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Been kind of brassed off with drawing recently (and even more with DevArt), but I had a three leg flight from Sacramento to Chicago, with a lot of hanging around in airports, so ...

Adele went to see him in San Francisco and came back with a flyer which was the ref. It's by Manuel Bauer.

B on bristol smooth.
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stuntmanmike666's avatar
amazing dude! hey listen, my name is mike, im a tattoo artist in massachusetts, i would very much like to tattoo a few of your designs in some of my clients, your portraits to be exact. let me know what you think.
PurpleLotusPhotos's avatar
I have featured this beautifully happy piece here [link] :love:
Please fave the article to help spread the joy! :dance:
ShinyFriction's avatar
I love the Dalai Lama and his book, 'The Art of Happiness'. This is a great image and the likeness is spot on.
JoannaMoory's avatar
Hi, I featured this and some other works of yours in my news article 'Realistic people II' [link] which is about different medias one can use to make a portrait etc. that looks realistic. :thumbsup:
shalpin's avatar
Thanks for the feature, sorry it's taken so long to reply.
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neurotype's avatar
The DL part I get...HH?
Great capture of his peaceful expression and contrast, the shading around the wrinkles is particularly impressive. :)
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His Holiness
You make me want to redraw your drawings to learn about how you did it... :O
suzanastojanovic's avatar
It's fascinating how realistic it is. Wonderful drawing!
shalpin's avatar
Thank you. You're artwork is amazing, you are so talented.
suzanastojanovic's avatar
Thanks for the compliments!
sabrielwolf13's avatar
you should not be it is really good i am glad u did this......i love his man he saved my life
shalpin's avatar
How did he save your life (if you don't mind me asking)?
sabrielwolf13's avatar
looooong story............bad month........life stuff then i found him and herd his voice so yah.......he saved my life
Zurkorva's avatar
Wow, I absolutely love this. I thought it was a photograph at first! I love his expression. *Instant favourite*
zackone's avatar
your pencil work is amazing. i thought this was a photo in the smallview. excellent job.
angelbearlina's avatar
Brilliant! I love the expression on his face, you have captured it perfectly :D
darronlee's avatar
this is a really great portrait
E777Y's avatar
this is so great! love the contrast and style
tanabatablossom's avatar
You have really captured his care-free and good natured spirit really well in this beautiful drawing. All the different tonal values are wonderful too.
sidneyeileen's avatar
:wave: Hi! I wanted to let you know that I featured this deviation in my journal today. [link]
HaveTales-WillTell's avatar
8-) Seems to me you've captured his spirit perfectly. Welcome back.
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