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Alan Rickman by Cynthia-Blair Alan Rickman by Cynthia-Blair
"I am the character you are not supposed to like. " - Alan Rickman
One of my favourite actors, in both movies and theatre.

This is a quick oil study I was going to give him if I was able to get to see him in Seminar. I was in NYC last weekend with friends down at Parsons, but didn't have a chance to get over to the theatre. Maybe another time :)

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9x12 oil painting on board
about 6 hours
photo ref here: [link]
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erineaston Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
That is really good.
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Lecture-Ready Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
Wow. Oh my goodness...I can't even find the words to compliment you as well as you deserve. You're just insanely talented and this is gorgeous. I admire and covet your work so much and take a lot of inspiration from it. I hope I can be as good as you some day, omg ;;;-;;;
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Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
oh, you are being too kind! :tighthug: I'm glad my work can inspire you! Geez, I'm not all that talented...but I've always just worked hard at it...so I'd say the secret-if there is one-is never giving up :D
There's so many fantastic resources here on DA, tuts and such, that have helped me alot along the way :D
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Starlight673 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
fantastic
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Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you! :D
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TheSkaldofNvrwinter Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WHAT IS IT ABOUT THIS MAN THAT WOMEN LOVE SO MUCH? LOL I see him EVERYWHERE
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Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
It's because of the way he portrayed Professor Snape.
Rickman brought a dimension to the character that was much better than in the HP books. He was the flawed hero (or maybe anti-hero?)...dark and tormented...women love that ;)
I get tons of requests for Snape ;)
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TheSkaldofNvrwinter Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You MUST tell me how you DO it. I wanna do this. Here's a list I'd like to do:

My very good friend Johanna.
Clint Eastwood.
Jimi Hendrix.
Jimmy/Robert.
Kiss/Ace Frehley--I've drawn him, once, technically Space Ace.
Tom Baker.
Red Sonja.
Robert E. Lee.
U.S. Grant.
Stonewall Jackson.
The Civil War.
Conan the Barbarian.
Gandalf!
My god, I could go on and on...

I always felt, at heart, Snape was a good, maybe in his own dark way, but dark isn't always evil.
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Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
There are some really good tutorials on drawing portraits if you search DA...I have a few, but I'm really not the best teacher. I end up making tons of mistakes, then figuring out how to fix them :XD:
But, if I had to say one thing about doing ANY portrait well (besides tons of practice) it would be this:
Know your human anatomy. facial anatomy. Proportions, references...study how the light hits the form. Once you get that right, and you understand- really understand the anatomy of your subject, your portrait will be great.

Anatomy fail is the single biggest problem I see here when people try to do portraits and work from a photo. Photos can be deceiving...you need to know how to interpret what you see because a camera will lose shadow details. :)

Sounds like you have plenty of inspiration, get yourself the best sharpest largest photos you can find to work from. Good luck with the Civil War ;) since any real photos from that era are terrible (Brady just invemted the camera around then).

I have plenty of trouble with old 70's band photos, which are AWFUL 99% of the time...takes me much longer to get anything decent from them, it's frustrating! I'm getting a bit better at it these days, but it's rough.
Start yourself off with a more current photo so you don't get discouraged as you practice :)
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silverhemera Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
<3!!!
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