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It is actually named "Blasť" which is just a french word.

I fell in love with this picture of Carey Mulligan doing a Twiggy-inspired photo shoot for Wonderland magazine. I have one more from the same photo shoot I'd like to draw one of these days.

I spent the better part of my morning today working on that blouse.. 5 hours to be exact and it was brutal. I chose this reference for many reasons and as always, it kicked me in the pie hole.

Also, call me crazy but I'm actually giving this drawing away as a prize on my Facebook fan page at facebook.com/disdaindespair to a lucky winner from my Like list. I made a promise that this Fall season I'd give away a drawing intended for my portfolio and I'm pretty good at keeping my word. So if anyone would like a chance to win this original drawing go to facebook.com/disdaindespair and Like my page. I will do the random drawing on Halloween, Monday, October 31st.

-- Meks

Duration: 12 hours
Medium: General's charcoal pencils HB
Size: 9" x 12" Arches watercolor paper
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:iconphoenix132:
phoenix132 Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wonderful drawing, I love the contrast!
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disdaindespair Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you kindly! :D
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Dianah3 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Amazing job! :jawdrop:
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:icondisdaindespair:
disdaindespair Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!! :D
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sissorelle Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Professional Photographer
I have featured your work in my journal!: [link]

Cheers!
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:icondisdaindespair:
disdaindespair Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are too sweet! :D
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:icondeansidwellart:
DeanSidwellArt Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi. I have featured your drawing here >> [link]
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:icondisdaindespair:
disdaindespair Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww.. you're so sweet! Thank you Dean! :D
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DeanSidwellArt Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome and thank you! :)
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dreamarian Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
:iconcip19::bulletgreen::bulletred::bulletgreen:Hi! You've been featured in my journal: [link] :bulletgreen::bulletred::bulletgreen::iconcip19:
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:icondisdaindespair:
disdaindespair Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww.. you're so sweet Simone.. thank you! :D I'll drop by in a bit.
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:iconanmeher:
anmeher Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconlawaveplz: Hi there,
You've been featured in my journal [link] :love:
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:icondisdaindespair:
disdaindespair Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're so sweet Angelica :icontardhugplz:
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:iconanmeher:
anmeher Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :icontardglompplz: :aww:
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SophieShimazu Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
Beautiful! The contrast is so nice. I LOVE the detailing on her shirt! :love:
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:icondisdaindespair:
disdaindespair Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :D
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:iconanmeher:
anmeher Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:wow: Oh My God Meks! This is incredible! Wow, I'm at a loss for words.
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:icondisdaindespair:
disdaindespair Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, Angelica! When I saw the photograph I thought wow! I HAVE TO draw this. As I start working on the little gems on her blouse I realized I was in over my head hahaha.. luckily it came out pretty good. I made up a lot of the stuff because I was getting dizzy starring at the picture.
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anmeher Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome. Pretty good? No, more like amazing! The gems just look so awesome! :la: Oh and you're going to get a notification saying that I faved it into "stock" ignore that please. I was trying to get full view but my laptop mousepad (whatever it's called) was being dumb.
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disdaindespair Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, I thought they came out pretty good. They're not all the way to my satisfaction-- I guess I have such high standards for myself haha it keeps me on my toes. Haha.. it's okay I usually don't even pay attention how anything is faved-- as long as it is faved I am more than appreciative. :D
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:iconanmeher:
anmeher Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh you and your high standards... forget about them for a second and see the amazing awesomeness you've created! :la:
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:icondisdaindespair:
disdaindespair Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hahaha.. if it weren't for my high standards I don't think I'd get this far in life at all. :D
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anmeher Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
True.. :D
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Dibbs0nJasperxx Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
WOOOOWWWW *jaw on floor* This is so beautiful Meks!! The detail in the jewels is just *lost for words* And in only 12 hours?! *bows* That would take me months!!! God this is stunning.
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disdaindespair Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha.. thank you, Alyssa! Yes, it only took 12 hours because the only details in this picture were chunks of the blouse-- the face is either black or white and random highlighted strands for the hair. Half the time was spent on the blouse. I'm not sure if you are on my like list on my facebook fan page, but if you are-- you might just win it on Halloween. :D
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Dibbs0nJasperxx Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
WHATS YOUR FACEBOOK?!?
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:icondisdaindespair:
disdaindespair Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha.. it's right down there on my signature footnote in my comments. :D
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Dibbs0nJasperxx Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
OKay I will look!
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DeanSidwellArt Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Superb work!
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:icondisdaindespair:
disdaindespair Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :D
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GeeeO Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Professional
Amazing attention to detail!
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:icondisdaindespair:
disdaindespair Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! And for all the faves.. You totally ROCK! :D
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plopk420 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent job. I love how that Blouse turned out. I think you did a fantastic job carrying that shadow/lighting over the fabric.
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:icondisdaindespair:
disdaindespair Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! That blouse was not an easy task, but the end result was worth the troubles. :D
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Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent work!! :D:D
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:icondisdaindespair:
disdaindespair Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, Rick! :D
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oranges994 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing! really it is just so awesome! yay for Meks! hahahaha :D
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:icondisdaindespair:
disdaindespair Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, Rid!! Hey, maybe you'll win it. :D
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oranges994 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg that'd be amazing! hahaha :D
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:icondisdaindespair:
disdaindespair Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, Rid! :D
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oranges994 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
of course no problem Meks!
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
This is seriously stunning, I love it!!!! Her hair is completely amazing and textured and that blouse :faint: You CAN'T give it away :crying:
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disdaindespair Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahh.. thank you, Paula! You're so sweet. Sadly, I must give it away as promised. It's okay.. it would have just sat in my portfolio collecting dust, but in the hands of someone else it would be well displayed and admired. :D
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
That's a very good way to look at it :nod:
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CarrionArt Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Sick.

I'd say more, but you'd argue with me, anyway. :D Damnable woman.

(Sorry I've been absent-- like you, I've been busy as hell...)
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disdaindespair Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, Allen! Why, I thought you like a good argument.. the make-up afterwards is always best after a good fight. ;)
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CarrionArt Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Um, well, that's true, but I just broke up with my girlfriend and I feel odd doing your husband's foreplay for him... :pissed: :horny:
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disdaindespair Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Are you guys still talking?
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:iconcarrionart:
CarrionArt Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, we're still tight, we just weren't working as a "couple." I'll send you a private note.
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