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Vivien Leigh 03/21/2013 by khinson Vivien Leigh 03/21/2013 by khinson
This is Vivien Leigh as she appeared in the movie Fire Over England from the late 1930's. The reference is from the book “The Art of Gone with the Wind: The Making of a Legend” that I received on my 18th birthday way back in 1990. I used this reference once back when I first got the book, but put her in an outfit from Gone with the Wind. After several hours of drawing this, I now see why I didn't try to draw this outfit before. I actually started the drawing in November!

Vivien Leigh and Fire Over England do not belong to me.

Time and materials:
29.75 hours
9 x 12 smooth Bristol board
Kimberly pencils 2H to 6B
2B, HB and 4B mechanical pencils
kneaded eraser
blending stumps
Kleenex
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:iconwhu-wei:
whu-wei Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
I could repeat everything I just said for this one! Lovely work! I've got to find time to wallow in your Gallery :)
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:iconkhinson:
khinson Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! I know how that is as I don't get a lot of time to check out the artwork here like I'd like to. When I get to look at your page I always find treasures I haven't seen before!
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Kapow2003 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013
Gorgeous stuff!
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:iconkhinson:
khinson Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconorangeworld10:
orangeworld10 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
 This is beautiful work! Excellent!
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:iconkhinson:
khinson Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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acrosstars22 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
wow wow wow the details are perfect!!! :omg: :clap:
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:iconkhinson:
khinson Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconheath23windle:
heath23windle Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist
EXCELLENT!!! ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT!!!!!
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:iconkhinson:
khinson Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconmanycomics:
manycomics Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely!
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:iconkhinson:
khinson Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is beautiful, Karen! I love all the details in her jewellery and clothes, I can imagine that it took ages!
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:iconkhinson:
khinson Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much Svenja! It did seem like ages! :)
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:iconcrowfairy:
CrowFairy Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome
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:iconkhinson:
khinson Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconwhizziewhizzer:
WhizzieWhizzer Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
wow this is beautiful work Karen, love it!!!
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:iconkhinson:
khinson Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconbonniemarie:
Bonniemarie Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013   Traditional Artist
so beautiful! love vivien leigh soo much
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:iconkhinson:
khinson Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! Vivien was a great beauty!
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:iconevanaeru:
evanaeru Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my goodness, this is absolutely amazing!
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:iconkhinson:
khinson Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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f1utterby3 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The amount of detail in this portrait is amazing! In the hair, clothing, and jewelry it is just perfect! I also love the strong contrast in this piece, especially from the hair to the skin. It makes such a powerful statement and so realistic. And the way that you've drawn the background out of focus is just amazing. Great work!
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:iconkhinson:
khinson Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! Your comments are much appreciated!
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:iconlatestarter63:
LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful drawing.
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:iconkhinson:
khinson Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Crystal-Firefly Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is awesome. The light and the shading are great. I especially like how you did that with the curreled hair. To do that must be quit tricky. Really great! :)
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:iconkhinson:
khinson Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconcoruskating:
coruskating Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
Looks great.
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:iconkhinson:
khinson Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconnatinhaz:
natinhaz Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
what a Beautiful!!!!She is TOP!!!
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:iconkhinson:
khinson Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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gintmfgb Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
Great likeness - good work !
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:iconkhinson:
khinson Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconart-of-man:
Art-of-man Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How on earth #BestDrawings could put this in the 'Cool Drawings' folder is a mystery. It really should be in the Amazing folder!
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:iconkhinson:
khinson Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! I'm glad you think so! :)
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Art-of-man Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome. :D
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Alicelisabeth Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
Wow it's really good!
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:iconkhinson:
khinson Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Alicelisabeth Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
you're welcome ^^
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Cinnamoncandy Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You have been featured. [link] :heart:
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:iconkhinson:
khinson Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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LORMarie44 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
So Lovely!!!
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:iconkhinson:
khinson Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconlindsaydc:
lindsaydc Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful :)
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:iconkhinson:
khinson Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconjon-wyatt:
Jon-Wyatt Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You've done a great job.
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:iconkhinson:
khinson Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconcinnamoncandy:
Cinnamoncandy Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic work!
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:iconkhinson:
khinson Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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