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Natascha as Bat Girl by PaulMichaels Natascha as Bat Girl by PaulMichaels
This is my first Portrait that I've ever tried in color pencils so be kind with the Critiques, I know the colors are not the best, but the pencils I have are not the greatest :)

PrismaColor Premier & Faber-Castell Color Pencils
on Strathmore 11x14 400 Series Drawing Paper

Natascha as Bat Girl aka :iconknightess-rouge:
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:iconmehdiunkut:
Mehdiunkut Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very nice work !!
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PaulMichaels Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you
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m-a-c-h-o Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
Beautiful ^_^!have a nice day!
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PaulMichaels Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :)
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Mark-RSA Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The dark around the eyes spoils it. The yellow of the badge is too light, doesnt seem to fit. Sharper highlights on the hair and lips would have made it pop more. Over all good job. Maybe try and smudge/smear/blend a bit more?

Good work :thumbsup: :D
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PaulMichaels Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the comments, as this was the first time I've tried color pencils (which I found out are more or less Crayons/Wax) I'd love to find color pencils made with lead it would be so much better :) I found once the was is on the paper forget about erasing it, plus I think since I'm using my 400 series Drawing Paper that maybe a problem also, because the current piece I'm working on is becoming a nightmare. I think I need to try Smooth Paper so it will blend better without the tooth of the Drawing paper.

Also, I just picked up a set of the Prismacolor Verithin pencils, but most of the colors are very close to the Faber-Castell I already had. Once I can afford to get a few better pencils and colors, I'm sure my work will be a little better.

Thanks again for the comments.
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Mark-RSA Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
We live, we learn yes?
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PaulMichaels Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yes we do, I've been looking at more and more art, think I might just try Pastel Pencils. They kinda look like lead and not wax :)
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Mark-RSA Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sounds like a good idea, I used to like working with oil pastels but that was ages ago.
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annakoutsidou Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
CatWoman :D Love it !!
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PaulMichaels Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL, You mean Bat Girl :)
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annakoutsidou Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeesss ! that's what i mean lol
hhmm.. sorry :D
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PaulMichaels Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No worries I did do a CatWoman also :)
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Ragnaroker Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Professional General Artist
Really nice, had to be work intensive.
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PaulMichaels Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, this one took me the longest of all my work to complete, but that's because it's color and trying to blend colors is harder than it looks :) Thanks for the comment.
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Mystic-Jay Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is really good! i love the detail! i dont feel qualified to write a critique but this is outstanding!
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PaulMichaels Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh I can critique my own work, all artist hate something about a piece. Me I just wish I had better pencils. But the hair, the eye lashes, the dark smears from a dark color being on the paper. Things I can kinda fix in a computer, but since this is the first try at color pencils for me I don't think it turned out to bad. Thanks for the comment.
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TheRiotRanger Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very nicely done!
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PaulMichaels Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, hope to get better :)
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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
Beatfuil work on her
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PaulMichaels Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, she was been a real sport at letting me test different ideas with her photos :)
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TULIO19mx Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely work!!
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PaulMichaels Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you.
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Haydaad Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful portrait. I love how you drew her hair. Fantastic shading and layers of color. Thanks for sharing.
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PaulMichaels Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank You :)
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