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Graphite pencil on A4 size Bristol. Reference by :iconinconceivablee: here inconceivablee.deviantart.com/… and was found in the group :icondraw-my-photo:
Updated Feb 2015 with a larger file.
 
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PJ-Portrait-SBR Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2016
Very beautiful portrait réalistic well drawn bravo... 
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markstewart Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2016   Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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tompok76 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ive tried to use a brush and chorchaldirt... but... yours much more better! Thank you for show me this smoooooooothes :)
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2016   Traditional Artist
You're welcome.
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tompok76 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous! What technique have you used? I am just trying to figure out due to my pencil, especially my hand, cant do this :)
Your work look so smooth and realistic, just awesome!
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markstewart Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2016   Traditional Artist
Thank you, a very light touch with multiple layering and softening with cotton wool. Softer graphite pencils from 4B to 7B makes blending easier the more layers you put down but it has taken a bit of practice. All cross hatching and no circulism helped too.
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tompok76 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ive tried it but despite of simple and easy look the technique is very hard to me... Ill keep trying :D Thks for show me a way and the goal too.
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RachelCheyenne Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So beautiful. How did you get the skin so soft and smooth?
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2016   Traditional Artist
Thank you, a very light touch with multiple layering and softening with cotton wool. Softer graphite pencils from 4B to 7B makes blending easier the more layers you put down but it has taken a bit of practice. All cross hatching and no circulism helped too.
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Pappa60 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2016
Infants are often wery difficult to portrait. This is one of the best I have seen. :)
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2016   Traditional Artist
Thanks, they are indeed. This is probably the best infant i have ever drawn and i still haven't drawn a convincing one since this so I desperately hope it wasn't a one off. Having a good referenced did help though.
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SpotlessDestiny Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016
nice! ^^
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2016   Traditional Artist
Thanks.
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SpotlessDestiny Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2016
you are welcome
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cardi777 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016
They is seriously amazing
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2016   Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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Tonidanielle Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
The skin texture is so incredibly smooth...flawless work.  Such a fan of yours and when I grow up I want to be half as good as you!  
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markstewart Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2016   Traditional Artist
Thank you, this is one of my faves too, thanks for the support ... I'm sure you will shine and leave me in your shadow with your art when you do :D
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Angeliesheart Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi I clicked your page because it caught my eye. Your artworks is so realistic. Lets talk about it. You can also drop by to my page. :) :) :)
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markstewart Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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Angeliesheart Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I NEED more friends traditional artist on DV I check yours ur awesome artist LETS TALK ABOUT IT I hope you can giv me a visit :)
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Blueberryjam789 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2015  Student
OMG AMAZING QAQ
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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Blueberryjam789 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2015  Student
Welcome!
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Mr-Pink-Rose Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2015
Awwww, this looks very cute...I really like the expression and the stand-up hair!
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thanks very much, glad you like it.
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:iconjoandrew:
joandrew Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015  Student
OH my... how could this have been so perfect.. so sweet and i am totally in love with it.. You are amazing.
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markstewart Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thank you, glad you like it.
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Franksavagesart Featured By Owner Edited Aug 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
probably my favourite drawing on the internet i often visit it! there's more in there than virtuosity...its what makes it special.

p.s. hands up if it makes you grin as soon as you see it!?

beautiful.
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markstewart Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015   Traditional Artist
Wow thanks Frank, i appreciate that, you made my day mate. Yes i love it, fell in love with the reference as soon as i saw it, i couldn't believe no one had drawn the fabulous stock image here on DA. It's turning into one of my most popular pieces to date and i haven't drawn a baby since this one. It's the first baby drawing i've been satisfied with for sure.
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nev777 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just enjoy so much seeing your perfect work... you are a total inspiration and guess what I am so privileged to know you..
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markstewart Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thanks Nev, you're very welcome ... And you bud.
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Sadness40 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous!!! Heart - Free 
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markstewart Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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SAibIRfan Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i can almost touch him :love:
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markstewart Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thanks :D
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camelopardalisinblue Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh. I can't believe this is a *drawing*! What stunning work.
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markstewart Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thank you :D
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cindywider Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015
Hi Mark, I really admire you r attention to fine detail. Your full light areas, reflected light, half tones, shadow edges and cast shadows are all so well done. I like the texture of the skin and am wondering if you are using the smooth shading technique (traditional side of the graphite) or the tip of your pencil or graphite powder. Its a beautiful texture. I love the emotion here too; the moment in time you have so beautifully captured. Great work Mark, I have enjoyed looking at all your work and can see your various journeys of discovery in many of your works. Sincere regards Cindy
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markstewart Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thank you Cindy, very much appreciated. I only use the tip but not too sharp and build up multiple soft layers blending between the layers with a variety of tools. I do remember that i used a lot of cotton wool balls and soft nylon watercolour brushes on the skin tones for softness but i needed plenty of layering. The technique constantly changes and adapts with each drawing. Yes it's been an interesting journey at times and every new piece still brings something new to the table which i enjoy and with ever fresh piece comes a fresh approach to try something new and different in some way.
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cindywider Featured By Owner May 18, 2015
Hi Mark, I must appologise because I only just found this message. Its not often that I login to Deviant art. Thank you for your interesting reply. I use the side of the pencil alot, and build up in gentle layers with blending usually on the final layer. Its great how we can use many different techniques to get the results we are after. Lately I have been exploring coloured pencil more, love that medium. You can see some of my results at cindywider.com but in general I just wanted you to know that I love your work! Have a great day and thanks again:) 
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markstewart Featured By Owner May 18, 2015   Traditional Artist
You're welcome Cindy. Yes i've just seen your "apple" drawing ... very nice work, you definitely know your coloured pencils. Have a great day too :D
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cindywider Featured By Owner May 31, 2015
Thank you so much Mark:)
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beachlegs Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
My word this is stunning your art is amazing :)
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thank you, i appreciate it :D
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beachlegs Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
My pleasure :)
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LukaszMarkiewicz Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I always like to look at this work haha, great, great, great sweet drawing ha Mark! ..
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thanks very much, i'm glad you like it :D
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lisacred Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
so adorable~ 
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markstewart Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014   Traditional Artist
Yes i agree, thanks :D
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