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Severus Snape by Stanbos Severus Snape by Stanbos
Portrait of Alan Rickman, A3, bristol, graphite pencils (2H to 8B), nearly 25h.

The WIP is available there : [link]

Great actor, great character ! I grew up with Harry Potter and I really loved Severus Snape, such an ambiguous figure ! :D

First portrait on bristol paper... The paper I used before was almost like bristol. Bristol is better for drawings, especially for the skin, but I think I prefer the other paper for the work of dark areas (the background for instance) and the clothes.

Hmmm and I really don't like drawing dark hair, I think I gonna draw again blond people :D
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:iconrachaelcurry:
RachaelCurry Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Brilliant.
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:iconcosmic74:
Cosmic74 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh yes he was a fantastic film star, specially in the role of Severous Snape in Harry Potter. A another wonderful man has left us this year.
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tetrasnake Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2016   General Artist
A wonderful tribute!
Well done!
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jasonbrian007 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2016
Brilliant
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rainbowninja888 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
WHAT NAW THAT IS A PHOTO......... oh oh my gosh you're good wow😶😦👍
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KuroOokamiYokai Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016  Student Filmographer
This is great the lighting and detail is really good.
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:iconcecelle:
cecelle Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016
Wow - incredible! Almost photo-like realism.
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:iconrbvoxx:
rbvoxx Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Great pic
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:iconsomersummer:
somersummer Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow looks so real!!! and RIP ^^
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:icondoodledaves:
DoodleDaves Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016  New Deviant Professional Traditional Artist
Great Job!  I recently started using Graphite.. I have a Kimberly 9xxb for my dark areas but I had trouble blending.. How did you get it so dark?
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Ryushenron Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is absolutely stunning.
a great hommage to a great artist.
we will never forgive you Alan.
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brunodisilva02 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016  New Deviant Student Traditional Artist
 awesome!!!! =D
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:iconally6sixx:
ally6sixx Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016  Student
Perfect! <3
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:iconsachinkmr57:
sachinkmr57 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Perfect!
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:iconhrasulee:
Hrasulee Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  New Deviant
Awesome! ♥
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:iconmajo9263:
majo9263 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG xxx
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:iconazzga:
azzga Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Photographer
<3
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:iconkaleea:
Kaleea Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016   Traditional Artist
That's freaking awsome work! Looks even better than a picture!
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:iconarrosa:
Arrosa Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016  New Deviant
awesome!!
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:iconthesummersprite:
TheSummerSprite Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016
Rest in peace, Alan Rickman
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:iconrin-chan774:
Rin-chan774 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015  New Deviant
It is amazing!!
I didn't realized, that this is a drawing!
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:iconleonskenne:
LeonSKenne Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015  New Deviant
esta imagen es la hostia tio
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:iconloonalucy:
LoonaLucy Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015
Fantastic!
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:iconpowerupz77:
Powerupz77 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, I only realized that this was a drawing and not a photo after reading the description. Thanks for making him stay in character and yet look so good! 
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Cherubit Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Great actor, great character AND GREAT DRAWING! :love: I love it! :heart:
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:iconadesgirl99:
Adesgirl99 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015
I don't know why but he is so so so awesome and hot!!!
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:iconsanm96:
sanm96 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it's my favourite character, but the drawing... i just LOVE it :D thanks for sharing your talent, you inspired me to draw him myself ( but i don't know if mine would be 5% perfect like yours )
:D 
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LBKage Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
absolutely awesome!! ö.ö
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:iconstanbos:
Stanbos Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks !
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:iconvesperwinchester:
VesperWinchester Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Student General Artist
HOLY F!?K this is incredible.  Thank you for sharing your huge talent!
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:iconstanbos:
Stanbos Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you !
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:iconsnermione89:
Snermione89 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing!!!
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:iconstanbos:
Stanbos Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks !
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:iconmatsuemon:
Matsuemon Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
OH MY GOD!! This is BEYOND amazing!! I am SPEACHLESS!! I'm putting a link to this on my Facebook. Simply astonishing!
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:iconstanbos:
Stanbos Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks ! :D
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Marcurell Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Impressive! I've always preferred drawing the dark-haired.
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:iconstanbos:
Stanbos Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks again ! I still prefer drawing blond hair, that's more entertaining :D
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:iconavgardiste:
Avgardiste Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Trent Reznor must be his hidden brother.
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GraySublimeArchon Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
really amazing work! :) is this completely in graphite or did you use charcoal for the really dark areas?
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:iconstanbos:
Stanbos Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks ! I use graphite for dark areas too, it shines but at least it's more homogeneous, I don't want to use different pencils ;)
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JestersPrayer Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artist

Amazing

 

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:iconstanbos:
Stanbos Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks !
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:iconimagothica:
imagothica Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
Incredible likeness!
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:iconstanbos:
Stanbos Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks again !
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DeadMorningThe13th Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
AWESOME! :D
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:iconstanbos:
Stanbos Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks !
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twiggylover2121 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
I thought this was a photo. Fantastic! Love it!
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:iconstanbos:
Stanbos Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks !
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twiggylover2121 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
Welcome!
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naser42 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
gooooooooooooooooood
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