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Your face is poetry

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glitchedpuppet suggested we do some "limited palette" painting studies for practice the other day. So she gave me these five cool colors (in the bottom right corner) and I used them to paint this rough portrait of Benedict Cumberbatch (aka Sherlock Holmes aka congratulations on your face.) Drawing with a pre-determined palette is a great artistic exercise, I highly recommend it! Try exchanging a color palette with a friend, it makes it fun. :) Or do any of the various color memes floating around dA!
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Twentyonechristi's avatar
i would purchase a print but i have no money but this is amazing!
srinath-ste-v's avatar

All the mysteries behold 
None that Sherlock can't unfold 

oh my god you're works are amazing ..........
you've just become my favorite artist on Deviantart [other than myself of course]
love your works simply love

Neurotic-Deductions's avatar
Congratulations on your face, indeed. Brilliant, and wow with only five colors o.O
stuff-I-do's avatar
i dont know. i have been staring at this in silent awe.
and still i dont quite found words for this.

WooHooGirl's avatar
that's the most fantastic portrait ever! My the most favourite!!! I'm absolutely in love in it!
jeroenderks's avatar
Like this very much, thank you!
jfraser96's avatar
AMAZINGFGGGGGGGG
Asterene's avatar
Do you mind if I find inspiration in this style?
I will credit you, I will use oil pastels and I will draw Daenerys, not Benedict
I would love to have something that is precisely in that style (I love it!)
wastingwine's avatar
this is beautiful, and i am definitely going to have to give that limited palette attempt a try!
CaptainJackSparrow11's avatar
You're an amazing artist! I absolutely love this XD And Benedict is just so hot!! :D
fmbm's avatar
you are so talented and it kills me because i am so shit
#1 fan right here, lol :#1:
catacutan95's avatar
The bright colors really soften the portrait. I like it!
Aeidhryn's avatar
The limited color thing whatever thingy you did ... whatever it was... was pretty awesome.
Aeidhryn's avatar
Good definition.

Be•ne•dict Cum•ber•batch • noun 1 Sherlock Holmes 2 Congratulations on your face

if I may add something:

3 Congratulations on your everything

Except for, perhaps, cutting tomatoes
kytesandfairies's avatar
So it is, dear Benedict, so it is.
saa412's avatar
I love love love limited colour. This piece is fantastic!
amkitt's avatar
i love the colors. his face merits stark contrasts. greatness lies on this page.
AnotherBrightIdea's avatar
"Congratulations on your face" Yep that pretty much sums him up.
billycrow's avatar
nice, kinda like a neiman painting
DoodleOwl's avatar
Definetly the best!
the-improbable-ive's avatar
"Congratulations on your face". That is what I'm calling him from now on. XD
ShannaWhitlock's avatar
What the... HOW?!
This is beautiful oh my gosh. I love the colours and the way you did this, it's absolutely amazing, you never fail to amaze me/others with your work. :O :D
Sherlocked4life's avatar
His face is my favorite poem.
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