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John Watson by beth193 John Watson by beth193
Back to digital art after a couple of weeks of trying to learn traditional, yay :D

This was so much fun :wow: I really think working with pencil and paper has helped my accuracy, and I haven't painted John in AGES so it was very enjoyable :)

Painted with my wacom tablet in cs5

Progress shots/gif here: [link]
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Katara1111 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa! This literally took my breath away! It has so much of John in it.. seriously. Like it looks like it could be a photograph of him, because it looks like his soul is in this! Very amazing!
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Studio-Methuselah Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Love the detail in the eyes.  Fantastic.
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El-Olosta Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
waaaaaaaoow! wunderful !!!!Wow! Wow!  incredible!
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Dueswals Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Student General Artist
OMG SOO PERFECT!!!
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KoraPirate Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
OMG this is really awesome!!!
HE LOOKS SO CUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:D
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Cricky-Vines Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Marvelous job! :clap:
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Palkonibon Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome Clap 
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MrsNox Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, wow, wow! This is amazing! =D
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suziebabs Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
You.... are amazing, this is so beautiful!! :O :D It's really... amazing!!
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Moogiesgirl77 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
Wow, this is awesome, thank you!
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Yellowbulma Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wish I could draw like you. :heart:

Stunning work :clap:
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khaley3778 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
Just sheer perfection . Love the B&W. The angles, shadows, light, all perfect! 'sky'
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SPAZMATIST Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist
this is so beautiful it makes me want to cry
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CaelRanya Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
OOOOoooohhh I love it :D
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Pottsfanatic Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
As the other comments have said, this is just incredible. Truly fantastic.
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ohmistermalfoyoh Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is amazing. O8 very lovely drawn. <3
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Darkstar1013 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I only know traditional art (ebony pencil, pen and ink and air brushing) So not familiar with digital art. Do you do this free hand on the tablet. Or do you trace from a photo source?? I should really get into the 21st century. But I can say I have done motorcycle tanks and vans. Not everyone can do that.

I love this rendition of John. You have the face very well proportioned and the eye...they are just to die for...I feel you have to get the eyes right or nothing else works. Great work, I find that too many people don't do John well, but you have captured him.
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beth193 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi! :) I do all my black and white paintings freehand on the tablet, I kind of just start with either a blob of white or a blob of black (depending on the background shade) and refine it from there, you can see some progress shots for this one here: [link] :D With my colour paintings, I sometimes use a grid or angle lines to get an initial sketch, then freehand it from there, but I feel like I've gotten the hang of colour much more than I did initially so I can kind of just freehand it now too (especially with Benedict's face lol, I know his face too well by now ;D)

thank you for the compliments! :heart: :hug:
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Darkstar1013 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
And thank you for the information. I may have to step out and get a tablet with painting programs sometime in the future.

I worked at the phone company here in California for a long time. I was in there graphics department to work the graphics computers you had to learn the codes to program in what you wanted the machine to do. Took months to learn all the codes and how to arrange them properly. Now you finger a tablet and it looks like Michelangelo? The world is an amazing place!!

Thanks again for the info!!!
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pixie-blue Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist
seguohfanfbbdfklb *melts*
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beth193 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D thank you :hug: :heart:
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10DrWatson Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Student Writer
do you see what I see? O.O

Very good!!!
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JantoLover Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
Oh yes. Lovely.
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HaitianHallow Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
This so realistic! I hope I can manage to get to a level like that!
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NeriSiren Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
I love his eyes. Seriously, his and Sherlock's facial expressions -- especially in the eyes -- are one of my favorite things about this show.
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SharpAce Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my gosh. This is stunning! I'm particularly fond of how you did the eyes!
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Lelance Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
amazing and beautiful!!!
shadows and details are perfect!!!
just his eyes kinda shock me a little bit but it is not a bad thing(john's eyes are always big)
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superfizz Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful! Wonderful use of light and shadow. Also you've truly captured Watson/Freeman! I love it! ^^
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Gumby95 Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
The lighting is SPECTACULAR
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AstralGuardian Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Student General Artist
This is awesome! :iconawesomenessplz:
It´s so smooth and I love his eyes, they´re so shiny!
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puremed Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
This is epic!
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PointeShoeAlchemist Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Student General Artist
HFJDKASDFHKDGFKJ STUNNING
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beth193 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol thank you!! :D :heart:
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PointeShoeAlchemist Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Most welcome!
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amethodtomymadness Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
....dsakfdls;ajka...I just...WOW. Absolutely STUNNING.
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beth193 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D thanks! :hug:
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maccadelarge Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
Wow, that's brilliant! Great job!
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beth193 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! :hug:
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Casamares Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
Awesome.
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beth193 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks :D :heart:
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TheBluekulele Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your shading is lovely! And the way you drew/painted his eyes are just killer. I have to say this is probably one of the best portraits of Martin Freeman I've seen! (And you picked such a unique one of him, too. Not just him in his fuzzy jumper).
And did I mention the expression is flawless? :D

This is just really good.
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beth193 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh wow, thank you so much :wow:
As soon as I saw this shot (when I was rewatching The Great Game) I knew I had to paint it, the lighting was just so gorgeous, so I'm really glad people like it :D :hug:
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TheBluekulele Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, it's truly well done! And it shows the markings of a true artist, not just a fangirl. You were paying attention to lighting and values, which really says a lot.
I really like this piece and I actually am sort of inspired to do some digital portraits again! So, uh. . . thanks! :D
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alice-day Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
Gorgeous!
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beth193 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you :hug:
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meggafangirl Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
wow amazing!
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beth193 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks! :D
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angelise7 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
Awesome! But then again, you work is always awesome!
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beth193 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh wow, thank you :heart: :hug:
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Mad-Hattie Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
:wow:
It's so...bloody...gorgeous...
I adore lighting and contrast like this. Really great work.
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