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Melina for  President by TheSignmaker Melina for  President by TheSignmaker
Melina for President: the children ARE the future. The ´next generation´ is here, looking eager into this world... preparing themselves to make it a better place for ALL

Reference is a picture taken by Dina from Israel of her beautiful sister Melina [link]
Visit Dina´s gallery, because she is a talented young photographer who knows how to catch the moment...take some time to enjoy her work
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r0LaNdB2001 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome
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bluemoon116 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
it fantasic XD
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TheSignmaker Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
Thank you blue moon :sing:[link]
Greatly appreciated!
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Nirelleth Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
Really great work, she looks so sad though.
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TheSignmaker Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
Thank youwww...hahaha,
To me she does not look sad...
Melina lives in Jerusalem, where war is still alive every day.
She sees the pain the people aroudn her are facing...but she also sees the opportunitiues she has in her life to make the change for the better.
IŽd say she looks determined.... :iconchristmastreeplz:
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Kowardy Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
fantastic detail
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TheSignmaker Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
Thank you :-)
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Rosebud1979 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011
could u offer me sum advice on shading an highlightin ? ur work is amazing!!!
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TheSignmaker Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
Hi there and thanks for your interest :-)
Sorry for the late reply, I was on holidays...

Shading and highlighting...hmmmm....
Shading I start with a pencil HB or B and then I work a LOT on that with a paper stump (tortillon) the tortillon is like 80% of my time on a drawing. I work in layers gettign things darker and darker each time. Then to highlight again I use the kneaded eraser, a sharpened eraser and an electric eraser. The electric eraser works great and I have one from brand Derwent with costs like around 6 euros/7 dollars. I can really get the whites back with this and it is really great fun to use!
Hope this helps you :-) big :hug: :-)
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Ellee22 Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
I've been relaxing to a slide show of your portraits and I HAD to stop at this one! This is outstanding work!
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