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Isabelle by burdge Isabelle by burdge
LOVED how cassandra clare described
isabelle in the third book. i just had to draw her!!

ah, for those of you who are out of the loop;
the series is The Mortal Instruments by
the aforementioned Cassandra Clare. :lol:
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Critique by Teddiii May 24, 2011, 11:59:53 PM
I have to start off by saying I completely love Isabelle. She's sexy, a kick butt fighter and makes the books interesting. Now this is a critique that is going to be hard to write because its not exactly a photo. This whole picture comes down to your drawing skill and let me just say; its amazing.

In particular, her hair looks exactly how the book describes but you've drawn it in such a way that is so Isabelle-ish.

Her dress is also how I imagined it to be in the book; white and lacey. Its a wonder the whip isn't curled around her arm. Her face is also the exact way I ictured it in my mind. Vague; beautiful; magnificent; defined.

I really like the picture, as I have stated, but you lost an Originality star because of her pose. Yes, I can see it is Isabelle Lightwood but it would be so much more interesting if she was in a pose that would make me recognise her the instant I look at the picture.

I also knocked off half an impact star because she seem so white. That wasn't your fault really but maybe if her skin had a little more colour, it may make it more standoutish.

Overall, you are an amazing artist and when I heard that you had taught yourself I literally fell out of my chair. This picture is no exception; so if this doesn't help then just tell everyone I'm an amateur :D Good work Brigid!
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4everallways Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It's so hard to draw Isabelle well, but you do it just right! Nice work!
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EponineProuvaire Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is sooo SOOO amazing in like 800 different ways. This captures Isabelle so well that it's incredible. You make me want to draw her xD But thanks for posting! This is really good and definitely going in my favorites. 
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ifollowyoualways Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
Her hair holy crap oh my gosh I'm dead. I sort of like that she doesn't have the runes....she looks very sophisticated.
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helenacrystal1 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
IZZY ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
She is the best and this drawing is the best...it is perfect!
I don't know why I love your drawings so much...although I konow it. Cause your drawings are incredible pretty!
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AbbeyGrimm Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Best Izzy pic on dA. As of right now.
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Phoenixofflames6 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
This is just amazing, I love all your work especially those based in the characters in The Host, but this...this is just too good!
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minimoon123321 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
is it just me who noticed that isabelle doesn't have runes?

i could be wrong i havnt read the books in a while.

but still speechless! greatest izzy EVER!
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amnaamna33 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
that is outright the best izzy picture i have EVER found...
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catoclove Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I LOVE isabelle!
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flooshy98 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
AMAZING!!
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:iconrhys12345:
rhys12345 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
waiting for an edition that doesn't have a shirtless guy on the front before i read it...
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:iconmymonkeys13:
mymonkeys13 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Isabelle has always been one of my favrite characters. I love your art so much...
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DiamondWeekes Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i want read those books! love how the hair is so detailed
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DemonxRose Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
have u read the clockwork angel series?
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FudgeNugget13 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
Why can't my hair be like that?!?!
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:iconluna1007:
Luna1007 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
HER HAIR HER HAIR HER HAIR HER HAIR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! its amazing...
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:iconart-life-laughter:
art-life-laughter Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
this is just exactly as I had imagined her!
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NominusExOfficio Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
Wow... that IS Isabelle! :D
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Velvet-Masquerade Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:O WOW....Thats all I can really say right now....WOW....

I wonder how she fits into that corset...XD
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katnissandpeeta13 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Student Photographer
love it, im so gonna try to draw this!
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Katie413 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
Amazing!

This is almost exactly how I imagined her when I read the book. great job!
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muggle525 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Student General Artist
LOOOOVE IT! im not complaining, but wheres her necklace?
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monica8807 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Student Writer
LOVE it!!
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isaaly Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWN AMAZING ISABELLE!
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maximum35 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
she's awsome and my library doesn't have the rest of the books i've only read the first one, i'm reading clockwork angel
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annierose7 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
wow her hair is amazinggg
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LifeGM2500 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I have a character based off her!!! Shes a princess. :)
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Aryashadeslayer Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
beautiful! she is just as i imagined her to be! :D
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NatLovesBlueEyes Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
A_M_A_Z_I_N_G......
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littlemissmaturity Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
I love this character! She's kick-ass! I especially love her in City of Fallen Angels. This is a great drawing. i <3 it
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SilverSideoftheMoon Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks exactly like how I imagined her! Did you copy and paste it from the inside of my head or something?
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BleedingMicrophone Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i seriously love ur drawings of isabelle
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Mad-Sparrow Featured By Owner May 14, 2011   Writer
Love the dress
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sydneyanne334 Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This is amazing!
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XlivexlovexlaughX Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
she looks really really pretty!! Have u ever drawn Sebastian? Clairy gives a good description of him!! don't u think?
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kaylap1410 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
What about her runes though?
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peanutbutterangel Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
where are her marks?
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:iconpeanutbutterangel:
peanutbutterangel Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
where are her marks?
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:iconlifegm2500:
LifeGM2500 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
they're very pale. look closely.
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parishereIcome Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
I'm rather out of the loop
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PuppyAkamaru Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Isabelle is such a goober. XD I love her.
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raven-connors1137 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
youve read like every single book ive read and thought were amazing so ya just had to say that
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Bree-utiful Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010
Gorgeous. ♥
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jai-ho24 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
very pretty :) I love these books
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Liannan Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
Aw, your Isabelle is so beautiful! I loved her hair!
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MaryFer1991 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Is so nice!
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derderH Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010
ahhh You are amzing at hands! Wonderful, i can never draw them like that.
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sparklesviola Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
wow, that's EXACTLY how i imagined isabelle. you're a good artist!
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:iconvitales:
Vitales Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
ahh, beautiful! (:
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stukzZ Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
LOOOOVE IT! the best part are the eyebrows!!!!
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