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Old Man 2 by Harkale-Linai Old Man 2 by Harkale-Linai
A portrait study, to relax from the more complex stuff I'm currently working on! It's based on a beautiful picture of a Yemeni man taken by Csilla Zelko, which can be found on her 500px page, here.

Some people may remember another portrait of an old man I painted about a year ago (this one). Their similar clothing is purely coincidental, but I love painting old people, their wrinkles are so beautiful...

The steps can be found here, by the way :)
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Iamart61 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New Deviant
Amazingly wonderful ... his wrinkles are beautiful. You've made the thought of wrinkles, I'm sure for us all  ... less dreaded. :) Old Man 2 is a lovely work of art.
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Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner 2 days ago   Digital Artist
Wrinkles are beautiful! There are other things about becoming old that I fear, but not that one :)
Anyway, I'm glad you enjoy this portrait!
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kennyc Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2018
Love this. I too love old wise faces as you can see in my (pencil) gallery. :)
That photo site from Csilla Zelko is wonderful as well. Thank you!

Added you to my watch. :)
Keep up the great work!
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Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2018   Digital Artist
The amount of details in your portraits is amazing! I would never have the patience to draw all these wrinkles...
And the expression you have on your self-portrait is fun, too :)
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kennyc Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Thank You!
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Artist-Anas Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice peace
Also Old Man 1
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:iconharkale-linai:
Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you!
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steelmans Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2018
No words for this portrait! too good work!
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:iconharkale-linai:
Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you, glad you like it!
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Anaoh94 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2018
so good~
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:iconharkale-linai:
Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2018   Digital Artist
thank you :)
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Anaoh94 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2018
*thumbs up*
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PagodaComics Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2018  Professional General Artist
This style is really interesting, even as a thumbnail it caught my eye, seemed so realistic and artistic at the same time (I mean, too much realism can take away from the artistic quality, genuinity of a piece - in my opinion). :)
I love the way how it play with my eyes as it tries to switch between the overall image, the realness of it, and the details, the interesting little scribbles. It feels a bit like magic, haha!
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Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you for your kind words! I can't take credit for how it appears as a thumbnail, though, since this portrait is based on a very nice photo (there's a link in the description) :) 
And I agree, about art and realism... Extreme realism in an artwork also means that the artist has less freedom, less opportunities to give it his/her own twist. 
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PagodaComics Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2018  Professional General Artist
Hah, but you should since how it appears as a thumbnail is thanks to your careful work on the image. Some pictures look quite boring/horrible as thumbnails. So it's always a good job when it has an overall great look even in small size. And yours was already catchy there. :D
Exactly! :)
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RSC-Cooper-Inc Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks like Bra'tac from Stargate SG-1
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Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2018   Digital Artist
Now that you mention it... Indeed.
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zarrowthehorse Featured By Owner Edited Apr 10, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
           
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Whetsit-Tuya Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2018  Student General Artist
Final Fantasy 16?
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Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2018   Digital Artist
I'm sorry, but... What?
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Whetsit-Tuya Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2018  Student General Artist
That's the muslim from Final Fantasy 16 trailer
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Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2018   Digital Artist
Would you mind sending me a link to the trailer in question? I couldn't find anything on YouTube...
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Whetsit-Tuya Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2018  Student General Artist
Hmmm, it was shown during E3, I think it was around 2013 for FF16
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steffchep Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely brilliant! I love the use of colors - I never have the courage to go crazy with them :)
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Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you! If you enjoy seeing a bit of randomness in colours or brushstrokes, I can only advise you to try it yourself... Not being able to control every single aspect of your work helps a lot to fight that "overpolished" look that a lot of artists' works (my own included) have at first :)
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steffchep Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Some time, I will try this thing :D ;)
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xMurmaid Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Your appreciation of elder beauty is without a doubt captured in this work. I love love LOVE the colors you used, and how the strokes are laid out. His eyes are full of life and wisdom. Great job!
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Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you for your kind words, I'm glad you enjoyed it that much! ...and now I want to paint more portraits of old people ^^
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xMurmaid Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2018  Student Digital Artist
You're very welcome and yay! Love Please do continue! Passion conceives one's best works C:
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dominikgschwind Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2018
wow Harkale-Linai.... this is amazing... I love that expression and those beautiful colours!
cheers from Switzerland
Dominik
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Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2018   Digital Artist
Well, thank you from France!
To be honest, though, the photgrapher and model of the picture I used as reference did most of the work...

Also, I have a question that I hope you'll be able to answer ^^ a lot of people have added this picture to their favourites in the past few weeks, which is strange, because it's far from being my most recent work. Do you know if it's featured somewhere specific?
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dominikgschwind Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2018
good evening Harkale-Linay,
no... I just found this painting in your amazing gallery.... it did catch my attention with the fantastic colorscheme and the rich expression.
however I found your gallery or let's say a painting of you while going through another DA artist's favorites gallery.... so I had to visit you and he.... it was worth the visit ..... I'm looking forward watching you in the future :-)
cheers
// Dominik
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Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2018   Digital Artist
It would seem my very thorough investigation reached a dead-end... I should have hired a private investigator ^^

Thanks again for your kind words, Dominik! I hope you'll enjoy my future work...
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Gurdim Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2018
amazing :)
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Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2018   Digital Artist
thanks ^^
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Kommissarito Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
great portrait!
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Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2018   Digital Artist
Glad you like it :)
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opitvamdarisuvam Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2018
:| (Blank Stare) 
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Iormi Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2018
Oh the old man looks very friendly in this potrait, awesome work OvO
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Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2018   Digital Artist
Yes, he looks like he knows a lot of great stories :) And thank you!
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Iormi Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2018
No problem :D
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SChappell Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful job on both texture and color!
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:iconharkale-linai:
Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017   Digital Artist
thank you very much!
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Ankelwar Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2017
Awesome! It's so impressive! :love:
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Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2017   Digital Artist
Thank you! The photographer who shot the reference picture is in great part responsible for any quality my painting has, though ;)
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Ankelwar Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2017
:)
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:iconmiarath:
Miarath Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2017   General Artist
So beautiful!
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:iconharkale-linai:
Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2017   Digital Artist
thank you :)
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:iconmiarath:
Miarath Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2017   General Artist
My pleasure.
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philippeL Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing portrait!
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