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Benedict Cumberbatch II by Nero749 Benedict Cumberbatch II by Nero749
A while back I came across a digital painting that was so life-like. I felt shamed into bettering my own skills. So I locked myself in my room, surrounded by fresh tutorials, a nice picture of Benedict and my tablet. And this was the result!

It's not my favourite, but definitely the one I'm most proud of! It took forever, but I think it paid off.

A lot of times people say they thought a painting was a photograph, before looking closer, but I can honestly say this is the first time I've thought that about my own work. And secretly I'm very proud :)

Some close-ups:[link]

Oh, and the reference photo, in case you were curious: [link]

After I finished this one I wrote a new tutorial about painting eyes:[link]

The first one:
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zeezeeazc123 Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing! You amaze me again! :D
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Nero749 Jun 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconmel0mania:
I am beyond words. This is so amazing I am unworthy XD
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Nero749 Jun 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
Haha! Excellent comment :)
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:iconmel0mania:
*latches onto you and hugs legs*
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:iconcolindyhan:
Dear Nero:

This is Indy. Greetings from Canada!!! I hope this finds you and yours well.

Please, I beg you, might I start my watch list with you? Something happened and my old DA account was gone with the wind!!!!
I'm sorry to have to ask you like this.

Believing in Sherlock Holmes always,

Indy.
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Nero749 May 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hi!

No worries, watching you now ;) Too bad about your old account, have you contacted the staff?
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:iconcolindyhan:
Dear Nero:

This is Indy. Greetings from Canada!!! I hope this finds you and yours well.

Yup, just contacted the staff a couple of minutes ago. You're watching me? Gad, I hope you don't get as bored as quickly as Sherlock!!!


Believing in Sherlock Holmes always,

Indy.
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desertwind75 Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning!
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Nero749 May 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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