Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Guilt Can Be a Killer by Wicked-Illusion Guilt Can Be a Killer by Wicked-Illusion
Brilliant Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan from the TV show Dexter

„...but with Lumen...I'm someone different. In her eyes...I'm not a monster at all.“ (S05E10 - In the Beginning)

I slightly got tired of seeing works using the same 3-4 different refs of Dexter over and over again, no matter how fantastic the works were, so I decided to go for a ref I haven's seen drawn/painted already, although on site as big as this one there could be X artworks of it that I don't know of. :D

After I scanned this drawing and saw it in a smaller size, I couldn't believe it was my drawing. I guess because of all this reflections in the blood, blurry parts vs. detailed ones etc. made it look quite realistic, despite all the parts I'm not satisfied with and all the areas I did a very sloppy job on (and there are plenty of them!).

I was scanning some WIPs of this drawing for my YouTube WIP animations, so I was able to measure approx. time needed for this drawing. It took 30-35h to complete. That is waaaay over my number of hours I can work on a single piece without getting too impatient and sloppy.

Maybe you didn't know, but I'm a big Dexter fan! The show is simply brilliant! It's very different than any other show I've ever watched. People usually don't love serial killers, but we love this one for sure! :D I like the way the show is made, with Dexter's little inner monologues and everything. Gotta love that black, morbid humor!

Tools used:

:liquisoft: A4 Canson fine grain paper ( 160g/m2)
:liquisoft: kneaded, stick and pencil eraser
:liquisoft: H, 2B, 3B, 4B, 5B regular pencils
:liquisoft: 2B, HB mechanical pencils
:liquisoft: white gel pen
:liquisoft: 2H tick pencil
:liquisoft: ref picture

__________________________________

Image ref © Showtime
Artwork © I.P. Wicked-Illusion (formerly "Diamond4girl")
Add a Comment:
 

Daily Deviation

Given 2011-06-17
Guilt Can Be a Killer by =Diamond4girl
The suggester says: "It's truly realistic pic. No, you are wrong, it's just more than that: it's gorgeous, stunning..!"
The artist was also suggested by *MaidenElf. ( Suggested by AliGFX and Featured by alexandrasalas )
:iconanna655:
Anna655 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG wowowowow :nuu: 
Reply
:icons-ketchhead:
s-ketchhead Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely gorgeous, you're a genius! 
Reply
:iconskinpeela:
SkinPeela Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
<3.<3.<3.<3.<3.<3.
Reply
:iconraspberry-barets:
Raspberry-Barets Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW
Reply
:iconstarr0301:
starr0301 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is brilliant. the sketch is amazing no doubt but i am in sheer awe of your concept. its portrays dexter perfectly. :thumbsup: B-)
Reply
:iconwicked-illusion:
Wicked-Illusion Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
Reply
:iconwritingmagic26:
writingmagic26 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
holy cow. . . that is amazing. it has such symbolism and realism! I love how you didn't just show him strait out, but instead used his reflection. . . AMAZING!
Reply
:iconsebbyfan:
SebbyFan Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wow!
Awesome! Dexter is alive!
Reply
:iconnealmcdannel:
NealMcDannel Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice work
Reply
:iconnealmcdannel:
NealMcDannel Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Very nice.
Reply
:icontoolittle2late:
Toolittle2late Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Student Writer
Amazing work!:clap: You've made one Dexter fan really happy :)
Reply
:iconprettyflour:
prettyflour Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This has been featured in mu journal!

