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Carlzon portrait by BikerScout Carlzon portrait by BikerScout
Digital painting based on this wonderful photograph by *carlzon :iconcarlzon:

This is my most technical, and hence ambitious, painting yet. The ref photo has a number of light sources so the colour graduations are subtle and varied which really tested my eye for colour.

And I worked directly with colour - something I very rarely do - but this piece demanded colour from the very beginning.

Again, huge thanks to Bernt for allowing me to use his photograph as a reference. :aww:


:bulletblue: Photoshop CS2 + Wacom Intuos3
:bulletblue: approx. 16 hours
:bulletblue: WIP stages
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Given 2007-09-26
Carlzon portrait by *BikerScout is so life-like you would swear he was looking right into your soul. Amazing lighting and skin textures make this an outstanding portrait painting! ( Suggested by Aeires and Featured by cosmosue )

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:iconponthooval:
ponthooval Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
amazing work.................i also try to draw
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:iconaymenjoe:
aymenjoe Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
my god!!!
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:iconzcorpio:
Zcorpio Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
Truly beautiful!
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:iconbikerscout:
BikerScout Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. :aww:
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:iconmr-ripley:
Mr-Ripley Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hello, your wonderful work has been featured in this journal [link] , and welcome to my contest if you are interested. :pat:
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:iconbikerscout:
BikerScout Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Many thanks for the feature. :thanks:
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:iconthesatanicnun:
TheSatanicNun Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
wow it looks amazing. beyond amazing
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:iconbikerscout:
BikerScout Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
There's absolutely no reason why you shouldn't be able to paint something like this!

It just takes practice. Lots of practice... :faint:
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:iconthesatanicnun:
TheSatanicNun Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
Well, I doubt that but who knows ;)
You're very very talented.
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:iconancengli:
ancengli Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
this is BREATH TAKING
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:iconbikerscout:
BikerScout Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :thanks:
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:iconrobert-kim-karen:
robert-kim-karen Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing work.
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:iconbikerscout:
BikerScout Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks very much. :aww:
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:iconrobert-kim-karen:
robert-kim-karen Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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:iconenkased:
Enkased Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011
featured here [link]
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:iconbikerscout:
BikerScout Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! :thanks:
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:icon4anymood:
4anyMood Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
How you get all that skin detail in there i'll never know!! wow...
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:iconbikerscout:
BikerScout Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The secret is layering. If you look at the WIP stages, it starts off very rough and then the detail & colour is built up gradually. Check out the video tutorials of the Big Red Speedpaint. There's a lot of detail in there, or rather there *appears* to be more detail.

Glad you like it. :aww:
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:iconnoopysma:
noopysma Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
Awesome, I'm breathless!
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:iconbikerscout:
BikerScout Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks very much - glad you like it. :aww:
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:iconmrdotd:
MrDotD Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
WOW! .. That is an amazing piece!

The detail is breath taking breathtaking..

Dee
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:iconbikerscout:
BikerScout Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you - glad you like it. :aww:
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:iconkiyamm:
KiyaMM Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
Wow. That's all I have to say.

Thank you for adding your work to Digital Delicacies! :heart:
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:iconbikerscout:
BikerScout Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks very much. :aww:
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:iconvaledhelven:
Valedhelven Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
:nana: You have been Featured this week: [link] I hope you don't mind :)

:deviation: Great work, sweetie!
:iconpeachplz: ~Ellen
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:iconmoogoorel:
moogoorel Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Professional General Artist
good one! Check out my try on Bernt portrait... well, it's not totally done, it's different because it's airbrush, but... it's a start.
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:iconbikerscout:
BikerScout Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Your work is great! The detail is astonishing. Let me know when it's done. :nod:
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:iconmoogoorel:
moogoorel Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Professional General Artist
thanks. I'll post here the progress and final result.
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:iconbaxxspace:
baxxspace Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
amazng. i thought it was photograph. :aww:
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:iconbikerscout:
BikerScout Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks - glad you like it. :thanks:
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:iconno-i-am-spartacus:
no-i-am-spartacus Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
honestly thought i was looking at hdr, first glance, (=
great work my man ~:+fav:d
(&did check out *carlzon 2- will have2 revisit him sometime when i have time, heh)
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:iconbikerscout:
BikerScout Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks very much. I owe a lot to Bernt and his photography skills! :clap:
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xeena-dragonkizz Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010
Featured :rose: [link]
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:iconbikerscout:
BikerScout Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the feature - very much appreciated. :thanks:
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:iconpczo:
pczo Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
All my thumbs 4 u !! Amazing work !!
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:iconbikerscout:
BikerScout Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. :thanks:
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:icontaste-of-sunshine:
taste-of-sunshine Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning, and wonderfully detailed. You added a depth of color that the original photo (although amazing in it's own right) seemed to lack. The lines on his face are well detailed, the hair is the same.. The only criticism I could conjure up is about the hairline. It seems his face is.. floating? Like his head doesn't continue back to where his hair is.
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:iconbikerscout:
BikerScout Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much for your comment. :aww:
I've always struggled with hair & when painting digitally, I tend to work the hair on a separate layer, just in-case everything goes wrong (and it usually does...) I guess I was hoping most people wouldn't notice the stuff at the edges and would be focussed on the detail of the face. I'll have to bear in mind that that's not always the case. ;)
Thanks again. :thanks:
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taste-of-sunshine Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You piece is fantastic, don't get me wrong. Your deviation requested critique, and it was all I could find.

And on that same vein.. You're still loads better at hair than I am. :aww:
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ThatOrangeHaze Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
Your choice of colours for the skin tones is absolutely genius! Amazing! :D
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:iconbikerscout:
BikerScout Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks very much. :thanks:
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:iconthatorangehaze:
ThatOrangeHaze Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
No problem. It's awesome :D
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:iconglmbr:
glmBr Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Hobbyist
Like ever, AWESOME!
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:iconbikerscout:
BikerScout Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. :thanks:
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:iconredrock3d:
RedRock3d Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010   Digital Artist
Amazing:)
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:iconbikerscout:
BikerScout Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. :aww: :thanks:
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SaskiaFantasyArt Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010
great work and wonderful details !!
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:iconbikerscout:
BikerScout Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much. :thanks:
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:iconguibertuol:
guibertuol Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Student Digital Artist
very nice...:+fav:
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