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A Little Bird Told Me by CaroleHumphreys A Little Bird Told Me by CaroleHumphreys
Something new from me (at long last!) - all done in pencil using a range of Derwent Graphic pencils and A3 in size (42x29.7 cms).

Thanks to :icondashinvaine: for pushing me to keep going on this one and for his invaluable feedback.

I'm deeply indebted to the following stock artists whose photos were inspirational and/or provided a reference source for parts of the drawing:-
:icontwiggxstock: for the face, hair, - several photos consulted.
:iconforestlady-stock: for the background trees
:iconbreedstock: for the adorable young crow (I found the battered feathers charming).
The remainder of the drawing is from my imagination.
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:iconpatty6394:
patty6394 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
WOW!
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:iconelitzia:
Elitzia Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I first thought it was a really awesome black and white photo..oo
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:iconcarolehumphreys:
CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconelitzia:
Elitzia Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome
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:iconpuddenhead86wmrg:
puddenhead86wmrg Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
GORGEOUS!!!!!!
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:iconcarolehumphreys:
CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you
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:iconmansonite6669:
Mansonite6669 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a drawing??? O.o It is people like you that drive me to be a better artist. Absoloutely love it.
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:iconcarolehumphreys:
CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. You are a very fine artist yourself :)
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:iconmjwilliam:
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Your awesome work is featured here: [link]
Happy New year! :love:
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:iconnebelelfenaemy:
NebelelfeNaemy Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012   Digital Artist
:snowflake::rose: Hi, dear:heart:... Feature time:[link]
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:icondoberlady:
Doberlady Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012   Traditional Artist
I featured you in my journal [link]
I hope you do not mind :)
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:iconzak05:
Zak05 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful!
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:iconcarolehumphreys:
CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconzak05:
Zak05 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome:)
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EvilReasons Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow.

How inspiring, detailed, beautiful work. I remove my hat in front of this drawing and I will watch you, hoping you keep up the good work. Congratulations!
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:iconcarolehumphreys:
CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :heart:
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:iconevilreasons:
EvilReasons Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You are welcome :aww:
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Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
Dear fagashlil
Your wonderful Artwork is featured ...in
Traditional Art action-portraits...[link]
TRADITIONAL art art portraits...[link]
:iconaction-portraits:...:iconart-portraits:
you are Most welcome!!! ...:heart:
regards
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:iconcloudmilk:
cloudmilk Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love it. BTW, is there anything written on the bird left leg? What could it be? The mystery of it all?

Anyway a great one, beautifully detailed ! :-)
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:iconcarolehumphreys:
CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, and sorry for the late reply. There wasn't anything written on the bird's leg, but what a good idea :)
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dreamarian Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
Hi, you've been featured in my journal!
:iconblueheartplz:[link] :iconblueheartplz:

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:iconwax3212:
Wax3212 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic details... :thumbsup: how much time?
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:iconanmeher:
anmeher Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my, this looks fantastic! Amazing job with her dreads!
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:iconjoilieder:
Joilieder Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
Wow, the trees, the snow, her dress, the raven (crow) are beautiful!! This is an excellent drawing! The details and textures are excellent. Great job!! :iconlovesplatplz:
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:iconwhendt:
whendt Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Student General Artist
This is a great drawing!!! I love it!!!
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:icondomnk:
Domnk Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Just stunning, wish I could draw like that ^^, nice work
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:iconcarolehumphreys:
CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:icontagwerk:
Tagwerk Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
This is great. The feathers of the crow are amazing!
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:iconcarolehumphreys:
CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :)
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:iconlikan17:
likan17 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Excellent workmanship! I like such a climate:)) particularly ravens
:)
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:iconcarolehumphreys:
CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:icondonfarrell:
donfarrell Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
Stunning. I am always so impressed when someone displays such skill with pencils!
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:iconyerduf:
yerduf Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing :wow: :D
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:iconcarolehumphreys:
CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconcarolehumphreys:
CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, Brian. Having just seen your gallery with images of beautiful ladies and birds or animals, it seems to be something we have in common :
in our themes :)
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:iconveiz:
Veiz Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing drawing, and your whole gallery is awesome!:worship:
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:iconcarolehumphreys:
CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Oops! I didn't hit the reply button when I sent a message back just now ... guess I'm a bit challenged at this late hour.

The reply went something like this: Thank you, Brian. Having just seen your wonderful gallery with images of beautiful ladies and birds or animals, it seems to be something we have in common
in our chosen themes :)

Thank you so much for all the favs & for your kind comments also :hug:
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MarceloGodoy Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Professional General Artist
So perfect .. unbelievable! how long you drawing?
very good, very good! I love all your drawings
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:iconcarolehumphreys:
CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. My drawings take 100 hours or more to complete normally ... sometimes, I manage to complete one within a week :)
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:iconparaquem:
paraquem Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
Another beautiful piece Carole. There are some lovely details in this one, the bird especially is superb (love the detail in the wing feathers, there is a real weight to them).

Stephen.
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:iconcarolehumphreys:
CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, Stephen. I'm pleased you like it :)
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:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Gorgeous work-- I love the detail in the bodice! The atmosphere is great. I can just feel the chill in the air.
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:iconcarolehumphreys:
CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :heart:
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:iconsorrowgrave:
Sorrowgrave Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Student Writer
how long did that take? @___@ it reminds me of Amy Lee, just the facial expression does
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:iconcarolehumphreys:
CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. I think it took me a couple of months or so to produce this. I'm pleased you are reminded of Amy Lee, that's just the sort of look I was hoping for (a lot of credit goes to the stock model too, of course) :)
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:iconsorrowgrave:
Sorrowgrave Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010  Student Writer
it's always important to have a good model *nod* but I really like it looks like something you'd see on a Evanescence album
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:iconsweetrosali:
Sweetrosali Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010
Outstanding work, the details are so impressing.
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:iconcarolehumphreys:
CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconboggleboy:
Boggleboy Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
This is spectacular work!!!! So many wonderful textures ans details...brilliant work!
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:iconcarolehumphreys:
CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, Kevin :hug:
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