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Waiting (in biro) by zwoman Waiting (in biro) by zwoman
Finally done, yey!  This is my second try on multi-colored ballpoint pens and also my entry for this month's :icondraw-along: challenge.  Credits to :icongretatu: for the beautiful reference photo, which is what really convinced me to join this month's challenge.  I got the practice I needed.  More practices to come! :)

Tools used: Multi-colored ballpoint pens, Canson sheets, mechanical pencil for the outline.
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:iconhoshisamavalmor:
HoshisamaValmor Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
well damn, your colors are gorgeusly shaded!
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:iconzwoman:
zwoman Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
Thank you so much! :heart: 
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PlorvH Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nays :)
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:iconzwoman:
zwoman Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
Salamats. :)
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Lior-Art Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconloveredplz: :iconda-creativity: High Lights Of DA-Creativity > November2013 da-creativity.deviantart.com/g… :iconloveredplz:
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:iconzwoman:
zwoman Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
Wow!  Thank you! :heart:
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delph-ambi Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
Lovely vibrant work.
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:iconzwoman:
zwoman Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
Thank you so much, Cathy. :)
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delph-ambi Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
You're welcome :)
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Mayeaux Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent, Zalia!
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:iconzwoman:
zwoman Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
Thank you, Isaac!  Have a great day. :)
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Mayeaux Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome, Zalia! Have a great day, too!:)
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George-H-Art Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome + plz
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:iconzwoman:
zwoman Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
:wave: :thanks:
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
A beautiful reference and a beautiful interpretation.  Well done you, for the colour and in ball pen!!!  I'm very impressed :heart:
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:iconzwoman:
zwoman Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
Wow, thank you, Paula.  That's a real honor coming from you. :heart:
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KingOfSoul81 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013   Traditional Artist
Amazing once again!  The eyelids, lips, and hair are especially nice.
Are you a Juan Francisco Casas fan?  He's got gorgeous ballpoint work as well.
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zwoman Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
Thank you.  I'm glad that the most part of the face and hair turned out okay, because I struggled a lot with the scarf.  I wasn't expecting that drawing fabric with ballpoint was that hard. XD  I just googled Juan Francisco Casas.  Wow, his ballpoint pieces are awesome indeed!  I'm an instant fan! 
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KingOfSoul81 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013   Traditional Artist
Yes indeed, he is fantastic.  A fellow deviant exposed me to his work.  Can't remember who it was though :(  He really makes the one color count!  And every piece is incredibly big too.
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:iconzwoman:
zwoman Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
Thank you for mentioning him.  I'll be sure to check out his other works next time. :)
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JoannaMoory Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
It turned out lovely. The skin tones are great and I love the lips. :+fav:
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:iconzwoman:
zwoman Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
Thank you so much, pretty Joanna.  I'm glad you like it. :heart: :)
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ronmonroe Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very good!
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:iconzwoman:
zwoman Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
Thank you so much! :)
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WhippetWild Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow this is amazing, Very very good. I did not know, biros came in yellow
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zwoman Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
Hey, Eddie, thank you. :D At first, I didn't know either.  Until I saw the works of Allan Barbeau and VianaArts (2 of the most amazing ballpoint artists I ever saw).  After that, I started scouring my country for multi-colored ballpoint pens. :)
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WhippetWild Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well that is great and yes, I hope you the best in your new art in the future.
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zwoman Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
Thanks again. :)
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Entenn Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
Nice job!
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zwoman Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
Thanks, Mate. :D
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AMusoke Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Looking awesome :la:. The hair and eye are masterfully done, but I feel that you hatching (especially on the face) is alittle rushed: resulting in a sketchy work. All I can say to this is that you should go over yor previous hatching (with the same pressure), over and over-to really smooth down the texture :)
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zwoman Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
Thank you! :D Hmm, yeah, I agree, it was a little rushed.  Except for the background where I really intended it to make it look sketchy. I have no idea why, but I like my background to look that way. XD Though I actually had problems with the pen because it blots a lot.  And I admit my patience wore thin, expecially with the face.  Haha.  I actually thought of doing what you said, going over the previous hatching, but I got scared of losing control and making the skin look too dark.  I'll strive to do better in my next piece.  I think patience (a lot of it) and hand control is the key. :D
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AMusoke Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
That last sentance is 100% true with pens hy. But that's what I like about em! The patience and skill required isn't something that many have, and the challenge of "unchangeable" ink intimidates many not to try it. But not us ;)
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zwoman Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013
I concur. :D
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The-Tinidril Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, the hatch-work on her face is so fine it looks like fine linen! Excellent color blending and line technique :D
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:iconzwoman:
zwoman Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
Hi, Yvan. I still have a lot to improve, but thank you so much! :D :heart:
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Sgt-Sahara Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice work!
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zwoman Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
Thanks, Sarah. :)
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FirstCutIsTheDeepest Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful <3
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zwoman Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
Thank you. :)
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phoenix132 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
You've done a brilliant job :)
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:iconzwoman:
zwoman Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
Thank you, Amy. :heart: :)
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philippeL Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You did so great with the model :clap:
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:iconzwoman:
zwoman Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
Thank you, Philippe. :)
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AngelasPortraits Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful, just as I expected :clap:
I totally love the pattern on her scarf:hug:
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zwoman Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
Thank you, Angela. :hug: I had a hard time with the scarf, though. 
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