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Shame - Michael Fassbender by arthawk87 Shame - Michael Fassbender by arthawk87
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Secrets, dark and sick, weighing heavily on my mind
Hidden deep in my soul, separating me from your kind
Alone with my addiction, I feel powerless and lost
Masking my carnal obsession, exhausted, I try to blend in
Empty and despaired, caught in the frenzy – I know I can never win


Ughh, this took me a really long time to finish - and I think I might have lost some dioptres in the process -, but it's finally done. Michael Fassbender as Brandon from the movie "Shame" by Steve McQueen, done in pointillism. And even though it was a fun experience to put an estimated ten million dots on paper, I will not repeat it for a while. I'm about 85% happy with the outcome; there are some mistakes and I'm not entirely satisfied with that dark eye, but I'm actually pretty proud of the fact that I finished it.

Time: If I knew! The time was spread out over two weeks so I guess at least 12 hours.
Size: 13.4 x 9.5 cm (the scan is the same size as the original)
Materials:
:bulletblack: Paper card I found in the attic
:bulletblack: HB mechanical pencil (0.5mm) for the underlying sketch
:bulletblack: 0.1 and 0.3 pigment liner from Staedtler, 0.7 drawliner from edding 1880
Reference picture: Screen shot from the movie

Thanks for having a look. Comments are welcome as always :-).
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:iconrenny16:
Renny16 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Great depiction of, quite frankly, shame.

And some serious brownie points for sticking to pointillism. Wowza.
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arthawk87 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you :-). And also YEEEAAAAAAH, brownie points :la:!
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Anna-Mariaa Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
woah... punktepunktepunktepunkte... chapeau deiner Geduld! es hed sech aber definitiv glohnt, s Resultat esch ächt schpeziell ond interessant. Mer glaubt gar ned, dass das zeichnet esch ond ned ergendwie eifach gphotoshopt. Ech freue mech of witeri Zeichnige vo der, du besch ächt so kreativ, es chond emmer weder en öberraschig! :rose:
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arthawk87 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013   Traditional Artist
Danke fill mal :D. So schnäll wird ich nüt meh mit Pünktli mache, obwohl ich luschtigerwiis immer mal widr Luscht druf han, abr d'Erinnerig ad Aaschträngig isch no zfrisch :p.
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Anna-Mariaa Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
hihi, jo das glaub ech! Chli Abwächslig esch amig au guet, denn verleidet s zeichne ned!
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KW-Scott Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is amazing! I'm a great fan of pointillism but I know that I personally don't have the patience for it... I admire those that can and do Truly great job on this piece :D
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot for having a look and taking the time to comment. Yeah, I'm glad I used a small piece of paper to do this, I'd probably never have finished it on a bigger scale.
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KW-Scott Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah I know the feeling... I've got several that are started on large pieces of paper and I may never get them finished :-(
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SunsetSprite Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! That's awesome! You're talented!
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner May 19, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot, also for the fave! :cuddle:
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SunsetSprite Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem!
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markstewart Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013   Traditional Artist
Very nice, pointillism takes ages so well done :)
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks :-). Yeah, pointillism is very time-consuming, but somehow you don't feel time passing while you're at it...
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner May 20, 2013   Traditional Artist
You're welcome, i remember doing it a long time ago and i do remember it driving me crazy so i'm glad you enjoyed doing that style.
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Oooh I love pointillism and feel your pain with all of those dots :lol: This looks fantastic!!!!
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks for taking a look, Paula :D. And yeah, it was fun to do even if, at times, I cursed myself for having chosen this technique ... :-)
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MartaJeronimo Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The dark eye its not that good, the nose is too large on the bottom, the head is too large and should be a little bit longer as well and I think that Michael has thinner lips.
I actually feel like shit as I'm writing this since I can't even draw stick people right but you asked for critiques so :/
Besides that its an amazing work, and you are really patient and really like what you do, I tried pointillism in 7th grade with an image from Hellboy as reference and after 10 minutes later I had done enough pointillism for a life time.
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bebedelbizcocho Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
This is amazing!!
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you :D!
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:iconihni:
ihni Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
And yet again, you amaze me! One would think it'd be impossible by now, but apparantly not ...

Having done a piece in dots once, I know the work behind this piece. And you managed to do something I failed with; you captured tiny changes between different grey tones. The shades are amazing (and shut up about the dark eye; mentioning it only makes people scrutinize it more, if you hadn't said anything I wouldn't even have seen it) and I'm more than amazed that you've actually done a BACKGROUND for it.