[link]
Reply
:iconwicked-illusion:
Wicked-Illusion Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :hug:
Reply
:iconalexgarvin:
Alexgarvin Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
excellent work, mate.
Reply
:iconwicked-illusion:
Wicked-Illusion Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
Reply
:iconmemphizz:
memphizz Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
no words...no
Reply
:iconmariochaz:
Mariochaz Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
kewl!
Reply
:iconmr-ripley:
Mr-Ripley Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hi, Your wonderful work has been featured in my journal here [link] [and welcome to my contest if you're interested.] Have a great weekend :pat:
Reply
:iconrenovska:
renovska Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
dexter :love:
Reply
:iconchytry:
Chytry Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nevjerojatno.
Ozbiljno. Sve pohvale. c:
Reply
:icona-falcon-velazquez:
A-Falcon-Velazquez Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
So much detail! Interesting to see the process, thank you.
Reply
:iconlegomaestro:
legomaestro Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Insanely amazing
Reply
:iconmosten94:
mosten94 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The 2000th fav is mine!! yayyyy!!!!
Reply
:iconwicked-illusion:
Wicked-Illusion Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wait, what?! It has 2000 favs :dance:
Reply
:iconmosten94:
mosten94 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oohhhh yesss!!! so where's my prize???
Reply
:iconwicked-illusion:
Wicked-Illusion Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, now you want a prize? :lol: I'm afraid an useless llama badge is all you'll get XD
Reply
:iconmosten94:
mosten94 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What???? a llama badge?? I got u ur 2000 faves and thats all i get... :(
Reply
:iconwicked-illusion:
Wicked-Illusion Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What do you think you should get something? :? I honestly hope you're kidding, if not, this is one of the most ridiculous things I've experienced in my 5 years on dA, someone expecting to get something because the faved something they liked and accidentally they rounded the number of favs... :lol:
Reply
:iconmosten94:
mosten94 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! lol... man, seriously?? how can u take that seriously?? It was just a JOKE!!! common!!! okay, sorry for the offence, u can hide my comment... ill go cry in the corner....
Reply
:iconwicked-illusion:
Wicked-Illusion Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad to hear that. The thing is, if you were here as long as me, you would know why after your last comment I started thinking there is a little bit of chance you're being serious, so I said what I said just in case. All the kinds of people that you can find this site...You wouldn't believe it! :D

Everything's perfectly fine. :hug:

Just gotta remember when kidding like this with unknown deviant you gotta be more careful and at last give some hint you're joking because not everybody gets and takes jokes very well. I don't include myself because this would be the fist time(I think)I wasn't 100% sure you are joking because you continued with comments asking for a "prize" :D
Reply
(1 Reply)
:iconlambert-monster:
Lambert-Monster Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I think I love Dexter even more now
Reply
:iconelesxa8esxael:
Elesxa8esxaeL Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Hobbyist
! Gorgeous! Thanks for the fav =D
Reply
:icondanymckoy84:
Danymckoy84 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Student General Artist
Great !!!!!
Reply
:iconjmarchitto:
jmarchitto Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
JESUS CHRIST.
Reply
:iconiherrero20:
iherrero20 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011   General Artist
It's a great job, I love your technique.
Reply
:iconfadwaangela:
FadwaAngela Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Truly amazing ^^ seeing your gorgeous drawing made me want to practice more and become much better :heart:
Reply
:iconvegasqueen:
VegasQueen Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is absolutely amazing i am in love with it! <3
michael is just awsome! and you really show it in this picture.
gosh i cant wait for him to come back on lol.
Reply
:iconwicked-illusion:
Wicked-Illusion Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
Reply
:iconvegasqueen:
VegasQueen Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
anytime :)
Reply
:iconeye-of-the-rooster:
Eye-Of-The-Rooster Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
A2wesome sketch.. very well done
Reply
:icongrimmdev:
Grimmdev Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
beautiful
Reply
:icondmonimo:
dmonimo Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
dexter is alive
Reply
:iconlimbotheater:
LimboTheater Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Truly amazing.
Reply
:iconfred-of-mars:
Fred-of-mars Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this guy ! Very beautiful work ! I hope i would be able to do some drawings like this... I love it !!!!
Reply
:iconhoudashams:
HoudaShams Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I looked at this and I though...there is not way in Hell this could be a drawing!! You are extremely talented!!!1 Amazing work here!!
Reply
:iconsid45ultra9292:
Sid45ultra9292 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I LOVE DEXTER!!!!!!!!!!!!! AWESOME PIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reply
:iconmax25castro:
max25castro Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
Gosto ^^ está muito bem feito (dexter é como um pai para mim [ mas não a parte de ser serialkiller XD] )
Reply
:iconh-e-photography:
h-e-photography Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
talent talent talent. Your drawings are amazing!
Reply
:iconhyrule-phantasian:
Hyrule-Phantasian Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
your detail is amazing here :O like, you can see so much emotion in his eyes and all of the little details like for his stubble are so fine that i can't tell exactly what technique you used to create it! :clap:
Reply
:icondayandevarlo:
DayanDeVarlo Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011
Bet you've been having fun with his beard :D
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
February 22, 2011
Image Size
4.3 MB
Resolution
2376×3342
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
22,482
Favourites
2,011 (who?)
Comments
435
×