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Aidan Turner as Kili by Ilojleen Bofur and Kili by Ilojleen Aidan Turner as Mitchell by Ilojleen Kili (Aidan Turner) by Ilojleen

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:pointr: size: A4
:pointr: media: Derwent Coloursoft, Derwent Artists and Koh-I-Noor Polycolor coloured pencils, a white gel pen, a regular eraser, Derwent blender, Mars Staedtler Lumograph 8B
:pointr: time: approx. 55h
:pointr: reference photo: [link] [I was drawing from the print which colours differ a bit from the original picture]
:pointr: WIPs: 1, 2, 3.

About the drawing


Yeah, Mr Aidan Turner again :B I'll omit the part where I'm explaining why I like him and it's not only because of his good looks.
BUT GUYS.
It's my first serious coloured pencil portrait! :la: The first attempt at drawing human face in coloured pencils took place 2 years ago and the reference photo wasn't really complicated [Present Perfect] so I don't consider it a proper coloured pencil portrait. But this one... this one was tricky! Aidan has beautiful facial features and I didn't want to screw his likeness up - I fixed his eyes, nose and mouth several times. I'm not fond of drawing curly hair, so these friggin' curls put my patience to the test :lol: The background was drawn from my imagination. I decided not to copy the background from the reference photo, but I didn't want to leave it white either. So eventually I came up with something bokeh-ish :B
I hope all this was worth my effort! I mean, it turned out different than I'd envisioned, but I'm proud of myself :aww:
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:iconjojemo:
Jojemo Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
For a first colored pencil portrait of anyone, rhis is great.  I know how hard it is to draw portraits with colored pencils, but your Aidan Turner is spot on!  I really like this one.  Also, I am eagerly looking forward to seeing the new version of POLDARK.  We won't get it in the US until June, however.  I am sure the wait will be worthwhile, when we do see it.  The trailer is certainly enticing.    :iconthumbsupplz::iconlovelyplz: 
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thank you! :iconadoration-plz: Funny thing is that I've drawn many coloured pencil portraits since this one, but it's still the one I am most proud of :aww:
Well, you're lucky enough to see it in the end. It will be never aired in Poland, I'm 100% sure of it :(
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:iconnastyfoxy:
Nastyfoxy Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! How cool!
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner May 30, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you :happybounce:
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:iconwhimandwonder:
whimandwonder Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hollllyyyyyy crap. This piece. I have never seen such photorealistic colored penciling before!
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot :iconlovelightpinkplz: I'm very glad you like it! :hug:
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:iconprince-in-disguise:
Prince-in-Disguise Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cute! :love: Awesomely done!
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014   Traditional Artist
Yay, thank you so much! :love: It means a lot as I really put much effort into this drawing :)
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:iconprince-in-disguise:
Prince-in-Disguise Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure! It's amazing!!! :blowkiss:
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks again! :D
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EwyTheAwesomest Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
Lovely<3
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you :bow: :heart:
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:iconmerliniara:
Merliniara Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist
hella!! :iconclapplz: wspaniałe, jest tak dobre, że powinno być zakazane xD
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014   Traditional Artist
Hah, dzięki serdeczne :giggle: :heart: Za favy również :)
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:iconmerliniara:
Merliniara Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist
nie ma problemu :)
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EvilScarrlett Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful work!! Heart 
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you :la:
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EvilScarrlett Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome!
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Valahiya Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I can simply say "WOOOW" to that! awesome! X3 

Well done! <3 I will add you :hug:
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014   Traditional Artist
Yay! Thank you very much :iconpounceglomp: I'm also grateful for adding me to your devwatch!
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:iconvalahiya:
Valahiya Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you are very very welcome x3 :tighthug:
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rajasegar Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great piece of work!
Thanks for sharing...
Featured in Daily Inspirations in hangaroundtheweb.com/2014/01/d…
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the kind words :hug:
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:iconterriacoop:
Terriacoop Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love it. Love it... Love it! !!
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you kindly :cuddle:
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junkstory Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
Love the colours you've created here! And I must commend you on how you've done his hair-- it's amazing, I love the warm quality about it. :heart:
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014   Traditional Artist
Aww, many thanks for this kind comment, I appreciate it All-My-Heart by JoyJoyfulTheRabbit
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bobcat303 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I adore the realism here (again)...I like the background, how it looks very chill and cute. Perhaps you'd want to add some more detail and content in the background when you're doing a similar drawing? It might be good :). But that's just my opinion. Your work looks, as always, very very good! :D (Big Grin) 
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for your kind comment :huggle: I'm glad you like the background, as it took me a long time to decide how to render it. But once I finish a drawing, I never refine it again... and I'm afraid more details would be too distracting ^^;
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:iconbobcat303:
bobcat303 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :) and its ok, do what you feel would be good, bc it already is :hug:
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014   Traditional Artist
Aww, thank you again :) :glomp:
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:iconbobcat303:
bobcat303 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :)
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Clavis-Salomonis Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Student General Artist
Your amazing artwork has bee featured here: clavis-salomonis.deviantart.co…
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014   Traditional Artist
Aww, thank you! :)
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Clavis-Salomonis Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Student General Artist
:hug:
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Ilojleen Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014   Traditional Artist
Aww, I appreciate your lovely comment :iconiloveit-plz: but please, don't give up on drawing! Remember that practice makes perfect - I didn't draw like that even 3-4 years ago. Good luck in practising then! :hug:
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Ilojleen Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014   Traditional Artist
I lack time, too :cries:
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titan-rising Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
This is great! His skin and hair are so realistic!
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you kindly, your comment means a lot! :cuddle:
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titan-rising Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
You're quite welcome ;)
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Unicornlover10 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing....you even got his eyebrow right *W*
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you :la: I simply love his eyebrows :heart:
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MonicaaMe Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
Love it! :D
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot :huggle:

Merry christmas everybody 
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Missfantasyfreak Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist
Oh my, this is awesome!
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you :iconloveblueplz:
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Missfantasyfreak Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist
You're very welcome, my dear! :tighthug:
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Aegileif Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
Ten rysunek będzie mi się po nocach śnił... Wszystko w nim jest idealne (w rysunku, bo jestem bardziej przedstawicielem Deano team ;P ) i zazdroszczę cierpliwości!
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