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Christian Bale by Joruji Christian Bale by Joruji
Well, this has been probably harder than my last painting ([link]) :phew:. If you look at it very close, you'll notice that I've been practising a different style for the skin texture. It's everything done with only one kind of brush (I usually use 2 or 3 brushes in my paintings) and unlike other times, all the skin texture is in only one layer, everything painted as in a traditional way except hair and background that are in different layers.

Hope you like it!! :)

ops!!, I almost forget it... :P, I want to dedicate this to my sister :iconchocokristi: (she would have killed me if I hadn't dedicate it to her :XD:)

Here you have the "Animated Steps" if you want to see how the painting changes step by step: [link]
And here some detail to see the texture closer: [link]
I wasn't satisfied with the neck, so I've improved it a little.
By the way, as he is an actor, I've decided to participate with it in the :iconameryn: Actors Contest

Bueno, éste dibujo ha sido todavía más duro que el último ([link]) :phew:. Si lo miráis de cerca, notaréis que he estado practicando un estilo diferente para la textura de la piel. Todo está dibujado con sólo un tipo de pincel, lo que ha complicado un poco la realización de texturas (normalmente uso 2 o 3 tipos de pinceles en otros dibujos) y al contrario de otras veces, toda la textura de la piel está dibujada en una sola capa, todo dibujado como si de un dibujo tradicional se tratara, excepto el pelo y el fondo que están en capas diferentes.

Espero que os guste! :)

ah! y por cierto, le dedico éste dibujo a mi hermana :iconchocokristi: (si no lo hiciera, me mataría :XD:)

Si queréis ver como cambia el dibujo paso a paso, ir a ver el Animated Steps: [link]
Y si queréis ver la texura con más detalle..: [link]
No estaba del todo satisfecho con el cuello, así que lo he mejorado un poco.
Por cierto, como es un actor, he decidido participar con él en el concurso sobre actores de :iconameryn:
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I found this image on google images and instantly thought "oh that's a nice photo of him", only to click on it and find out that it's a painting.

I think you have been so successful in creating photorealism not only because of the great excruciating detail, but because you've captured the lighting and colour tones absolutely perfectly. In thumbnail size, the entire portrait registers as a unified, harmonious piece that's very easy on the eye.

The textures of the skin are great (I especially like how you've added bits of the blue from the light on the underside of his eyes and on his collarbone. The way the light catches on his jawline and facial hair adds delightful clarity to the portrait.

If I had to critique, I would say that the white light beams from the light source in the corner could have been smoothened out even more. But it's a tiny thing which I wouldn't even had noticed if I hadn't spent the past ten minutes stating at this piece in awe :)

Overall, this is a breathtaking portrait!
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sven-werren Mar 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Hey pretty good painting ! :love: Did you use a grid to the proportions?
Joruji Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :). And yes, I usually use a grid to get better acuracy.
This is beautiful, seriously stunning, you are so talented, He looks so real like a photograph, you even captured the expression and emotion...So damn good <3
Joruji Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much! :)
have you used a filter for it or simple brushes for blending
Joruji Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I used the same brush for everything. I simple changed the brush opacity and flow in order to get a soft or a hard stroke :)
can u please share how you created the skin texture , it astounding
Joruji Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Btw, thank you!, and take a look to this [link] if you want to see the texture closer
Joruji Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
in this painting I zoomed the picture as much as I could, and started painting this abstract texture inch by inch, with a soft brush, as I said before. Patience is probably the best ally in this part of the painting ;)
JaqErant92 Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's amazing!
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