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This is Henry Cavill who plays Charles Brandon in the tv series 'The Tudors' as well as the new Superman in 'Man of Steel'. I haven't yet seen MOS but I plan to do so tomorrow, so NO SPOILERS please.

This was fun to do. It's my first watercolour and coloured pencil portrait I've ever done, and I think it could have turned out a lot worse. Having said that, there is also a lot of space for improvement. I'm happy with the face; I applied liquid frisket to some areas and I really love the effect. And I was surprised how easy it was to use and remove again (and yes, the brush I used is still as good as new). So yeah, that was a good buy.

I don't like the shirt and background. I actually started with the background and now I wish I hadn't because the blue is too intensive compared to the rest. Plus, I f***ed up where the background and the shirt meet. But oh well, it was an experiment, and I actually learned a thing or two regarding watercolours, so ...

Size: 18.1cm x 23.8cm
Materials:
:bulletpurple: HB mechanical pencil (0.5mm), kneadable eraser
:bulletpurple: Liquid frisket (without ammonia) from Schmincke
:bulletpurple: Watercolours
:bulletpurple: Coloured pencils from Caran d'Ache
:bulletpurple: 29.7cm x 42cm paper from Caran d'Ache
The Reference picture is from a photoshoot by Interview Magazine

Comments are welcome, as always :-).


WIP:
Henry Cavill WIP1 by arthawk87

My other drawing of Henry Cavill:
Most Generous Love by arthawk87
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:iconn0rks:
N0rks Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome. :heart: I love how you used blues and yellows, but not really greens in his face. Well done!
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you, dear. Happy to hear you like it :cuddle:!
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:iconn0rks:
N0rks Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :aww:
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gintmfgb Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
Cool !
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks :D
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Ilojleen Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013   Traditional Artist
Oh my, amazing watercolour painting! I wish I was that good at watercolours [my Mila Kunis and Nina Dobrev paintings are so-so, I prefer my triple Sully Erna portrait].
Anyway, wonderful range of colours! I love how a bit unrealistic colours you've chosen. Love the shadows as well, especially the ones which come from Henry's eyelashes. Please do more watercolour paintings! :)
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you :hug:! Yeah, the choice of colours. It was quite the challenge because I'm not really good with colours when I have a coloured reference picture to draw from, but this was black and white, so ... I just used the colours I'm most comfortable with. I will most likely do more watercolour paintings, but I have to feel really good about the ref picture to do that, and so far I don't have one. Or maybe I should try a JL one with watercolours? Hmmm ...
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:iconphoenix132:
phoenix132 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I like the colours!
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you. :-)
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:iconskizzenbuch94:
Skizzenbuch94 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
Love the colours, the emotion, the way you captured his look... It just does something to me :)
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot, also for the fave! Happy to hear you like it. :cuddle:
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Ooooh I love this one!  The colours are amazing :heart:
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you, Paula. :cuddle:
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:iconshuckaby:
shuckaby Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is gorgeous! Bravo!
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you :D!
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markstewart Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013   Traditional Artist
For a first timer you did an incredible job, the face has been rendered with a confidence of somebody who knows the medium well and your colour choices only make it better in my opinion. You and watercolours work very well together indeed .. many congratulations, i hope you enjoyed the experience and continue to explore this medium because this is a great start my friend.
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you, that's really nice to hear. I was very uncertain about the colour choice but I think it worked out well, for most parts anyway. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment, I appreciate it :-).
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013   Traditional Artist
You're welcome :D
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:iconnercali:
nercali Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh WOW This is simply amazing!!! The colours are wonderful!:heart:
Ahh I can't believe that this is your first try of a watercolour portrait!
I'm looking forward to more pictures like this!
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the lovely comment :cuddle:!
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:iconnercali:
nercali Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welcome! :tighthug:
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:iconkw-scott:
KW-Scott Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Great job! Especially for a first time try. :D
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you :D
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:iconkw-scott:
KW-Scott Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You're very welcome :D
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:iconc-conztantine:
C-Conztantine Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I love how you mixed the colors in the shading!! Ypur works are amazing as always!
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot, happy to hear you like it :cuddle:!
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:iconc-conztantine:
C-Conztantine Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
*Your
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TomsGG Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
AMAZING! Henry is such a beautiful/handsome man and you really did him justice!:clap:
The colores came out perfect it's almost like his skin is luminous (just how it's supposed to be, we're talking about superman :superman: here :-)) great work!!!:clap: :clap: instant fave :+fav:
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013   Traditional Artist
Aw, thank you, also for the fave. Happy to hear you like it :D!
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TomsGG Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
you're very welcome! And yeah....i had to fave it.
I think i'm going to look at it at least one time a day :iconthumbsupplz: And i'm happy you are happy...holds the spirit high :-)
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013   Traditional Artist
Oh wow, that's awesome, I'm super smiling right now, thanks a lot :D!
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TomsGG Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
awww i'm glad i could make you smile! :highfive:
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kikilivingangel Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
beautiful texture just amazing!!
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot :D!
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:iconlonnyclouser:
LonnyClouser Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Whoo hoo .... looks really good! :D
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you :D!
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:iconlonnyclouser:
LonnyClouser Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!! :D
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:iconkhabu:
Khabu Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
dexter?!
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013   Traditional Artist
No, but now that you mention it I totally see Dexter, too XD. Waiting to attack.
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SmallWingedSoul Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
ich finde es is ziemlich gut geworden für first try :) nur die umrisse vom kopf sind bissl stark da wi sie in den hintergrund übergehn find ich aber pfff was sag ich ich kann nix :D ich finds cool vor allem die lila-blautöne sind top :> henry henry henryyyyy <3
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arthawk87 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013   Traditional Artist
Ja, du hast schon Recht, ich finde auch die Umrisse sind ein bissl stark rausgekommen. Ich wollte eigentlich die Haare - und allgemein die Schatten - etwas dünkler machen, aber das hätte nicht mehr so gepasst. Ausserdem hat das Papier an einigen Stellen sich aufzulösen begonnen, also konnt ich nicht mehr viel mehr damit tun... Aber yay, bin froh gefällt es dir! Ich geh morgen MOS schauen!!! Woohooooooooo!
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SmallWingedSoul Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
ah wie ärgerlich aber so weißte beim nächsten mal schon viel besser wie du die farben anwenden kannst unso :>
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ihni Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
(Also now I feel bad for blurting out "you little shit" so ... you know I love and admire you, right? ... you little shit.)
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arthawk87 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013   Traditional Artist
Try swearing (but not ACTUALLY swearing) in Shakespearean [link] :D
Like "Thou puny knotty-pated joithead!". I actually have no idea what that means, but it sounds great.
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ihni Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
You little shit.

