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Ian Somerhalder as Damon by Ilojleen Ian Somerhalder as Damon by Ilojleen

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Ian Somerhalder 05 by IlojleenImprisoned by IlojleenThe Vampire Diaries by IlojleenIan Somerhalder 01 by Ilojleen Ian Somerhalder 04 by IlojleenIan Somerhalder 03 by Ilojleen

:pointr: size: A4
:pointr: Koh-I-Noor pencils: F - 6B, a kneaded eraser, a regular eraser, a few coloured pencils of Faber-Castell and Koh-I-Noor Toison D’or Polycolor
:pointr: time: approx. 40h
:pointr: the reference photo: www.fanpirediaries.com/wp-cont…
:pointr: WIPs: ilojleen.deviantart.com/art/Ia… and Details: ilojleen.deviantart.com/art/Ia…
:pointr: an entry for the TVD contest: dark-fantasy.deviantart.com/ar…


First of all, dedications:
:rose: in the first place, it's dedicated to Karolina, my mate from university. As I mentioned in the description of Imprisoned, she was strongly encouraging me to see "Vampire Diaries". I succumbed. Now we enjoy drooling together when we see Damon :heart: ;)
:blackrose: also dedicated to arthawk87, a huge fan of the elder Salvatore brother. Franziska, I adore your art and hope it encourages you to draw a photorealistic portrait of Damon :>
:rose: last but not least, dedicated to dear victory-a13, my big Hungarian sis, who is a sucker for vampires [yay, pun! ^^] and whom I love to talk with :cuddle: Treat it as encouragement to start watching the show ^^

[I guess this portrait is powered by encouragements haha :lmao:]

About the portrait:
Since a couple of years ago I was very fond of Ian as Boone in "Lost", as soon as I saw him as Damon, I re-fell in love [old love never gets rusty] and I thought I had to portray Somerhalder again.
I found this awesome, very popular reference photo and decided to change it a little bit in order to my caprice and in order to make this portrait different than others. I like this red-eyes-visible-veins thing when vampires are craving for blood and it made me play with his eyes. This simply shows the two natures of Damon: the bad vampire's side and the more human one. See how skillful Salvatore is? He can do his red eye trick with one eye! :lmao:
[No reference for the veins :dummy:]
And man, I struggled a lot with the background. It took me too much time.

Enjoy, you're always welcome to comment and fave :aww:

