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Ziva, on the morning of her wedding by TinkerMeThis Ziva, on the morning of her wedding by TinkerMeThis
More Ziva being just insanely pretty. :) So yeah, I looked at this season nine promo shot one day and found that it's one of my favorite images of her and that it certainly made for a nice drawing base, just not with the silly coverall they put her into. And thus, this idea was born. ;)

Materials used: sketchpad 9x12 inches/24x34 cm (110g/sqm), 3 different pencils (0.35 mm mechanical pencil filled with B leads for the outline, fine detail and texture of her hair, 2B for general shadowing/rendering, 8B for the really dark shadows), 1 pure graphite pencil (9B, for the almost-blacks), 3 different erasers (regular soft one, kneadable eraser for subtle value adjustment, Tombow Mono Zero 2mm eraser for fine details), 1 really thin and 1 medium paper stump blender, one tiny tortillion for texturing the flower. I didn't count the actual hours spent on this one, since I had to go back and correct stuff so many times (curse her for not wanting to look like herself!) but all in all it took two weeks until it was finished. Minor cleanup was done in Photoshop.

Please donít repost this to other sites (linking is quite fine, though) or claim as your own or remove my tag. Thank you, and I hope you enjoy.
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thedancedevil Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I love it! It's beautiful.
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shiny-kiyoko Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
omfg how amazing ^^
its soooooooooo beautiful WOW
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loverofbeauty Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
And who would the groom be, I wonder...?
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JadeJoyMann Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
How long did this piece of amazingness take?!
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TinkerMeThis Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I lost track of the actual hours soon - most of it was spent on reworking and going over it again and again because she just didn't want to look like herself. ;) All in all I was busy with it for about two weeks. The other one (baby!Ziva) took about 35 hours - this one ate much more time...
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JadeJoyMann Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
I hope it was worth it. :P
She's beautiful and looks like herself now, so obviously it was time well spent!
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TinkerMeThis Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. ♥ Yes, it was worth it. I put some in-progress pictures into my scrapbook last night, so if you like, you can compare. ;)
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JadeJoyMann Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
Cool... but I have no idea how to find le scrapbooks! HELP!
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TinkerMeThis Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
On a profile page, there's a link to the gallery, it's a sub-part of that. Let's try out if html works here - if it does, this should be the direct link.
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JadeJoyMann Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
It did work, and it was super cool!
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Jessica3green Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
materials used?
kidding right?
this was made in photoshop, done with some sort of effect thing to make it look like a sketch,..
because this is simply too amazing to be done with some pencils... 0_o
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TinkerMeThis Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Should I post the in-progress-snapshots, too? ;) Nope, I assure you, it's completely done with pencil. I cleaned up a few eraser marks in Photoshop after scanning, but that's the biggest "effect" used there. ;)
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Jessica3green Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
yes you should,...:p
I MIGHT believe you after that,...;P
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TinkerMeThis Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Terribly behind on organizing my art stuff, but I did get around to upload some of the progress pics into my scrapbook. ;)
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danae143 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
wow, amazing!!! here cote looks a lot like salma hayek...
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TinkerMeThis Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hee, thank you. Yes, they are both similar types.
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CelestialxAdventure Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
OMG HEYY!!!!!!! OH MY GOODNESS!!! this is amazing!! This is like...WOWOWOWOWOWOW!!! Do you kno what Promo shot it was? I've been looking for it for like a week......pleaseee
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TinkerMeThis Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Of course I do, I picked it after all. ;) It's the one from season 9's "Restless" of her in the red coverall, while they're going through debris.

And - thank you. :D
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angeleloise Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
this is gorgeous :)
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TinkerMeThis Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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KissofCrimson Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
Wow, this is beautiful. You did a wonderful job on it, well done! :D
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TinkerMeThis Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:w00t: Thank you very much! It was a lot of work, but a lot of fun, too.
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KissofCrimson Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
You're welcome.
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Shade-Duelist Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
...wow, this is beautiful!
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TinkerMeThis Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:excited: Thank you! :)
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Shade-Duelist Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome - it's the honest-to-God truth, so you deserve to get all the praise you are! It is a beautiful work! :nod:
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Aeidhryn Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
Exceedingly pretty, and has a certain verisimilitude, despite the black-and-white. Well done.
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TinkerMeThis Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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Wennuhpen Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course it got a gazillion reblogs, it's great and you know it!
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TinkerMeThis Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And you certainly helped getting it there with your "beta viewing". ;)
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Wennuhpen Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
True! :)
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LuLuLunaBuna Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stop what you're doing and give me your talent. >:[

Gwuh, this is SO PRETTY. I love the hair effect especially. :) I didn't get a chance to see the final product of it on Tumblr. How'd that escape my dash... huh. But very well done, babe!
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TinkerMeThis Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awww. ♥ Yeah, how *did* that one escape your dash? It actually got a gazillion reblogs for once. ;)

I'm glad you like it. ♥
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