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Rihanna by BabyDollB Rihanna by BabyDollB
My first pastel portrait, I think I found my new favorite medium. Love this picture of Rihanna: [link] so I used it as a reference.

Done with pastels on pastel paper.


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This amazing pastel portrait immediately caught my attention when I first saw the thumbnail. It is so bright and vibrant, and the texture of the pastels on the paper gives an impression of real skin. I gave this :star::star::star: for originality only because it is based on another reference.
Two more things that make this such a nice portrait:
1. The warm, but muted colors; there are so many, but they are not too bright so the effect is not too overwhelming.
2. The yellow eyeshadow; the contrast with everything around it makes the whole portrait interesting to look at.
Two things which could be better, in my opinion:
1. The lips are too detailed compared to the other features. Either make them a little more blurry, or give more detail to the other features, like the eyelashes and hair.
2. The light, whiter areas around her eye don't really fit with the rest of the color theme; it might be better if they were a warmer color.
I hope this has been helpful!
:heart: ~nfaas
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SquirrelGirl15 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Featured here! [link] :heart:
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Justa-Watcher49 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Fantastic colors and light! WOW
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WitchiArt Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconcheerplz:YOU'RE FEATURED IN :iconportraitpencilart:'S JOURNAL HOPE YOU DON'T MIND:iconcheerplz:
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TeofiloDesign Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Greeeat! It's very beautiful! Compliments, mate!
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Kirablu Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow
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PhotonLights Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I looove the colors in this, awesome work :D
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CreoleFleur Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very very nice!
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Mirage-168201 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
I've no words actually to describe how amazing this one is , i mean this is your first time and you made it like that what will you do if you get professional <3
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Photopathica Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012   General Artist
Hi!
We have chosen your work for our Featured Folder for November!
This piece has been featured here: [link]

On behalf of:
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phoenix132 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Nice work! I love the colours :)
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BabyDollB Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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JHgrafixx Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The colours are amazing. Welldone!
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BabyDollB Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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rannveigfunderud Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Nice colors!
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:iconbabydollb:
BabyDollB Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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:iconhrischi:
hrischi Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Wow!!!Your work is awesome!
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BabyDollB Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconms20:
ms20 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
nic3
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BabyDollB Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks
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:iconlesyaschmetterling:
lesyaschmetterling Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh it's soooooo beautiful!!!
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:iconbabydollb:
BabyDollB Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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jazzilady Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really beautiful! :iconbugplz:
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BabyDollB Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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jazzilady Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconyoure-welcomeplz::iconbunchiesyeahplz:
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cuzzycutegirl Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
what kind and brand of pastels did you use on this one?
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BabyDollB Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
They were the cheap ProArt Artist soft pastels :D
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cuzzycutegirl Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG! really, i do not know how you made the soft pastels look so solid and the colors vivid! great work!
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BabyDollB Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, just lots of layering!
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gintmfgb Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Good work, love the colours and the shading !
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BabyDollB Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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CandaceMiranda86 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the colours are so beautiful!!!
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:iconbabydollb:
BabyDollB Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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:iconwaymad:
WAYMAD Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well done
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:iconbabydollb:
BabyDollB Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconwaymad:
WAYMAD Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your welcome
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ENT2PRI9SE Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Great job on the bottom lip.
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:iconbabydollb:
BabyDollB Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I usually have trouble with the mouth :P
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miriamlindqvist Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Student General Artist
This artwork is stunning! This kind of art make me wanna keep on getting better!
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BabyDollB Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Good thats awesome! Practice is really the best way to get better
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dreamsinstatic Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
Your fantastic work has been featured in Friday Night Features.
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BabyDollB Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow I'm honored!
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dreamsinstatic Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
You're welcome.
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TinaS-Photography Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
Love the colours !
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BabyDollB Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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danielag82 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great :clap:
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BabyDollB Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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KMusicDreamer Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh! Gorgeous! Before I saw the title, I was like, dude! This looks like Rihanna! And it sure is! xD What a GREAT pastel. I can't believe this is your first pastel portrait. You cannot tell. Girl, you got SO much skill. Please, never be discouraged, 'cause you can TOTALLY get far with this stuff. It's AMAZING.
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BabyDollB Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks I really appreciate that!
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KMusicDreamer Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! It's true! :3
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pengwens Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
Wow, this is awesome!
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