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Self-Explanatory by Wicked-Illusion Self-Explanatory by Wicked-Illusion
Hugh Laurie as Dr. Gregory House from the TV show House M.D.

Commissioned work (commissions are closed, it was a one time thing)

So, this is my biggest drawing ever! It's 9 x 12 exactly. Yeah, laugh as much as you want, but that's big for my standards! (most of my drawings are smaller than A4)

:note: that part of the shirt on the right side is blurry because the drawing couldn't fit nicely in my A4 scanner as it's bigger, obviously. :D

This one was pretty tough, demanding and challenging. I had many various difficulties with it and the fact it was drawn on a new paper with texture I'm not familiar with, which turned out to be completely unsuitable for colored pencils, too strong, and the graphite maybe harder erasable than on my usual Canson fine grain paper, and it was a commission really didn't make things any easier. :D

RIP kneaded eraser :crying:

We've been friends for such a long time, you served me well, but now it's time to finally say goodbye. You lived much longer than any kneaded eraser should, until you got almost black, really oily and started to smell funny. You'll be missed.

Tools used:

:liquisoft: 12 x 9" Bristol vellum paper
:liquisoft: kneaded and stick eraser
:liquisoft: 2B, HB mechanical pencils
:liquisoft: H, 2B, 4B, 5B pencils
:liquisoft: colored pencils
:liquisoft: 2H tick pencil
:liquisoft: white gel pen
:liquisoft: ref picture
:liquisoft: paper clip
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ArtKosh Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014   Traditional Artist
I just stare breathless at your art... 
Wicked-Illusion Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you like it :hug:
Eruannne Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is brilliant! I love your work :)
AR-Faham Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Professional
This piece of artwork has been selected to the "Featured" Gallery at #Celebrity-Portraits [link]
VesperWinchester Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Student General Artist
I LOVE Hugh Laurie, I LOVED House, MD, and I LOVE this drawing! Gorgeously executed and full of snark! Amazing work really and going into my faves.
Wicked-Illusion Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :aww:
baileygrace Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is AMAZING!!!
Redcat0 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
aweosme :)
Jaucher Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Beautiful! How did you do the beard? :D
blanket86 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful and very realistic work! :-)
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