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A Study in Q
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By gracefulsunshine   |   Watch
Published: November 25, 2015
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/dusts this account/ gosh it's been quite some time since i did realism (a year) or posted polished artwork on here (four months?) hello all! i actually haven't seen spectre or skyfall yet, but i fell in love with Q's gorgeous, gorgeous curly hair and his snarky demeanor and the 00Q fanfiction on AO3 were too brilliant for me to resist and bae decided to watch spectre without me a couple days ago and i was jealous as fuck so UHHH have my poorly painted excuse of Q --- mm really not sure if i did him and his hair justice, really, but idk ((o(●´皿`●; )o))

there's still two more studies i want to do of Q, so i'll probably update this deviation with the additional studies in the future if i do get around to drawing them /lops off hands

(ALSO WE COULD HAVE HAD IT ALL WE COULD HAVE HAD 00Q IN SPECTRE WHAT THE SHIT FUCK EON PRODUCTIONS)


reference from here. | kindly reblog on tumblr here! | progress shots can be found here.
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lydia-sanHobbyist Digital Artist
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoohhhhhhhhhhhhhh this is amazing! FInally I get to see your work again :hug:
The picture is perfect, the pattern on the wall is gorgeous, and the color palette are nice ^^
Btw,, what brush did you use to color the wall? :D
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aha thank you so much! :iconbrohugplz: ;; it's been a long time since i also did realism in general too so i'm glad you like it hhhhh i'm probably going to do two more portrait studies of Q so here's hoping to see some improvement /orz

RE: wall, i used SAI's fine flat brush setting and just scratched where i felt it'd look nice c: i also use that setting for when i draw grass and/or other foliage when i'm lazy. hope that helps!
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lydia-sanHobbyist Digital Artist
Awee looking forward to seeing them :D

Oooh I see!! Thank you, that's really enlightening ^^
I don't really use SAI, but probably I could find similar brush in Photoshop :)
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no problem - always glad to help! c: let me know if you do find a similar brush for photoshop, although i'm sure there are better brushes you can download for these types of things hhh
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lydia-sanHobbyist Digital Artist
Aahh thank you :hug:
I see... awee I'll search for it then. The problem is sometimes when I look at the brush preview I think this is the one but when I use it, everything is ruined lol I guess it's not about the brush... it's just the skill asdfghjkl :iconcannotevenplz:
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ahhh thank you! ; u ; 
KiHaSc's avatar
I would write a critique, but I haven't seen either yet, so....? I'll see, though!
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i'll look forward to any words of wisdom you'd like to impart though c: there's nothing wrong with being first haha
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Oh, what I meant was that I haven't seen either movie yet, so I can't compare the likeness. I need to do research, but I'm sure that it is spot on. ;)
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ahhh i gotchu! i haven't seen either skyfall or spectre yet, but i tried my hand via references and (an unhealthy amount of) OOQ fics www
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XD I'll have to examine it this weekend! :)
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OnlyOneFoxyHobbyist Digital Artist
Holy shit! That's amazing!! :D
Those details... Jeeez...
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ahh thanks so much! :") i think painting his hair was my favourite part of whole process haha - it's quite relaxing.
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MizukittStudent Digital Artist
OH MY GOODNESS I LOVE BEN WHISHAW 

Anyway, this is pretty good :D The textures and the hair are really good! I am quite jealous of your skill >< 
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I KNOW RIGHT HE'S TOO GOOD FOR THIS WORLD, TOO PURE /DRY SOBS/ 

and thank you so much for the kind words! ; o ; i'm not really sure if i really captured the essence when he gives that smirk at bond at the gallery but i'm glad you like it! adjfhhh tbh painting his hair was my favourite part, although it doesn't look realistic ^^" (shhh there's nothing to be jealous of b/c i don't rlly paint realistically often in general hh)
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ShadowDrakkonHobbyist Traditional ArtistFeatured
For someone who does not often draw realism, especially so only three times a year, I cannot stress enough that this is wonderful work. There are a few things I could mention in drawing realism that you missed here (I may later give you a critique on this to fully dissect A Study in Q), and I know it is difficult to draw in the genre of photorealistic artwork, but this is far better than I could ever have attempted.
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thank you for the kind words, shadow (and for watching me stream a significant portion of this piece) ; o ; i still don't feel like the finished artwork looks fully like Q even though it's gone a long way since the first screenshot WIP i took of it (perhaps you might see a few places that would help bring out ben whishaw?), but it made my day when i woke up from a nap to read this, so thank you again!

definitely am looking forward to your critique, if you do decide to write one! i'm sure you'd do fine if/when you try your hand at photorealistic artwork.
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ShadowDrakkonHobbyist Traditional Artist
You are very welcome!, I am glad I had the chance to join in on the rather hilarious livestream. I am also very delighted that it made your day to see my comment, so that made my evening, and thus again you are very welcome. It would be my first critique, by the way, if I do so.

I did have my hand at drawing photorealistic artwork in one of my universitys introductory drawing classes -- it looked absolutely nothing like the photograph (we had to draw self-portraits from a photograph we took of ourselves).
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salyssongHobbyist General Artist
I have similar glasses!
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they must be hella cute glasses! c:
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salyssongHobbyist General Artist
Well I used to change the frame every 3 years.
How are you today?
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i tend to change once every 1-2 years; i've only had my current frames for about 4 months, give or take a few weeks or so. :")

i'm doing well - thank you for asking! how are you?
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salyssongHobbyist General Artist
I'm great!
What was my last update to you?
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