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Abby Maitland by ChaosAcathla Abby Maitland by ChaosAcathla
Abby Maitland played by Hannah Spearitt in ITV's Primeval.

This one really stretched me, but that what i wanted. I went for the whole image inc' background and jeeez it nearly killed me.

Yeah so i got a bit careless with the background but then it's not the focus so hopefully it's not too obvious.

Time: approximately 19 hours.

Cups of Tea: 4 - too busy to drink!

Tools: Derwent Graphic 2H through 9B, Derwent Onyx Medium and Dark +blending tools (no fixative as i may go back to her hair)

I hope you like it, let me know what you think, comments are appreciated. ^^
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The first thing that I want to say is that I have been searching for weeks now for something worth the time to sit down and critique. Then, today I came across this beautiful drawing of yours. I don't watch tv so I don't know anything about the character but this is a wonderful drawing. Your fine detail work is superb, to say the least. The clothing on her is pretty much perfect, your folds are awsome, and the way you showed the different textures is phenominal. The detail in the face is also very, very good, almost lifelike. The only thing that throws me off about the body is that the neck seems just slightly to short, like her head should be raised just a bit. Also, in your comment you said that you got fairly careless with the backgroud and I have to admit that looking at the detailess background, after seeing this awsome protrait, I do feel a little cheated. I believe that if you took a little time and put some detail in the background it would take this from a great work of art, to an amazing one.
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slavicbeastie Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, brilliant work. Likeness and details are amazing. Instant :fav:
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ChaosAcathla Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much indeed! ^^
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vylet-is-vylent Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Student General Artist
Awww Abby!!!! I missed watching Primeval!!! :D freaking awesome!
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ChaosAcathla Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Professional General Artist
Yeah, no idea if they will be able to do another season. I hope so! And thanks! ^^
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vylet-is-vylent Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Student General Artist
really looking forward for another season of Primeval..
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ChaosAcathla Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Professional General Artist
If they make one!
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YeOldeGeek Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, Abby's short hair, how I miss thee...
And again, absolutely.....no words :) I love the eyes and the hair especially
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ChaosAcathla Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you, when i look back at this one i always feel it's a bit too harsh somehow, because really she has a very uuuuh soft? face.
I completely agree tho, the short hair suited her faaaar better!
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YeOldeGeek Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, too true
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teal27 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yay, Abby too! She looks really nice, although I think her eyeliner needs to be darker (lol). Great job! :winner:
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ChaosAcathla Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks, it is darker in the real version, it lost lots of it's darkness in the scan but thanks for noticing! ^^
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da-parrot-masta Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
i miss her short hair,
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ChaosAcathla Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
Me too, I'm not keen on the new cut!
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YoSafBridge Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm so jealous that you have the patience for 19 hours of work! But it was definitely worth it.

I love this show, and I love this drawing. Her eyes are gorgeous and WOW wow wow the shading on that jacket.
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ChaosAcathla Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much! I'm glad you like it, it was a long time! ^^
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RubySol Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think this is amazing! It is so close to to perfect I can't believe it isn't real.:D
I really admire artists like you who can draw so life-like.
Well done! (ps; I'm a big fan of the show :D)
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ChaosAcathla Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much, i'm glad you think so. The show is great i'm so glad it's back! ^^
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RubySol Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am too! I'm not happy about the fact Sarah isn't in it anymore, considering she was new on the team. Is Abby your favourite character from the series?
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ChaosAcathla Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
She'd be second to Connor, I really liked Danny too so I hope his character has survived! I was never really taken by Becker in the past as he didn't have much of a character written into the script but they seem to be developing as a person and not just soldier a lot more now.
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RubySol Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My favourite is Connor too!:D I agree with you on Danny as well, I think I heard somewhere that he might be back for a couple of episodes, so I'm hoping that's true.
Becker's a bit of an ass, he seems too egotistic and full of himself to me. Especially as I'm starting to like Matt. My other favourite character has to be James Lester. He is such of a sarcastic guy, he just makes me laugh.
Did you see the episode before the most recent one?
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ChaosAcathla Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
Yeah I've seen everything that has aired so far. I like James Lester too I'm really happy he's getting more screen time this series. Danny should be back for episode 7 as far as I'm aware.
Hmmm I'd say the jury is still out on Matt because he is obviously going to be a very complex character and I'd like to know more about first. I'm also trying not to judge Becker too much yet but he obviously has issues!
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RubySol Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I missed last episode.:p Need to catch up on it on Iplayer.
James definitely deserves more screen time!:dance: And he got it. I think Matt has a slightly darker side, but I'm hoping that old guy he keeps seeing is on the right side.
What do you think of Philip?
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ChaosAcathla Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
It think Philip has motives we are yet to find out about. Last nights episode was epic! Did you see it?
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Vertig0h Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
Aaaaamaaazing!
Especially the eyes.
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ChaosAcathla Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks yeah i'm pretty happy with her eyes, my fave part is probably the hood on her left side (our right). ^^
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kat-Yes Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. Great! Must have been very patient by 19 hours of work X.x. Very accurate xD. I would give you an A ;)
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ChaosAcathla Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks yeah i tried to be, though after 17 hours i was getting a bit tired of it! Thanks again! ^^
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Pintocua Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011   Traditional Artist
really well done
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ChaosAcathla Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much! ^^
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Pintocua Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011   Traditional Artist
you`re welcome
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