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Kim Coates - Sons of Anarchy

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One of my most tedious portraits yet. Excuse me while I go die in a corner now.

About 30 hours in Photoshop CS5. A good amount of time was spent trying out different colors because the photo ref is in black and white only ( [link] ) so getting it looking as natural as I could was pretty challenging.

Lots of skin texture brushes and detail :)

I was dreading the leather jacket, but it was actually quite easy. I just painted in the tones as I normally would with the airbrush, then put a leather texture photo over the top and worked it in with a little Doge/Burn tool for the highlights and shadows. Couldn't be happier with the results!

And smoke effect with some awesome Smoke Brushes by ~Falln-Stock [link]

Leather texture: [link]

Details;
P.S - Lens Flare :lol:

2011 version.
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FuriousKitten20's avatar
Calling Tig strange is an uderstatement
CivilKnight's avatar
that smoke. OMG i love this show.
Hi I believe (Steve Bawden) is using one of your images as one of his own. He is also using some of mine. I have complained to deviantart. If I'm correct I suggest you do the same. Check it out.

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dogma696's avatar
wow amazing work
holy shit this is EPIC!!!
deeds666's avatar
now that is a bad ass... wow is all i can say!!
murphygirl315's avatar
Tiggy is my favorite :) I love the picture :D
blanco310's avatar
hahaha tig!!!!! lol hes cool
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leigh-chan's avatar
OMG i thought this was a photo when I clicked the link. amazing job!
Anto-Sullivan's avatar
Awesome!!! I love it!
Anto-Sullivan's avatar
You're very welcome :D
mistishadow's avatar
amazing. as an SOA fan, this is just amazing.
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Magini's avatar
amazing work
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