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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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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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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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:icontwiggylover2121:
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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:iconnaser42:
naser42 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
gooooooooooooooooood
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:iconstanbos:
Stanbos Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks !
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:iconmoccacooky:
moccacooky Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
Incredible! I first thought it was a photograph! O_o 
You are amazing Little Pixel Heart 
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:iconstanbos:
Stanbos Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you !
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:icondiceesweets:
DiceESweets Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks so real...My mind was having a hard time wrapping around the fact that this was a drawing! Hot diggety damn, you're good!
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:iconstanbos:
Stanbos Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Many thanks ;)
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AlanSnape Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist
I love this picture ♥ 
I wish I could draw something like that :/
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:iconstanbos:
Stanbos Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks !
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raven-girl14 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Student General Artist
At first I thought this was a picture!
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BrendanPark Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is just brilliant, perfect! I actually think I prefer drawing dark haired people compared to blondes :D
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:iconstanbos:
Stanbos Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you ! I still (and I will always) prefer drawing blondes x)
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:iconitsmcy:
itsmcy Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
this drawing is simply wonderful .. fan of Alan Rickman and have always liked Snape! Clap 
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:iconstanbos:
Stanbos Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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Irene4art Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ups sorry about that smiley, new here and it was supposed to be a smile smiley
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:iconstanbos:
Stanbos Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, don't worry :D
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:iconirene4art:
Irene4art Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing work:o)
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:iconstanbos:
Stanbos Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you !
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rubynayantara Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is madly AMAZING.
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:iconstanbos:
Stanbos Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks !
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:iconbara-rose:
Bara-Rose Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
god it's sooo amazing *_*
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:iconstanbos:
Stanbos Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks !
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tinibieni94 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
i.. i want it.. it's perfect.. aaah i love him :'(
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:iconstanbos:
Stanbos Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks !
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Chubbything Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
Ca c'est de l'art ! Ce que tu fais est absolument fantastique, bravo ! tu es vraiment un génie :)
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:iconstanbos:
Stanbos Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Merci beaucoup !
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95x Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
how do you get such good detail with the highlights in the hair? did you use a kneaded eraser or just leave them untouched? because when i draw dark hair and go in to add the highlights the graphite doesnt seem to want to come out of the paper smooth enough for fine detail (my kurt cobain portrait for example)
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:iconstanbos:
Stanbos Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Both, I first leave them blank and then I use a kneaded eraser to improve contrasts !
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SueSturges Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Fine work! He's my favorite!
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:iconstanbos:
Stanbos Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks !
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joemarperez Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
you are awesome men..
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:iconstanbos:
Stanbos Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks ;)
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lauraeddy Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The detail in this is incredible... Does this bristol paper come in a book, or single sheets?
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:iconstanbos:
Stanbos Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you ! I buy single sheets ;)
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Shinigamikeks Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Holy fuck. At first I thought it was a photo...
It's absolutely awesome!
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