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March 27, 2011
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Ian Somerhalder as Damon by Ilojleen Ian Somerhalder as Damon by Ilojleen
:icondonotuseplz::iconmyartplz::iconfbplz: Ilojleen Art at Facebook
© Ilojleen
This drawing cannot be used without my written permission.

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:…
:pointr: WIPs:… and Details:…
:pointr: an entry for the TVD contest:…

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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agnes21 Feb 24, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely stunning work!
Ilojleen Feb 24, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot  :iconblowkiss-plz:
jackofalltrades1978 Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing work
Ilojleen Feb 10, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you :nod:
To jest nieziemskie! Dosłownie jak zdjęcie! Podziwiam, naprawdę podziwiam. Bardzo bym chciała mieć taki talent...
Ilojleen Jan 11, 2014   Traditional Artist
Jej, dziękuję pięknie za miłe słowamoonflower 
Podziwiam Twój talent, jesteś niesamowita! Twój blog bardzo mi pomaga. Ten Ian to Twoja pierwsza praca jaką zobaczyłem i nie mogę wyjść z podziwu.
Ilojleen Aug 29, 2013   Traditional Artist
Dzięki wielkie, miło to słyszeć! :icondorkdanceplz: Jestem również wdzięczna za watcha!
Nie ma za co ;) Byłoby mi miło gdybyś rzuciła okiem na mój portret Iana, choć do Twojego poziomu mi bardzo daleko ;)
Ilojleen Aug 29, 2013   Traditional Artist
OK, rzucę okiem ;)
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