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Down-and-out guy in a top hat by Les-Allsopp Down-and-out guy in a top hat by Les-Allsopp
I have worked on this painting over quite a long time. I started with quite a colourful portrait, but i was unhappy with it. Each time i worked on it i reduced the colour content until it became very tonal with a very limited colour palette. Personally i find top hats a ridiculous symbol of the bourgeois class. I chose to dress a sort of down and out character in one. What do you think?
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:iconpandora-oz:
pandora-oz Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Student General Artist
This is really nice, it;s very intense 
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:iconles-allsopp:
Les-Allsopp Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015
Thank you so much for your comments. I really appreciate it.
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horse1313 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cool looking piece. I like the reduced color count and the texture used. And the top hat adds a great silhouette the brings the eye to the face. Well done work.
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Les-Allsopp Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015
Thank you very much. Really appreciate your kind comments.
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:iconmikeruni:
Mikeruni Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015
that face .o.
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:iconles-allsopp:
Les-Allsopp Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015
:) (Smile) :) (Smile) :) (Smile) 
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:iconmattlv:
Mattlv Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!
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:iconles-allsopp:
Les-Allsopp Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015
Thank you very much. Appreciated.
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:iconkeisharall:
Keisharall Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I really like the red tones! They make a good contrast to the darker/black sections.
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:iconles-allsopp:
Les-Allsopp Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015
Thank you very much. Really appreciate your comments.
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:iconkreystalx:
kreystalx Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Amazingly done :D
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:iconles-allsopp:
Les-Allsopp Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015
Thank you very much. :) (Smile) 
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:iconpullanarts:
PullanArts Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Student Interface Designer
Very nice
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:iconles-allsopp:
Les-Allsopp Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015
Thank you very much.
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sirhcsellor Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Sweet! Lovin the color palette and the brush work. Some good stuff! ^^
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:iconles-allsopp:
Les-Allsopp Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015
Thank you very much for your comments. Really appreciate it.
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:iconmaxevry:
maxevry Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015
Captures the slightly defeated nature of the subject. I dig it, man. :)
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:iconles-allsopp:
Les-Allsopp Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015
Thanks very much. Really appreciate your comments. :D (Big Grin) 
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:iconwangqr:
wangqr Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Student Digital Artist
the clash of reds and blacks, its rly eerie to me. The facial features are very nicely painted!
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:iconles-allsopp:
Les-Allsopp Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015
Thank you very much.
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irishgal112 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love your style!
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:iconles-allsopp:
Les-Allsopp Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015
Thank you very much.
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trunkasART Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Student Digital Artist
nice, i think his skin just looks too bright. keep it up
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:iconles-allsopp:
Les-Allsopp Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
Thanks for your comments.
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:icontrunkasart:
trunkasART Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Student Digital Artist
your wellcome
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:iconrebekarose:
rebekarose Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very Interesting! I want to know his story. 
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:iconles-allsopp:
Les-Allsopp Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
Thank you very much for your kind comment. Much appreciated.
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:iconpavelbaghy:
PavelBaghy Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I really like the texture of beard. GJ!
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:iconles-allsopp:
Les-Allsopp Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015
Thank you very much.
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Amandadahhhling Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very great job!!
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:iconles-allsopp:
Les-Allsopp Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
Thank you very much for your kind comment. Much appreciated.
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Willow-San Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like the color palette !
Great job on this :love:
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:iconles-allsopp:
Les-Allsopp Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
Thank you very much for your kind comments. Much appreciated.
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:iconzootmcfee:
ZootMcFee Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great Job !!  Keep up the good work !!
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:iconles-allsopp:
Les-Allsopp Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
Thank you very much for your kind comments. Much appreciated.
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:iconphotoarus:
Photoarus Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Great work !!
Love it!
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:iconles-allsopp:
Les-Allsopp Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
Thank you so much.
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Tetrodoxin Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I like it, especially his vivid expression. I also like the limited palette, red tones add that certain spmething to this. I can see you've really worked on this, shall fav. :)
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:iconles-allsopp:
Les-Allsopp Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014
Thank you very much for your kind comments. Much appreciated. Thank you also for the fave. :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) 
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kwanzantora Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Student Filmographer
nice tonality used here!!!
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:iconles-allsopp:
Les-Allsopp Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014
Thank you very much.
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:iconribcage-menagerie:
ribcage-menagerie Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014   Photographer
Great details, especially in his hair and eyes.
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:iconles-allsopp:
Les-Allsopp Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014
Thank you very much. :D (Big Grin) 
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Alex-Reiden Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, the coloring really adds to the expression on his face. Nice work.
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:iconles-allsopp:
Les-Allsopp Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014
Thank you very much. Your comment is much appreciated.
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:iconalex-reiden:
Alex-Reiden Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome!
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FuturisticHedgie Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Student
:heart:  This is just amazing !!!! KFC Chicken Epic Dance  :heart: 
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:iconles-allsopp:
Les-Allsopp Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014
Thank you very much. I really appreciate your comment. :D (Big Grin) 
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FuturisticHedgie Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Student
No worries !
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ChaosCoreStudio Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Interesting art style, it looks almost traditional painted.
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