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Jennifer Carpenter as Debra Morgan ACEO by Ilojleen Jennifer Carpenter as Debra Morgan ACEO by Ilojleen

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Michael C.Hall as Dexter by Ilojleen Jennifer Carpenter by Ilojleen

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:pointr: size: 63mm x 89mm [the drawing] + 9mm [the blank, white frame]
:pointr: media: Koh-I-Noor pencils H-7B, regular eraser, kneaded eraser, red Euroclass watercolour
:pointr: time: 5h
:pointr: reference photo: dexter-online.pl/wp-content/ga…

About the subject

Jennifer Carpenter as Debra Morgan of the crime series Dexter, my favourite tv-show :heart: Many fans find her character irritating and the actress' look unattractive, but I adore Debra with her amusing way of speaking, full of dirty words, and I think Jen has beautiful eyes.
I haven't done any Dexter fan art since ages and I kinda missed it. Especially now, when I'm thrilled with watching 7th season! At the moment I am also at war with my MA thesis, so I lack time to draw, but I decided to spend two evenings to go creative and draw an ACEO of Debra.

About the drawing

I thought it would have taken me less that 5 hours, but I had serious problems with sketching her eyes. Refining them took too much time :B I almost started to despair when I did the bloody blood fingerprint. The lines didn't come out at all! :cries: Thank God I had a brush with only a few bristles and it help a lot, I just redrew the lines.

Hope you like it :iconflowerheartplz:
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:iconernestovladimir:
Vou've done a wonderful job at capturing Debra's expression on such a small canvas. It's sad people often dismiss these great tiny works just because of the small size of the full view here on DA.

I really like the fingerprint you've put in there, it being blood-red is a nice touch, as well. Blood in this show is something treated with special care, it's not just something gushing out of people's bodies when being killed, or splashed all over the place. Blood becomes something artistic in the show, something which brings order and creates a path for the detectives and our favorite serial killer/blood spatter analyst to find the bad guy. The fingerprint is, as we all know, a rather useful thing for cops to find the culprit; but blood, a few specks of blood is all Dexter needs to tell us a whole lot more, a story, a dance, a passion. Seeing them combined brings Debra, the cop, together with her brother, the blood spatter analyst (and also the culprit :p)

As mentioned before, you've done a wonderful job capturing her expression, and the hair just looks fabulous. Those eyes of her look just as beautiful even in black and white. However, the original atmosphere differs quite a lot from this final product. It is by no means a bad thing, since it gives the piece a bit more originality, however, choosing to use the same blurred background, it gives a different mood in black and white. It feels darker instead of dim afternoon light. The hair, as I've said looks wonderful, however the small strands, as I often see in works which include lost strands of nearly white hair, lacks a bit of dimension. I know from experience how hard it is to draw around to create those hairs, however, leaving them almost completely white leaves them looking a bit too thick. This is especially true comparing it to the rest of the hair, thus breaking the consistency, which in turn sort of breaks the harmony and illusion of the drawing. Making some ends of those hairs darker, and sometimes thinner, helps give them more dimension, as if they are coming from afar, getting close, and then maybe going away from us again. This is tough, though, and on a tiny canvas it's damn near impossible, however, judging tom how well you did many other details in this drawing, it is nothing beyond your capability.

What can I say? To me it had good impact, I could tell who that was, and the fingerprint reassured me which character I was supposed to be thinking of, beyond the actor, it is the character I see there. I see Debra Morgan, her unique expression, in a really smaaaaaaaall canvas!!!

It's probably not something most regular viewers would understand, however this is FAN ART, it's for the fans! Being a pencil artist, and big fan myself, I am quite impressed and more than pleased to see her depicted this beautifully :)
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:iconmister128:
Mister128 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Fuckin fuck this is good, you really made a great likeness of her!
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014   Traditional Artist
:lmao: Thank you very fucking much :giggle: I'm glad you like it!
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Mister128 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome
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Pablobellas Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
Oh Debra Love it :love:
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!  :iconsuperheroglompplz:
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SammyAriel Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic picture of a fantstic character! And the fingerprint finnishes it off perfectly :)
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner May 23, 2013   Traditional Artist
Glad you like my concept! Thanks for the nice comment :hug:
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LisaCooper91 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful portrait! Really love the bloody fingerprint! Nice touch :D
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013   Traditional Artist
I'm very pleased you like it! :dance: Thank you so much! :hug:
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Sanders98 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
Wow!!
It's a small size and a big artwork! I love very much yours traditionnal art (in my language: J'adore vos dessins, sublimes, magnifiques, minutieux, précis... ) I love hair and light (so realist!)
Do like you Megan Fox? Because i'd like to see you how draw it ^^' (google translate is very bad!)
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Ilojleen Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot! I'm happy that you like my Debra ACEO :huggle: I'm neutral when it comes to Megan, she's pretty, but I'm sorry, I only draw people whom I adore :(
No worries, I understand you! Merci again :cuddle:
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:iconodaer:
OdaER Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like it! :D
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013   Traditional Artist
Glad you do, thank you :love:
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tpatrick Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Love love LOVE this!
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot :iconsquishhugplz:
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:iconacjub:
acjub Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so insanely amazing! :faint: Seriously, it's perfection! :love:
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013   Traditional Artist
Oh no, it's not :blushes: Thanks a million, sweetie :iconsquishhugplz:
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acjub Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconsupertighthugplz:
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013   Traditional Artist
:giggle:
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star5k1 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Well done :) I like it!
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013   Traditional Artist
I'm pleased that you like it, thanks :iconsquishhugplz:
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star5k1 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Pleasure is mine ;)
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DarklyDreamingDeb Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh God. wonderful
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks a milion :tighthug:
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:iconrentintent:
rentintent Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Writer
Fabulous!
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :iconcocoglompplz:
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anichan7 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Deb Looks Beatiful! great job!! :iconkiligplz:
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot :iconsquishhugplz: :lmao:
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TomsGG Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
absolutely pretty, great drawing!!!!! :clap:
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot! :cuddle:


