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Tom Cruise

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Tom Cruise as Ray Ferrier from Steven Spielberg's 'War of the Worlds'

This is the result of 5½-6 hours of work in Photoshop CS using a Wacom. It was intended to be an experiment using subtle colour variations and achieving a dramatic lighting style.

I'm chuffed with the depth of focus which was purely so that the main focus would be the sharply detailed facial features whilst everything else blends into the background. The chin & jaw are especially pleasing to me since I often struggle with this area (sounds silly, I know).

Ended up having a lot of fun with this piece. For a more detailed look at how the piece developed, take a look at the WIPs found here --> [link]

:bulletred: Photoshop CS2 + Wacom Intuos2
:bulletred: A4 file @ 300ppi = 29MB


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Edit 26-01-07:
I've shifted the reflection in his left eye so the pupils are more evenly lit and smoothed out some of the detail that I must have forgotten to finish. Oopsie.
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elenailustraProfessional Artist
wooow its perfect!!!!
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ChristinePresleyHobbyist Traditional Artist
Nicely done!!!
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BikerScoutHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :thanks:
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Amaysie: Ahhh....this is why i LOVE HUMANS!!! :iconloveloveplz:

Me: MINE!!! :iconss-horror:
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BikerScoutHobbyist Traditional Artist
:dance:
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snivy08Hobbyist Traditional Artist
looks like a photo!
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MattessomHobbyist Digital Artist
ffs makes my work look like a finger painting
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BikerScoutHobbyist Traditional Artist
Wait, this IS a finger painting. Didn't you get the memo? :O_o:
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MattessomHobbyist Digital Artist
hhahah brilliant
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Absolutely stunning! I really like it a lot! I once thought that Tom Cruise is not a very good actor but after seeing his performances in ''Jerry Maguire'' and ''Magnolia'' I totally changed my mind!
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BikerScoutHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks - glad you like it! My fave Cruise movie is probably Interview With the Vampire. :nod:
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vivistHobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely breathtaking work – amazing
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BikerScoutHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much. :thanks:
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PoetryMan1Student Filmographer
:clap: nice!
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BikerScoutHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, man. :thanks:
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Superb, love the depth of field here.
I've favourited this one :-)
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BikerScoutHobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you like it, and thanks for the :+fav:! :w00t:
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MimitchkiStudent Traditional Artist
Omg this is amazing!! At first I thought it was a photograph!! :D Well done! :clap:
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BikerScoutHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :dance:
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MimitchkiStudent Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :D
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Hello there! This deviation is featured in a Six Revisions article [link]

I'm not an admin or mod for that site, just thought you should know :)
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BikerScoutHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the heads up - I appreciate that. :thanks:
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the picture is so well done and the likeness is amazing, great job! I also like how sharp his face is in the foreground as opposed to the rest of him in the background. really well done, love the colors and lighting too
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