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Bill Kaulitz of the band Tokio Hotel. Again, an attempt at photorealism.
Lately (or more like for as long as I've been drawing), I never felt like I've spent enough time on a piece for extreme detail. While I didn't quite accomplish the amount of scrutiny I hope to reach by the end of my life (detail down to the very pores of the skin), I'm fairly happy with the progress I made here. I was diligent enough to make the eyelashes more than just black, a surprising feat of "un-laziness" for me. I'd really almost say this is the best drawing I've done yet! :) (Sorry if a lot of the detail was lost in the camera work! :P )

This piece is another milestone for me in that it's the largest piece I've done yet! (12x16") I think it's on Bristol paper, but I'm not sure. It was a large scrap piece I found in the studio I share with my brother :icondaniel-w: and he didn't seem to care that I took it. Thinking of selling the original.
Anyways, hope you guys like it!

Close up here: c Raechel Wong 2008
Don't steal. Karma will kick you in the face.
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WinterLeave Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.!
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Define-X Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great job! I love the texture and the amount of detail.
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Mashimoshi Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011   General Artist
This is inspiring to look at.
And I think you have achieved this photorealism very well!
The shadows are very rich and I love the deep contrast.
I love the highlights in his eyes, his hair and especially his necklaces.
Oh and the eyebrowns too! Such details! I wish I could be this good <3
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Darkskullbill Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
OH MY GOD *__________* PERFECT!!!!
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Raechel Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Glad you like it! :D
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randombunnies Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
this is pretty awesome!
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Raechel Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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amylee103008 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is awesome! I have no ide how many times you must have heard this but let be be the next in line to say your work is the $#!t.
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Raechel Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! I will never get tired of compliments, heheh. :)
Have a great day!
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TokioDurchDenMonsun Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Wow!!! :faint: This is amazing. :happycry: The way you did the shading and everything
is flawless. :love: Honestly, this looks like a photograph, but its
a drawing. Great Job. :clap:

I'm so :+fav:ing this.



Du träumst von dem Ende, um nochmal von vorn anzufangen.
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Raechel Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!!! It's still one of my best pieces, so I'm really happy to hear you like it!
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TokioDurchDenMonsun Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Your very welcome. ;)

Du träumst von dem Ende, um nochmal von vorn anzufangen.
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amylee103008 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oooooo...i love this!
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artbydarryl Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
That's pretty awazing. Great composition; what reference did you use?
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Raechel Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much!
I found the photo on Google Images.
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Blaze-Karma Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wowowowowww!! This is seriously beautiful! :love:

Can I ask how you got the blacks so black? For some reason I can never get them that dark :D
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Raechel Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)

If you want to go really really dark, I can recommend using charcoal, but be gentle with it, as it's difficult to blend and doesn't shine the way graphite does due to the varying particle size. If you can keep from mixing charcoal and graphite though, you're probably better off with softer graphite leads. ;)
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Blaze-Karma Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the tips!! I've always wondered how to get those black-blacks :D
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Raechel Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
You're most welcome!
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bittersweet-lie Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Student
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA THIS IS SOOOO GOOD! :O *bows down to greatness* LOVE the detail! eyes, lips, every strand of hair...and all the accessories too. this is amazing! :O and if you sell the original, you HAVE to get that price up, it's worth it. you should sell prints of this, really! i'm sure loads of people would want this. at least, i do!
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Raechel Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Aw, thank you! I'm glad you like it!
I would sell prints and the original itself, but I would probably have to get permission from Bill himself (or the photographer) and I'm not exactly sure how to go about it...
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bittersweet-lie Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Student
oh yea :S hmmm loads of people sell fanart though, if it can be classified as such! i mean, drawing the photo itself would already be a form of stealing-art wouldn't it? >.< if the photo's copyrighted, that is.
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Raechel Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, technically you're meant to ask for permission before drawing a photo. It's all sticky business, but it gets more serious when money gets involved. :P
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bittersweet-lie Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Student
:P whoops, welllll i've definitely drawn from a photo o.o even though i've changed the composition... and i'm about to draw from another photo. >.<
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Raechel Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
In all honesty, it's fine because it's a good way to practice and there aren't people policing for this kind of thing. However, you'll find that if you're considering making a career out of portrait work that it's also great practicing on your own photos of friends and family, as it can be more of a challenge. I actually recommend drawing from live models as well if you can get someone to sit for you. It's a great exercise in learning to render from a 3-D source.
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bittersweet-lie Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Student
mm yea, we weren't allowed to copy from photos in school. so that was 4 years of live drawing for us! ^^ i could never properly do portraits though. i tend to glamourise the eyes way too much.
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Raechel Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha, so do I. I think most artists have problems with that, but if you make an effort not to tone it down while practicing it'll work out. In fact, you can keep glamourising the eyes as long as it's in proportion with everything else. Also learn how to glam-up the rest of your portrait. ;)
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AxelKaulitz Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
"An attempt at photorealism"? I think you nailed it. I seriously saw it and thought it was a black and white picture. This is epically amazing!!
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Raechel Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much! That's such a nice comment. :D
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BlackHorse483 Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
Wow brilliant job! :D :clap:
Can you comment my drawing? :D
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Raechel Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! And yes. :)
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Panic-Cookies Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2008
Amaaaazing >w<
I LOVE Tokio Hotel XD
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Raechel Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! ^^ Glad you like it! :)
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kelsLIVES Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008
absolutely beautiful
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Raechel Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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TomSchmitt Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2008
thats amazing BTW's

but i never new that was a guy
he was the new AFI lead singer to me

is it a girl or a boy

is it a boy trying to be a girl

idk

but anyway
great drawing
detail is impeccable
i can tell your a hyper realist much like myself
its good to see some good traditional artists amongst the fan art plague that has near totally wiped out all good artists on here
most of them have all left
they got tired of swarms of bull crap that people call art these days [link]
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Raechel Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh, the mysteries of androgyny... Gotta love it. Tokio Hotel and AFI both have very androgynous frontmen, hahaha.
And thanks very much! Not too many people appreciate realism enough as to venture it these days... ;)
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TomSchmitt Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2008
please
chuck close is basically my favorite artist of all time next to ed miracle

hyperrealism is basically all i do
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Raechel Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Chuck Close is amazing!!! Also one of my favorites. I love Kent Bellows' work too! I just discovered his art in American Artist magazine the other evening. Have you heard of him?
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TomSchmitt Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2008
yes but close is def my favorite
i respect bellows as an amazing artist though

but still i just cant get over chuck closes portraits and the way he shows depth by blurring some areas and the way he blurs them is as if you have double vision
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Raechel Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, his method for an out-of-focus look is amazing!
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HauntedVisions Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome!
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Raechel Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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HauntedVisions Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome.
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crimsontwilight56 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008
The boy has stunning eyes, and you did a great job. Congrats on hitting some milestones!
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Raechel Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Aw, thanks for the kind words! ^^
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Fieyasan Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2008
INCREDIBLE! ITS A PERFECT DRAW!!
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:iconraechel:
Raechel Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! ^^
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Fieyasan Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008
youre welcome :D
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VOLIVOD Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008
Nice eyes! Chokers rule.
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