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Muse - Darkshines by Cataclysm-X Muse - Darkshines by Cataclysm-X
Finished at last.

A dark-ish drawing of Matt Bellamy from Muse (obviously).
I'm HEAVILY addicted to Muse in case you haven't noticed yet :lol: I feel like repeating myself, but it is true.

Spent over 75 hours on this drawing, which isn't bigger than 20x15 cm (A5 size, twice as small as most of my drawings / standard printing paper).

This scan is larger than the original.

I have struggled during almost the ENTIRE PROCESS. For those who have drawn Matt Bellamy before, know how hard it is to portray this guy. I think it has to do with strong facial features which show little and obvious contours. So don't blame yourself if you can't manage to draw him for the 1st, 2nd or, in my case, 200th time. :thumbsup:

Got most of the skintexture done, but in the end I blended most of it so you get that softer/lens blurred effect.

Background shows the cover of my favourite Muse album, Origin of Symmetry, while the title Darkshines is my favourite song of theirs.

Stuff used:
- 0.3mm (2H, H, HB, B) mechanical pencils
- 0.5mm (4H, 2H, H, HB, B, 2B, 3B) mechanical pencils
- 3B & 6B regular pencils for the (near) black parts.
- blending done with: tissues, cotton pads. tortillions and Q-tips.
- Colouring done with Photoshop CS5.
- 2 references used

75 hours of work

Time for some sleep :yawn:
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RETORBOY Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This... is... a ... drawing? Seriously? WOW! Clap 
JestemPiorunem Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is awesome!Heart 
thatgleek13 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi! I'm a teenage artist who excels in drawing portraits. I have a question. (: What methods do you use to get your skin complexions to look so realistic?? My drawings, I'm proud of, but skin is something I would love to learn new methods on. So if you could answer my question it would mean sooo much to me! :D Your work amazes me!
artlover-us Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
so amazing!!
*___* This looks like a photo! Incredible!
Beya-art Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maaattt Matt Matt Matt is my baby!
Damn this is so amazing *_*
alexandra-91 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
A-MA-ZING!!!! I'm gonna spend my whole life to learn how to draw like you! 
TheArtisticTwins Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow! Amazing work! :D
navmun6485 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
emzinem Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW! so brilliant, Muse is awesome :D
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