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Sully Erna - No rest for the wicked by Ilojleen Sully Erna - No rest for the wicked by Ilojleen
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Sully Erna 01 by Ilojleen Sully Erna 02 by IlojleenSully Erna - Sinner's Prayer by Ilojleen

Basic info

:pointr: size: A4
:pointr: watercolours, watercolour pencils, Faber Castell felt-tip pen 0.2 and 0.5
:pointr: time: ?
:pointr: reference photos: img266.imageshack.us/img266/91… 25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lj6… img854.imageshack.us/img854/10…
:pointr: the title: Godsmack's song, No rest for the wicked

About the subject | the choice of the reference photo

Sully Erna, the leader of the hard rock band Godsmack. But I believe everyone knows it for now, as I've already drawn him 3 times in last 6 months :lol:
Why such a composition? I came across the photo on which is based the upper portrait, and quite liked it. Then, all of sudden, I started googling for some pictures which would match it. Creating it, I was highly inspired by scotty309's drawings, however, I decided to dust off my watercolours I had received from my friend in winter, and PAINT it :D
"No rest for the wicked". Well... I browsed Godsmack's songs and thought the title of this song suits the best. Somehow.


About the drawing

I must confess it wasn't a piece of cake to do. It took me two months to complete, as I was busy with taking exams and, first of all, my moods were changing while painting this triple portrait. I was satisfied, but five minutes later I wanted to rip it into pieces! It really drove me nuts sometimes! I guess my patience with watercolours isn't so solid as it is when I draw with pencils :lmao:
I'm still not happy with the skin colour. It's too dark and differs in each figure. The forearm in the upper portrait is a disaster, especially the veins :noes:
And the guitar was pain in the ass! :faint: At least I'm satisfied with it :D The guitar strings are also painted with brush, not some white gel pen trick or something ;)
Finished yesterday's night.

Hope you like my *serious* attempt at painting with watercolours. Thank you for the feedback in advance :iconglomplz:

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:iconarrowriter:
Arrowriter Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
I saw this and thought, "Why the fuck isn't this in my favorites?!" The watercolors look incredible. I honestly think it looks really good with the tattoos. Usually when I see Sully in black and white, his tattoos get blended into a mess, but with a bit of color, they look much better. :)

I am familiar with all three of these pictures (frequent "Sully Erna" Googlers, raise your hand...), and I think you did a great job capturing them. His facial expressions, namely on the top and bottom right pictures, are perfect. The only detail I would call into question is his left pointer finger in the bottom right picture. The curve looks off to me and the finger a bit thick, but I suppose it would be curved while playing guitar. Either way, this is incredible and is now in my favorites! Awesome job, and I hope to see more paintings from you in the future.

Especially of Sully. ;)
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013   Traditional Artist
Hi, I apologize for such a late reply!
Thank you very much! :iconblowkiss-plz: I'm pleased that you like this watercolour, as I'm still not used to painting with medium. Every attempt seems as if it was the first one. I agree with the mistake you've pointed out. Hands, especially fingers, have never been easy for me to draw.

I think there will be more Sully fan arts and more paintings, although maybe not in this compilation :giggle: Many thanks again :iconsquishhugplz:
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:iconarrowriter:
Arrowriter Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
Well, you did very well with the hands in the top picture. It was just the finger in the bottom one that did you in. ;)

