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the utterly charming mr. depp by Ailidh the utterly charming mr. depp by Ailidh
----:heart:FULL VIEW PLEASE!:heart:----
Best viewed on my monitor!... Or just a high contrast and a fairly low brightness
One last note-- this is not a photo manipulation, it is a digital painting

Unless you've been hiding under a rock for the last year or so, you should know by now of whom this piece is without needing to glimpse at the title; you've probably experienced the raids of bouncing pre-teen girls at the local magazine stand, grabbing every last copy of any magazine that holds a photograph of him. And you've also probably been killed by those masses of girls who will use every resource against each other to grab the last copy. Purses, hair clips with nasty teeth, shoes... sigh. But... if you were fortunate enough to get a copy of last year's People magazine, you'll know where this photo came from. People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive. Need I say more?

All right, enough with my lame sarcasim...

This is yet another piece of Johnny Depp. Inspired by an art trade with ~ foreverdelayed. I enjoy doing this sort of thing. I hope you like it, ~ foreverdelayed :)

On with the boring details:

A Wacom Graphire was used, of course, to lay in the strokes. I used openCanvas 3 primarily, but I did most of his beard and hair and delicate details in Painter 8. I used Adobe Photoshop 7.0 to resize and add the title and border... :blahblah:. Took around... I'd say... ten hours to do... I had so much fun doing this piece. For a long time I was just painting and singing (to Rob Zombie, might I add, which is a horrifying thought).

I do hope it's pleasing to the eye. I had a tad difficulty with the neck (I just suck at painting necks), but the face was a breeze. His bone structure and skin tones were challenging, since I've never painted someone with such olive/yellow toned skin, but it was, shall I say, a unique experience. I was in love with the picture... anyways... I had a blast doing this piece. I was never frustrated with it, just my inconsistant tablet that continued to left-click lock despite my constant re-installation of the drivers and toggling of the controls and pressure sensitivity.

Please critique it well... there's nothing more I hate than comments like, "Looks cool", "it looks awesome", "Good work". It makes me want to tear ever last lock of my hair out.



Just found a suitable reference for people to refer to: [link]
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MissDudette Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
He only thing I would have liked was a bit of light in his eyes. Just to make painting that a challenge. :3
MissDudette Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Haha, I'm just in love with the crop, and I got'ta say, I DIG that painted neck. It's just so, rich!
CantFightAEclipse14 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
dragonwing1312 Featured By Owner May 8, 2010
Sorry, computer messed with me. Didn't mean to put it twice.
dragonwing1312 Featured By Owner May 8, 2010
That is incredible! (sighs) Johnny Depp is just awesome.
dragonwing1312 Featured By Owner May 8, 2010
That is incredible! (sighs) Johnny Depp is just awesome.
blxxoo Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
LJFHutch Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
That's incredible, well done again.
Silver-Mercy Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009
CAnt help but notice that Shanren has done the same image as u... Im thinking u stole and edited it from her/his gallery
efenzeto Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008
Oo You are amaizing! Portrait are so difficult to paint,but yours look like real photos!
Vampyre-Lover Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2008
WOW!! Again.
beata812 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
wooooow this is really great! :)
ByrneFoto Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007   Photographer
:wow: Stunning!!!! :faint:
vyctoriaa Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2007
AceMaxim Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2007
O.O *swoons*
sugaroo Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing job once again!! The shadow on his face is a great touch
Al-Kabeer Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2007
Nice work!
ictenbey Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2007
Your perfect image is here ! ...



Thanks for the your amazing images ! ...
kichidarkangel Featured By Owner May 4, 2007   Writer
I can steal him right? Pleaaaaaaaseee? I want the sexy man!
SusantheMartian Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2007
iluvpiratessavvy Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2007   Photographer
I LOVE this.

Its so incredible. Your very talented :]
candychica36 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2007
Beauuutiful work! You are truly talented. :nod:
ELMO123 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2007
GanzToll Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2007
now im not gay ... at all ... but if i was he would be the first dude i ask for his number thats clear :D
AnGeLdEviL90 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous!! i know late but BEAUTIFUL WORK!!!
kiki-bozu Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2006
Amazing. Just amazing. <3
chatnoir06 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2006
This is insanely amazing. Way to go.
MzKitty45601 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:faint: (I'm drooling) This is spectacular. Need I say more. On another note...I love your humor. I nearly fell off the chair laughing at your intro.
You should see him on Feb 10, 2005 cover of Rolling Stone. Oh my. It's breath taking. :+fav+
MellyBean Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! This is just beautiful! I love the contrast and the shadows. The portrait itself is wonderful. The look on his face is gourgous.
Danlat Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006
OH MY GOD......F-A-N-T-A-S-T-I-C!!!!!:flirty:
Queen-Uriel Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*dies of hotness* :faint:

This is simply stunning!
It's Jonnhy Deep... it's bound to be stunning!
What a wonderful painting! I love it! :heart:
Great Job! :clap:
LadyLyla Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2006   General Artist
JOHNYYYYYYYYY!!! :heart: really beautiful :heart: wow!.. you have painted all of my fav actors ;P damn.. I need a tablet too!
moonie-love-child Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2006
Fantabulous work! Extreme talent is what made this piece great!
MenacingSky Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2006   Writer
wow gorgeous! Johnny Depp is definitely my favorite actor.
It's wonderful but in some parts (especially the neck) the shadows are kind of not blended in that well. I really do love this though! =D
Rainbow-Jess Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2006
ohmy god. lovely. absolutley amazing.

myitalianfetish Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2006
you rock.
icesong Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2006   Writer
I would have been more impressed if it had been as realistic as the Keira Knightley picture ;o)
I really like Johnny Depp, and try to draw him myself ^^
Your drawings is really impressing! Do you draw anything with pencils/pens ? Without the computer?
Maddragon Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2006  Professional Artisan Crafter
*stiffles a fan girl scream* that has to be the hottest thing ive seen in ages! wow your good
atrinity Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2006
Wow, I love his lips!
repro Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2006
you're good : )
GnosisKat Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2006   Photographer
This is utterly amazing.
Your work is amazing.
karolkorn Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2006  Professional Photographer
I think you should sell this... it's perfect and very beautiful! :drool:
MissDarling23 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2006  Student General Artist
That's just... just... so amazing I can't find the right words! :heart: :+fav:
estudyante Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2006
ok, i didnt see this one...
omg i love it!!!!!!
PhantomDragoness Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
*hypervenalates*! *clutches chest, goes into cardiac arrest, falls on floor and dies*

is there a print? PLEASE tell me there's a print!
Ailidh Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2006
LOL. No. But if I repaint it, there may be...
PhantomDragoness Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
*cries* nuuuuuuuuu!

aw, i can wait. *grabs your shoulders and shakes violently* DO IT SOON!
peachy-pebbles Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2006
:omg: that is sooooooo fantastic..!! Definately a favourite of mine......I luurve him soo much......You have captured him perfectly!! Pat yourself on your back!!! :hug:
buwlcin Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2006
Well WOW. This is realistic enough to klon-copy J.D. and painty & brushy enough to see how good an airbrush work it is.
Quite honestly i trembled the first moment i viewed it. Besides from the charm of J., i love how you gave the expression, the lighting and the shading. If i really have to criticise, and find a fault, i'd say the top of the right eye, and the brush strokes on the side of the cheekbone. but from complete view, it's an incredible beautiful painting. i wish i was next to you watching how you did it during the time you were doing it. It's magical.
alienchick Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2006
gorgeous. i love the eyes with the flip of hair
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