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Can you believe it??? I'm faning for a vampire... ok, for the actor who's playing a vampire, but still! Who would have thought - not me, anyway!
This is Ian Somerhalder as Damon Salvatore in the tv series 'The Vampire Diaries'. He's the reason I'm watching that show! He's so mean (I love the mean guys, ever since I was little) and he has beautiful eyebrows ! But appart from that, I think he's an awesome actor who has an amazing spectrum of different facial expressions (have you seen what he can do with his face ?!?!). I also loved him in 'Lost' but I stopped watching it when his character died!
This ... sketch (yeah, let's call it a sketch ) is only to give you a taste of what I'm intending to draw in the new year. I plan on doing some Ian drawings in 2011. For all you Jared fans out there: this is not the end! I'm gonna continue drawing him and maybe also the other members of his band 30 Seconds To Mars. 2010 was all about Jared, so maybe 2011 will be about Ian. We'll see, I may still change my mind .
So, I wish you all a very happy, successful, stressfree and artistic 2011! See and talk to you in the new year !
Edit: This looks so much better in real life than scanned... I hate my scanner!
The shading on the face is just fantastic, and the texture it gives feels so realistic. I love it, especially since even though the hair is "unfinished", it just seems to complement his face, which really feels like the strongest presence in this image.
It seems to me that we have more in common than I thought I was reading your description and felt like I'm reading my own Though I made a small one and your's more "flared-out" I'm fascinated with his mimics and eyes and eyebrows too
In LOST I saw that he's cute and probably that's all)) BUT! He is obviously splendid as Damon, I saw him in a few other movies (not counting LOST) and it's his best role, I think)) He's devilishly charming and sarcastic in this series Though I think the whole show is a bit superficial) Hey, but why can't you watch the 2nd season online?
So far I've only seen him in Lost and VD. Though I have another movie with him, I've never watched it - so I can't really say if Damon is his best role. BUT I really love him as Damon. And I agree, the show isn't very interesting or catchy, if it wasn't for Damon .
I don't want to watch it online, my tv has a much bigger screen, you know .
Great work on the likeness! I have to say your drawing skills are really good. I love your gallery!!! I've started doing some Ian drawings, so maybe my 2011 will be about him too. I find him extremely easy to draw...now I hope my scanner works... P.S.: sorry if I made any mistakes, I’m trying to improve my English
This is my first drawing of Ian, and somehow he was - to my big astonishment - very easy to draw. Maybe that's because of his unique features which make him easily recognizable . Have you drawn him many times already?
Hehe, I know that I wrote that maybe 2011 will be an "Ian drawing year" (or something like that), but I'm still working on some drawings of Jared Leto... So we'll see if I get to draw Ian again .
And btw, your English is great (from what I can tell; I mean my English isn't perfect) so don't worry about that !
You’re welcome! I also am a huge fan of Jared and 30stm so they’re good news. I think that I’ve already done 5 or 6 drawings of Ian and I’m working on some more but I'm a newbie at deviantart so I only have a couple of drawings at my gallery. I hope this will change once I’ll learn how to fight with my scanner ; P
Firsty, I want to confess, I haven't watched this show yet, though I'm planning to do it in February, during the break between terms. A friend of mine encourages me strongly to watch it... because of Ian, or rather the character he plays. She told me he makes this series worth to watch... so you girls can relate, I see Actually, I saw a few minutes of two or three episodes, only minutes ['cause it's is emited when I usually go to sleep ], but I love the fact Damon is such a... bitch His smirks... me loves. I had a lot of laugh, comparing Stephan who seems not to have any face expressions [like a Greek statue] and multifaced Damon Also, I started to love Ian after I saw LOST, I was very sad when he died. I try to continue watching LOST, but it got too much creepy and complicated. The only reason why I still watch it, is my habit that I don't want to give up on movies/series which I started, I always want to watch it to the last episode. And Sawyer. He's too sexy not to stare at him tee hee
And Ian and his eyes!!! Oh my, we both have a thing for big blue eyes, don't we?
Sorry for the crappy monolouge. I'm done now. Can't wait to comment the finished piece I can see above. Shading is awesome, and you caught his smirk perfectly! Aren't I right, or you chaged a bit your style of drawing? I mean, I see less details and more "speed drawing" technique. Is this your new goal, to speed up? Great job so far!
Thank you so much for your lovely comment, dear !!!
