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Harry Potter by casparofambrose

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Ive done a handful of recognizable faces of yesteryear, so I thought Id try an iconic face from my generation (even if it is a fictional character). It feels like a while since Ive drawn a male portrait - and since Ive worked from a picture with such crisp detail. It was so crisp and textured, in fact, that it began to feel less like a portrait and more like an excuse to do unnecessary acrobatics with detail. I found out I'm not a fan of this type of thing and I'm just glad this is done.

The face takes up almost an entire sheet of 19 X 24 paper ergo those are two (one and a half?) of the biggest eyebrows Ive ever done, my goodness. But I must say Daniel has beautiful eyes and those heavy dark brows only accentuate that.

I gave up on the stubble but I felt like there was so much going on everywhere else that it wasnt a big deal. Also, sooo much solid black. Too much graphite. My favorite 6B pencil died during the process.

Anyway, materials:
#2 pencil, 6B pencil, 7B pencil
q-tips, Kleenex, vinyl eraser, electric eraser
19 X 24 bristol
Levels adjusted in photoshop tried as hard as possible to get rid of the abundant graphite glares.

Had to sign it digitally after my pencil signature disappeared in the background. -_- I thought of just adding a watermark but eh. Curious - what do you think of watermarks? Worth it?
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:iconbowlfreak:
BowlFreak Featured By Owner May 14, 2015   Traditional Artist
great job!!!
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:iconabykitten:
AbyKitten Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014
Intensely beautiful!
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:iconleopold002:
Leopold002 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
The eyes draw you in. Large and filled with...
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:iconemycalmel:
EmyCalmel Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
It's  wonderful , ccompletly spellbinding! I am amazed
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:iconcatalina25:
Catalina25 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
it is amazing!
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:iconimagimused:
Imagimused Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
Wow! The details are perfect :)
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:iconadamwien:
AdamWien Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
omg i dont have any kind of coments for your art! you are simply amazing and so talented !
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:icon1001g:
1001G Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
the details are just amazing
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:iconloonalucy:
LoonaLucy Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
Great drawing!
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:iconwdnest:
wdnest Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Professional Writer
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:iconjinsoe:
JinSoe Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Too good for this world!
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:iconaline96:
Aline96 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Simply A-MA-ZING :love: !!!
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:iconevelynnjay:
EvelynnJay Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
absolutely astounding
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dreamer-nana-chan Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
This is probably the most gorgeous portrait in pencil that I have seen in recent times.
So many little details that my head spin. I can not believe that this can be drawn.
Awesome!
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:iconwdnest:
wdnest Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Professional Writer
Wonderful.
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:iconlluuckyy:
Lluuckyy Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
I'm goin to cry .. so so so beautifullll
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N0rks Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh wow, this is amazing! :heart: I love all the tiny details, especially on his mouth, eyes and stubble. You also managed to catch real emotion in his eyes, great job! :aww:
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shuro0oq Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
woooooow!!! really amazing
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PurpleGum94 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i'm in love
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CircusLaugh Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student General Artist
BRAVOOOO!!!
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:iconxxximperatix:
xxximperatix Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012   Traditional Artist
stunning!
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Ms-Chutkus Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
THIS IS ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!!
And watermarks, for an artist like you? TOTALLY! Woman, you need to protect your awesomeness!! <3
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iantonia Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Damn this is good!! I think this is easily the best pencil work I have ever seen. Ever. It not only looks like a photograph but I believe it is even better than a photograph. It is, quite simply, stunning. I cannot wait to browse you gallery which, from the little I saw already, promises to stun me some more.
I can't stop staring at your art. Wow. Just, wow.
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xdancexmagicx Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
Only watermark your work if you'd be terribly upset if someone put it on their website without crediting you. However, since technically you're using a copyrighted image as a reference, you can't put any legal claims on it. Nor could you legally sell it. ANYWAY, I just hopped on Deviantart on a whim (I haven't been in years I think) and I saw this and it brought me straight back to back in the day. I LOVE it! :D
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casparofambrose Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012   Traditional Artist
Hey you, I did a double take when I saw your username. :aww: I did this one mainly for nostalgia with intentions to hang it near my bookshelf like a giant geek. And I had just finished rereading the series so it seemed relevant. That's so awesome that it brings you back too - I always remember that summer most when we took turns reading it out loud. I thought picking a reference of a younger Harry might have been better but I had to go for the overwrought reference. =P

