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Ophelia's Flowers by CaroleHumphreys Ophelia's Flowers by CaroleHumphreys
'Ophelia's Flowers', pencil drawing sized A3 (42 x 29.7 cms).
I used Derwent pencils on Bristol Board. I estimate this took approximately 120 hours (completed in a month).

I'm greatly indebted to *endegor for allowing me to use his beautiful photo. Thank you so much Nikolai :hug:
He has produced some gorgeous photographs in his Ophelia series.
I haven't done a faithful copy and it's clear I haven't captured his model's beauty (it's a freehand drawing, totally!). I drew her hand originally and then felt the pointing finger made her look too alive in my drawing, so I decided not to include it.
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Shelfcloud Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good softness and a great composition!
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CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :heart:
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Shelfcloud Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome!
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LadyWinter Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
That is so incredible! I adore the amount of time and dedication you put into this piece - I couldn't imagine investing 120h in one piece!! :wow: You've done such a lovely job. The shading is so delicate. :heart:
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CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :heart:
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Sitara-LeotaStock Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
Lovely.
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CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :heart:
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MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
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Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
AWW - such gorgeous artwork!
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CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :heart:
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Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
welcome
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ascenciok Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Well I did leave a comment on this before, but DA must have glitched up and not left it:( Her face is gorgeous and it is very apparent you put a lot of work into this incredible piece. Featured here ascenciok.deviantart.com/journ…
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CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm very sorry for not responding sooner, I have a job working nights and it limits how long I can spend on here.  Thank you for both of your kind comments and for the feature also.
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ascenciok Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
No problem with the delayed reply. I'm usually very behind on messages myself. You're welcome!:hug: It's great to hear you recieved the first comment. I was a little upset that it seemed for several people the comments never added.
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JannaFairyArt Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Stunning work!:heart:
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CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :heart:
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ascenciok Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is phenomenal! Her face is stunning and it's very apparent you spent a lot of time perfecting the drawing.
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CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :heart:
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Anna-Mariaa Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
wonderful work! She look so peaceful.
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CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :heart:
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ulltraz Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
outstanding job!!!love the texture and the mood of the drawing!!!
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CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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ulltraz Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
you are welcome!!!Love 
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giadrosich Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You're getting too good! Can I have you pencil stubs? Maybe some of that goodness will rub off? Seriously, this rocks! :D
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CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha thanks Bob.  My pencils do take some punishment :D
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Vioolett-V Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
It's absolutely wonderful :heart:
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CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :heart:
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density-tmr Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
Wow!!! so graceful and smooth - very well done
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pearwood Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
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SandraHultsved Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Featured your work here: [link]
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markstewart Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013   Traditional Artist
Always a great subject, beautiful drawing Carole, the changes work well too :)
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CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much Mark :)
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markstewart Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013   Traditional Artist
You're welcome :D
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zakkiya29 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So very beautiful and so lovely seeing a drawing from you after long. Missed the fairytale tale like whimsical style you have :)
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CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.  I'm such a shockingly slow worker :heart:
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Ilojleen Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013   Traditional Artist
Beautiful :heart:
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CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :hug:
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wytherwing Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
:) outstanding work Carole! :clap:
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CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :heart:
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wytherwing Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
you're very welcome :)
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Sooooo beautiful!!!
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CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you Paula :heart:
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ShanghaiSarah Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
Beautiful & enchanting work! Lovely tonal values & gorgeous flowers!
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CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :love:
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ShanghaiSarah Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
My pleasure!
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MJWilliam Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Giving me that pre-Raphaelite vibe again, Carole! Beautiful work! :heart:
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NicksPencil Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work Carole. You definitely have captured her beauty.
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DocRedfield Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Bravo, Carole.... amazing work, as always. You picked a cool subject to draw inspiration from, and the work is stellar
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CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you Scott :love:
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eajna Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013   Traditional Artist
wow beautiful! truly amazing work, Carole :clap: :heart:
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