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Part of me - Michael Fassbender by arthawk87 Part of me - Michael Fassbender by arthawk87
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Part of me
Has Died
And won't return
And part of me
Wants to hide
The part that's burned

(Lyrics from the song "Once" by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova)

Thehe, another Fassbender drawing, only this time it's much smaller and I'm a lot more content with the outcome than I was with the last drawing of him. I guess the more you draw the same person, the better you get to know their features, and the better the likeness in your drawing turns out (simple, really). This means that I will (have to) draw him many more times :-).

Time: I guess about 6-8h
Size: 4.6 x 4.6 cm (what you see above is the real size of the drawing)
Materials:
:bulletgreen: Din A4 paper
:bulletgreen: HB mechanical pencil (0.5mm), 3H, 3B, 4B, and 6B graphite pencils
:bulletgreen: Blendin stick
:bulletgreen: Black super-fine pen for the border
:bulletgreen: Kneaded eraser, fixative, ruler
Reference picture:: Screen shot from the movie, taken from a gif set I'm unable to find ...

Critiques and comments are welcome. Thanks for having a look.

My other drawing of Michael Fassbender:
Shame - Michael Fassbender by arthawk87
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Suanin Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congratulations! :w00t: This portrait has been included in #CelebrityPortraits's 'Best Of' feature for the months of May, June, and July! :clap: You can see the feature here!
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arthawk87 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013   Traditional Artist
Oh cool, thanks so much :cuddle:!!!
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Suanin Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're most welcome! :aww:
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Suanin Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's so tiny! :wow: And yet so detailed and life-like! Wow!
(And you get extra points for using a song from the movie 'Once'. :aww:)
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arthawk87 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you. :D That movie has such great songs, I need to watch it again soon.
I really love doing tiny drawings. They present a different kind of difficulty that I love; they're quite challenging.
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Suanin Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, I know what you mean. I've only done a couple of miniature drawings, but I quite liked the process. Perhaps I should do a new one soon. :aww: 
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arthawk87 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013   Traditional Artist
Oh yes, please do. I'd love to see another miniature drawing from you, you're so good at it!
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Suanin Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, stop it! :blush: I've only done one!
But I'll keep it in mind! I guess it would be a nice project to boost my motivation. We could do a trade, if you'd like? :aww:
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arthawk87 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013   Traditional Artist
Yeah, but a great one. (I've only done one, as well, you know :D)
Oh YES, art trading with you? Count me in! So, how do we approach this? Since the drawings are meant for the other person, should we draw something/someone the other person likes, or let it be a surprise? Oooh, I'm already very excited about this!
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Suanin Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yay! :dance: I'll send you a note about it! 
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Anna-Mariaa Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
Wow, sehr beeidrockend wie vel Detail du of so wenig Platz ufs Blatt brocht hesch! Ech fends au sehr schön, wie är em Vordergrond esch ond sech klar abgränzt vom verschwommnige hendergrond! Super! :tighthug:
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arthawk87 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013   Traditional Artist
Mersi fill mal :cuddle:! Das isch eigentlich au en Grund, worum ich mich für die Foti entschide han; de Fokus isch ganz uf ihn grichtet und de Hindergrund isch zwar da, abr nöd so wichtig. Das isch eigentlich au öpis, wo im Film super zur gältig chunt, kännsch "Shame"? Würkli en hammr guete Film, ich chan ihn dr sehr empfehlä.
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Anna-Mariaa Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
Bitte :tighthug:
Jo also das Foti hesch guet usgwählt! Das esch jo au emmer en wechtige Schrett - s vorlagefoti uswähle, ech verbrenge amig schtonde demet bes ech eis gfende wo mer rechtig e jedere hisecht gfallt!
Mues de Felm demfall werklech mol luege, ha ne nämli noni gseh! Danke före Tip!
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KW-Scott Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow! Such a great image and to have been done on such a small scale Great job my friend :D
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arthawk87 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot :cuddle:!