Anyway, yeah, I'm holding off on watermarking. My only thought was that a signature is easily cropped out and people can claim the pencil work as their own, but I've never had issues with it.
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Lizzie-T Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow. that about sums it up!
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:iconunseeninside:
unseeninside Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
Stunning work!!!! absolutely amazing! It's just perfect
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Frayach Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
This is really amazing.
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labworm Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
This is a DRAWING?!?! WOOOOOWWW!!! I don't have words to express how impressive and phenomanal this is! I love it. :D
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:iconlillelli:
Lillelli Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is one of the most interesting drawings I have seen! Your soo talented..
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THBlanchard Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012   Traditional Artist
Beautiful job Melissa!! But I never expect any less from you :) Bravo
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LilaeaBluecoat Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
For something you don't really like doing, you did amazing!!! I'd like a chunk of that talent please, if you're not going to use it anymore! ;)
The detail is remarkable and shading is terrific too!

Watermarks are a good idea, especially when you're signing that much off to the side. With all the thievery going on, a watermark might just be the one thing to discourage them.
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casparofambrose Featured By Owner May 24, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you! :aww: I like doing detail work, just not quite to this extent - I felt like I was missing smooth tonal shading on this one as every bit of the face was textured. This was a great practice in textures, though!

Thanks for your input on watermarks too! I always find it tough to find a good spot for the signature that's not too much along the edge but that still doesn't interfere with the picture. I think a watermark would solve that.
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LilaeaBluecoat Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
Yes I can certainly see how you'd miss just a small part of smooth shading! ;)
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ImAPureblood Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
For the record, I think you did a great job with the stubble. Love it.
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:iconcasparofambrose:
casparofambrose Featured By Owner May 24, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you! I used mostly electric eraser for the stubble - not sure how I would have done it without it.
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ImAPureblood Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll have to look into getting one of those.
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noodles919 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist
OMG.....such great details!!! O___O
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casparofambrose Featured By Owner May 23, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconlyvani:
Lyvani Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
looks so realistic!
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Henu-Chan Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic work!:clap:
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MadieDraws Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh my fu***ing god this is so unincredible AMAZING
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LucentAllure Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Oh god!, there are not enough adjectives to describe your work, your level of talent and skill!!! this is soo beautiful, love your work soo much Mellisa!! - beyond this world! :love:
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casparofambrose Featured By Owner May 23, 2012   Traditional Artist
Aw, thank you, dear. :hug: Your input is always so encouraging.
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Alene Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Wow, great detail, and a great likeness too! You did an absolutely fabulous job! I often wonder if I should use ink for portraits with solid black backgrounds, but never remember to start them on the right paper. =P Bristol would take ink, though. =) Graphite does have a depressing tendency to glare, doesn't it? Although it tends to go away once behind glass.
I always watermark my work; as a professional it pays to play it safe, and at least make it harder for people to steal my work (I also make sure I post at 72dpi) but I wish I didn't have to. I put in my name (more than once if it's a large picture or one that could easily have one watermark cropped out) and my logo down the bottom right corner.
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casparofambrose Featured By Owner May 23, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you! I've had someone suggest using black colored pencil for solid black stuff like this, but I've never thought of using ink - might be something to try sometime!
That seems like something to consider. Thank you so much for your input on watermarks! This makes me realize I've never really given the subject much thought before.
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Alene Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
I've got an absolutely gorgeous book by Sueellen Ross [link]Paint Radient Realism in Watercolour, Ink & Coloured Pencil and she uses a lot of ink for all her darks. I've never managed to get up the patience for her amazing methods, but I have put some of her techniques to use. When using ink you'd need to ensure your paper was thick enough, or stretched, before you started, though.

The way I see it, if my work is good enough for people to pay for, it's good enough for people to steal –so I play it as safe as I can (not that you can ever be entirely safe, alas). It's a bit of a tedious job, though, and one I wish I didn't have to do –but at least I know that it's harder for thieves, and people can track down where my work comes from if it's (innocently) posted somewhere else. =)
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sanaboto Featured By Owner May 20, 2012   General Artist
WOW! That is amazing!
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casparofambrose Featured By Owner May 20, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you! And thank you for the watch. :aww:
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sanaboto Featured By Owner May 21, 2012   General Artist
For sure! How much time do you spend per drawing? I'm trying to learn patience with mine and my threshold is about 16 hours over a few days, after that I won't touch my drawing again. LOL
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