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the utterly charming mr. depp

By Ailidh
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----:heart:FULL VIEW PLEASE!:heart:----
Best viewed on my monitor!... Or just a high contrast and a fairly low brightness
One last note-- this is not a photo manipulation, it is a digital painting

Unless you've been hiding under a rock for the last year or so, you should know by now of whom this piece is without needing to glimpse at the title; you've probably experienced the raids of bouncing pre-teen girls at the local magazine stand, grabbing every last copy of any magazine that holds a photograph of him. And you've also probably been killed by those masses of girls who will use every resource against each other to grab the last copy. Purses, hair clips with nasty teeth, shoes... sigh. But... if you were fortunate enough to get a copy of last year's People magazine, you'll know where this photo came from. People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive. Need I say more?

All right, enough with my lame sarcasim...

This is yet another piece of Johnny Depp. Inspired by an art trade with ~ foreverdelayed. I enjoy doing this sort of thing. I hope you like it, ~ foreverdelayed :)

On with the boring details:

A Wacom Graphire was used, of course, to lay in the strokes. I used openCanvas 3 primarily, but I did most of his beard and hair and delicate details in Painter 8. I used Adobe Photoshop 7.0 to resize and add the title and border... :blahblah:. Took around... I'd say... ten hours to do... I had so much fun doing this piece. For a long time I was just painting and singing (to Rob Zombie, might I add, which is a horrifying thought).

I do hope it's pleasing to the eye. I had a tad difficulty with the neck (I just suck at painting necks), but the face was a breeze. His bone structure and skin tones were challenging, since I've never painted someone with such olive/yellow toned skin, but it was, shall I say, a unique experience. I was in love with the picture... anyways... I had a blast doing this piece. I was never frustrated with it, just my inconsistant tablet that continued to left-click lock despite my constant re-installation of the drivers and toggling of the controls and pressure sensitivity.

Please critique it well... there's nothing more I hate than comments like, "Looks cool", "it looks awesome", "Good work". It makes me want to tear ever last lock of my hair out.



Just found a suitable reference for people to refer to: [link]
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MissDudette's avatar
He only thing I would have liked was a bit of light in his eyes. Just to make painting that a challenge. :3
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Haha, I'm just in love with the crop, and I got'ta say, I DIG that painted neck. It's just so, rich!
dragonwing1312's avatar
Sorry, computer messed with me. Didn't mean to put it twice.
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That is incredible! (sighs) Johnny Depp is just awesome.
dragonwing1312's avatar
That is incredible! (sighs) Johnny Depp is just awesome.
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LJFHutchProfessional Digital Artist
That's incredible, well done again.
Silver-Mercy's avatar
CAnt help but notice that Shanren has done the same image as u... Im thinking u stole and edited it from her/his gallery
efenzeto's avatar
Oo You are amaizing! Portrait are so difficult to paint,but yours look like real photos!
Vampyre-Lover's avatar
WOW!! Again.
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beata812Hobbyist Photographer
wooooow this is really great! :)
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ByrneFoto Photographer
:wow: Stunning!!!! :faint:
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O.O *swoons*
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sugarooHobbyist General Artist
amazing job once again!! The shadow on his face is a great touch
Al-Kabeer's avatar
Nice work!
ictenbey's avatar
Your perfect image is here ! ...



Thanks for the your amazing images ! ...
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I can steal him right? Pleaaaaaaaseee? I want the sexy man!
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iluvpiratessavvy Photographer
I LOVE this.

Its so incredible. Your very talented :]
candychica36's avatar
Beauuutiful work! You are truly talented. :nod:
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now im not gay ... at all ... but if i was he would be the first dude i ask for his number thats clear :D
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