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Why so serious? by Art-by-Jilani Why so serious? by Art-by-Jilani
"Wanna know how I got these scars? My father was... a drinker. And a fiend. And one night he goes off crazier than usual. Mommy gets the kitchen knife to defend herself. He doesn't like that. Not. One. Bit. So, me watching, he takes the knife to her, laughing while he does it. Turns to me and he says "Why so serious?" Comes at me with the knife,"Why so serious?" He sticks the blade in my mouth. "Let's put a smile on that face!" And... Why so serious?"

-The Joker (The Dark knight)

Aquastic pastels on 8X10 black cardboard.

Wanted to try a new medium, rather satisfied with the gritty texture.
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:iconmiamary123456:
miamary123456 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Smashing work! Bravo! How old are you?
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vampire-moon-101 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Student Writer
i love pastel drawings and i looove this <3
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sulfar Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
excellent strokes with the pastels here. and choice of cardboard brought out a gringy texture to the drawing.. truely amazing work!
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:iconart-by-jilani:
Art-by-Jilani Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you.
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:icondamonathebroken:
damonathebroken Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
this is amazing art
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madnezz344 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
awzome work :D
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:iconsoulheartmind:
Soulheartmind Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
I thought this was a photo! Great Job!
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:icondocteurecrane:
DocteureCrane Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So realistic! I'm jealous! great job!
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:iconvampiregirl444:
VampireGirl444 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow that's a nice drawing! I thought it was a picture xD
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:iconjohnvichlenski:
JohnVichlenski Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
Wow nice job I have so much trouble with pastels but this is great!
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:iconphoenixmch:
PhoenixMCH Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Student General Artist
so good!
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:iconaryundomiel:
aryundomiel Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
featured here [link]
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:iconagnesiasta:
Agnesiasta Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
nice work :)
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:iconbrokenviolet:
BrokenViolet Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
fantastic!
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dmbgraphicart Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
Hey great work, might try pastels myself.... a****
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:iconcurlie-11:
Curlie-11 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Creeepy! ... in a great way :giggle:
love this!! :heart:
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:iconharshi:
harshi Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
You are ridiculously good. Jeeeebus.
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:iconart-by-jilani:
Art-by-Jilani Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm humbled. thank you.
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ava---adore Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
the texture works SO WELL with this drawing, really helps describe his shitty facepaint : D love it!
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:iconart-by-jilani:
Art-by-Jilani Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! and yea, i loved the results. Much better than anticipated.
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:iconla-soeur-cadette:
La-soeur-cadette Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
Oh! This is so awesome!
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:iconmozzletoff:
Mozzletoff Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:O
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omgitsemilyc Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
wow this is really impressive, amazing work. I love the gritty texture, and it blew my mind how good the detail is with pastels
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:iconart-by-jilani:
Art-by-Jilani Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thank u!
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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner May 19, 2010
Awsome work on the Joker here
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:iconmdtartist83:
MDTartist83 Featured By Owner May 18, 2010   General Artist
Too awesome!
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Yuurei69 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
:worship: :worship:
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:icondzafri:
dzafri Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009
awesome job dude !! Really an amazing work
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Anicomicgeek Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Pretty impressive work on the Joker. Nice job on it. I like how it cmae out. Keep up the good work.:)
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Negai-san Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009
Wow... Great job with the wrinkles of his face.
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:iconsci-fi-society:
Sci-Fi-Society Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009
It looks just like a photograph! :wow: Amazing work! :clap:

Can we add this to the SFS? :D
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:iconart-by-jilani:
Art-by-Jilani Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
surely.
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cey-cey Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
looks good ...
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:iconjamesgreen:
jamesgreen Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Alot of other artists seem to have painted this subject- but this is the best one Ive seen!
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accidentalfaith Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009
this is a really great job, love it!
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:iconjuggertha:
Juggertha Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009
Saw this on SuperHeroHype - and thought I'd come and give ya a fave ;)
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:icontobichigo:
Tobichigo Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009
Unlike all of the boring, same pics of Heath Leger's joker here on DA, I like this one; it really has character. He looks deep and thoughtful, somewhat tired, and sad. Deeply melancholy. You made the eyes perfectly, captured a slightly different side of this loony character.

Nice work. I like the texture of it.
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Art-by-Jilani Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:icontobichigo:
Tobichigo Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009
You are splendiforously welcome!
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Anonymous543 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
That's awesome! I love the textures <3
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Creedysgirl Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008   Traditional Artist
Wonderful!!
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cocopup Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008
brilliant. i absolutely love the use of blue and yellow on his face. your conception of color is amazing :D
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:iconfreakzter:
Freakzter Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
purdy
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:iconaryundomiel:
aryundomiel Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like it very mutch resembling the actor... quite disturbing also
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Picquick Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2008
great work
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rotten-orange Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful :heart:
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PxRxSxRx Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008   Photographer
Very well done, it looks fantastic.
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:iconart-by-jilani:
Art-by-Jilani Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
cheers!
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time4eternity Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008
wow, this is really good!
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:iconart-by-jilani:
Art-by-Jilani Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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