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:iconasfolk:
asfolk Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Looks great.
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot :iconglompglompplz:
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kawaabung Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! nice job, and you're a fan of Dexter, thats just great! :D
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012   Traditional Artist
Dexter is the best series :eager: Thank you so much!
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kawaabung Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah the best! now we have to wait half year xD, take a look at my work i hope you like it [link]
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naturalshocks Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The fingerprint is a wonderful addition! :D Great likeness and whoa, the hair! :clap:
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks a bunch, Merilyn :iconglompglompplz: I'm happy that you like it!
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PersephoneWatching Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's an amazing likeness. The thumbprint is just awesome.
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot :iconloveredplz: Much appreciated :hug:
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PersephoneWatching Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome :-)
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bebedelbizcocho Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
This is amazing!!!!!!!
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you kindly :iconflowerheartplz:
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:iconfishglow:
fishglow Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like Debra, I think her character has evolved so much and Jennifer Carpenter is doing an outstanding job this season. Excellent work! :D
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012   Traditional Artist
I couldn't agree more :nod: I'm sooo sad it ends soon!
Thanks a lot! :hug:
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Wicked-Illusion Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Deb! :dance: dA needs more Dexter fanart, especially more Debra and ACEOs and everything. :D Love Deb! When you mention it, I don't find her unattractive at all. OK, maybe she does not have the most beautiful nose and the combination of her tall stature, long torso and being very slim with very little curves is not what many (men) find the most desirable on a women, but that's all matter of taste. She's beautiful and has gorgeous big interestingly shaped eyes. Haha I didn't intend to comment her physical appearance so much :lol: I don't know, but I like her character very much with all her flaws and all that some mistook for actresses as I just read on Wikipedia. :D Nice to see you used a ref unfamiliar to me and the fingerprint is a nice touch! I decided long time ago, on my next Dexter fanart I hope to complete before the show ends, there will definitely be something red! Adding blood/bloody details such as spatter, fingerprints etc. is fun! :D
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Ilojleen Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012   Traditional Artist
Well said, there is so little Dexter fanart, it's a shame, because it's an outstanding show!
Yep, her look is not perfect, but whose is? Eyes are the most important to me when it comes to look, and she's got pretty ones! :love: I believe proper clothes would make her quite feminine and delicate, but well, as Debra she can't be like that :giggle:
Thank you very much, I appreciate a compliment coming from such a talented person, as you! :glomp:
Are your drawing something right now? Maybe an entry for my contest? :iconteeheeheeplz:
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Wicked-Illusion Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, I was supposed to work on it, my entry, during the weekend when I finally got some time, but the Friday and the whole weekend was ruined because I had an exam on Saturday (first time) and I got stuck in another city because the bridge closed and had to spend the night. Hopefully today :D I really hope I make it on time.
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Ilojleen Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012   Traditional Artist
Oh, I read about it in your journal! Though luck! :noes: Good you had a place to sleep. So you're already taking exams. I keep my fingers crossed for you then! My end-of-term exams start in the end of January, thank God.
And good luck with your entry, of course :D
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Wicked-Illusion Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! Actually, my uni started even later than usual this year and I'm not even done with the first round of exams! :lol: We have two exams and then end-of-term exams per each subject + other stuff we have to take, like seminars and little tests to collect enough points to be able to take the end-of-term exams soooo my "holidays" will actually be time to study for the second round of exams that comes right after in January and then end-of-term exams right after that start in February, maybe even end of January. :D
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Ilojleen Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012   Traditional Artist
Woah, sounds complicated in comparison to my studies! We don't have short tests and so on during the term [apart from English tests], only at the end of it.
If it may comfort you a little... because of the number of exams I have to take, I'm going to study during Christmas break, too :rofl:
Oh, I have one more question - have you seen the final episode of Dexter? :la:
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