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Robert Downey Jr - Coloured Pencils by D17rulez Robert Downey Jr - Coloured Pencils by D17rulez
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:damphyr: Mr. Robert Downey Jr.


I wanted a new challenge, so I grabbed my pencils and was thinking that it was about dAmn time I added some colour into my drawings.

I'm planning to make more of these kind of portraits which contains simplicity.

I only draw the eyes, nose and mouth in a gradient of colours, so the person must be recognizable from those three parts. That makes it a challenge.


If there are any suggestions on who you would like to see next in the same drawing technique, feel free to leave a comment :sherlock: you may also suggest the colours.


Expect my Jared Leto drawing probably around tomorrow :la:


:damphyr: Tools:
Used: 8 different coloured pencils (green/blue/purple), 6B, Tortillion for blending, kneaded eraser
Time: 8 hours
Size: A4
Paper: 200 g/m2 paper



Thanks for looking! :heart:


This drawing is to D17rulez/Daisy van den Berg
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I feel like this drawing is very unique and you used the colors very well. It is a very nice balance. I also feel as if the left eye is slightly larger than the right eye but I can't be sure. And may I asked if you used stippling techniques? I love the intensity of the eyes; it really strikes you with a piercing look. I feel like just maybe you could have done a little more with this piece but that's open for debate. And the gradation of each color is very clean and simple. Overall it is a very nice composition. Good job!
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MikeHermes Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing job! I always wanted to attempt to draw Morgan Freeman, but I lack the skills. Would that be something you would try? But again, fantastic job....
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miamary123456 Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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ironmanfanatic Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love it! I could never draw that.

Maybe you could try Taylor Swift, Chris Evans or Scarlett Johansson?
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ViolntSerenity Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Student General Artist
I love this whole concept. When I saw it, I knew who it was, so hats off to you. I've been wanting to experiment with this type of art, only drawing select features, do you have any tips?
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Fusions2 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
The detailing on this piece is amazing, it's just so life like, the colours used add depth to Robert's face and make it stand out with the varied shades. Brilliant!
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JacqueMatt Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome!!! :D
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amira994 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
incredible work !!!
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GoodOldBaz Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow that is just - beyond amazing! PERFECT!
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writegina2 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how well you captured the depth of feeling in the eyes.
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GLPSketchy3 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
Your an amazing artist.. and im now pushed too become a better artist myself!! the fact that you use so little tools, and make such photorealistic pieces proves it's possible.. and some day, i'll be proud too show you my artwork! until than.. thank you! and people you may wanna draw.. Emma Watson, Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Brad Pitt. too name a few. try doing more girls :P branch out! im sure they'll be amazing!!
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littlej0819 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
really amazing!!
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:iconbluekipod:
bluekipod Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
amazing amazing work. really gets me anxious about my own color pencil skills haha.. u DO know this calls for a series ; )
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:iconstill-too-young:
Still-Too-Young Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's wonderful! You've got an awesome technique
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:iconnotoriouslyme:
notoriouslyMe Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely.
You should do Einstein in red/orange/yellow/warm colors. (:
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:iconcoloredinside:
coloredinside Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Thsi is absolutely beautiful, amazing portrait and great technic
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:iconheart-worm:
heart-WORM Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Do you offer :points: commissions for your works?
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Barsine4k Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Interesting technique!
The colors are merged really nicely and I can definitely recognize him.
Wonderful work!
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:iconbatmansoup:
BatmanSoup Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012   General Artist
Awesome, you should Mila Kunis or Joseph Gordon-Levitt next.
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SoraLove Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wow! My roommates and I are amazed at how life like you made him!
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N0rks Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh wow, I love how you used the colour gradients here and still manage to keep the skin line texture. Very well done! :aww: It's very recognisable as Robert Downey Jr., so great job on that as well! :)
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phoenix132 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Incredible work! :)
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:iconmariasigetty:
mariasigetty Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012   Traditional Artist
It's really well drawn, I recognized him immediately!! You should try this with either Johnny Depp or Jeremy Renner! ;)
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youarenotalone2 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
Beyond awesome!
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CarlaTovar Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I recognized it instantly, no need to read the title to realize it was RDJ (:
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:iconaleesuhn:
Aleesuhn Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is wonderful
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dadona777 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
wow did you use a reference?
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aurawolf21 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
OMG SO AMAZING... O-o
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Blackfire300 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing drawing i have a question though, when you add color to your drawings draw and shade with pencils then go over with colored pencils or do you just add color as you draw?
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Emilyahedrick Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow very nice :D
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VivalaVida Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love it. :love:
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:iconimaginee:
imaginee Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Truly beautiful work! I love the simplicity and the use of color! :D
~Linda
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Nicolas-SW Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:icongarrusplz: Impressive!
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7-devil Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing!
I would love to see Jeremy Renner! :D
And Jensen Ackles <3 maybe in green? :)
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Mavrick67 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
I truly loved what you have done to compliment Robert Downey Jr. like that. He has taken such a bad wrap, it is nice to see him come back into the graces of the public, so very nice representation of him.
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Jubza Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool
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VonEyEzine Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow thats an interesting likeness! and it didnt require a full face rendering to be Identifiable.
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RighteousVampire Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing job!
Try doing Benedict Cumberbatch next. :)
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PenguinLover13 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
my god thts amazing in color pencil
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InsaneKane87 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You know what it feels like when I look at this the way you did it not only the amazing Robert himself but I feel as if I see a bird or angel within this. Truly beautiful in so many ways. So glad to see more art from you my dear friend, have truly missed you and you're always in my thoughts. :hug:
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scoobylady Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Its beautiful :)
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DaggarHeart Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely amazing <3333
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Kagomesweetheart101 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Try doing a girl next time? o:

And this is really really good. I am impressed!
This is quite a challenge and you did a wonderful job.
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ninja25star-pikaluv Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Instantly recognizable! This is so accurate and amazing. The entire idea is fantastic, and the color choice and execution is great.

It helps when the guy you're drawing is attractive, too ;) :heart:
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BansheeQueenFan Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Tom Hiddleston (Loki), or Hugh Jackman!
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:iconworkinprogress96:
WorkInProgress96 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is fantastic!
I think a good one to try next would be Scarlett Johannson or Heath Ledger. Not the Joker, but the REAL Heath Ledger. :)
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ivorybrowneyes Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
His eyes are so intense! He also would have been a good choice for dark oranges and browns. :)
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everox2 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
....Dammit, D17ruelz.
How do art?
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:iconcelebrianolorien:
CelebrianoLorien Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Student General Artist
Orlando Bloom. He plays my second favorite elf in LotR
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Dat-Bacon Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Jeremy Renner? David Tennant? I think there pretty recognizable :)
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Nekooutrage Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Simply amazing!
You did such an awesome job!

W-what! 284 Favs!
This deserves sooooo much more!
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