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The Picture of Dorian Gray by Endymiasyzygy The Picture of Dorian Gray by Endymiasyzygy
So here is 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' illustration, classic but still populer story by Oscar Wilde. :love:
I been wanting to draw a picture of Dorian since I read the book a year ago or so. A handsome and narcissistic young man who becomes enthralled with an idea of hedonism and corrupt himself.^^; I hope you like it :heart:

:rose:Here’s the brief plot , in case you never heard of this brilliant novel.. (*extracted from Wiki). :rose:

The novel tells of a young man named Dorian Gray, the subject of a painting by artist Basil Hallward. Basil is impressed by Dorian's beauty and becomes infatuated with him, believing his beauty is responsible for a new mode in his art. Dorian meets Lord Henry Wotton, a friend of Basil's, and becomes enthralled by Lord Henry's world view. Espousing a new hedonism, Lord Henry suggests the only things worth pursuing in life are beauty and fulfillment of the senses. Realizing that one day his beauty will fade, Dorian (whimsically) expresses a desire to sell his soul to ensure the portrait Basil has painted would age rather than himself. Dorian's wish is fulfilled, plunging him into debauched acts. The portrait serves as a reminder of the effect each act has upon his soul, with each sin displayed as a disfigurement of his form, or through a sign of aging.
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Cebalrae Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2016
"It is the finest portrait of modern times", so... "For that-for that- I would give everythning! Yes, there is nothing in the whole world I would not give! I would give my soul for that!"

Your drawing is just really amazing! *.*
AUTODECEPTITRON Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016
"He had the key, and no one else could enter it. Beneath its purple pall, the face painted on the canvas could grow bestial, sodden, and unclean. What did it matter? No one could see it. He himself would not see it. Why should he watch the hideous corruption of his soul? He kept his youth -- that was enough. And, besides, might not his nature grow finer, after all? There was no reason that the future should be so full of shame. Some love might come across his life, and purify him, and shield him from those sins that seemed to be already stirring in spirit and in flesh -- those curious unpictured sins whose very mystery lent them their subtlety and their charm. Perhaps, some day, the cruel look would have passed away from the scarlet sensitive mouth, and he might show to the world Basil Hallward's masterpiece."
Gretechan Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!!! Your drawing really fits with the books theme!
Pompon59 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
That is an amazing work. He looks great.
Phantomgirl17 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Student Writer
He looks like I imagined him when I read the book. Why is it that the evil guys are the most sexy?
AMADiTA-san Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
I imagined him in the same way but with curly hair
MMHinman Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is beautiful
Clemn Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
this is so perfect!
studio91 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
maddielolxd Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
nalini-dahlia Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student General Artist
WOW! This is fantastic! Dorian Gray is one of my favorite books! I think that this is a very good and accurate depiction of him!
SaiyukiMarie39 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I've been searching for good depictions of Dorian Gray, and this is without a doubt the best picture of Dorian Gray I've seen. He's absolutely stunning.
RioQuin Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think I fell in love when I read the story, and this picture does so much to serve the feel of the story~
I love you. <3
GhostSweet Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow.. I love Dorian Grey and I thing that this is a great image for him. :)
SaharaDevotchka Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
I'm glad you made him blond, heh, proves you actually read the book. =] Very good job.
Tuulilintu Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
This is very cool! Dorian Gray is one of my favourite books. And I like this pic because it's not like in the newest movie :)
Wakagi-chan Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Student Writer
Very well drawn, bravo :clap:
fangir05 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
*raises arms zombie - style* Must. Rape. Dorien.
LittleSeaSparrow Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
Ah, this is beautiful, I love your style of drawing, it's so fine. I read the book when I was a teenager and I loved it!
Selfmoros Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
Perhaps I have already commented
on this drawing of yours,
but at the moment I am reading the book
and I just couldn't help wanting to say,
That you were beautifully adequate
You drew him as attractive as the young man everyone would do his every whim
Endymiasyzygy Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for your kind comment!:aww: It's an excellent book isn't it.I'm working on another Dorian related picture..will see how that come out..;)
Selfmoros Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
I'm already very much looking forward to it
Yes, it is a very good book
I find it amusing,
Lord Henry comments
Hope to see your Dorian Gray
if you go for it
Oldstar-Rod Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
missyxlulu Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
That is beautiful <3 Absolute perfection
CharmionHargreaves Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
Wow è eccezionale!!!meraviglioso lo stile e anche il colore!
Milady-Vanity Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Exceptionally beautiful!
I particularly love the colouring and the entirely seductive countenance of Dorian Gray. He just screams a kind of delicious danger!
VERY well done!
InPBo Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Student Artist
now really I blame Harry to help Dorian turn into the person he turn into
RapunzelsRequiem Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
Its beautiful and accurate to the book for once. Great job
SatineChristian Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
amazing! read the book
shilehasupersinger Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
OorusevenFiibaa7777 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh man that is so gorgeous.
Nekoeka Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
*0* i love it, aaaawww moooreee of Dorian!! awesome
bloody-kisses Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist
I kind of see David Bowie in this which only makes me love it more.
gtqgrl Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
I LOVE 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' and always wanted to draw something like that. You captured the essence of the novel perfectly!
Jaimeth Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
is the best thing you could draw considering that is one of my most beautiful characters besides Faborit louis interview with a vampire. I give this picture a dies so spectacular nwn
Jado-the-Shadow Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Wonderfully done! I love Dorian's facial expression and how he is hiding the portrait behind his outer beauty. The story has always been so compelling, and your piece caputers that.
FidisART Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Totally LOVE this :heart:
The way he's flirting (yes, flirting xD) with the viewer and his own portrait... so deliciuously devious and beautifully rendered :love:
Master-Slave Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It is an amazing work *__________*
His face and his hands... :heart::love::heart:

