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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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:iconagnes21:
agnes21 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely stunning work!
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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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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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Ilojleen Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014   Traditional Artist
Jej, dziękuję pięknie za miłe słowamoonflower 
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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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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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Ilojleen Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013   Traditional Artist
OK, rzucę okiem ;)
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