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This is the brother of my friend :iconxgameoverx:, watercolour, 9" by 12". It's based on this photo: [link] . Pretty good likeness, I think. :)
I am led to believe that this is a surprise gift, so no telling. ;)
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simplelines Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008
Incredible likeness. :wow: Beautifully done!! :wow:
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Dabull04 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008
I really love how you do the skin tones Chris :clap: and the lettle chain must have been a pain too ;)
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theancientofdays Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! The scanner made the skin tones a little washed out, but not too bad. The chain was actually pretty easy. I just kind of left a white line-glob and put little dark lines on it here and there. :D
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Dabull04 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008
I found that when i scanned my paintings, mind you not much spoiling there :laughing:
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theancientofdays Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Pepper actually found me a really nice scanner/printer/fax. Great with digital prints, but like all scanners I've ever run into, it fails to get the image quite right. :( I may stick to her fancy-schmancy outrageously expensive camera. :D
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Dabull04 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008
I got an all in one Cannon Pixma, looks lovely and thats about it :laughing:
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theancientofdays Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Okay, that was probably the oddest image search I've ever done, but you're right - they're really pretty! :D The gallery has an Epson CX7000F - not much to look at, but geez, the print quality is incredible. :)
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Dabull04 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008
I was trying to figure out what this was about, then realised we were on about our scanners :D this one prints well but when i scan it always sucks so much out, i have to adjust the brightness and contrasts. I'm sure if i sat and read the manual it would do what i want but i just can't be bothered :lmao:
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theancientofdays Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
They come with manuals? :D Gee, I thought that was just part of the packing materiel. :laughing: Hey, we're guys - we don't read manuals!
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XgameoverX Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008
awesome haha ^___^ thanks a lot
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theancientofdays Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! A very fun portrait. :) I've got to tell you, though, I like your hairstyle a bit more! :D
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XgameoverX Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008
haha he is wearing a hat all the time so that is why his hair is like that he probably took his hat off before the pic but usually when doesnt have his hat his hair is like that but down haha

my hair is pretty long now haha i have a ponytail and everything my hair reaches where like two inches down from where my neck and body connect
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theancientofdays Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Chicks dig ponytails. Except on us old bald guys - I tried it once, and it just looked pathetic on me. :D
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XgameoverX Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008
haha nah i seen some bald guy with ponytail they look awesome in most of them
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theancientofdays Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
:D Must just be me, then! :laughing: I had really long hair when I was a kid - long flowing red hair and it looked so cool. Ah, those were the days... :D
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XgameoverX Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008
haha oh man tell me about it sometimes i picture my self talking like that in the future and even now when i remember when i was younger and didnt have to worry about much in life
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theancientofdays Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Isn't it strange how when we're little, we think of things as so difficult and worrisome, and then it just gets more and more so as we get older. :D Or perhaps the worries are just different. :D
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density-tmr Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008
Excellent - especially the hair and tie
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theancientofdays Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! I use a ruined flat blush (the bristles have seperated) for hair a great deal - I get more control and a softer look than I would if I used a grass brush or a fan brush. :)
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Jose-Garel-Alvoeiro Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very good work my friend!
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theancientofdays Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! ^_^
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Jose-Garel-Alvoeiro Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome! :)
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missbeautifool Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
aa beautiful water effects . it's my favourite technique and i like this drawing of yours :D
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theancientofdays Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
:) Thank you so much! I really enjoy painting portraits.
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missbeautifool Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
me too
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klazien Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008
Excellent likeness ! Very well done ! :clap:
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theancientofdays Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :) For this one, I thought it might be best to include a link to the reference photo since the hairstyle is a little unusual. ^_^
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Martywolf92 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008
wow the hair is amazing! =D Very realistic.
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theancientofdays Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
:D Thanks! It's that ruined flat brush I've got - it makes hair a breeze!
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Martywolf92 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008
Anytime. haha. "it makes hair a breeze" - hair does fly in the sky from the breeze hehe. It works great!
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LouiseOdier Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008
great work Chris - but the haircut... :lmao:
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theancientofdays Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
:D I can't be responsible for the haircut. :laughing: Hey, to be honest, I wish I had that much hair! :lmao:
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j0rosa Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, indeed, pretty damn good :thumbsup:
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theancientofdays Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! This one wasn't nearly as difficult as I thought it would be. ^_^
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jadedlady Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008
Excellent likeness... to a tee! I really like the way you did his hair.

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theancientofdays Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I thought the hair turned out pretty well. ^_^ I have this flat brush that the bristles have seperated on, and I use it a lot for animal fur, but it seems to work pretty well with people, too.
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grusblot Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
very nice!!
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theancientofdays Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! ^_^
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rudhthoronwen Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
The likeness is great. Impressive, again :XD:
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theancientofdays Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! ^_^
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