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Derren Brown

This is the finished watercolour.

The original photograph was of Derren Brown tossing the lottery balls, but I felt it could be improved... The main thing I didn't like was that the photo no longer looked like Mr Brown, so I searched for some good pics of him and then made some adjustments (to make him more as he is - good looking). Of course, the lottery balls were far too normal for such an enigmatic man, so in went the skulls (I took mine off my skelington and painted it in various light sources to match the portrait -nb I looked not unlike Hamlet for an hour).

Didn't stretch the paper (all boards and stretchers in use) so had to resort to watercolour pencils for background, but that actually turned out fine - they granulate and backrun amazingly well.

It's not the highest quality and my beloved is going to photograph it tomorrow so that maybe (if I can find the photographer of the original and "aks" him) I can sell it as a print.

Total hours: 7
Image details
Image size
2315x1816px 3.62 MB
Shutter Speed
10/300 second
Focal Length
6 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Oct 9, 2009, 8:11:32 PM
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ArtKosh's avatar
I like this conception!
the dark background and highlight parts are really work  great together! 
and especially his hands! the tips of fingers! %) :thumbsup:
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Thank you for your kind comments :)
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AlfredoJDeLeon's avatar
He is so handsome!
Good job I wish I could have your patience!
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He is gorgeous isn't he! Thank you!
SuzzBuzz's avatar
this is fantastic, I love the colours! You're really talented
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Thank you very much!
MendaciousMadame's avatar
This is such a beautiful picture - it looks magnificent
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Thanks very much
MutabilityBear's avatar
I absolutely adore this, so much. :meow:
I just love how you use watercolours. :D
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Thank you so much
Laurarosesargent's avatar
This is beautiful!
Glorynezz's avatar
really awsome! ^_^
AmyGreenArt's avatar
Wow this is amazing!
He's rather handsome isnt he ;)
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Thank you so much!
Lyeekha's avatar
This makes a fantastic iPhone background, I thought you ought to know! Brilliant work.
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Thank you so much!
Rootbeet's avatar
That is amazing! :wow:
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Thank you so much!
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LetsSaveTheUniverse's avatar
This is absolutely stunning. :faint:
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