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Sketch in opencanvas > transfer to illustration board > apply pastel dust with cotton balls > detail with colored pencil > seal with fixative, then medium > enrich colors with thin oil paint washes.

Interesting technique for sure, I kind of like it. Assignment for illustration media at RMCAD


Slightly caricatured portrait of Gabe Newell, head of Valve software. He's a pretty cool guy.
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:iconjinksies:
Jinksies Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
He looks high as all hell
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mrjim208 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015
GabeN
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:iconphilosiphermonkey:
PhilosipherMonkey Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This looks like Bill Gates a after a few years
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:iconzendork:
zendork Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013   Digital Artist
what the hell have you done
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:iconpyrosity:
Pyrosity Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
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:iconzacccore:
Zacccore Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
I don't know how to feel.
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:iconkillaz6101:
killaz6101 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
This is a very flattering portrait of him.
Or should I say FAT-tering.
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:iconpyrosity:
Pyrosity Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Tee hee :3
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:iconlilopuppy:
lilopuppy Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
Fuck`n masterpiece.
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:iconpyrosity:
Pyrosity Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, dunno about that xD Thanks though!
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:iconbopung:
bopung Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
Gawd, now he have beard

WHITE beard
short santa beard, if i have to make it simple

Gaben, don't stop aging please
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:iconpyrosity:
Pyrosity Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh man I know right

He's my fucking hero :D
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:iconcheezburgular:
CheezBurgular Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Your technique must have taken *put's on glasses* Valve Time.
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:iconpyrosity:
Pyrosity Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, actually it didn't take a huge amount of time. It's designed to be a pretty quick technique :)
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:iconyn9r0:
YN9R0 Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gaben is best CEO.
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:iconpyrosity:
Pyrosity Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Certainly my favorite!
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:iconmega-pyro:
Mega-pyro Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He's completely hypnotized by the reflection of his glasses
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WesleyAdamsftw Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
Hi im gaben and welcome to hl2 ep3. We are currently reading all the emails stating the fact that we delayed the game for over 3 years and the fact that our fans shat themselves after hearing about the release. I hope its been worth the weight. Thanks and have fun.
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:iconpyrosity:
Pyrosity Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Gaben is always worth the weight... in gold B)
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:iconfadingpath:
Fadingpath Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
DAT TINY FACE. DAT CHIN. DAT FOREHEAD.
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:iconmrfantastic22:
mrfantastic22 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:icongabenderpplz: gaben is derpy
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:iconbeetleguy:
beetleguy Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Why would you do this to him. Why.
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:iconpyrosity:
Pyrosity Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Why not? :lol:
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:iconhapsycolour:
HapsyColour Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
love it
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Homerboy4 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:icongabenplz: :gabenplz: gabenplz icongabenplz (just testing that icon thing) anyways.... GABEN
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:iconrcaz35:
rcaz35 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
worth the weight
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:icongarysmodx:
garysmodX Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
GABEN, THE CHINLESS ELF
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:iconpyrosity:
Pyrosity Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
He's even pretty on the inside!
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:icontechloveaffair:
TechLoveAffair Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
What I don't remember favoriting this oh god I am not good with computer
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:iconkillbot2020:
Killbot2020 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
Fake and Gabe
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:iconpyrosity:
Pyrosity Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
wat
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:icongroundertherobot:
GrounderTheRobot Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011
Uhh. No. Good Drawing is not delayed
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GrounderTheRobot Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011
This is Just Me. Good Drawing.
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:iconpyrosity:
Pyrosity Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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:iconorkronos:
Orkronos Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011
This is only gabetastic if it took 9 years.
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:iconpyrosity:
Pyrosity Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Hah, very true. Guess I didn't quite capture all of him, did I? :lol:
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halosfather8889 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Student Writer
:icongabenplz: :iconsaysplz: EP3 Coming Dec, 21, 2012
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:iconmourekda:
MourekDA Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
and have fun....
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James-The-Hedgehog Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010
welcome to team fortress 2
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:iconlkhrizl:
lkhrizl Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010
Boomer human version :rofl:
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:iconyukiiko:
Yukiiko Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
you can only imagine the face i am making right now
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Nattacus Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010
After nine years in development, hopefully it will have been worth the weight
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Ratatatatat-Bang Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
you should send this to him, i bet he'd get a kick out of it
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Pyrosity Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I did email it to him at some point, but never got a response, lol.
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Ratatatatat-Bang Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
That's a pity :/, I bet he'd get a kick out of it.
I'd say send him another, or send him a physical copy of it
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KazgarokProductions Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010   Traditional Artist
Did you make sure to email it to Gaben@valvesoftware.com? He was very specific about it.
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:iconpyrosity:
Pyrosity Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Yep, that's where I sent it.
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