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Sight for Sore Eyes by Cataclysm-X Sight for Sore Eyes by Cataclysm-X
A preview of a pencil portrait I'm working on.

Free cookies for everyone who can recognize the owner of this lovely eyeball.

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I'm trying to make this portrait as realistic as possible. Every pore, every little line and shape was drawn with care, patience and devotion. And insanity.


People ask me a lot of "what's the use of drawing miniatures?" questions. Well, aside from them being fun to draw and look at, large scale graphite drawings seem to be so much easier to draw for instance!


2 hours of work so far. Mostly done with mechanical pencils:
:bulletgreen: 2H 0.3mm - basic lineart
:bulletgreen: H 0.3mm - selected shaded areas
:bulletgreen: HB 0.3mm - strong outlines + iris

:bulletgreen: H 0.5mm - basic shading
:bulletgreen: B 0.5mm - mixing light with dark
:bulletgreen: 3B 0.5mm - black parts


First to guess the right answer to whom this eye belongs, gets a feature in my journal. B-) Answer has been guessed within 2 minutes by *isaeway 8D


ALSO


Might start a 3 week mini contest soon. Still pending. I have very little time on my hands, but I have something to celebrate!
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:iconmarianapo:
MarianaPo Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Matt's eye! :) So truly recognizable!
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:iconradishstick:
RadishStick Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Student General Artist
There's no way that could be anyone other than Matt Bellamy! :D
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:icontheres-is:
Theres-is Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just cant imagine that a drawing can get any better - you have reached the top of human skills![link]
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:iconcivilwarlaserguns:
CivilWarLaserGuns Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
MATT
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:iconekmanga:
EKmanga Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
wow =D
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:iconcandy913:
candy913 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
you are so incredibly talented! this looks so realistic
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:icongloriousescape:
GloriousEscape Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
Matthew Bellamy's eyes. He has the most distinctive features.
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:iconfizzal1994:
Fizzal1994 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Student General Artist
That's really well done! it looks brilliant! :D
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:iconnyancait:
NyanCait Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
THAT IS MATT BELLAMY'S EYE.
it's quite sad i'm so obsessed that i recognise him from an eye..
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:iconwritingobsessed:
WritingObsessed Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
how is this not a photo..... WHAT? amazing!
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:iconjojo-shakur:
jojo-shakur Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Student Interface Designer
dayuuum you're so good! :O
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:iconedge27:
edge27 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
...wow i must try the other grades of mech pencls too!!! ...i was amazed

...skin pores wow :)
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:iconmoeenn:
moeenn Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Absolutely realistic
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:iconinsaneymaney:
Insaneymaney Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
damn, that's a really nice sketch of an eye o.o
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:iconcyalumelights:
CyalumeLights Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
It really looks like Matt Bellamy's eye though. For fans who are used to seeing his face. Great Job! This inspires me to refine my life art skill! ;D
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:icondman2305:
Dman2305 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
This eye is amazing! I love your work!
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:iconsycobeor:
SycoBeor Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
Your work is really & truely inspiring sweetie :)
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:icongwalcheved:
gwalcheved Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I think it's Eric Northman ... !!!
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:iconkschuck:
kSchuck Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Student General Artist
its matt bellamy!... too late? lol
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:iconhypercuts:
Hypercuts Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I'm crying... feel likes I'm reaching an end. This is... powerful yet fragile in the most beautiful way. Blown away, his eyes are just... so deep. Love you for drawing this :heart:
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:iconaicent:
Aicent Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Have you been in art school ?
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:iconcataclysm-x:
Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
nope :)
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:iconaicent:
Aicent Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Oh thats what i thought , thank you for answering !
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:iconmoepi92:
moepi92 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Matty! :)
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:iconfuchsiabud:
FuchsiaBud Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Matthew James Bellamy of course! :D
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:iconflyingsock:
FlyingSock Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
.... Wish I could draw like this :( I'm getting better with every portrait I do, but I still don't compare to this, and it's only one eye ball! :(
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:iconvashcoon:
Vashcoon Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Matthew Bellamy
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:iconpearleyed:
pearleyed Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011   General Artist
Can't wait to see more of him! :eager:
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:iconchantalyang:
Chantalyang Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's Matt Bellamy! ^^; Looking forward to seeing the completed artwork~! :D

BTW, did you use reference? [I asked on Twitter...but somehow I don't think my tweets are going though. :( ]
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soulfulSIGHT Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
now see that. that's just bloody awesome D:
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:icon2ninjabee2:
2ninjabee2 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful.
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:iconheartspeaking:
heartspeaking Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Student
looks so realistic!!
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jaided1-8281963 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
I thought it was Alexander Skarsgard, too.
I'm not sure who this eye belongs to but it must be attached to a gorgeous face.
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Mariannaeva Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
Fantastic Pencil Work!
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:iconnegroboter:
negroboter Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
it's looking right at me ;)
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:iconlenka-slukova:
Lenka-Slukova Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought it was Alexander Skarsgard - I was wrong. At least I'm not the only one who made that mistake. :D
But that's just because their eyes look so much alike! Very nice drawing. :thumbsup:
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Kaza-kaizen Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
nice eye
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:iconlucatedde:
LucaTedde Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really can't wait to see it done! :D The beginning is just amazing. Keep up the amazing work! :clap:
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thenizu Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
Uhm, the guy of true blood...Alexander Skarsgård, right? But DAMMIT. *isaeway already guessed it. So no cookie for me even if I was right ;^;

God, this is going to be marvellous. And you're going to be mad.

Uh, say, what do you have to celebrate? <3
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Jenniej92 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing :)
super gedetailleerd :nod:
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jhmart1 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
This, is why I follow your work! I haven't found anyone who compares to your skill, or your vision. I am blessed every time I get to see another one of your works! Thank you! :)
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:iconsquee86:
Squee86 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
i seriously think is Alexander Skarsgård .-. but thats just me xP
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:iconcupcakies:
Cupcakies Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
This is wonderful! You're doing a great job so far, keep up the good work!
For some reason I want to say it's Jared Padalecki's eye but I honestly am taking a complete guess ahaha
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Melmee Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
I think you've already done a tutorial on eyes.. (haven't you?)
weell if you haven't, PLEASE DO!!! it's so pretty and I love it!! I could only wish I could draw half as well T^T
and uh.. if you already have made an eye tut.. MAKE ANOTHER ONE!!! :iconhappymeowplz:
*no pressure, btw. It's always and entirely your choice :D
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skart2005 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist
Now, that's a great eyeball! :XD:
I'm horrible at guessing ppl's eyes, so I have to admit that I had to cheat and look in the comments to see whose it was :P Congrats to isaeway though!
Anyways, as always wonderful work!
and yay for potential mini contest!
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:iconfuresy:
Furesy Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
Looking forward to the full portrait :)
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:iconfunkymarshstomper:
funkymarshstomper Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I just don't understand how to get to that level... It just looks so smooth. I need to go look at tutorial and draw for a few hours...
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VariableShade Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
Amazing. This is great for an eye-piece alone; the fact that you are putting this much detail into the whole work is incredible. Good luck, and I can't wait to see the result! :)
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theworldofmycreation Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
I don't know whether to be proud or worried that I knew who it was from looking at his eye. I guess having his face all over my walls sort of helps. Matt Bellamy is a musical genius. Much love for him and your art :heart:
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EmmaMusic Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Student
Matt :heart:
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