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It was an interesting evening I had. Finished this one..(as much as I was going to) though, and that's what is important. Not sure how happy I am with the shirt and shoulder area, I think I rushed it a bit, something I tried not to do, but I already sprayed it with the fixative, and can't do anything with it now anyway.

Hope you enjoy...and talk to you soon


(approx 25 hours)

9x12, graphite

Matty
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:iconfuckingglam:
FuckingGlam Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww I love it! She's really beautiful! Great job ;)
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TroyLegier12 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Favorite woman in the world !!
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:icontroylegier12:
TroyLegier12 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Favorite woman in the world !!
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:iconjulie-mic:
julie-mic Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
good work!
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:iconcoolo123:
coolo123 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010
this is really good, the eyes are the best feature :clap:
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:iconmattyrich:
mattyrich Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
Thank you very much...
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:iconkjose:
Kjose Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
I love your art work.This is undesputably Aliciakeys..
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:iconmattyrich:
mattyrich Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
thank you very much, I really appreciate that...
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:iconfolleh:
FolleH Featured By Owner May 17, 2010
oh god, that's really really awesome!!!
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:iconmattyrich:
mattyrich Featured By Owner May 17, 2010
thank you very much
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Seattle-Storm Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010  Student Photographer
Wow...this is just incredible. Like other commenters said, Alicia almost looks like she's real in this drawing. Well done! :worship:

Definitely looking forward to more drawings of Alicia from you. I :heart: her!
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Jfulton259 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009
what weight or type of paper do you recommend?
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:iconanasthinkings:
anasthinkings Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009
i love it!=)
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:iconmattyrich:
mattyrich Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009
Thank you very much
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:iconanasthinkings:
anasthinkings Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009
you're welcome!:)
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:iconedartgeek:
EdArtGeek Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks just like her! Great job.
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:iconmattyrich:
mattyrich Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008
Thank you very much...she is one of my faves..have a few more planned for her as well...(she is just too freakin beautiful not to draw...)
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:iconedartgeek:
EdArtGeek Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem, and ya she's gorgeous!
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dunnalildiffernt Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
this has been featured [link]
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J-Mobius Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2008
25 hours, no wonder you're so good, I average 3 hours. I'm trying to be more like you and slow down. check out my recent WIP post. started it 2 days ago, didn't even touch it today. this is a lovely piece.
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mattyrich Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2008
Yeah, I slowed down A LOT over the years...I mean I see people here that get 80% done in like 8 hours...and it's cool for them, but I like to take my time, and just get it right in my eyes...cause as I have said to a few, if it looks good to me, it's gonna look phenominal to others..
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J-Mobius Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2008
I find other people definitely think more highly of my art, but we only see the mistakes in our own work. for me, after a few days I lose my excitement about whatever I just drew and think it isn't that good after all, not with every piece, but that's healthy, keeps me striving to improve.
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femketje Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2008  Professional Photographer
.simply amazing.
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:iconmattyrich:
mattyrich Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2008
thank you very much..sorry for the delay in responding, probs with my neck and sitting at a comp just sucks...but I really do appriciate that
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femketje Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008  Professional Photographer
oh i know what you mean.. i have a lot of neckproblems myself because the computer.. i spend too much time at it.. ^^;

maybe if you keep it warm with a shawl it'll ease the pain a bit..:) helps fine with me.. ^^
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mattyrich Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008
What's a shawl? I actually went and got one of those travel pillows, seems to help a little...but do I look funny when I draw....(travel pillow, eye patch, yankees hat...you'd think I was setting off on an adventure, and not just going in the living room to draw..)
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Hawthorn666 Featured By Owner May 12, 2008
Um... you wear an eye patch?
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:iconmattyrich:
mattyrich Featured By Owner May 12, 2008
Yeah...I have a condition called Occular Histoplasmosis Syndrom which causes the wall of my eye to become weak, and blood vessels can form that are very brittle. Due to this, they break at times, and if untreated, it can cause a macular scar. The scar I have in my right eye goes through the center of my vision, so though the periphial vision is ok, i can't see straight ahead.

Because of this, I sometimes get double vision if looking at something directly in front of me, so I used to just close the eye, but the strain of it gave me these killer headaches. So wearing the patch takes care of both, and I can draw.

It's actually a lot more drawn out than that, but i won't bore you with details...lol..
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Hawthorn666 Featured By Owner May 15, 2008
Wow... that's pretty hardcore! You get bonus points for still being able to draw so well, admiration for you and your work has gone up my friend!
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mattyrich Featured By Owner May 19, 2008
Well, like I always say, there are two things I'm good at in this world, and for the other one, I need another person...so I draw a lot more often...lol..
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femketje Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008  Professional Photographer
damn.. now i have to explain what a shawl is.. and i was already struggling with remembering the english word for it because i'm dutch myself..XD

i'd add a little pick in, that looks like a good idea to me instead of trying to explain in strange half dutch/half english words..XD

[link]
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mattyrich Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008
Oh, like a scarf......I don't know if I need that, I just need a higher chair, (or better angles or something.) I'm kinda tall, and how I sit at my desk when I draw causes great strain on my neck (what I've been told now...) So I have to sit a little more comfortably...and I'm working on it...just need to find that right chair....
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femketje Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008  Professional Photographer
oh okay..:)

maybe you could try some special massage chair..
they're like heaven, for your neck and back..:D

though.. they're like 2000 euros..:( so that's pretty expensive..
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mattyrich Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008
Actually, the chiropractor I have been seeing is doing a wonderful job, and keeps making me think, "Why didn't I do this sooner?"
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FrEsHyLiCi0uZ Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2008
i love it!
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:iconmattyrich:
mattyrich Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2008
thank you much, there will definitely be more of her in my gallery soon....she's just too beautiful not to draw..
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FrEsHyLiCi0uZ Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2008
i think so, too. :D
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:iconpirucca:
pirucca Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008
REALLY GOOD
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:iconmattyrich:
mattyrich Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2008
thank you very much...I really do appriciate that..
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:iconlilclairey:
lilclairey Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008
Argh, Alicia keys is ridiculously good looking, plus I love her music of course! Great drawing! :heart:
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:iconmattyrich:
mattyrich Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008
Oh my god, she is sooo freakin hot in her new video..(lucky bastage...)..but yes, I do love that woman...there will be more of her, I promise...
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lilclairey Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008
Can't wait! :D
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August-Alander Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2008
NICE!
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:iconmattyrich:
mattyrich Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008
Thank you very much...going to have to draw her again soon..
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August-Alander Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008
:)
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:iconnostarismissing:
nostarismissing Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2008
Really fantastic job on this one Matty :clap: one of my favorites!
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:iconmattyrich:
mattyrich Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2008
Well keep on the lookout, I just love her..always have, and will draw her a few more times...(Plus, I just love that new song of hers...)
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nostarismissing Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2008
Yeah, my sister bought the new album so naturally I ripped it. She's just so dang talented

Like another person i can think of...*cough*friggin,amazing,artist*cough* :)
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:iconmattyrich:
mattyrich Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2008
It's on the list of things to burn for me. I want the new Springsteen, Eddie Vedder and hers.
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:iconlareal:
LAReal Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Brilliant as always. I like the pose you chose....
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