I want to see your new illustrations:)
I love Wilde's books and your style harmonizes with Oscar's works^^
Endymiasyzygy Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I’m happy to hear that you think my style go well with Oscar’s work :aww: I’ll be posting some more new arts (I’m working on them now!) and hopefully more pic inspired by classic literatures. :heart:
Master-Slave Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It sounds great! :glomp: I'm thrice happy:3
I am waiting for your works^^
GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Professional Photographer
Oh wow! Just wow! *__* This is exactly how I imagine him when I read the book!
What I love the most about your drawing is that you really caught the essence of his beauty. Most potrayals show him too manneristic, while here his handsomeness is just totally natural. (I don't know if this makes any sense at all... XD)
Endymiasyzygy Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I’m glad to hear that my rendition of Dorian didn’t disappoint you :aww: :heart:
I think I get what you are saying..his beauty have to look effortless and natural.. for me most important part was his expression, the “look” had to be right. Some one said my Dorian had “come-hither look” and that’s exactly what I was seeking lol
GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Professional Photographer
Oh yeah, "effortless" is just the word! You totally got this aspect of the character, which I think is one of his key-points. And yes, there's something subtly erotic about him. I think it depends quite a lot on the pose.
By the way, some days ago this picture inspired me to complete some song lyrics about the Picture I had sketched some weeks before but didn't know how to complete. I must thank you for this! ;)
Endymiasyzygy Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow you write song as well?! I remember you mentioning being in a band but... wow how neat is that! Glad my humble sketch somehow help you to finish the lyrics you were working on :heart: =D
GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Professional Photographer
Yep, I write lyrics and my own vocal lines for my band's songs. I didn't think I was able to do it, and when I found out I am it was a great moment. XD
You see, as this book is so important to me, I wanted to include it somehow in my music, but I didn't know how. I didn't want to just repeat the tale, but rather give my own rendition of it, and finally your drawing gave me the right perspective. Now I only need a melody to fit in for the final adjustments, and the song is done.
By the way, in the hype of the moment I posted your drawing on my Tumblr (of course with links to both your front page and the deviation's page), but I only subsequently though I should have asked first. If you mind, I'll take the post off, ok?
Endymiasyzygy Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You should upload your music files on net some stage when you’ve finish writing and recording some of your works! Love to listen to it. :heart: That reminds me… I’m going to my first ever visual/gothic band concert soon...Japanese band call Versailles and they are coming to London in Oct. :rose: so really looking forward to it!! Btw, I’m flattered to know you’ve uploaded my Dorian’s pic on your Tumblr page! :XD: You are more than welcome to post it since you credit me and all! Actually I’ve seen someone else post that pic on Tumblr as well, that pic received better reviews than I initially expected! lol
GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Professional Photographer
My band has finished recording the instrumental part of a song right now, next week I'm going to record the vocals and the official release date will be on October 1st. It's just a single song by now, but we're pretty proud of it! I'll put the link on here too!
Oh, so you're going to see Versailles? How lucky! They came to Italy too, but too far away from my town, so I couldn't afford to go. On the other hand, though, next month I'm seeing Within Temptation and Hurts, so I'm quite fine too on the concert side.
As for the pic, I told you it's just wonderful, didn't I?No wonder it received so much praise! :hug:
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LarslovesJames Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh....I love it :drool:
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