You are most welcome, and I do hope there are more. :hug:
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks again, you're too kind for me :iconsnuzzleplz:
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:iconarrowriter:
Arrowriter Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
No problem :)
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Andela1998 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
woow, this looks awesome. And you done it with watercolors. Looks very realistic. I've tried watercolors, but i've never tried to do something look realistic. I should give it a try ;) This looks amazing and I believe it drove you nuts. There're many details indeed. I saw your work on facebook also. And I love it. I cannot believe you made such progress in 9 years. :wow: Congrats :clap: :clap:
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :huggle: I find painting with watercolours very tricky and I feel I will never learn how to use them. You see, this one turned not that bad, I like it. But my two last paintings, MUCH SIMPLIER than this to render, were a disaster. I can't paint a smooth background :noes:
Anyway, don't listen to me and don't hesitate to try painting realistic, you may be successful :XD: :boogie:
You're Andela's ART, right? Nice to see you here :huggle:
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Andela1998 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome.
Yes, it's very tricky, I agree. You'll learn how to use them, don't worry ;) Maybe you should focus on painting realistic with watercolors, like this.
I'll definitely try to paint something realistic, though I started to use them because I got inspired with abstract paintings.
Yes, that's my :facebook: page. :)
:hug:
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013   Traditional Artist
I hope this day will come soon :aww: Good luck with painting realistically and abstractly :hug: :iconnewyear2plz:
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:iconandela1998:
Andela1998 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm sure it will :) Thank you :D Good luck with your drawings. :wave: :iconnewyear2plz:
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you and you're welcome :iconsnuzzleglompplz:
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purplestripedbrain Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student Photographer
ohmygod.. This is, wow.. Sully in all his glory! :clap:
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you :dance: for the favs as well!
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:iconpurplestripedbrain:
purplestripedbrain Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student Photographer
no problem!
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Bananas878 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A to chyba coś nowego :)
Mam na myśli styl i ogólnie kompozycję pracy. Ale muszę powiedzieć, że wyszło naprawdę świetnie, szczególnie poza gitarowa :D
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012   Traditional Artist
Tak, staram się powoli urozmaicać swoją twórczość, próbować nowych technik, tematów, etc.
Dziękuję bardzo :heart:
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EyeGoCrazy Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you have skills, and they be mad. :D
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012   Traditional Artist
I appreciate your kind opinion! :la: Thank you very much :iconflowerheartplz:
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EyeGoCrazy Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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Namae-san Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Uaaa, robi wrażenie *___*
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012   Traditional Artist
Dziękuję! :iconnewhugplz:
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:iconregis-and:
Regis-AND Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work!!! How much attitude!
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012   Traditional Artist
Many thanks, it means a lot! :iconnewglomp:
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Grinningsunknown Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you drew him so well! <3
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks a bunch:iconpinkballoonplz:
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:iconsoluble-hermit:
soluble-hermit Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
High quality work. :thumbsup:
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :icontardglompplz:
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soluble-hermit Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome!
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domangel Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent ;)
Everything looks perfect if you ask me Except the tattoo, what happen there?
Is that a woman face?A man face? hihihi :P
Okay maybe I'm being a bit harsh :P
One thing I love is seeing some color in this B&W gallery :)
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012   Traditional Artist
Crap happened :noes: Yes, it was supposed to be a female face. You're not being harsh, you just point out one of many flaws :D
Thanks a lot :cuddle:
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natteregn Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
uh okay this one is cool (: I like how good you are to use the colors (:
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012   Traditional Artist
I appreciate it, many thanks! :la:
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:iconnatteregn:
natteregn Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you are welcome (:
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ArtIsLife88 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This is Fantastic. Love the colour work
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot :iconpounceglomp::iconflowerthnxplz:
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littleorangemoose Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
o mój boże. to jest cudowne. jestem pod wielkim wrażeniem. zazdroszczę talentu.
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Ilojleen Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012   Traditional Artist
Dziękuję bardzo :iconredkokorox: Za wszystkie favy i watcha również :hug:
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FaithEmarald Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow! Niesamowita praca! Zwłaszcza, że nie w ołówku, tylko malowana farbami. I podziwiam za cierpliwość, ja bym się chyba poddała ;) Ale cieszę się, ze ty tego nie zrobiłaś, bo wtedy nie moglibysmy oglądac tego cuda ;P

P.S. Ciekawa jestem czy wymyśliłas już jakiś szatański plan przekonania mnie do Godsmack? ;>
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012   Traditional Artist
Malowałam to dwa miesiące, więc nie wiem, czy wykazałam się taką cierpliwością :XD: Szczególnie, że chciałam to podrzeć w pewnym momencie :lmao: Ale dziękuję bardzo :hug:

Hm, jeszcze nie wiem. Może w czasie naszego spotkania będę cały czas puszczała na telefonie ich muzykę :evillaugh:
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Sonicblur2-0 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Looks cool :)
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :iconcreepglompplz:
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Sonicblur2-0 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Student General Artist
You're welcome :)
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Codinas Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ohhhh, Dominika!! :heart: This must have been a very complicated picture :shakefist:, but very funny for all their hard tattoos. :squee:
(^_^)(^_^)
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012   Traditional Artist
Hahah, thanks a milion :iconorangeheart-plz: :hug:
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:iconcodinas:
Codinas Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hahahaha......a milion €uros!! :iconhrtplz: :iconsquishhugplz:
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012   Traditional Artist
:giggle: :iconredkokorox:
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:iconmaggot-515:
maggot-515 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
za dużo talentu, za dużo... ODDAWAJ ;___;
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012   Traditional Artist
Dobrze *oddaje część* ale opiekuj się nim, jest chorowity :<



:iconglompfuck:
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:iconmaggot-515:
maggot-515 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
chorowity? NIE KARMISZ GO! ;____;


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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012   Traditional Artist
To on wybrzydza :<

:heart:
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