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Heather by Jumei Heather by Jumei
Edit: I polished it a bit. You can see the before and after here: [link]

Sorry for being so inactive lately, I'm struggling with life (that sounds kind of cheezy). I don't know if I want to continue my career as an artist and I am worrying about every aspect I should probably not worry about :[ Depression doesn't help much either.

As some of you know, I started an online shop in decoration, accessories and jewelry: [link] It feels good taking my mind off drawing, I might keep doing this once it starts being profitable.

Anyway- have a sketch. I might work it out but I actually like the rough look...
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maybesis Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
Almost looks like Lana Del Rey ; v;
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tushmonkey Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She's so pretty O.O
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AzureBoa Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
looks like Natalie Portman, great ;-)
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ArdianaDA Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This has such a warm presence its beautiful.i am just a teenager and my dream is to become an artist yet i know that os quite uncertain cause my parents dont support me at this.dont think bad they just want my best.so i am struggling to halfway improve my hobby and keep it a bit longer.anwz i wish u luck it would be apitty if u would stop gifting the world with ur amazing art.
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The-Average-Alex Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013   Digital Artist
Hi there, your artwork has been featured in Feature this No#3
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Jumei Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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deeMM Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
well, you are a reference to me, I love your work. and I'm 30 years old, have no job, and start wondering the same things you do. Lack of skill, mostly. But we can overcome that by drawing more, specially drawing from life. But about giving up, what else other than drawing could i do? I could turn my back to illustration, but that would also make me unhappy... it would be like giving up talking...
Anyway, I had a job interview last week (for which i'm pretty sure i won't be called back) and they asked me for some reference illustrators i liked. These were the ones I chose: 
"James Jean

Shaun Tan

Odile van der Stap

Niroot Puttapipat"

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Jumei Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I feel honored that you like my work, I hope they'll ask you for the job :)
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sketcheth Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I appreciate the honesty in your description of this piece. It's kind of nice to know that other people struggle too. :)
There's a lot of wonderful color choices here, particularly the warmth of her nose. Beautiful work.
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ChristenKojnokArt Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
Love how soft this is! :heart:
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