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Clark Gable by soakley75 Clark Gable by soakley75
Done from a black & white photo. Pencil, acrylics and color pencil.
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:iconaskmerisstheskeletal:
he looks alot like 1932 tony montana
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RainySkyz Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010   Writer
I love this! Great job! And it looks a bit like my dad during certain years/eras. Everyone said he looked a bit like Gable, I liked Gable as an actor. Some really good movies.
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AzureMosquito Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Featured this here: [link]
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KimmySunny Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2007
Amazing! :clap:
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:iconbluetogray:
bluetogray Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2006   Photographer
wow! that is amazing. great job!
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:iconsoakley75:
soakley75 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2006
Thanks!
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:iconlunadementare:
lunadementare Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2006
I love him!!! :heart:
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:iconangelajordan:
angelajordan Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2006
great textures! You are very skilled!
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:iconrrrobot:
rrrobot Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2006
Just as handsome as in "Gone With the Wind."
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GivePeaceAChance Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2006   Traditional Artist
oh my god that's way better than a photograph. from a black and white photograph! that's amazing. I love how you did the white on his face. Can I ask, is the scratching on the surface pencil? (hope that's not a dumb question)...it almost looks like scratches in sand. Anyway, absolutely brilliant.
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:iconbullethead:
bullethead Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2006
this is an exceptional piece.

how did you do it with the acrylic and coloured pencil? ive never ehard of those two mixed before.
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:iconsoakley75:
soakley75 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2006
Basically, the way I work is to do an pencil drawing first and then seal it with fixative or matte medium. Then I go in and lay in semi-transparent washes in acrylics, sometimes with a brush, sometimes airbrushed. After that I'll add detail and highlights with colored pencils and also some more acrylics (like the hair in this piece).
A lot of Illustrators used to work this way, Drew Struzan being the master of the technique. I've been working this way off and on for about ten years. I keep trying other things as well, but this...makes sense to me, and I always seem to come back to it.
Thanks for the comment, I hope that answers your question!

(I see you're from Nova Scotia...I've got a lot of family in Cape Breton!)
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:iconbullethead:
bullethead Featured By Owner May 8, 2006
ive got alot of family in Cape Breton too, everyones related to someone there..

yeah that answers the question nicely. thanks.
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:iconank-h:
ank-h Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2006  Hobbyist Filmographer
lov him
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krYlOn69 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2006
thts a book cover too if im not wrong...!?
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:iconsoakley75:
soakley75 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2006
I worked from a black & white photo I found online. Not sure if it was ever used as a book cover...
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:iconnessa204:
nessa204 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2006
Clark Gable is lookin' a little gray...
Eh. Oh well.
It's Clark Gable :D
Nice job.
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:iconjeriweaver:
jeriweaver Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh my god! that is amazing!
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:iconsoakley75:
soakley75 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2006
Thank you so much!
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somniacscaper Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oooh fab. Swoon. Great portrait.
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:iconsoakley75:
soakley75 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2006
Thanks for the fav!
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:iconkrytomania:
krytomania Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2006
Wow...:winner: Amazing...it looks so real...Is it portrait drwing or drwn looking frm a phtogrp?:confused:
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:iconsoakley75:
soakley75 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2006
This was done from a black and white photo.
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:iconparya:
Parya Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2006  Student Digital Artist
wow, it looks great, i'm very impressed! it looks like the original ^^ you are very talented!
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:iconsoakley75:
soakley75 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2006
Thank you very much!
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:iconanimegirl007:
animegirl007 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2006
I really like this piece.....I has a nice 3D feel about it....it definitely going into my favorites....
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:iconsoakley75:
soakley75 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2006
Thank you!
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DarkSunMoon Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2006
Wow!
It's really nice and photorealistic and I love the subject you took, I'm a Gable fan...
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:iconsoakley75:
soakley75 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2006
Thank you for the comments!
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:iconcreaturecorp:
creaturecorp Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2006
Awesome... I've never seen Clark Gable shown like this before.
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:iconsoakley75:
soakley75 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2006
Thank you!
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dancingbetta Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning - I like the texture of the hair best I think!
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:iconsoakley75:
soakley75 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2006
Thanks a lot! :)
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:iconannelotte:
Annelotte Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2006
brilliant idea to use acrilics in a pencil drawing!
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:iconsoakley75:
soakley75 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2006
Wish I could say it was mine though!
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:iconjimmy-choo:
jimmy-choo Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2006
wow thats amazing!
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:iconsoakley75:
soakley75 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2006
Thank you!
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:iconkidofburden:
kidofburden Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2006
He looks like an actor I've seen before. :?
If he is an actor can you tell me who? :pray:
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dancingbetta Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not sure whether this is supposed to be a joke or not so I'll probably make a fool out of myself by replying - gah!

"Frankly Scarlet, I don't give a damn!" - Clark Cable as Rhett Butler in "Gone with the wind"
More about him can be found here: [link]
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dancingbetta Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, right, sorry. Doesn't the quote above from "Gone with the wind" or something on the imdb page ring a bell?
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:iconkidofburden:
kidofburden Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2006
I'm not joking I'm genuienely(sp?) curious.
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SindeeDee Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2006  Student Traditional Artist
That is an amazing piece of artwork.
Wonderful work! =)
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:iconsoakley75:
soakley75 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2006
Thanks for the comment! I appreciate it!
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Psychodeviance Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2006   Writer
amazing.
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:iconsoakley75:
soakley75 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2006
Thanks!
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:iconpegahoul:
Pegahoul Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Ho, wow, this is powerful!
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BleednShadow Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2006
WoW! looks real! and done from a black and white photo. just...wOW!
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:iconeternal-aeris:
eternal-aeris Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2006
Wow. O.O Talk about fantastic. Clark Gable is one of my favourite actors, and you've certainly made him look brilliant here. :) Faved!
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dement-mouche Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
wow. brilliant! love him! love your work! :)
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:iconsoakley75:
soakley75 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2006
Thank you so much!
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