... I'm sorry, I've been spending too much time on Tumblr lately. There insults mean the opposite. Kinda. More often than not. Anyway, in this context, "you little shit" translates roughly to "you, my friend, are more than amazing. Amazing doesn't even cover it. How can you make something this beautiful when it's your first ever watercolour portrait? HOW? How can you mix colours that shouldn't go together so that it looks like they go together? How can you make watercolours so smooth that I think that if I reach out and try to touch it, my fingers will meet skin? How can you make a portrait with fucking WATERCOLOURS that looks so real that I'm convinced he's gonna open his eyes and stare at me any time now? You are more than talented, Franziska. You're a natural. More than that. You have such an eye for images and colours and details, and you have an uncanny ability to take any technique you try and make it your own. Because you know images. You know colours. You know the result you want to get, and you get to it. You're so, so good at everything you do, and I'm humbled in your precence. You inspire me constantly and I'm so glad I know you. Wow."

... yeah, something like that, more or less.
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arthawk87 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013   Traditional Artist
Aw, you're comments always make me smile. Thank you very much for this lovely comment (and don't worry, even though I'm not a tumblr-ian yet, I still speak tumblr almost like it's my first language). I was actually kinda obsessing over the colour palette, but as you might have noticed, almost ALL my coloured drawings have the same colour palette, so it's more of a habit and the INability to try new things than talent to choose the right colours :p. But I'm very very happy that you like it this much, that you like the medium I used and the colour combination! You're comments mean a lot to me because, well, you're the most artisticly creative and testing person I know and you rock socks with every medium you use! You little shit! ;-)
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ErikaNovakova Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is incredibly good!
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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shvau4 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
arrrgh what a technique!!!!!!!!!! gosh, this is gorgeous
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you :-)!
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