I have one question, though: What is "dioptres"? I COULD google it, yes, but it's more fun to just ask. :)

This looks gorgeous, and I suppose I'm going to have to watch that movie soon, the way people keep talking about it.
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arthawk87 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013   Traditional Artist
A dioptre is the unit of measurement of the optical power of the eye lense. What I intended to say was that now I probably need glasses :p. Anyway, thank you for your comment. I actually looked at your Winchesters in dots piece several times while working on this one. You did a pretty amazing job there, you know. You managed to get more light areas, whereas I f***ed them up on the face (yes, I was so stupid as to start with them, but I've learned my lesson - in case I should EVER feel the urge to do this again).

And yes yes YES YOU SHOULD DEFINITELY WATCH THAT MOVIE AND REPORT BACK TO ME! I wanna be able to talk with you about that movie and about Fassy! By now I'm sure you will love it. And I'm sure you'll start appreciating him as well. You just can't NOT appreciate him in that movie; he's one of the best method actors I have ever seen, and you just feel for him so much. Plus, the soundtrack is awesome. :-)
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ihni Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
I will definitely report back to you when I've seen it. :p
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artistwannabe Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow only 12 hrs! Takes me forever to do pointillism. Very well done!!
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013   Traditional Artist
Well, I only guessed 12 hrs, may have been more. And thank you, happy to hear you like it. :-)
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artistwannabe Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome
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LadySarrow Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
Ahh pointillism. The thing that is so very fun but such a pain the butt to do that you never want to do it again, haha. Great job!
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks :D. Yeah, it always seems like a fun idea until you get started, and pretty soon you can't WAIT until it's finished. So, I assume you've also done pointillism works then?
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LadySarrow Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
Yes, here's a horse I did over on my other account (this one is for fan art, the other is for more original work): [link]
It took about 20-22 hours to finish, haha.
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ksiyha Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist
:wow: that's so impressive! u made fantastic job. i cannot believe that it's a drawing. it looks so stunning! everything just perfect =D i like all of your works
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arthawk87 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot :cuddle:!
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ksiyha Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist
:hug:
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arthawk87 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013   Traditional Artist
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apfelgriebs Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh my goodness! It's brilliant! I cannot even imagine how much work you must have put into this but I am sure that I would never have had your patience. I love how you did the background! It creates a very intense atmosphere. Perfection!
(And I just figured I could have written all of this in German but now it's too late. :D)
Hut ab!
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arthawk87 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013   Traditional Artist
Vielen Dank, freut mich dass es dir gefällt. Ja, ich war ein paar Mal kurz davor, das Ganze abzubrechen, doch irgendwie konnte ich mich immer wieder dazu motivieren, weiter zu machen. Ist ja auch nur eine kleine Zeichnung - ich habe noch eine andere (viel grössere!) von Henry Cavill angefangen. DIE wird vermutlich nie fertig :D.
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apfelgriebs Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Ja, die liebe Sucht... :D Find ich super, dass du durchgehalten hast!
Uhhhh! Henry! :heart: Ach, wer braucht schon Finger, Handgelenke, Arme! Neugierig bin ich jetzt aber trotzdem. Fiese Sache! Wenn du Motivation brauchst, feuer ich dich ein wenig an! ;)
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arthawk87 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013   Traditional Artist
Hier ist der Link zur angefangenen Henry Zeichnung. Kannst ja mal schauen gehen, wenn es dich interessiert: [link]
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apfelgriebs Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Student General Artist
OH.MEIN.GOTT! WOW! Solltest du das wirklich fertigstellen, beteilige ich mich an einer Spende für ein neues Handgelenk! :D Sieht toll aus! :heart:
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arthawk87 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013   Traditional Artist
Ich glaub ich brauche eher neue Augen als ein neues Handgelenk :D. Oder ne Brille (ist vermutlich günstiger). Naja, es ist schon ne ziemlich grosse Zeichnung, die mit Pünktchen gefüllt werden muss, und ich bring einfach die Motivation nicht auf, daran weiter zu arbeiten... Aber falls sie DOCH irgendwann mal fertig werden sollte, bist du die Erste, die es erfährt :D.
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apfelgriebs Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Student General Artist
JUUUHUUU! (Also nicht wegen der Augen oder der Brille! o.O) Ich freu mich natürlich auch über jedes andere Werk von dir, das fertig wird! Wenn ich die Pompons rausholen soll, musst du nur Bescheid sagen! :tighthug:
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