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Bono by BikerScout Bono by BikerScout
Digital painting of U2 frontman, Bono.
Requested by =yvanklestein

I'm pushing for hyper-realism with this one. High contrast black & white portraiture is my preferred style which is why I didn't take much persuading to do this piece.

I've lost track of the time spent on this since I've been on artistic hiatus for a while. At a guess, I would say perhaps 12 hours, give or take... :shrug:

Hope you like it Yvan. :aww:

:bulletblue: WIP stages

:bulletblue: Desktop screenshot

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:bulletred:Photoshop CS2 + Wacom
:bulletred:8 x 10 @ 300dpi (cropped to taste)
:bulletred:17 layers in total
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:iconflo-di:
flo-di Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
i though it was a photo!!! that is amazing!!
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:iconbikerscout:
BikerScout Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks very much - I'm glad you like it. :aww:
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:iconflo-di:
flo-di Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
^^
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:iconthejps1997:
thejps1997 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah (Vertigo)
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:iconbikerscout:
BikerScout Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:headbang:
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TrucAnonyme Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Aw, my idol ! *.*
Amazing this work !
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:iconbikerscout:
BikerScout Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! :aww:
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:iconkev66slamnet:
kev66slamnet Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Like it!
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:iconbikerscout:
BikerScout Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cheers! :thanks:
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:iconowlface92:
OwlFace92 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow!!!!! that's crazy good! You've done a legend some real justice in this piece, you are incredibly talented! I am very envious indeed!
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:iconbikerscout:
BikerScout Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! This was one of those pieces that just passed by without incident - love it when that happens.

Glad you like. :thanks:
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:iconooo-cess-ooo:
ooO-cess-Ooo Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
fantasic work!!
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:iconbikerscout:
BikerScout Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Muchas gracias! :thanks:
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:iconwackobid:
wackobid Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011
You sir are now officially my new role model!!!
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:iconbikerscout:
BikerScout Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Cheers! :thanks:
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:iconeldiablo040:
ElDiablo040 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
This is amazing well done. i tried to draw this exact image a while back but i'm not any where near as good as you keep it up
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:iconelectrolizei0:
electrolizei0 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:pray: an icon for me, he is godlike and at the age of 50 he looks awsome :) U2 4 EVER:headbang:
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:iconbikerscout:
BikerScout Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad you like it! :D
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:iconjohann-d:
Johann-D Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010
Man, this is truly jaw-dropping.. You've got some awesome talent!
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:iconbikerscout:
BikerScout Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Cheers! :thanks:
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:iconpakaworld:
pakaworld Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Student Interface Designer
Awesome
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:iconbikerscout:
BikerScout Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks very much. :thanks:
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:iconhwkngrl412:
Hwkngrl412 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010
GorGEOUS. Bono is my hero. :worship:
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:iconbikerscout:
BikerScout Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad you like it. :aww:
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:iconhwkngrl412:
Hwkngrl412 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010
Featured in my journal here: [link] :aww:
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:iconbonoplz:
bonoplz Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
Lookit that sexy person. Fantastic job :thumbsup:
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:iconbikerscout:
BikerScout Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :thanks:
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:iconbonoplz:
bonoplz Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
Sure thing sure thing
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:icondew-mi-mono:
Dew-mi-mono Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
Wonderful !! :+favlove:
Beautiful works !! :clap:
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:iconbikerscout:
BikerScout Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :D
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:icongreystre3t:
greystre3t Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010  Student Interface Designer
i can honestly feel the glass on his glasses. this is incredible. very nice job!
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:iconbikerscout:
BikerScout Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks very much - glad you like it! :aww:
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:icondenis-peterson:
Denis-Peterson Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009
Really great piece all around, how you paint this on a computer is totally mystifying..

Your work maintains a strong sense of style throughout, beautiful work

congratulations
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:iconaerie93:
Aerie93 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
He looks like real! Love him! : )
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:iconbikerscout:
BikerScout Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. :aww:
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:iconaerie93:
Aerie93 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Welcome!
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:icong-saviour18:
G-Saviour18 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Pretty sweet! So you used some actual photos for his face, like his eyes? Really like this, this just got a favourite!
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:iconbikerscout:
BikerScout Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks - glad you like it. :thanks:

"...So you used some actual photos for his face, like his eyes?

No part of this painting is a photo. I used a photo as reference but this was painted from scratch. I always spend a lot of extra time on the eyes because that is the one part that makes or breaks a piece, hence they often look more realistic than the rest of the painting. :)
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:icong-saviour18:
G-Saviour18 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Even more of an awesome piece then! Great skill! :)
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:iconenzudes1gn:
EnzuDes1gn Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
so real it's incredible :wow:
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:iconbikerscout:
BikerScout Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Cheers mate. :aww:
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:iconmongognom:
mongognom Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009
OMG!! :O:O Tell me it's not a photograph!!
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:iconbikerscout:
BikerScout Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
It's definitely not a photograph. :aww:
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:iconaladecuervo:
aladecuervo Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
amazing, with a lot of great details :clap: :#1:
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:iconbikerscout:
BikerScout Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :bow:
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:iconspartan87:
Spartan87 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009
Perfect, very, very well done.
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:iconbikerscout:
BikerScout Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks very much, glad you like it. :aww:
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:iconspartan87:
Spartan87 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009
your welcome, looks like a photo, its THAT GOOD.
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:icontincek-marincek:
tincek-marincek Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009  Professional General Artist
OMG...this is REALLY AMAZING. I could swear
that this is a photo...very well done :clap:

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Critique our art :gallery:
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:iconbikerscout:
BikerScout Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. :aww:
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