Yeah, Ian ... Hmm, me likey ! I don't have a favourite eye colour, I have a thing for eyes in general (and eyebrows! I LOOOOVE eyebrows ). Ian has a real intense stare - I don't know if I could look him in the eyes if he was standing right in front of me . Oh, I'm sorry to tell you that I'm not going to finish this drawing. I've already signed it and wrote the date on it, so I'm not touching it again. I kinda like the unfinished look, so it doesn't bother me that it's actually not finished.
Your friend is totally right! I wouldn't watch the series if it weren't for Damon! All the others don't really appeal to me. Plus I'm not the vampire-y kind of girl, but Damon makes the show watchable. Yes, I noticed that as well; Stefan doesn't have ANY facial expression, your comparison to a greek statue hits the mark !
I can't really remember; did Ian's character in LOST get killed? Hmm, it's such a long time ago, I can't recall how it happened. Or maybe I'm repressing the memory . And yesssssss, Sawyer wasn't bad either .
Hehe, you noticed right. I did change my style a bit. I guess that's just because I didn't have a lot of time to draw and I REALLY wanted to draw something, so I did a couple of quick ones. It has always been my goal to get faster at drawing but have the same amount of details as before - unfortunately I'm not there yet. But now I know that I can do a quick drawing and like the outcome (I was kind of afraid of that, that I didn't like it in the end), so maybe I'll do a couple more of those . I'm still planing on doing "real" drawings again, I kinda have my eyes set on Tim Roth, you know, the guy from the tv series "Lie to me". I definitely have to draw him one day!!!
Anyway, thanks again for your comment and thoughts on this piece !
I noticed you're very keen on eyebrows and agree Ian has a very intense gaze. It's because he has bright eyes and dark eyelashes which intensify this feeling of an intense stare.
Noooes, what a pity you won't finish this drawing [I like it the way it is now anyway! ]. Sorry if you wrote about in in Artist's Comment, I didn't notice it. This new style is fine, too! I adore sketchy portraits, there's something really attractive in them. They look like... as if they were trying to prove time, they can appear very quickly... strange speech, I know, but I feel so I'd like to speed up too, but I'm not dealing with it well... Naah, I don't know this guy, sorry Haven't heard about this series either. However, I'll be waiting to see it
I'll find out on my own, it you both are right, 'cause tomorrow I'll start watching TVD Truth to be told, those short extracts I've seen didn't interest me too much, though I had 'Ian-appear-now-plz' feeling. Unlike you, I like vampire stories, but Ann Rice-like. Team Edward doesn't interest me at all For me, vampires should be scary, noble and incredibly intelligent. Lestat, Louis... Modern vampires can be cool too, unless they sparkle
Ian died by accident. He was in that old plane which fell down and poor guy got seriously injured and died after Jack as a doctor couldn't help him. I disliked his death so much. Couldn't stand it... :/ Sawyer still is hot as hell. As far I am informed, he won't die, so I'm happy
I always loved the mean guys too -since i was little- I really like it Your drawing i mean ^^ This year was like my Ian year i don't really know what i'm going to do next. Yeah Since yesterday i started to watch lost. reason - Ian Idk if i'm still gonna watch it when he gets killed off
Love the sketch, nice shadow ^^ + your scanner isn't that bad. I have to do it with my webcam
Yeah, the mean guy as just faaaaaaar more interesting than the good ones! I think it all started with 'Beauty and the Beast' - I was so sad when Gaston died! I can imagine that playing the bad ass is also more interesting for the actor to do, but I don't know - it's just a theory .
Well, my scanner really does suck! There are almost no contrasts, I always have to increase them with PS...
I love to see these half-made things, because it gives me some sense of how you work. And I've said it before; I'd love to just pick your brain to find the source of all that talent of yours! (Okay, I've never said THAT before, but you know what I mean)
I haven't ever watched The Vampire Diaries, but this is a good drawing. Duh. As if it would suck (HAHA!), when it's YOU making it ...
Happy New Year, by the way. See you again in 2011.
So, you're a brain picker ? Hehe, I just have this mental image... not pretty! But thanks a lot for your comment, it's nice to see that even some 2-houred sketch is informative . I'm not sure about finishing it... Drawing this was just meant to ease the urge of drawing for a while - and I kinda like it this way. But I may - finish it, I mean. We'll see.
Oh, it's already 2011... Happy New Year to you, too !
Thank you so much for your lovely comment ! Yeah, his smile... , and his eyes... - the vampire diaries wouldn't be the same without him! Couldn't he also be one of your models ? I'm sure you'll draw him perfectly!