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John Sheppard - 17 by crysothemis John Sheppard - 17 by crysothemis
Yet another drawing of the Stargate: Atlantis character.

This is my first charcoal, unless you count the rough sketch or two I did when I was 13. I was looking for a way to get more contrast and blacker blacks, and I really enjoyed it, even if I did manage to drop my sketchbook behind the couch pillows and smear the entire left side. Thank goodness for kneaded erasers.

Black and white charcoal on gray laid paper.
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:icondesrykaizer67:
DesryKaizer67 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You are an awesome artist! I love it! 
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UteSmile Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AMAZING DRAWING!!!!!! +fav Clap 
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WingedturtleMidori Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
dang, I wish I could draw like this my first time. Are you completely self-taught or have you taken classes?
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bristrek Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
So there's this convention called Nine Worlds and they're doing a thing where fans can ask permission of fan artists they in their fandoms pemission to print out art on home computer and take in as a kind of 'look at how awesome fandom is' thing and was thinking of printing some of your stuff, if you don't mind. Promise I ownt if you don't say yes.

I remember you posting your stuff on LJ back in the hey day of fandom and I'm still as impressed now as I was then and just, your series of SGA drawing are still one of my go to things of what is good fan art and I was hoping to share that with others. 
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Chevynl Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist
Wow! Fantastic
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Moogiesgirl77 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
Mmm, sweet! :D I like it, thanks.
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TigerShake Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow...a..awesome :squee: johnny ftw
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The-Dreaming-Dragon Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my!
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lloydoholic Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
wow this is absolutely amazing!
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RainingGraceW Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
Wow! I really love your drawings! This one especially. :)
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ewigestudentin Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
One of the best Sheppards out there.
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Balnazzardi Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
Amazing!
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sake1827 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
It's really amazing, I love the picture
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shadowpaintedwhite Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011
by the way may I see the ref pic? ... :blush:
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shadowpaintedwhite Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011
awesome!!!!!!!!!!!! <3
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Derwen Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
Iam simply speechless. *takes her hat off*
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TwoFatalDays Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010
That's just.... WOW!
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AmandaTolleson Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! Great job!!!
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Equine-luver Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009
Love it! :XD:
He is HOT!
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R0biin Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009
OMG! It is amazing!
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:iconosnic:
Osnic Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009  Student Digital Artist
That is something that is worth to be calling freaking awsome! You're a very talnted artist. :) :+fav:
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Luna6 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
Ohh that awesom!!
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Nighty-chan Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Getting better with every picture...
Again I love his hair most. :D
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JCapela Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
great work
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beranyth Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008
Beautifully incredible. His expression is so vivid I almost expect him to blink.
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Golubaja Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Damn good! :clap:
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crysothemis Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008
Thanks! Glad you liked this one.
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Golubaja Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome, it's just gorgeous! Well, like Sheppy, obviously... :D :drool:
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Lulu-Lomaki Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2008
I love your art more and more with every ppiece i take a look at ))) simply stunung.
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:iconcrysothemis:
crysothemis Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008
Wow, thank you! I'm so glad you like it.
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Lulu-Lomaki Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008
LIKE?? Are you kidding me, I am totally in love with your work)) The best portraits ever, I can't stop enjoying them, so much to learn from you) Thanks again))))
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EragonSaphira3 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2008
Well i have photos too, but live models are a little hard to come by.
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:iconcrysothemis:
crysothemis Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2008
I hear ya. You know, I keep wanting Joe Flanigan to sit for me, and he just never does. ;)
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EragonSaphira3 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2008
Wonderful job! I love all of your kitty and Atlantis Pictures. Could i use this one as a reference picture for my art class? We're doing charcoal portraits and i think this is a wonderful example. Also I've been wanting to do sheppard for a long time but have never found the time.
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crysothemis Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008
Thanks! Glad you liked. And you're welcome to use this as an example or reference if you like. I'd think you'd be happier with a live model or photo for a reference, though -- then you don't have to make all of my mistakes. :blushes:
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Julemus Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008
Wonderful portrait. You did a great job with your charcoals.
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crysothemis Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008
Thank you! I should do some more charcoal drawings one of these days. I've never truly explored the medium.
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EldalinSkywalker Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Simply astonishing! Truly amazing work! :worship: Everything is just perfect, including his fabulous hair. There's something about that hair of his. Every time there's a shot of him in an episode I keep staring at it, wondering how it gets that way :P
Is there any particular place you find your SGA references? (I also asked this in my comment on McKay)
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crysothemis Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008
Thank you! I do love his hair. Have you not seen Joe's explanation of the hair?

[link]

I had the good fortune to be in the room when he told the story and we all nearly died laughing.

As to where I find references, well, I drew this one while looking at a screencap from Letters from Pegasus. I really prefer to use screencaps as references rather than promotional photos, which too often are posed or just not the moment I want to depict. I often make my own caps, but there are lots of great places to get caps on the web, including stargatecaps.com

Hope that helps!
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EldalinSkywalker Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! That's hilarious! I love it :D But how did you get to be there? Was it some sort of convention? I heard there are a lot of those in the states... They sound great! I went to a Star Wars convention in Holland once, but unfortunately it was a one time thing.

I know exactly what you mean about promotional photos, so I suppose I'll have to start taking screencaps. I do that for other shows, but not for SGA yet. And thanks for the website, I'll check it out.
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crysothemis Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008
Yes, it was a convention. Creation Entertainment runs Stargate cons in the US, although Joe rarely attends. But this one was in Burbank, and he lives in the area, so I guess he figured why not.

I've actually done a drawing or two from an episode still, but never from headshots. Headshots bore me to tears. ;)

Some of the caps on the website are HD, which is very nice when you're looking for drawing references.
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EldalinSkywalker Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, I'd love to attend a sci-fi con sometimes... it sounds awesome!

Well, I found a good pic of Sheppard and am nearly done drawing it. Haven't found a good one of McKay yet though (guess I'm picky). It's a pity those screencaps are ordered by episode rather than character, that would make it so much easier!
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Day-dreamy Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2007
Wow, that's really impresive! The best thing are his eyes - great work!:clap:
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le-mot-art Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2007
I was going through your gallery again to admire your wonderful drawings when this one caught my eye.

I've done some portait drawing myself in the past, but I always found it so difficult-- especially with charcoal. I seem to be better at drawing more abstract works, so I'm staying away from portraits.

Back to my reason for posting this comment now-- I love love love this portrait so much. It's almost as if John is going to turn his head and look at me-- that's how real he looks. I love your eye for detail (his hair looks touchable) and the way you managed to make the charcoal do what you wanted it to do. :) Wonderful work.

I'm putting this in my favourites, so I can stare at this portrait over and over again.
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crysothemis Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007
Aww, thank you. I'm so glad you liked this one. I will confess that I sketched this one in graphite before doing it in the charcoal because I'd never tried charcoal before, but I was pleasantly surprised that practice in the one medium translated to the other.

Anyway, we'll just have to be mutual admirers, because I love what you do in abstract works -- I love how you use color, and how you combine the abstract with photographs.
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LaVern Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2007
This turned out really good. John Sheppard is such a great character.
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CoastalJester Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2007
Yuuummmm Joe! Very nice.
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Stephonika-W-Kaye Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2007
Very, very nice!
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GirlWithAHat Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, I really love this! So cool. :worship:
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Falthee Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2007
Wow! That is so awesome.
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