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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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:iconartkosh:
ArtKosh Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014   Traditional Artist
I just stare breathless at your art... 
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:iconwicked-illusion:
Wicked-Illusion Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you like it :hug:
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:iconeruannne:
Eruannne Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is brilliant! I love your work :)
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AR-Faham Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Professional
This piece of artwork has been selected to the "Featured" Gallery at #Celebrity-Portraits [link]
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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.
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Wicked-Illusion Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :aww:
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:iconbaileygrace:
baileygrace Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is AMAZING!!!
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:iconredcat0:
Redcat0 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
aweosme :)
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:iconjaucher:
Jaucher Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Beautiful! How did you do the beard? :D
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:iconblanket86:
blanket86 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful and very realistic work! :-)
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:iconaerodesign94:
AeroDesign94 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lice je tako dobro odradjeno :eager:
svaka cast , direktno u fav. :D
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Wicked-Illusion Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thnx! :)
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prettyflour Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This has been featured in my journal!


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Suanin Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing! :O_o: The amount of detail you put into this is incredible; the eyes, the hair, the beard... wow. :wow:
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dockanlojsan Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh my it's fantastisc :D
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mamabear10 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
awsome job. It sucks this is the last season.
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:iconwicked-illusion:
Wicked-Illusion Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! Nah, I think it's the time before the show loses more on the quality and ruins all these wonderful years we enjoyed watching the show. It's important to know when to stop. And, they better make a hell of an ending! Fans deserve it. Doesn't have to be a particularly happy one but GOOD one please! :D
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mamabear10 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
Yes It better be good. And yes I was just thinking about that. It was starting to lose fans and ratings better to just go out with a bang . And it better be a bang! :-)
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Wicked-Illusion Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I used to see quite a lot of House fanart but now I don't remember the last time a saw a single work...Will have to fix that with 2 planned House fanarts and Hugh Laurie portrait :lol: "And it better be a bang!" Agree!
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mamabear10 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
Yah I admit ive slacked off on the deviations since my daughter turned into a toddler. O_o I should definately start back up again.:-) I havent done a portrait in forever and sad to say none would hold a candle to your works.:-) ill have to try to get somthing out though...poor gregory has been neglected
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Wicked-Illusion Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Uhm I think we had some misunderstanding here. I was talking how I should draw him and don't really understand what you mean by "and sad to say none would hold a candle to your works" :D
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mamabear10 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
So sorry. I thought you ment we should both do a house fanart. and I just ment portrait drawings dont look nearly as good as yours.:-) sorry for the misunderstanding
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Wicked-Illusion Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hahha no biggie, glad we solved it :hug:
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bybylylyly Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
to freakin' sexy
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:iconwicked-illusion:
Wicked-Illusion Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
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SarahMaria11 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You've been featured here [link] :D
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chibi-lilysky Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
So.EFFING. AMAZING! :iconso-awesomeplz:

Seriously... my mind was blown when I realized this was drawn... with pencil
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debbyfive Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WONDERFUL!!! The hair, the yes, the lollipop... everything :D congratulations! How much did it take to make it? I would have spend YEAR on a drawing like that (and the result couldn't be comparable xD)
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SoSoVisualKei Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Incredible!
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ErinM31 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011
hehe, this is awesome! =D Great concept and masterfully rendered! :clap:
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xHaNx Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
haha amazing!!!
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:iconn0rks:
N0rks Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oooh, that's great! His eyes really stand out, even among all the amazing details in the skin. Great job! :aww:
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:iconwicked-illusion:
Wicked-Illusion Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconn0rks:
N0rks Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :aww:
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:iconkim-fairy2:
kim-fairy2 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
amazing! did you make this up yourself or did you use an example?
i love it :)
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:iconchainbreaks:
chainbreaks Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011
I love this <3 AMAZINGGGG!!!!! i love how detailed and accurate it looks.
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:iconwicked-illusion:
Wicked-Illusion Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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DragonWings987 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
HOUSE! haha :D
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:icondevonmraines:
devonMraines Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
huh looks just like the photo
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:iconjames42mi:
James42mi Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
Perfectly captures House's angst through his eyes.
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mdevaney Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
thought this was a HDR photo until i read your disc.
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011   Traditional Artist
I was up to draw the same picture in the same way [with a red lollipop], now it'd be a shame to draw it once you do it so perfectly :lol:
The thing I love the most in your drawings is incredible amount of detail. The faces aren't flat and too smooch, but perfectly textured. Wow for his hand and facial hair :heart: And eyes, so captivating! Not to mention the kissable lips :kiss: :lmao: The lollipop is also very well-drawn, it looks realistic, so lifelike as the rest parts of the drawing.
Instant fav :+favlove:
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Wicked-Illusion Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you and I'm very sorry about that. I know the feeling. I just hate when I see some amazing artist draw the ref I wanted to draw because I know mine wouldn't be so good if I drew it too. Sometimes I do it anyway, sometimes don't. (the example is ~Stanbos' Harry vs. Voldemort, I was so going to draw it one day, but now I doubt it) I say, if you want to draw it, go ahead! :)

Thank you so much for the compliments, you're really sweet :glomp:
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011   Traditional Artist
You're very welcome :huggle: And don't worry, I know this feeling, actually I feel exactly the same - I know that mine won't be that good.
~Stanbos did an amazing job, although my urge to draw Harry vs. Voldemort from the same reference is so strong,that I've just started drawing it, but I've also added Hermione and Ron there :)

Once again, the pleasure is mine, I adore your beautiful art! :huggle:
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Chabit Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
LOVE.>///<
you are really talented with a pencil.o__o
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WithABucketOfPencils Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A very well made drawing. I especially like how you coloured the lollipop, it really stands out.:lol:
And you made him look so real!
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:iconwicked-illusion:
Wicked-Illusion Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! Well, realism is my style ;)
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AwesomeNickname Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011
Oh fuck.
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christinesam Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011
Wow! I really love this work! I am so impressed! :clap:
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:iconwicked-illusion:
Wicked-Illusion Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! Glad you like it!
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