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Laurence Olivier by casparofambrose Laurence Olivier by casparofambrose
I remember Olivier as Maxim de Winter in the film “Rebecca," but he’s probably better known for his roles in “Marathon Man,” the 1939 adaptation of “Wuthering Heights,” and his work in several Shakespeare productions. His was another brilliant face that I had too much fun with. Larry had such great bone structure. He gets the title of most enjoyable nose I’ve ever had the pleasure of drawing so far, possibly the best cheekbones too.

His suit coat had me in a ruffle for awhile. I’m still unsatisfied with it. Er, I figured since it was clothing it was forgivable? I’m not disappointed with the picture, but I like to assume I could do better – it motivates me to be better.

This is on 18” X 24” bristol paper, rendered with 0.7 mm mechanical pencil and a white vinyl eraser. I used Kleenex tissues for the background. Thirty plus hours.

Elizabeth Taylor is next in the queue.
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:iconhirokazutomimasu:
HirokazuTomimasu Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Wonderful!
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JackieLovely Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
HOLY SHRIMP COCKTAIL!! THIS IS INCREDIBLE!!
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:iconmonsief:
MonsieF Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh my god, amazing!!
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:iconwhiteling:
Whiteling Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012   Traditional Artist
Aww, Larry! Super portrait of this genius of all actors! I adore people like you who can draw hair that realistic. :wow:
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LucentAllure Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
your amazing art has been featured here! :D [link]
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:iconcasparofambrose:
casparofambrose Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you! :aww:
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Aotenshi Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
You have got to be kidding me.....it looks an exact photograph, it is amazing... O__O
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:iconcasparofambrose:
casparofambrose Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you! =D
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Wildscenery Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
holy crap.. this looks like a real photography! very very nicely done!

Lawrence Olivier was a very talented man
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musicgal3 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
I love Laurence Olivier as Max de Winter. :)

This drawing is absolutely brilliant! WOW!
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:iconcasparofambrose:
casparofambrose Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011   Traditional Artist
Me too. :aww:

Thank you very much!
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AthenaTT Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
Absolutely perfect! The detail in this is breathtaking
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hannah-nolan Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
Oh my God! This is AMAZING! :D
Laurence oliver :iconlove:
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:iconcasparofambrose:
casparofambrose Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! I'm glad you like it!
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:iconhannah-nolan:
hannah-nolan Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
You're welcome :D
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homesickpipe Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Flawless! Stunning work. And Rebecca is one of my favourites :)
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:iconcasparofambrose:
casparofambrose Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! And thanks for the favorites too.
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homesickpipe Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Flawless! Stunning work. And Rebecca is one of my favourites :)
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LAReal Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lord this is good. Nice job. Great man.
LV
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:iconcasparofambrose:
casparofambrose Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! I'm really glad you like it. Larry was fantastic. He was definitely in a class by himself.
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:iconlareal:
LAReal Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
An amazing actor and interesting guy from what I have read and seen.
LV
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Dodos24 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:omfg:absolutely amazing!!!!!
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:iconcasparofambrose:
casparofambrose Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the kind comment! Thanks for the favorite and the watch as well - much appreciated!
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Dodos24 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
my pleasure!!you are very talented!!:kiss:
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brainiacnovellover Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009
lovely man... :D
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:iconcasparofambrose:
casparofambrose Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009   Traditional Artist
Wasn't he, though? =D

Thank you kindly for the comment. Much appreciated!
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brainiacnovellover Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009
yep yep yep :D

mp :)
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SuburbanAngst Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009
This is exquisite. I adore his beautiful face and you captured him so well here. Great work!
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:iconcasparofambrose:
casparofambrose Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009   Traditional Artist
Thank you! I'm really honored to hear I managed to do him some justice.
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SuburbanAngst Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009
Are you kidding? All that you touch is gold. That Loretta Young piece is a masterwork in pencil. It's glorious.
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:iconcasparofambrose:
casparofambrose Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2009   Traditional Artist
Well, thank you! You're so kind.
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Margo-K Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009
AmAzInG work!!!!!

Hair and eyes are perfect!!!!!!!!
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:iconcasparofambrose:
casparofambrose Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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ArtByCher Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009   Traditional Artist
:jawdrop: amazing!
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:iconcasparofambrose:
casparofambrose Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009   Traditional Artist
Wow, thanks ever so much!
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Swabbleflange Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Superb work! Very solid and three-dimensional. I especially like the way you handle highlights, in this and the Loretta Young portrait in particular there's an almost liquid quality to the light. I really like your style, looking forward to seeing many more :)
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:iconcasparofambrose:
casparofambrose Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! I've never heard anything like that about my work before. That means a lot to me. I really admire your work - specifically your portraits and your paintings.
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FaerieOfAvalon Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:omg: OMG.......This is a DRAWING?!?! I could have sworn it was a black and white photograph! :omfg: I especially love how you did the hair- it's remarkably realistic. :faint: Unbelievable. Great job! :D
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casparofambrose Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009   Traditional Artist
You're too kind! =D

Thank you so much. I'm practicing to get better at realism so I'm very glad to hear that! And thank you for the watch as well - it is quite appreciated.
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FaerieOfAvalon Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
No problem. :)
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AbsoluteAudrey Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
This one really looks like a photograph. You seem to have really hammered down your technique here. Is this one all mechanical pencil to?
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:iconcasparofambrose:
casparofambrose Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009   Traditional Artist
Wow, thank you!

Yes, this is all mechanical pencil too. But it was done differently than the other you inquired about. I used q-tips and tissue to blur certain parts in this (e.g. the right shoulder...the blurred shading is supposed to give it a far-away, out-of-focus effect).
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AbsoluteAudrey Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
The blending you did worked well.

Thanks again for all the tips.
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:iconcostner:
Costner Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009   Traditional Artist
That pic is so amazing. Wow how'd you do such a thing. Looks just like him and if not better then the photo. Wow!
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:iconcasparofambrose:
casparofambrose Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009   Traditional Artist
Goodness, thank you so much!
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daysleeper81 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009
amazing details!! :O :clap:
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:iconcasparofambrose:
casparofambrose Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009   Traditional Artist
Thank you for the kind words! It is much appreciated.
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forheidi Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009
OMFG Melissa!
This is so detailed! Look at the hair! Look at the coat! This is AMAZING!
I love the softness of the face.
This is really great. I think you are getting better than your dad! (Don't tell him I said that)
These are really photorealistic. AMAZING!!
I love the soft background too! OMFG
This is so great Melissa! WOW.
The face has so much depth. just wow. WOW!
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:iconcasparofambrose:
casparofambrose Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009   Traditional Artist
OMG, Kelly. XD

I think you need to take another look at my dad's drawings. Mine are still a far cry from his, but his standard of work is exactly what I'm going for, so you have no idea how good that makes me feel! A big part of it is that I'm picking better references where I can see all the detail. I'm telling you - try it. It's a lot of work but you'll see the difference.
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manycomics Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing. All the detail! The threads in his jacket, the stripes on his collar, the hairs in his eyebrows...everything! Wow!
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