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Layne Staley, late lead singer of Alice in Chains.
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rechenka32 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016
Beautiful! R.I.P Layne❤️
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JoniOnly26 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015
I love it I miss this guy every time I listen to them it's 02 all over again 
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AGwasere Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great work!
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GratitudeAdvocate Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
My heartstrings twinged a little upon looking at this... I guess Layne's passing is still a sensitive subject to me... anyways, this piece is nothing short of incredible. You've done a stunning job in creating this portrait! The perfect shade of light blending in contrast with the shadows... its freakishly life-like. 0_o I love it <3
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DirectPotentia Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is beautiful!
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stephenburger Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Sweet! You captured him perfectly.

If you get a chance, pls check out the comic I am working on --> [link] - Its an alternative indie comic I am self-publishing early next year. Pls support it by 'like-ing' it (if you do, of course)

Cheers,

Stephen
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hilai Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I really love this. You did an excellent job. I haven't been on DA in a few years and I still have this picture saved under my favorites. If you ever get the free time, would you consider doing a portrait of Kurt Cobain as well? You're an amazingly talented artist. This picture is just spectacular.
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silenthero1 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! Glad you like what I have up, though I haven't been active on DA for a few years either. I've actually done a number of different portraits of Cobain over the years. This is the most recent one, from the same piece as the Layne Staley drawing: [link] There are a few other drawings and a painting of him on my page as well. Nirvana got me through my first two years of high school. Haha
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ifLIFEwasAlie Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
this is really really really good. its so perfect i thought it was an actual picture
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Laynesgirl Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
Amazing!
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Sass-Haunted Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Epic portrait of Epic guy :horns:
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sinniunOo Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
totally awesome
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xxCoRyShIeLdSxx Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Student Writer
Only the good die young & the young after that pay tribute to the former young with these wonderful drawings as a continuation of their legacy. Continue on my friend; continue on!!
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deskhead Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Layne, get born again.
love this drawing.
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CharlotteRYork Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011
I am soo in love with him
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Trance-Parent Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
great drawing of a great singer! long live AIC
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iamSuperunknown Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow this is really amazing[link]
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wild-rockon Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Student General Artist
One word: AWESOME
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wesers Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
NIce work!
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eyeh8art Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010
BRAVO! Best portraiture I have every seen! PLUS... you get extra points for titling the piece after my favorite AIC tune. :headbang:
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BloodyChildish Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Featured here: [link]
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Hatred-Mistress Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it!
great work :)
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Nagem1891 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
AMAZING!! *cries at the beauty of it*
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auravaz Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing, very well done. R.I.P. Layne...
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dogukangokcen Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009
we die young...
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m3gzlyKzPi Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009
I see this picture when I look hime up on Photobucket, so I decided to find the real artist.
Magnificent work! This is beautiful, and so is he.
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tzarNIKOLAS Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009  Student General Artist
fucking Brilliant
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Silvia-Catarina Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009   Photographer
he was just awesome, (still is). his voice leaves me speechless. great job (:
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LAReal Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome drawing. I saw him up close and personal way back in 1989 when they opened for Iggy Pop at a little club called Toad's in New Haven Connecticut. I was right up against the stage by the speakers. My ears rang for days....This takes me back.
LV
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LittleBonnieBlue Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
Excellent work by you .. I look into his eyes and see his pain ... I miss him! Layne :heart:

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:blackrose: :rose: :chix0r:
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musketeergurl Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
Oh god, this is beautiful!
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crimsomnia Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
That is amazing, the look in his eyes is exactly like the original picture...Bravo!

I miss him so damn much... His voice...everything about him was just wonderful. Alice in Chains will never be the same again... Such an irony, singing "We die young" isn't it?

R.I.P. Layne

Wonderful job, ~silenthero1 ;)
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deideiblueeyez Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Why'd he have to die? It's just like what happened to Kurt Cobain from Nirvana! T.T

Anyways, beautiful!
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kystik Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009
Aint got words to describe how amazing it is, awsome work!

R.I.P layne...
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Fatal1ty2k8 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009
Awesome man!!! AIC rocks!

RIP Layne Staley...
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Fyrrea Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
love him...
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ibdreamy Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009
Please visit our new Layne and Demri site. I shared your artwork there and I'd love for you to stop by. Thank you.

[link]
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electrogrunge Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008
I love this! he's my hero
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silenthero1 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
:) Thanks!
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rottenband Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008
great man of most expresive and feelfull voice I know who died in worst kinda way... betyful picture man :worship:

(besides whole your artwork kicks ass)
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silenthero1 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Agreed. The fact that he was dead two whole weeks before they found him is just a tragic way for such a talented human being to go.

Thanks!
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rottenband Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008
you welcome
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oblak24 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i like it
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silenthero1 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
:) Thanks!
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Sentenced-Tankian Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008
Amazing
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silenthero1 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
:) Thank you.
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xbritt143rhcpx Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2008
this picture is amazing... Layne was deffinitely one of the best vochalists of all time. rip <3 amazing job, :+fav:
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silenthero1 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Indeed. Thanks! :)
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xbritt143rhcpx Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2008
no problem :]
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LucyScratchAcid Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2008
jesus christ you got somethin special
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