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RIPLEY by pbird12 RIPLEY by pbird12
"Good things about Mr. Ripley? Could take some time. Tom is talented. Tom is tender... Tom is beautiful... Tom is a mystery. Tom is not a nobody. Tom has secrets he doesn't want to tell me, and I wish he would. Tom has nightmares. That's not a good thing. Tom has someone to love him. That is a good thing. Tom is crushing me. Tom is crushing me... Tom, you're crushing me" -The Talented Mr Ripley


This is my entry for The Talented Mr Ripley contest [link] hosted by *Mr-Ripley There are still a few days left to enter to anyone who loves the movie :la: Anyone who has entered, loadsa luck :heart:

I didn't get as much detail in as I'd have liked on Jude and Gwyneth (sort of) but their heads each measure about 2" tall ... I have no one to blame but myself!

Material:
A4 Mellotex
Graphite (wooden, lead holder and mech)
Tortillion
Erasers
Blue Tac
Time: About 15-16 Hours
Ref is one of the movie posters

There are some WIPs and details here -


Thank you for having a look :heart:
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:iconsalmaashraf:
SalmaAshraf Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012   Traditional Artist
aw wow!! this looks amazing! i love how he looks so much more detailed than those in the background, it works really well :)
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :hug: Your a sweetie having a look too, I appreciate it :)
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:iconsalmaashraf:
SalmaAshraf Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012   Traditional Artist
you're welcome :)
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:iconanmeher:
anmeher Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks fantastic! The skin is amazing!
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:blowkiss: Thank you, the skin was the most fun part :)
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:iconanmeher:
anmeher Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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:icontwins72:
Twins72 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
fantastic work wish you good luck :heart:
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :hug:
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:icontwins72:
Twins72 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
most welcome :tighthug:
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:iconcarmenharada:
carmenharada Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Featured here [link]
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:iconaty-s-behsam:
Aty-S-Behsam Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
wow...
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:aww: Thank you very much and for adding to your faves too :)
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:iconaty-s-behsam:
Aty-S-Behsam Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
You're so welcome! :)
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:iconlaurasshadesofgrey:
Laurasshadesofgrey Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am ashamed to say,Ive never seen the movie!! Now I want to,awesome work Paula and good luck in the contest:hug:
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
It's a great movie! A bit disturbing, but great :) Thank you so much :tighthug:
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:iconlaurasshadesofgrey:
Laurasshadesofgrey Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Youre welcome:hug:
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:iconileina:
Ileina Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Great work! :love:
Technically it's really awesome, the skin is perfect as ever! :la:

... but to be honest, Gwyneth was the only one I recogniced :ashamed:
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Ileina :hug:

Yeah, I didn't really catch Jude or Gwyneth and Matt is just a bit of a face, so all in all, not a winner for likeness this time :(
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JustABeautifulDream Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
Oh boy, I can't remember commenting on this one? I'm so little on dA lately and even less commenting than before. :(
But I really like it!! :D The hair on the two in the background is especially great and I love the eye on Ripley. Your eyelashes are always so amazing!
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This is a newish one :) Thank you :huggle: I'm glad you like it, the background is not quite up to standard but I enjoyed it.
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:iconrobdolbs:
robdolbs Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wtf paula....that skin is incredible.
jealous :wtf:
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you lovely :hug: No jealousy allowed, it's dead easy and you could do it with your eyes shut :la:
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:iconrobdolbs:
robdolbs Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
bahaha easy?! you're mad. easy for you, maybe lol. :)

you're welcome though, it really is great :clap:
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:tighthug:
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:iconzakkiya29:
zakkiya29 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh yaaay! This is looking fab! I especially like how you've shown the sun hitting matt damon's face so week. And great skin texture.
I dont know why but I feel jude's neck area feels a little odd but I dont blame you. The size is small.
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :hug: I'm not especially happy with Jude or Gwyneth to be honest, I just made them too little to get any more from them :(
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:iconzakkiya29:
zakkiya29 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nah its fine. The whole composition looks awesome anyhow. And Tom is the main character, and youve done him superb.
:hug:
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Q-Le Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The amount of details is amazing and I really like the skin texture! I'm guessing it's circulism right?
:shakefist: I would be too impatient for that.
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much and for faving :hug: It is circulism :nod: It takes a lot longer to do than blending but it's more fun :D
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Ilojleen Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012   Traditional Artist
Great as always, I'm stunned with the details of Matt's faces. His eye is the most realistic part of this drawing, what makes me go yay, because eyes are my fav thing to draw in the portrait :) Amazing job on his mouth as well.
Even though Gwyneth's and Jude's faces are small, they are recognizable and nicely done!

Good luck in the contest, I keep my fingers crossed for you ^^
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Your a sweetie, thank you and for the faves too :glomp:

Matt is the part I'm happy about in this one, so I'm glad you like him :D
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012   Traditional Artist
You're welcome :iconlovepurpleplz:
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:iconcodinas:
Codinas Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
As was evident and although I knew it :shakefist:. When I see completed this work has been repeated once more :iconfaintsplz:. But this time when I fell, the cushion has burst and now I look for a thicker. :icondevwatch2:
To view your drawings I must to come prepared!! :worker:
(^_^)(^_^)
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:laughing: you are so funny :tighthug:

Thank you very much :blowkiss:
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:iconcodinas:
Codinas Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Paula!!......:iconyourewelcomesignplz: :iconcocoloveplz:
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Blacleria Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I realllly like the face in the foreground, it is so detailed and beautiful and and and... yeah I think you got what I mean :la:
I also like how you contrasted the face with the background which is much lighter than the face... I like that :D :heart:
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :love: I know what you mean too :giggle:
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LilaeaBluecoat Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
Beautiful job Paula! I find the composition you chose very appealing and you did a great job at executing it, tiny faces and all! :D
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Nathalie :) I'm kinda disappointed in myself actually for a lot of this one, but I like Matt :)
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:iconlilaeabluecoat:
LilaeaBluecoat Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
It happens. Some works we just feel better about than we do about others. Doesn't take away from how your watchers do love it! :hug:
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
That's true, can't win them all :( Thank you :huggle:
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:iconkw-scott:
KW-Scott Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This is beautiful my dear! Great job on getting so many details into this piece :D
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Kevin :hug:
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MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh wow, Paula, this is awesome! I just looked at your "RIPLEY Detail"... so that's how you achieve that texture! Circulism... that's a lot of work!! :omg: :faint: I love how you drew Tom's eye. :heart:
Good luck in the contest!!
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you Mayumi :hug: It is circulism :nod: It's a lot more work but I do like it and find it much more enjoyable than blending :hug:
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:iconmayumiogihara:
MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You're very welcome Paula! :heart:
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:iconhayleylv:
HayleyLV Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
Love the face of the men in the left! Ahh, your drawings are simply perfect to me!:heart: :hug:
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much and for faving :hug: Actually that part is the only part I'm really happy with :(
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HayleyLV Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
You're welcome!:hug:
I think it's allover awesome!=)
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