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Before He Came Down Here It Never Snowed by disdaindespair Before He Came Down Here It Never Snowed by disdaindespair
Inspired by my favorite movie of all time-- Edward Scissorhands. I used to watch this movie at least once a day every single day for over a year at one point. You can't go wrong with Johnny Depp.. I love him!

Lots of stippling for his textured skin. I chose this photo because of all the texture and I wanted to capture the sense of innocence in his eyes and his vulnerable expression.

-- Meks

Duration: 15 hours
Medium: Primo Euro charcoal pencil HB
Size: 9" x 12" Arches watercolor paper
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:iconbowlfreak:
BowlFreak Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013   Traditional Artist
awesome!!
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disdaindespair Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :D
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TigerOtter7 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So beautiful. i love it when she says that i always smile and tear up. amazing job. i watch it like that too!
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:icondisdaindespair:
disdaindespair Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! Yes, I love that line. I can never get sick of Edward. :D
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TigerOtter7 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your welcome! me neither
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HYBRIDXXX Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Nice!
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:icondisdaindespair:
disdaindespair Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconnarnianasusan:
narnianasusan Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
OMG This is perfect, you do so well all the shadows, the scarss, the wrinkles' lips, and the sads eyes, the hair, soooooo real :)
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:icondisdaindespair:
disdaindespair Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! That's very kind of you. My all time fave movie and finally had the chance to do a fanart of it. :D
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mychemplan Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome !! you really captured his expression beautifully :D i just did a Ed scissorhands quickie but you've inspired me to try a more detailed drawing :D
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:icondisdaindespair:
disdaindespair Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! You totally do it-- Ed for the win! :D
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LilaeaBluecoat Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
The beauty you're able to create with charcoal is almost unbelievable in all its detailed-ness!
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:icondisdaindespair:
disdaindespair Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahh.. thank you! I try, I try. I love texture and I love details so I try to implement them in my work as much as possible. :D
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ARTBOY0128 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
touching
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:icondisdaindespair:
disdaindespair Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconartboy0128:
ARTBOY0128 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
My pleasure!
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:iconindigoblau:
Indigoblau Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very realisitc!! Well done. :clap:
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:icondisdaindespair:
disdaindespair Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :D
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:iconindigoblau:
Indigoblau Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure! :rose:
Btw, really like your gallery! XD - Maybe you'll also look at my pis? I'd be so glad. ^^
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:icondisdaindespair:
disdaindespair Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No prob. I have a minute.. I'll take a browse now.
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:iconindigoblau:
Indigoblau Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! =D
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:iconcurlie-11:
Curlie-11 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing!
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:icondisdaindespair:
disdaindespair Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconelphieofkiamoko:
elphieofkiamoko Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
>w< This is excellent!
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:icondisdaindespair:
disdaindespair Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :D
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:iconoranges994:
oranges994 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
favourite movie and favourite drawing of him! :D great job!!
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:icondisdaindespair:
disdaindespair Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Me too! And thank you Rid! :D
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:iconbettams:
bettams Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hi this is one of my favouritte films also you captured him beatifully xx
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:icondisdaindespair:
disdaindespair Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! My favorite too. :D
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:iconbettams:
bettams Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your welcome xx
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alivethroughart Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
GREAT work Meks!! :iconclappingraccoonplz: all that work was worth this excellent portrait :nod:;)
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:icondisdaindespair:
disdaindespair Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much Judy! :D
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issahgaga Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
oh damn!!Its almost breathing!great work!
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:icondisdaindespair:
disdaindespair Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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:icontacsitimea:
tacsitimea Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Simply amazing!
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:icondisdaindespair:
disdaindespair Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :D
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kelseyganous Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
One of my favorite movies! Love the detail I am trying to eventually get to this on realism but I am no where this good! what is your secret
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:icondisdaindespair:
disdaindespair Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My absolute favorite movie! Thank you. There's no secret at all. Just a lot of patience and care. Try transitioning to charcoal-- the best decision I ever made. :D
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:iconkelseyganous:
kelseyganous Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
I have so many problems with charcoal how do you get it to not smudge like crazy?!?!
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:icondisdaindespair:
disdaindespair Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really? What kind of problems? And smudging like how? Like getting debris all over the place?
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:iconmartsza:
martsza Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
fabulous!!
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:icondisdaindespair:
disdaindespair Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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FURAZURA Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Phenomenal. Wonderfully done!
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:icondisdaindespair:
disdaindespair Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :D
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OnlyLoversLeft Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Amazing! Absolutely amazing! I love his eyes and scars. :D :iconthumbsupplz: :iconpetuniaclapplz:
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disdaindespair Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, Ingrid! His eyes and scars did take up the most time to do. I tried to make them look as real as possible. :D
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OnlyLoversLeft Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
They are just GREAT, you did a wonderful job on them! :D
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disdaindespair Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ahh.. thank you! :D
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OnlyLoversLeft Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
You are very welcome. :)
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Henu-Chan Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic work :clap:
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