right and looking in a different direction. I find it hard to get them looking at the same point myself, but you have done a good job. Just something to watch out for next time :D But it really it great work!
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serendipity04 Featured By Owner May 3, 2004
gorgeous work *faves*
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art-pilgrim Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
Your work on her eyes is superb. Wonderfully done!
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masyago Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2004   Photographer
hello there!
ey wanted 2 ask u if u would mind or is it posible 2 copy this great
drawing-picture 2 share it whith more people on the net!

wikipedia - the free (GNU) encyclopedia

[link]

i would of course put ur name there for the credits!!
what dou think of the idea ?
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667-SatansCarpool Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2004
Gorgeous shading! especially the hair and eyes, hair especially gives me trouble :P

Fav+
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Ethan-Carl Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2004   Traditional Artist
As I saw it download on the Portrait Club thing, I was like 'Oh, Keira Knightly'. Very nice. Have you noticed how much she looks like Natalie Portman? These two actresses look a lot alike, but Natalie is more etheral and Keira is more real looking. Both stunning. Nice work!
-Come check out my site!
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rotane Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2004   General Artist
hehe, you're right, figured that out too! i like your explanation thou, that Keira is more real and Natalie more ethereal! :D ... if i can only find one good pic of Nat to do a drawing.. o well..

checked your work also, and, wow, amazing i have to say! :thumbsup:
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tikideputy Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2004
<3 <3
this is great +fav
critique? hrm.. i think the farther eye looks a little big, but i really shouldn't be talking because i could never in a million years come close to this standard of work. :worship:
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:iconrotane:
rotane Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2004   General Artist
hehe, thanks for your kind words! :D
about the eye-thing: well, that is true.. maybe better next time ;)
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Aprilvirgo Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2004  Professional Photographer
It might have taken a long time, but I think it was worth it. You did a wonderful job! :clap:
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Anghiari Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2004
:jawdrop: wow man! awesome work :eyepopping: it looks exactly like her! excellent shading and proportions! :jawdrop:
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miticulas-murphy Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2004
I observed the eye as well closely. And i beleave it's the magic of this pose of this supurbly HOT :drool: female.
The chose you made in drawing this paticular shot of her is.... magic.
I dont know what else to say.. I made it a Favorite, but then wanted to make sure it was one of my fav's then removed it accedently, had to do it all over again. :stupid:

I keep saying i liked that movie, but, i think it was her really.
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:iconrotane:
rotane Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2004   General Artist
oh yea, she definitely is one beautiful girl (oh yea, HOT also :D )! and thanks for the nice comment, dont worry the double-fav, i didnt even notice :petting:
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FoxyLesley Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2004
:jawdrop: Vaya! Are you shure this is not a picture. Lol. It is astonishing!
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bachel60 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2004   Traditional Artist
That's wonderful work! It looks just like her! You're REALLY EXTREMELY talented!:D :hug:
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gismojack Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2004
wow the pic is really very good... no comparison to my lil messy stuff... the weird eyes you menioned are because they do not look into the same direction... thats all the eyes one by one are perfect, but because they do not look into the same direction you theink somethings wrong...
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rotane Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2004   General Artist
yea, thats true, they're not exactly pointing at the same direction.. but i had one nice talk with ~gerre a couple of comments above.

anyway, thanks for your comment :D
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gismojack Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2004
shure... thats what its alla about... having fun.. and seeing soething nice :-)
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Aryxa Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2004   Photographer
An amazing likeness. Well done.
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gerre Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2004
I think I've already told you that I liked this. Her left eye seems a bit off, but the overall picture is gorgeous!
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rotane Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2004   General Artist
well, never mind, i like getting comments ;) thanks! :)

concerning the eye: well, it might seem so, you're right! but have you checked the movie poster? it's the same ;) it's a matter of perspective i guess.. but i dont know that much about photography, so what do i know ;)
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gerre Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2004
hm, I don't like to criticise without knowing what it is that "off" exactly, so after a long study of your drawing and the photograph, I have to admit there's something strange going on with the way Keira looks into the camera in the photograph. Her right eye looks straight into the camera, while her left eye seems like it's drifting slightly more to the left of the screen. In your picture, that contrast is a little bit bigger, because you made the white space around the iris clearer. This is clearer if you cover each eye seperately with your hand. The left eye is also just a teensy bit narrower than on the photo.

however, should you browse my gallery, you may notice the complete lack of portraits there, so I don't want to presume knowing a lot about it, or indeed being any good at it. :D

Your picture inspires me to make some more portraits though, so thanks! And again, I really like this picture. I especially like how you did the hair and shading.
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rotane Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2004   General Artist
that should clear things up, doesnt it! also, thanks for the well-thought comment and your time!
now; what have we learned from all that? :pointr: always use your own fotos :D

alright, i hope that i have inspired you, looking forward to seeing some new from you! :)
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