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Ian Somerhalder 05 by Ilojleen Ian Somerhalder 05 by Ilojleen

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Basic info

:pointr: size: A4
:pointr: Koh-I-Noor pencils: H - 6B, a kneaded eraser, a regular eraser, a white gel pen, a blending stump
:pointr: time: lost the track of time, but over 35h for sure.
:pointr: the reference photo: imageshack.us/f/703/133iy.jpg/ taken in 2003 by Robert Erdmann
:pointr: an entry for the TVD contest: dark-fantasy.deviantart.com/ar…

Ian Somerhalder 05 - WIPs by Ilojleen

About the drawing

Ian Somerhalder, this time, as himself. Yes, I portrayed him again just because I like him, his acting skills since LOST and I find him attractive. Yep, a few sensible reasons :B
For many years [perhaps 5] I've had the reference photo saved on my PC in a folder called "Da sm3xY'n'CuT3 guYz I w4nnA dR4w sUmd4i x3 xDDDD"[just kidding :lol:] and finally made up my mind and drawn him. I started in June and finished yesterday. Over one month. I found out that long breakes/long creation process doesn't work for me as I hope it would have turned out a lil' bit different.

Funny thing is that some time ago I'd had 'drawn' all those white dots and zigzags on his tie by leaving unshaded places. But when it came to drawing the tie, I figured it would be easier - and probably more effective - to draw this pattern with a white gel pen. It doesn't mean I'm not so devoted to art as I used to be, I just wanted to try out a new trick which also makes drawing easier :) I used the white gel pen to correct these 2 white spots in his eyes as well.
I resigned from drawing the pattern of his shirt as I thought too many patterns in one drawing are... too many.
This crappy background has been drawn on my own. Wish it would be more smooth, but I have never been good at plain backgrounds :B Didn't want to blend, but I did. A little. And I also blended an itsy-bitsy part of his shirt [not the collar, the part which covers Ian's torso]. These are my all sins.
Somehow I have a strange feeling as if the portrait was still not finished, but I don't know what else I can do :shrug: Maybe it's because of his plain shirt?
I'm thinking of portraying Ian from the same photo shoot, but from the picture in which he's widely smiling to make a serious against happiness diptych , but it's only a random thought which might or might not turn into a real drawing.

I hope you like it! Thanks for your feedback in advance :happybounce:
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Broxmonkey Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
Very amazing artwork! :D

But there this person who I don't know if he got your permissioninstagram.com/p/aRZ07XzRsJ/
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Ilojleen Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much cute blush
Yeah, I am aware of this guy, he stole many artworks and we're currently reporting him. Thank you for the info, tho!
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Narsisa92 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
it's wonderful!
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you :boogie:
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Indigoblau Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Kudos to you! Wonderful! =D
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot :boogie:
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Indigoblau Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome! :hug:
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01vultur01 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very well done eyes...Congrats
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner May 31, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you :iconheartemote:
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ArtByMalloryMorsa Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
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Thank you for entering this piece into my Vampire Diaries Contest! Your entry can now be seen in the contest gallery. Remember, as many as 4 entries are allowed per person, giving you more chances to win!

Be sure to watch me, *dark-fantasy so that you will be notified by journal update when voting starts, how to vote and when the winners are announced. Also don’t forget to spread the news so you can get more votes – if you haven’t already, a great way is to link to the contest in your “artist’s comments” on the entries!
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Ilojleen Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012   Traditional Artist
:la:
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tur9dl Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
słabe
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Ilojleen Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012   Traditional Artist
TROLololol :D
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tur9dl Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
xD
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SurimeMinako Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
<3 lovely picture
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Ilojleen Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you kindly, I appreciate it :iconnewglomp:
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orsnai Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
featured in #Faces-Monochrome journal [link]
please take a look at the other works and :+fav: the article so more people can see it. thank you :)
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Ilojleen Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012   Traditional Artist
That's so kind of you, thanks a lot :icondorkdanceplz:
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Egil21 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
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:iconsmallwaveplz: Hello!
This wonderful work is a Favourite I have collected from my +devwatch of #TheFavouriteShowcase and it's featured :heart: here [link]
Thank you so much for submitting your amazing art to the group!
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Ilojleen Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much again, that's very kind of you :tighthug: :heart:
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Pandabear-ai Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
love it!
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot :iconpounceglomp:
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littlespooky Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
very nice work!!
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012   Traditional Artist
I'm glad you like it! Thank you very much :rose:
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A-Falcon-Velazquez Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
Great pencil work, the hair and beard are very well done. =)
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Ilojleen Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks awefully! :iconcarameldansenplz:
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KARAKURILORD Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Student General Artist
not bad
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks awefully! :iconcarameldansenplz:
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el-e Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
niesamowity szkic^^
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Ilojleen Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012   Traditional Artist
Dzięki wielkie :iconsquishhugplz:
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el-e Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
alez prosze bardzo:D :hug:
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cloudmilk Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Always amazing! This one is fantastic !
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012   Traditional Artist
I appreciate your comment, thanks a lot! :cuddle:
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namesarestupid Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
i luv me some Ian
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SamGleek Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
Outstanding work !!!!!! *____* There is a page of Facebook where you can submit your artworks of celebrities. !! The admins will indicate your name and your website !!! Check it out !!! [link]
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Ilojleen Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, also for the link! :huggle:
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annie-von Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
incredible detail!! Jealous of the hair! <3
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Ilojleen Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you! :icongwompplz:
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Hazaldoga Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
wowww good job :)
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thanks very much :iconglomplz:
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TheLaurenDyas Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Again, this is amazingly beautiful! (: I envy your skills :')
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you kindly :icongwompplz:
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laue73 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Student General Artist
good job :)
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thanks loads :cuddle:
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N0rks Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, lovely! :eyes: I absolutely love his eyes (both his eyes and the way you drew them, you get what I mean :B), his hair and his tie! Great shading on his skin as well, it looks so smooth!

Great job! :hug:
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Ilojleen Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thanks very much :iconsuperglompplz: I'm not surprised you love his eyes, they are absolutely magnetizing, so you, telling me that you like the way I've drawn them, is absolutely flattering :thanks: The tie? Oh man, that was something :XD:
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N0rks Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :aww: *stares at his eyes some more* :B
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Crescent-Magnolia Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
this is excellent work, especially the hair. I thought it was jake gyllenhaal at first though haha
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011   Traditional Artist
Jake has a similar look, indeed:D
Many thanks, I appreciate it :hug:
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AllieEss Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Wow. :|
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