P.S. I love his bitchy smirk :iconlovelaplz:
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:icontheluridone1885:
TheLuridOne1885 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
so you're the one who did this unique art? high praises to you.
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015   Traditional Artist
Yeah, this is my drawing :) Where did you see it?
Thank you very much, I'm happy that you like it :cuddle:
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:icontheluridone1885:
TheLuridOne1885 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
saw it while browsing google oneday and on here, so I said to myself let me track down that artist.. give them a nice message, to let em know I love it.
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015   Traditional Artist
Oh, I see! That's very kind of you and I truly appreciate it. Thank you again :iconblowkiss-plz:
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:iconagnes21:
agnes21 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely stunning work!
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot  :iconblowkiss-plz:
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:iconjackofalltrades1978:
jackofalltrades1978 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing work
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you :nod:
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:iconsamikochan:
samikochan Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
To jest nieziemskie! Dosłownie jak zdjęcie! Podziwiam, naprawdę podziwiam. Bardzo bym chciała mieć taki talent...
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014   Traditional Artist
Jej, dziękuję pięknie za miłe słowamoonflower 
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:icongeralt-the-witcher:
Geralt-the-Witcher Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
Podziwiam Twój talent, jesteś niesamowita! Twój blog bardzo mi pomaga. Ten Ian to Twoja pierwsza praca jaką zobaczyłem i nie mogę wyjść z podziwu.
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013   Traditional Artist
Dzięki wielkie, miło to słyszeć! :icondorkdanceplz: Jestem również wdzięczna za watcha!
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:icongeralt-the-witcher:
Geralt-the-Witcher Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
Nie ma za co ;) Byłoby mi miło gdybyś rzuciła okiem na mój portret Iana, choć do Twojego poziomu mi bardzo daleko ;)
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013   Traditional Artist
OK, rzucę okiem ;)
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:icondaphneexx96:
Daphneexx96 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, just wow. You're a great artist.
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot for the kind words :iconsuperheroglompplz:
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:iconmburleigh8:
mburleigh8 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very well done
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013   Traditional Artist
Many thanks :dance:
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:iconmburleigh8:
mburleigh8 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your welcome
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:iconlouisemaruyama:
LouiseMaruyama Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
Ojeju! Jakie to jest świetne! Masz ogrooomny talent! A do tego Ian <3 Świetnie zrobione oczy :D Pozazdrościć takiego talentu.
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013   Traditional Artist
Cieszę się, że mój rysunek Ci się podoba :D Dziękuję za miłe słowa :iconflyingheartsplz:
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:iconlouisemaruyama:
LouiseMaruyama Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
Nie ma za co ^^
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:icona7xfan666:
A7XFan666 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
Amazing :3
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot :tighthug:
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:icona7xfan666:
A7XFan666 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
You're welcome :3 Damon is my favorite and you drew him so flawlessly. It's amazing:3
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much again :la: :iconcocoglompplz:
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:icona7xfan666:
A7XFan666 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
You're very welcome :3 :glomp:
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:iconelleidan-dani:
Elleidan-Dani Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow this is amazing I really love it! The creativity and skill is amazing! <3
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013   Traditional Artist
Many thanks, it means a lot! :iconnewglomp:
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:iconbrunaranha:
Brunaranha Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Nice! *-* Sexyy ~_~
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot :iconsuperheroglompplz:
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:iconbratlittleprincess:
BratLittlePrincess Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow amazing !!

I love how you gave him two difrent eyes ;)
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :heart:
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:iconbratlittleprincess:
BratLittlePrincess Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome :D
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:icondallyce33:
dallyce33 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Holy! He is beautiful!! Good job...this is really amazing! :meow: <3
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot :iconpinkballoonplz: :huggle:
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:iconthelionandthefish:
TheLionAndTheFish Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
Ohmylord I love this! That piercing red eye... Ahhhh what's there not to love?!
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :iconfingerdanceplz:
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:iconthelionandthefish:
TheLionAndTheFish Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
You're very welcome:D
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:iconpreetikasharma:
PreetikaSharma Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This picture of Ian has been overdone by artists here on dA, but you do great justice to it! You caught the expression well. Great work again, my friend. :clap:

Oh and I liked you on fb. :thumbsup:
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012   Traditional Artist
Indeed, lots of people have drawn Ian from this reference picture, but I added my personal touch :dummy: Thank you very much, for the kind comments and "liking" my FB fanpage :iconflowerheartplz:
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:iconkinguss94:
kinguss94 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
mmm, delicious ♥ : D you're really skilly!
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot :iconblueheartplz: :la:
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:iconpepperbunbun:
pepperbunbun Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So awesome!! I love how you did his eyes. And the background looks great! :)
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012   Traditional Artist
I'm glad you like it! :) Many thanks :icondorkdanceplz:
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:iconpepperbunbun:
pepperbunbun Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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:iconfaithemarald:
FaithEmarald Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Nie wiem jak mogłam tego wcześniej do fav nie dodać!!!
I widzisz co mi zrobiłaś? Wiedziałam, że nie powinnam zaczynać oglądac tego serialu! Już po pierwszym sezonie mam poprzestawiany światopogląd xD (i zamiast iść spać o tej porze, bo mam jutro egzamin to siedze na DA i szukam twoich rysunków tego, którego imienia nie wymienie, i którego powinnam strasznie nie lubić, ale przez ciebie nie nie lubie...)
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012   Traditional Artist
Wiesz, jak to skomentuję? Krótko i treściwie:


:lmao:
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:iconmidestini:
MiDestini Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow. just.... wow.
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner May 31, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot :meow:
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