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KW-Scott Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You're very welcome :D
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Ilojleen Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013   Traditional Artist
It's so tiny! Fantastic, looks like a small photo :clap:
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arthawk87 Featured By Owner May 1, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you, Dominika :cuddle:!
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DayDreamOrNightmare Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice job. :sun::skull:
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arthawk87 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you :D!
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DayDreamOrNightmare Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
For sure.:sun::skull:
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Wicked-Illusion Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work and good likeness for the this small size and also just profile. :clap: Lovely textures and contrast! Not sure how much time passed since being introduced to him and after that watching him in many movies, but I can say that even though I don't find him the most likable actor (something about his face...) I like him quite much. I mean, I couldn't stand Benedict Cumberbatch for months, look at his photos, artwork of him as himself or Sherlock before I knew him/saw him in action, but once I started watching Sherlock and later some miniseries, etc. with him, I adore the man now and can't wait to see more of his work. :D If you know Italian, he was just sooo "antipatico" to me for a long time - unfortunately there's no matching word on English that can so perfectly describe when you don't like someone for no reason - just because - there's something about them, something you don't like, something about their face, appearance (not in sense if they're good/bad looking), impression they leave, whatever - that can change after you know them better, especially because every person has their own definition of that word, but yet when you say someone is "simpatrico/a"/"antipatico/a" to you the other person understands perfectly what you mean even when they don't mean the same of that person you're talking about. OK, how did I end up from commenting on a drawing to lousy tries of explaining... :rofl: I will blame a huge coffee I just drank for everything. :D
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arthawk87 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013   Traditional Artist
Aw, thanks so much for the lovely comment. Yes, I do know Italian and understand perfectly what you mean (in German the word is "unsympathisch", which I always want to translate as "unsympathetic" - because it's so similar, but NOT the same at all! Why doesn't the English language have that word?!). I didn't care for Michael Fassbender for a long time because I hadn't seen him "in action", even though I knew who he was. But THEN I saw "Shame", and I just fell for him (for lack of a better word) and then I watched almost all of his other movies - none of which grabbed me by my soul as much as Shame did. Even though I like his face, it's not his looks that attract me about him. I guess it's that he has the ability to, as I read in a critique somewhere online, "strips himself down", plunging body, heart and soul into his character that you believe every movement he makes. I don't know if I will ever feel differently about this, but as far as I can remember I have never felt that about another actor - ever. I mean, I BELIEVED it when his character died in the movie "Hunger". And that's what I like about him. The fact that he's easy on the eyes is just a bonus point.
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Wicked-Illusion Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm glad someone understands my "frustration". Yes, "(un)sympathetic" on English means something entirely different! You know how many times I want to use this word to describe what I think about some actors and I need just this one word to say it all and can't use it! For example, I'd say Tom Hiddleston is insanely, absurdly "sympathisch", but no, I gotta say cute, adorable, nice, whatever, all this words to try to describe this and much more, because cute=/="sympathisch" but it can include that too :) *cough* when you mentioned Shame my first very naughty thought was you fell for his di*k *cough* I almost have a valid excuse for this because I didn't see much of the movie, quickly skipped through a few scenes, but I definitely saw why they picked him to parade around showing full frontal :D I don't know maybe I'll reconsider really watching it sometime. I watched Jane Eyre, X-Men: First Class, A Dangerous Method, Haywire, Prometheus with him, but now I know I actually saw him before in Fish Tank and 300 but back then I didn't know who he was. Like I was all OMG Benedict Cumerbatch was in Atonement and I actually already saw him before Sherlock! :D It happens many times you think you just found some "new" actor only to realize you already saw him somewhere before when they were Mr. Nobody to you.

