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Simply Helena by Goten0040 Simply Helena by Goten0040
A portrait of Helena Bonham Carter, one of my favorite actresses. She has one of the most unique faces for film, and I just had to draw her. I worked very hard on this (it was about a three-day job). I was obsessed with getting every single detail correct. I'd like to say it came out rather well. There are a few mistakes, but I'm happy with it overall. I hoep you guys like it!
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AnniLovett Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amaziiing *___*
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Zoey98 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011
It's amazing!
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shantiilovesrainbow Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
i totally agree with =I-Rant-Quite-Often
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Maddie-the-Cattie Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Student General Artist
Wow, she reminds me of Bellatrix Lestrange from Harry Potter... With all that curly hair. (She doesn't play her, does she?)

But nice job, regardless! I love the hair and the eyes. :)
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Goten0040 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol, she does, actually.
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Maddie-the-Cattie Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Student General Artist
Well, then, NO WONDER. :XD: (She seemed familiar.)
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I-Rant-Quite-Often Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010
Wow. This piece is absolutely amazing. (Man, I wish I could do realistics. They always turn out more than slightly cartoony, blah...) Helena is, no doubt, my favourite actresses and I couldn't possibly agree more with the fact that she does indeed have one of the most unique, and recognizable, faces in Hollywood. I think you did an excellent job with facial features; you certainly don't need help figuring out who it is. My favourite aspects of this sketch are most definitely the eyes, (Her eyes always pop. I dunno, they seem to be very distinguishable.) the lips, (I love how you were able to capture both the distinct 'roundness' of her lips with the action shot that it was based off of. That's hard.) the hair, (Damn, she has the best hair of anyone I've ever seen. If you kidnapped her, you could make billions just publicly broadcasting, "Give me money or I shalt cut her hair!" and the general public'd be like, "NO, NOT THE HAIR!" Lol. Anyhow, the highlights are amazing. I can't draw curly hair. Scratch that, I can't usually draw hair in general. xD ) and last but most certainly not least, the fact that part of the picture is nearly blanked out with the lighting. Don't get me wrong, I don't know whether that was intentional or not, but the lighting for this piece is absolutely stunning. Also, love her facial expression overall. It's juvenile, but Helena at the same time. This is perfection, dearie. And I'm dead freakin' jealous. (P.S., sorry if this is more of a critique; I just looked up and saw how long this paragraph is. *Gasp* Lol.)
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Goten0040 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I love long comments, no worries! In fact, I was pleasantly surprised to find this in my inbox. :D

Yes, the lighting is intentional, though in the scan it ended up being a bit more dramatic than the original, but I've actually misplaced the original, so I'm certainly happy it scanned as well as it did. I'm quite proud of this piece too, actually, because it actually looks like her, which a lot of my pieces don't end up doing. You should try drawing her. Her features are distinguishable and strange, but it actually makes her easier to draw, because you can experiment. :)

Anyway, thank you so much for the lovely comment! :D
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I-Rant-Quite-Often Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
You've no idea just how many times I've tried, more specifically in the past week. I do indeed have a love of her face and yes, she has some of the most distinguishable facial features out there, including her really rounded lips, but I still can't seem to get it right. I'm certainly not great at portrait drawing, heh....I've been looking from tips from people who're good, such as yourself. xD I think my favourite aspect of your drawing, without a doubt, is the lining you used. Not the sketch itself, but the way you sketched. I dunno how to describe it accurately.

And you're most certainly welcome for the comment! *Tips nonexistent hat*
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Goten0040 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, a good way to improve is to take the image and print it out, and then trace the lines of the image. When you do that, your hand gets used to the curve and the lines and it'll be easier to sketch it when you move onto a blank sheet of paper. At least it works for me. :)
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CaptinHeather Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
Shes beautiful, as is your drawing of her <3
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katietoddxP Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010
that is so gorgeous! i love it!
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I-live-4-anime-punk Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Student General Artist
i love her! great job! :D
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TEK2yuhDOME Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
This is definetly my favorite drawing of her.
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theharmine Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Hobbyist
She looks so gorgeous!
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GreenTeaPhoenix Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
She's my favorite too! I keep remembering her in Alice In Wonderland.

"I NEED A PIG HERE!! Ah, I do love a warm pig belly for my aching feet. Would you like one, Um?"

and then..AND THEN...

"SOMEONE HAS STOLEN THREE OF MY TAAAAAAAARTS!"
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tupilak Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010  Student
Regardless that the likeness is very good, this is an excellent piece of art. Well done!
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MissAshPYT Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009
This is gorgeous
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Chrysshart Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful! I knew immediately who it was. Helena's such an awesome actress and so unique.
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xoAbbyox Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009
Wow! this is just amazing!! love every detail in this! Well done! Helena is one of my favourite actresses and this portrait really does her justice! xx
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SuperLorry Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009
Woow.
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Amaranthine-Moon Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! Helena is a true actress...and what mistakes!! it's perfect,I love everything about her.
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shorelle Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is gorgeous! I love the shading and her expression, it just screams "Helena" (and she's one of my favourite actresses too :love:)
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Lunawhite7 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
This is beautiful and very accurate! Brilliantly done!
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ArtLucie Featured By Owner May 9, 2009   Traditional Artist
Interesting style! I love the way you draw it, her hair! It's amazing <3 Besides you're right, Helena is perfect ;)
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iamfergie Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yay, I love her! She's nuts. :D And I love this portrait. It's kind of minimalist, I guess, but in the best way. Not too much detail, but just enough to capture her crazy spunkiness. Great work!
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Rain-Fairie Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
I love this one :)
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chaoie Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009
ooooh, friggin georgous :wow:
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Namakemono-chan Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She kind of looks like.... an actress on Sweeney Todd?
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Goten0040 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
That's cuz she totally is.
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Namakemono-chan Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was wondering, 'cause I remember her face from there.
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Gohan-grl Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
I can't believe I haven't faved this yet! This is amazingly drawn! Well done!
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phorquiss Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2008
wow this is great! :wow: I love her hair XD
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Goten0040 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, thank you so much! :D
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kitsuK8 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008
awesome pic!! i love the crazy-ness to the picture!! It gives it some good emotion! :D
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Kresli Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008  Hobbyist
great job! :clap:
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Cat-The-Rawr Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008
Your work has been featured in my journal!! :blowkiss:
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CalamityJade Featured By Owner May 2, 2008  Professional General Artist
very cool work, you captured well her personality! :clap:
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OtakuOtter Featured By Owner May 1, 2008
Nice detail Liz. Great job, although I bet the scanner takes a bit of the detail out.
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Goten0040 Featured By Owner May 3, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah. -__-
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