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Hugh Laurie II by rorymac666 Hugh Laurie II by rorymac666
This is the drawing I've been doing on and off for the last few weeks. Total time - about 15 hours. It's much more detailed than my other one of Hugh.

Tools: A3 paper, 4B, 2B, HB, F pencils, rubber, cotton wool.
Drawn from a reference photo.
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:iconxxharmoniouschaosxx:
Hugh Laurie! Boy he needs a shave!!!

This being said, it is amazing how much detail there is in this piece, that you can tell he needs a shave is amazing! You can also see the white/grey hair (also amazing). I wonder if you used white charcoal for this, or as my art teacher taught me...an eraser...which I personally frown on, though I understand it.

You can even see the cracks in his lips, the wrinkles in his face, the haggard tortured almost lost look in his eyes, the constant crease between the brows, and the bags under his eyes. His hair is disheveled and you can actually see every hair that is out of place, again you can also see the white hairs that frost his head in full definition.

In short, if I didn't know better, I'd say this was a picture of House, not a sketch. Extremely well done!
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5 out of 5 deviants thought this was fair.

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Before I start explaining my opinions on the piece, I first want to say that I think its turned out spectacularly. Its a strong piece and looking at it definitely leaves an effect. Its something in how he looks back at you its was a strong photo and it made an excellent drawing. Your use of Black and White was well done.

That being said I think It'd improve with a little more use of greys. Right now, at least to my eyes the black to white seems more sudden that it should be. It causes the stubble to be too dark when compared to the hair.
The shading on the face itself especially around the eyes is really strong. The different value and impressive and help to leave that impression I mentioned earlier, using those different values in the beard too would help I think.

The originality wasn't as high only because it was a drawing of a photo that was already taken so the composition itself was linked a lot to the image.

All in all it's a fantastic piece, nice work.
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krizok Featured By Owner May 18, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Very nice work! ;)
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Oxcened Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW it perfectly looks like the photo O.O
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EsebeiDoran Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now THIS is the type of drawings I like, where you can actually tell it's a drawing. :)
P.S. The material you used, "Rubber", what do you mean, "Rubber"?
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rorymac666 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Eraser
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masakryczna Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Just great :heart:
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:iconrorymac666:
rorymac666 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you
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perei-ze Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You have great skills.
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rorymac666 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks
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Chizzi Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome. The short strokes really brings the stubble to life. =)
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:iconrorymac666:
rorymac666 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much
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zygote789 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
you have captured his soul.
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:iconrorymac666:
rorymac666 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you
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NiezalM Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The best one!
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rorymac666 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks
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gothicbuttafly Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Professional Filmographer
wow!!! Brilliant!
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rorymac666 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much Kirsten
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gothicbuttafly Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Professional Filmographer
ha ha no problem
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batgirl333 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Beutiful :icono3oplz:
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:iconrorymac666:
rorymac666 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you
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:iconflorentene:
Florentene Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing!!
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rorymac666 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks
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KatGresham Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Holy crap! Ok this is brilliant. <3
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:iconrorymac666:
rorymac666 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much
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KatGresham Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Most welcome
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ACloudHouse Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012   Photographer
Damn son, this looks just him! Great texture from the hard pencil strokes. Well done!
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rorymac666 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cheers Kylie
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alejgator Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW,
It's just
LEGEN
(waiting for it)
DARY!
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rorymac666 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks v much
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CrazyPersikGirl Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, this is amazing! It's very detailed and looks just like him!
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rorymac666 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you
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mistergenie Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
this is so legendary
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rorymac666 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you
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Louserz Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
Now that... that is just amazing!
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:iconrorymac666:
rorymac666 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you kindly
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rohldog23 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
Your technique here is incredible!! I only know one,,,,,smooth
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:iconrorymac666:
rorymac666 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha thanks
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SophyLa Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
this is fantastic!
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rorymac666 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Aurel49 Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
Really really nice ! :)
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Aurel49 Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
Really nice ! :)
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:iconrorymac666:
rorymac666 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you
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Aiko-Yuri Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
perfect
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rorymac666 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks
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KSedore Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
I love Hugh Laurie and this is amazing
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:iconrorymac666:
rorymac666 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you
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butercup93 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
with all those realistic ,hyperrealistic portraits of house on deviant art i find this one truly artisticly represented....I love the way you see him ...those invidividual details are awesome :P
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rorymac666 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :D
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muffinsinmylapx Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You're work has been featured! [link]
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rorymac666 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Many thanks! x
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DESlGNER Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
wow
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