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The Becoming by Art-by-Jilani The Becoming by Art-by-Jilani
"I'm stuck in this dream it's changing me, i am becoming."

Natalie Portman as Nina Sayers in Darren Aronofsky's "The Black Swan".

Tools used on 8X10 vellum paper:
8B & Mechanical pencil, kneaded eraser, white uni-bal gel pen and chalk for brightest highlights, toilet paper and blending stick to blend.

time: approx 5 hours.

LINK TO COLORED VERSION: [link]
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:iconcalaymo:
Calaymo Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Your amazing work has been feature on my journal --> [link]
I hope you doesn't mind
:blowkiss:
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Tammy--J Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Student
Wooww!! This frickin amazing! :) I love Black Swan... i've watched it at least 4/5 times now xD
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dodgeimagery Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Professional Photographer
Please tell me you sell prints of this, I am blown away!
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SuperSmurgger Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG How can you be so talented ???? Seriously, this is damn realistic and incredible !!!! :wow::wow::wow:
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:iconvivi567:
Vivi567 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
Okay I'm just going to cut straight to the point: THIS IS BRILLIANT!
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:iconart-by-jilani:
Art-by-Jilani Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks
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:iconpapkalaci:
Papkalaci Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
amaizig!
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:iconmetlina-chan:
Metlina-chan Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the shading:heart: Great work and great song, by the way:)
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:iconun-willing:
Un-Willing Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Incredible! Great work :)
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:iconniespecjalna:
niespecjalna Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011   Digital Artist
Awesome!!!!
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:iconlillamy89:
LillaMy89 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
All I can say is WOW! Great idea and it looks so realistic!
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:iconrozee999:
rozee999 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
chalk? i might use that now. didnt know it came is use with pencil drawings.
great drawing!!
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:iconpriscillaw:
PriscillaW Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
Did you use a reference?
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:iconart-by-jilani:
Art-by-Jilani Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I used several, not one specific source, hence making this rendition an original. Had I not, I'd consider myself a god of sorts. But alas, a mere mortal.

P.S. Got some astounding works yourself!
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PriscillaW Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
and I hope you accept my request to add this to my group.
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PriscillaW Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
oh I see, that's really cool! I was looking everywhere for the reference. Seems I wasted time ;) And thanks so much for the compliment!
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:iconjsings:
jsings Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Amazing. :clap:
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VanDortLover Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing! *-*
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niki426 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
good work, and only 5 hours?? wooow
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CupidsGun Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
great film and great drawing ive been thinking of drawing natalie portman since i saw that film :)
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xXxNijuraxXx Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
amazing!!!!
the shading is really good!!!
and the drawing itself is gorgeous...
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:iconneostone138:
Neostone138 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
That only tok you 5 hours!!! :O It would probably take me days to even copy something have as good!!!! Thats amazing!!!
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:iconart-by-jilani:
Art-by-Jilani Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank u, and I credit the considerably low amount of time behind my drawings to the size of them. 8x10.
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:iconkarthik82:
karthik82 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome work! I love the coloured version too!
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:iconart-by-jilani:
Art-by-Jilani Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
thank u bud.
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:iconsuipumpkin:
SuiPumpkin Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this movie and I adore your artwork. it's making me want to watch the movie (yet) again ^^
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FlamingoVinyl Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
OMG that is perfect!
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:iconthe-loiterer:
The-Loiterer Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
Awesome
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:iconphotobri25:
PhotoBri25 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You have been Featured HERE: [link] :D
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Art-by-Jilani Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thnx!
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PhotoBri25 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
your welcome
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Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent drawing!! :D:D
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:iconart-by-jilani:
Art-by-Jilani Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
thnx man.
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:iconevusha:
evusha Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Student Interface Designer
oow this is fantastic:heart:
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CrimsonnOnyxx Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
wow,this is absolutely amazing, i dont know if you used a reference picture, but is there anyway i could possibly draw this with your permission?
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Art-by-Jilani Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Firstly thanx and I used a couple of reference images and composed a whole new drawing all together. Makes it sort of one of a kind...but if u wanna reference it, its cool. Just link this original drawing in your description and give credit where its due.
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CrimsonnOnyxx Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks so much!! i will definitely have a link to your page and your drawing giving you credit for the idea! :D
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erdnuss-baum Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Grear movie-great drawing! :D
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LizaAvelino Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
I like it!! haven't seen this movie yet. I'm so excited :D
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:iconfishglow:
fishglow Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful! I really liked the movie, I love Aranofsky twisted visions
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CaptainSyrup Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Exquisite shading. Makes me sound like a jerk to say that but it's true.
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gintmfgb Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
Superb !!
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:iconjennifermontes:
jennifermontes Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
You did a great job capturing Natalie Portman's likeness!
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Isabelle9876 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Student Artist
love this. i'm dying to see this movie ^^
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:iconart-by-jilani:
Art-by-Jilani Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
It's good.
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Isabelle9876 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Student Artist
^^
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Des-s Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
Amazing!:clap:
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:iconthent:
thent Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
great great great!
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:iconart-by-jilani:
Art-by-Jilani Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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Dormas Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
NICE!
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