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Justin Hartley Portrait by sweetcivic Justin Hartley Portrait by sweetcivic
My digital painting portrait of celebrity, Justin Hartley. Never thought would this painting take me so long (almost a whole month on and off) to finish. Accuracy and details are what I was after. My eyes are sore from staring at this too long. Maybe I need a better monitor. :faint:

It's been a while since I've drawn male profile portraits. This is actually the first time I painted it digitally and I'm pretty happy with the result. I put in my time for all those details and colors as I wanted to make it perfect. What frustrated me most was the shading around the face. That took the most time trying to get it as smooth as possible.

In my technique, I first started with a rough sketch using photo reference. Next, blocking in colors, which is the easiest part. Then added in the highlights. I've been experimenting with different opacity and using the dodge/burn a lot. And not to forget to mention a whole lot of mixing colors. Strands of hair using my custom brushes.

Justin plays Green Arrow (Oliver Queen) in the TV series Smallville. It's one of my favorite TV shows.


DETAILS view ~ [link]
W.I.P. view ~ [link]
Photo Reference ~ [link]
I do not own the photo; just used as reference.


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My Website: jennieyuen.com
My Facebook Fan Page - [link]

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:iconitsbumblebee:
itsbumblebee Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
He looks really handsome.....AMAZING JOB!
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OAspiringMultitskerO Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Student
Yum.
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LilliaArts Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Ikr
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:iconsweetcivic:
sweetcivic Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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xRaika-chanx Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:O nice work! the jacket is well done ~
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sweetcivic Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank-you!
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Kapulia Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010
oh, how good :D he is so perfect ^^ geat work, love it :) im gonna fave it :D
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sweetcivic Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank-you!
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Suanin Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I noticed that you suggested we add this portrait to our favorites collection at #CelebrityPortraits. I'm afraid we don't allow members to suggest one of their own deviations as a favorite, but feel free to submit it into our gallery by following the steps in our Info & Rules journal! :aww:
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sweetcivic Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi, please disregard it. I don't remember suggesting this deviation into the favorites. It's already approved into the gallery anyway. Thanks!
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Suanin Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OK, thanks for letting me know! :aww:
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superjay15 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
smallville is the best.! you did great btw his face is really smooth. :heart:
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sweetcivic Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! I thought it was too smooth looking; therefore making it look unnatural. I'm still learning with adding textures.
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superjay15 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
a little bit. but keep learning. i havn't tried coloring a real person so idk but it looks hard. love it anyways. :la:
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Vik-toria Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010
It's awesome!!!
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privateaccount Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
Hi! I want to invite you to join the new Smallville group, #Daily-Planet. We're trying to create a more organized group so the fans can find exactly what they are looking for.
We would appreciate to have your art in our gallery =)
TIA.

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QuincMSK Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Excellent... yeah Smallville ;)
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:iconseerka:
seerka Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010
Whoa. That's some amazing detail there. I especially like the jacket!
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AnaBolaCaspao Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Not all shadow edges are soft, some areas are quite hard, its good to have a balance between soft/medium soft/hard edges!Just don't shade everything with the same edge.
Otherwise nice work i like it!
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LeGa18 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010
wow amazing~!!! the details are just awesome, amazing work here :heart:
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cemac Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010
Time and effort pays dividends and this is an excellent example. Beautifully painted and you have certianly captured his personality. Love it! :clap::winner::clap:
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ShadowKiwi Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010   Digital Artist
Wow! This picture is very pleasing to look at, and I'm just talking about how it's put together. The shading and darks, very suttley done, yet uncommonly good as a whole.
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elero Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent job on this! I haven't watched Smallville at all but this guy is soooo sexy (at least according to your painting :P) :drool:
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SerenityVII Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
this is realy good :)
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gppr Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010
This looks amazing. Lovely colours.
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skyleaf Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Oliveeeeeeeeeeeer :la:
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drok77 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010
Wow! That's amazing! The hair is so great! Lord, he's purdy!
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:iconmeraldia:
MERALDIA Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AMESOME!!!
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Shikazu Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very Nice! He's cute...I will take him home.
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