I understand you completely and I know what you mean. To me good looks is always a bonus not the main thing why I like some actor. I agree about Michael. Even though I don't find him very "sympathisch" I see and I know he's good and I will "make" myself like him, pass over it. For example, for a long time I didn't "like" Russel Crowe, maybe it had something to do with Beautiful Mind, I don't know, but now I really do, and like to see him in the movies, and I picked and watched a few movies specifically because he's in them - that's what I always do when I find someone "new" I take interest in and start to like more and more. Or Alan Rickman, he was so "unsympathetic" to me, actually maybe still is, but I got over it - fans made me think more about Snape and like him much more than before and I just LOVE his voice. What can I say, I fall for the great voices, I have a whole list of actors whose voice I really like, and that's what I liked about Benedict first. :)

OK, enough with the rambling. Thanks for mentioning Hunger, I forgot I was thinking about watching it !
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arthawk87 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013   Traditional Artist
Just a quick warning: Hunger is a very dramatic - and VERY realisticly done! - movie. Very intense. It made me very indecisive if I should ever watch it again. On the one hand there's fantastic acting, very intense scenes (like a 17 minutes long one-shot dialoge between him and a priest), and it leaves an effect on you. It's not one of those kind of movies that you see and the minute it's finished you forgot what movie you've just watched. On the other hand however, I didn't understand everything of the story because I don't know much about the history of Ireland. I got what the movie was about, but I lacked a lot of background knowledge. And... I don't know, it left me with an uneasiness that I find hard to describe. But then again, that doesn't necessarily have to be a bad thing. Anyway, let me know what you think of it, I'd be very interested to hear your opinion of it. So far I've already seen Shame, A dangerous methode, Centurion, Hunger, Fish tank, X Men: First class, Jane Eyre, Jonah Hex, Haywire, Prometheus, 300, Inglorious basterds, and Blood creek with Michael Fassbender. Most of them I thought were sh*it, but besides Shame (and maybe Hunger), I really liked Jane Eyre. And OMG his body in 300!!! He's great in his other roles, but the movies are just not my type of movie. Anyway. When I watched Shame for the first time, I didn't know that it was about sex obsession and pornography (and that he had some full frontal shots, which I have absolutely nothing against :D), but maybe that's also why it's a great movie. It deals with a problem a lot of people aren't aware of and what effect it has on those who have it. Brandon (Michael Fassbender's character) probably is very deeply disturbed, as is his sister, but in contrast to her he is ashamed of himself, hates himself, and hides his dark side behind a socially accepted mask of normalcy and superficiallity. I love the fact that the ending isn't clear, even if it is more probable that he's trying to change, you can't really be sure because the movie ends before you see what his reaction to the girl on the subway is. Yes, you should definitely give it another shot.

EXACTLY! "Cute" and "handsome" and "adorable" just aren't what we want to express. We should use the word "sympatico/a", even if not everybody speaks Italian. The English descriptions are more concerned with physical or sexual attractiveness, but what we NEED is a word that goes way deeper than that and concerns a knowledge or a feeling about a person that isn't really describable or that you can't pinpoint to a cause. I had the same experience as you had with some actors; unknowingly knowing them from movies or tv series before actually paying attention to them for a specific role that put our spotlight onto them. I however doubt that I will ever "like" Benedict Cumberbatch. I don't dislike him and I've already seen him in some movies (like "Atonment"), but see, he's someone I find "antipatico".

And speaking of great voices: How great is Jeremy Irons' voice??? He's one of those actors I could listen to all day long (as is Hiddles, btw), and I even have an audio book that Jeremy Irons reads. Alan Rickman also has a great voice, but I'm not a big fan of the nasal sound it has.
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Wicked-Illusion Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I get what you mean. Some movies just get stuck in your head, leave quite an impression. It may not necessary mean you liked them, but you remember them, you think about them long after you watched them. Will let you know about Hunger! I'm a huge movie fan and I really like to watch all kinds of movies, from block busters, movies that are so aggressively advertised and talked about and often not so great if you ask me to some never-heared-for-it amazing movies I managed to dig up that can be just about any theme. In general, I'm more for the latter ones or the gold middle, and there are just some block busters I really like. Probably unpopular opinion, but Avengers, for example, wasn't nothing special to me. I really love the cast and all, but I thought it to be just good, great at most for its genre, but nothing fantastic, amazing, the best. Maybe tumblr ruined for me by shoving to my face all the best moments before I even had the chance to see it leaving nothing much except disappointment behind which reminds me now I gotta go blacklist "setlock" while there are any scenes in the future Sherlock s3 that I won't recognize from the "setlock".

