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Peter the Magnificent

By hever
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I finally picked up some pastels....and after 15 minutes of contemplation in the aisle, I decided to splurge and buy Rembrandt soft pastels (it wasn't only because they were ridiculously expensive, but my mentor used that type of pastel and it really became up to whether I was worthy enough to use them...)

I haven't used pastels since I was a kid, so I decided to test them out by doing this--Peter Pevensie from The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. So, this was basically a tester for the and somehow, I ended up spending 19 hours on it....I know I didn't get the exact likeness (and after thinking about it for a while, I think it's partially because I'm used to drawing men that are a bit older and stately in a stuffy Victorian way) and I can see everything wrong with it now, so booo :(
...But Chris really likes it (and I rarely impress him anymore) so I suppose I should be happy with it.
Image details
Image size
1818x2259px 2.62 MB
Canon PowerShot SD850 IS
Shutter Speed
1/8 second
Focal Length
6 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Jun 3, 2008, 7:16:02 AM
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MegMulvana's avatar
Are you for real???? This is AMAZING! 
Rhyselle's avatar
As a prior commenter stated: This is a fantastic "Golden Age" portrait of Peter, High King of Narnia. I've always loved pastel portraits and you came right up to the mark, IMO. I find it hard to believe that this was your first pastel drawing since you were a kid. Amazing! :-) I'm so very glad that I found it here today. It's going on my faves!
hever's avatar
Thank you very much! So glad you like it :)
Sonicblur2-0's avatar
That looks great!
Tom-MarvoloRiddle's avatar
Great picture, I love it :)
ellethana's avatar
I really like it too!
living-in-the-clouds's avatar
I like it, it isn't the teenage Peter we see in the movies, which is cool. It's Peter the Magnificent, High King of all of Narnia in it's Golden Age, whom you captured, and that's even better. I love it.
puppydog83's avatar
AMAZING!!!! I love peter! totally adding to my favs
JaneXme's avatar
Uh, of course you should be happy with this, it's very good! His hands especially. :)
stankirby63's avatar
wow this is impressive
Desertfire's avatar
Wow!!! Great work!! I love Peter!! =D
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Kialaya's avatar
Well, you might say boo but I say wwwwoooowwwww. I love the picture, it is exactly how I imagine Peter woudl grow up. Its actually nicer that you have drawn him more grown up than he looks in the film but not yet as grown up as he appeard at the end with beard and all. This is incredibly well done and I think every penny you wasted on those pastels was wll worth it. Have you painted Susan? I think she would look great in this style also.
Felicence's avatar
wow :O Awesome!! Gorgeous!! Very great work. :O
RagamuffinRose's avatar
I suppose you should be happy with it! :lol: It is absolutely wonderful!!! Beautiful work :wow:
keljoy's avatar
Wow, amazing!! :clap: Though I'm not particularly fond of the Prince Caspian movie, I can definitely appreciate something like this. I love the soft look. =D
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TastyAsItGets's avatar
Sexy beast! *sigh*
IskaDesign's avatar
Wow! That is really impressive! Especially because you stated it's the first pastel piece ever since you were a kid! Seriously well done!
This deserves another +fav ^^
Clopina's avatar
This is simply awesome :heart:
Tonzura123's avatar
Wow! :o It's so beautiful! You did an excellent job with this! 19 hours is a long time to do anything...I'd probably quit early, and for this, I applaud you! *claps loudly*
willparryhdm's avatar
I think it's amazing. Only thing I could see that wasn't PERFECT is the hands, but even they are way beyond my ability, so far be it from me to nitpick. Excellent job!
WillFactorMedia's avatar
That's awesome! If I were the actor, I'd buy this and hang it on my wall =D

I mentioned in a previous comment on your page that my sister is an art major, oils and pastels are her favorite mediums :)
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