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Elijah Wood by bullethead Elijah Wood by bullethead
had this picture hanging around for too long waiting to be drawn. i drew the outlines, colored in the black, then the darkest shades then smoothed then detailed. the thumb was the hardest part, i mustve erased it eight or nine times before i got it right. the rest was just fun.

given to Mustafah.

black permanent marker, white charcoal, .7 mechanical pencil on 12x17 paper
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:iconfinalfanfreak:
FinalFanFreak Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016
Beautiful use of the absence of light, the true emotions of the character are shrouded in mystery. I love it!
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ShinzaK Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Aweeesome :wow:
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ZephyrTownGirl Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
This is stunning! I love it!
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meanthehobbit Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
omg i love it u are so good do u uose a blener becaue i just uos my fingers and i was juste wondaring I LOVE IT IT SO GOOD
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madnio Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
good job:)
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:iconjawadsparda:
JawadSparda Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008
So realistic drawing, Elijah Wood is talented actor and love the black contrast.
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:iconrose-jenny:
Rose-Jenny Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2007
Not a big fan of Elijah but that is one of my absolute favorite pictures of him. And you really done the photograph justice.
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Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Love it!!
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Femchan Featured By Owner May 10, 2007  Professional Filmographer
Wow, there's so much emotion in this portrait, the dark shading (which is, my compliments, very well done) brings it up even more...
I can't believe you achieved this using a permanent marker! Nice.
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GreenStatic Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful!
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:iconnoartlessons:
noartlessons Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2007   Photographer
wow. thats all i have to say. wow.
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SandraHultsved Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
wow! the eyes look very real..:wow:
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firexatxwill Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*gasp*
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:iconmariszja:
mariszja Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2006
great work! :+fav:
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clutter-and-chaos Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2006   Photographer
this is incredible
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:iconbullethead:
bullethead Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2006
thanks.
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:iconcontrapposto:
Contrapposto Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2006
I could tell it was him in the thumbnail. That's freaking amazing considering the pose and shadows and stuff. GOOD JOB.
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:iconbullethead:
bullethead Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2006
thanks alot.
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cansrox Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2006
is this poster from the film hooligans? btw, it looks great. luv how you drew the lighted parts
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:iconbullethead:
bullethead Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2006
thanks, but i have no idea, i just got it off the net.
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Messier003 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2006
This is one of my favourite pictures of Elijah, it looks exactly like him :D Good job!
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MoonyThestrals Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2005
came to your gallery after seeing your signature, actually. quite inspiring/insight/other insipid adjectives.

in any case, at the risk of sounding like I'm giving you "cirlce-jerk compliments," I just have to say that the shading on this is absolutely amazing. there are artists who smooth out their shading so it looks 100% like a photograph (also amazing), but this just has so much PERSONALITY. it's rough without being disconnected, stark without being harsh; the contrast, especially in and around his eyes, seem to capture the very essence of the moment (true, as vague as it sounds). and SHARPIE. I bow down to your superior talent.
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Singul Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2005
I've seen this drawing some month ago ( I don't know if my english is ok but well...). I was not a member of this site but NOW yes. What you've done is perfect. I really like it and your other deviations. Great.
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:iconbullethead:
bullethead Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2005
thanks, that's quite a compliment to like it for so long.
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:icon95101:
95101 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2005   Writer
Do a Urban picture like this.
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:iconbullethead:
bullethead Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2005
thats what i was thinking about. now i gotta find a good picture though. he's one of those ones i usually cant find a good reference for.
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:icon95101:
95101 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2005   Writer
I'm searching now. I'll e-mail you my findings.
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:iconbullethead:
bullethead Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2005
yeah.
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:icon95101:
95101 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2005   Writer
No findings thus far.

But I found some kickass reference photos for things.
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:iconbullethead:
bullethead Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2005
good for you.
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:icon95101:
95101 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2005   Writer
Hopefully.

This snow is horrid. The natural world is my biggest setting and it's been robbed of me and replaced by this barren, white wasteland.
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:iconbullethead:
bullethead Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2005
go indoors. or in a basement. those are fun. take some pictures with powertools. thats what the models do.
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shanraii Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2005   Traditional Artist
this picture is perfect. Just stunning!
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Slibinas Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2005
this is great. cant really discribe my feelings. eyes looks so sad and amazing, thanks<3
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Corgiman135 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2005   Photographer
holey shit... your good at doing people in realistic form... :wow: this is really good... reminds me of the character from Sin City...
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:iconbullethead:
bullethead Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2005
he was great in sin city. thats about the only role he played that i ever liked.
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Corgiman135 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2005   Photographer
well kicks a huge guys ass... he was a sneaky little bitch :giggle:
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Harris-ejaz Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2005
astounding.
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Vampyre-Lover Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2005
Love the way you put just enough light to see your subject, excellent shadow. I love it!!
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katikat Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My dearest, that's great ^____^ oh, and i love Elijah :heart:
Beautiful and great contrast too :+fav:
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wonderous Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2005   Photographer
absolutely amazingly realistic drawing, perfect shading and his eyes.. fav+++
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Hell-o-Mary Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2005
:wow::wow::wow::clap::clap::clap::wow::wow::wow:
It's the same reaction than for Hayden work, i can't believe in what i see, actually I loved the photo in the first time but i find your work absolutly ..... AMAZING !!!!!! I love your job and him (really good actor, with Hayden :heart:)

:heart: Vraiment sublime, Bravo ! Pas de critiques faire. Et dans mes favs, direct !!! :heart:
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wanglin Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2005
wow... freaking good
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Gadiena Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2005  Professional Artisan Crafter
Beautiful! simply stunning :+fav:
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:iconraev:
raev Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2005
wow, this is really nice. i love the shadows, and i love the way you captured his eyes. this is great. you've got some serious skill. +fav
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TheWhiteLight Featured By Owner May 30, 2005
Nice job. The contrast in light is very dramatic, as is the expression. One of the best uses of the materials I've ever seen.
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:iconbullethead:
bullethead Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2005
thanks. the main reason i chose this pic was exactly becasue what i could do with the contrasts.
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:iconnakiro:
nakiro Featured By Owner May 26, 2005
Amazing, it's perfect, I see nothing to critique.
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:iconbullethead:
bullethead Featured By Owner May 26, 2005
great, thats what i was going for.
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anneleen Featured By Owner May 11, 2005
beautiful contrast, I really love the shading, great work!=)
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