I really can't remember Michael in 300, but then again I can't remember much of the movie either...Will definitely watch Shame. I shouldn't have fast forwarded through this few scenes where I didn't like what I saw, a bit of his relationship with his sister,etc.

Wonderful description of the word and what we need! Well, if nothing at least we can use it between us. As I already said, I found Ben sooo "antipatico" for months, now I no longer do, but still I'd put him somewhere in between, While Tom Hiddleston is insanely "simpatico" to me in comparison with Ben, and they're both great actors and I like them both, Ben is the one who made a greater
impression on me with his acting so I must say I like him more in that sense. Btw, if you haven't seen it, give him a chance in Third Star for example. And Parade's End miniseries of course if you ever feel like watching something with him.

Hhaha I ruined Jeremy Irons for myself! I quite liked him in one or more movies, but then I watched him in that movie with Juliette Binoche, an erotic movie which was good an all, but since then it hasn't been the same, I don't even know how to explain it. :D Long story short, I'm watching him now again if 3rd season of The Borgias and I'd say his voice was great, but something in it reminds me of smokers' voice which sound of can sometimes irritate me, it's hard to explain + as this character he plays he's doesn't talk like usually but a bit different.
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ihni Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
HOW CAN YOU CREATE SUCH AWESOME SHADING ON SUCH A SMALL PIECE OF PAPER!? I'm thinking mainly on the scarf now ... I feel like I can reach out and touch it, and it will FEEL like a scarf. And that hair ... especially the highlights on the back of his head. It's awesome. So, so awesome. Can we please get an additional picture of you HOLDING this piece, so we can see more clearly how tiny it is? That would be great. :) *not demanding at all*
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arthawk87 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you for the lovely comment, dear future co-ruler. Hey, while we're "not demanding at all"; why don't you give drawing a small drawing a try? Judging by your talent and ability, it will turn out nothing but a brilliant piece!

Yeah sure, I'll take a picture of myself holding the drawing, but it'll have to wait until I go back home in 1,5 weeks because I left my camera there... And I'm really sorry for not having replied on your email yet... Somehow I've been busy drawing and doing other stuff on the past few weekends that somehow every time time had suddenly ran out. I'll write back when I get home - promise.
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ihni Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
Don't worry about answering emails - I'm terrible at it myself! Good things take time, you know! :D

And ... was that a challenge I read? Tiny drawing? Hmm, I have been wanting to try it since I saw you do it but ... I'm not sure what I'll draw. Or whom. Hmm, let me give this some thought ...
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arthawk87 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013   Traditional Artist
Okay, let's see. To give you just two inputs, there's TW (e.g. [link]), or Hiddles. OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH, HOW GREAT WOULD IT BE IF YOU DID A TINY DRAWING?!?!?! Please take the challenge. PWETTY PWEASE? *makes big puppy eyes*.
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ihni Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
Hahaha, that's a tiny angry Stiles! :D

I'll see what I can do. THIS IS ALL YOUR FAULT!
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arthawk87 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013   Traditional Artist
*Not sorry at all* :D
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markstewart Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013   Traditional Artist
Great contrasts in this one .. and so tiny, i have a problem seeing actual sizes that well :lol:
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arthawk87 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot, happy to hear you like it :-).
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markstewart Featured By Owner May 20, 2013   Traditional Artist
You're welcome :D
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zakkiya29 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks awesome!! :dalove:
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arthawk87 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks :hug:!
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Pencil-Stencil Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
fabulous :la:
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arthawk87 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you :D
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