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Christopher Lee:

Christopher Lee is perhaps the only actor of his generation to have starred in so many films. Although most notable for personifying bloodsucking vampire, Dracula, on screen, he has portrayed other varied characters on screen, most of which were villains, whether it be Francisco Scaramanga in the James Bond film, The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), or Count Dooku in Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002), or as the title monster in the Hammer horror picture, The Mummy (1959).


Tools of Work: Wacom A5 tablet, Gimp , ubuntu
Time spended for it: too much, 30h+

special thanks to :iconnever-think: who supported me with motivation

older WIP of christopher lee:

WIP I [link]
WIP II [link]
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:iconbluem00n:
I had gone looking at your gallery like I always do, way before I ever looked at your note. Right away this image captured me and then I saw your note and I thought ' perfect' :D

Firstly, I love the little tint you gave the painting, rather than making it black or white - but perhaps a more delicate tone could've really given the image an emphasis rather than colour.
I don't know what your reference picture looked like but I think it would be awesome if you gave subtle detail to his cloth and the left side of his face. Also, even in black and white portraiture I would avoid using pure black except for the very fine details.

I love the detail in his eyebrow, I would like to see the same method put into use throughout all of his facial/body hair. Remember that hair is really very messy when it comes down to it, unless you put loads of grease/gel into it and even then =P So just make tiny tiny hairs going all over and it'll look natural :D

His eyes are very striking and so are his creases but I'd like to see his cheeks and forehead smoothed out a bit and more defined in regards to shadow/light play (I hope you see what I mean).

Other than that I really don't have that much to tell you - just keep working on it, you have a wonderful talent and the more you practcie the better you will be :D
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:iconxejicka:
Xejicka Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
Christopher Lee is awesome. Everything he did in film is great and even outside of film too!
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:iconultrabountyhunter:
Ultrabountyhunter Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
He's so awesome, this captures him really well.
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:iconjackiethefox:
JackieTheFox Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The ammount of detail is amazing.
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:icontaena-doman:
Taena-Doman Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW! That's really awesome! The shadow cast on the right side makes him even more expressive (and more sinister :)). Great work!
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silvervixis Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011
I think this captures him very well, cant get over how beautifully you have done the eyes! thank you!!
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:iconapfeistrudel:
Apfeistrudel Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
haha , you are the first ,who says thank you after seeing a drawing of mine ^^
thank you <3
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:iconsherlockart:
sherlockart Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010
'lollipops'
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:iconjamseye:
JAMsEye Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It's really impressive! Fairly nice stroke of a pen! I loved to see Christopher Lee as Count Doku, too.
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:iconapfeistrudel:
Apfeistrudel Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010
thanks ^^
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:iconjamseye:
JAMsEye Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure :) .
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:iconfourmindz:
FourMindz Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010
that's a badass potrait:D
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:iconvishw:
Vishw Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Gr8 work! :)
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:iconapfeistrudel:
Apfeistrudel Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
thanks
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:icondeany45:
Deany45 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
This is truly amazing! :D
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:iconapfeistrudel:
Apfeistrudel Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
thanks ^^
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:icondeany45:
Deany45 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
My pleasure. :D
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:iconfairhaired-cutey:
fairhaired-cutey Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's awsome!! ^^ I like it
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:iconroseluna:
RoseLuna Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wie ichs sah dachte ich: was für ein cooles Foto von Christopher Lee! Aber du hst es gezeichnet, oder? Es ist echt toll!
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:iconapfeistrudel:
Apfeistrudel Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010
jup is gezeichnet, hab auch paar WiP hochgeladen , dort sieht mans noch besser :D
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:iconmrmahoo:
MrMahoo Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010
:clap: Awesome!
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:iconkj-illustration:
KJ-Illustration Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
The likeness is amazing! Wonderful work!
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:iconapfeistrudel:
Apfeistrudel Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010
thanks :D
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:iconcazilu:
Cazilu Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009
I love this, it's really quite beautiful :D
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:iconapfeistrudel:
Apfeistrudel Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009
christopher lee says: thanks :fuzzydemon:
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:iconsidforshort:
SIDforshort Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009
nice detail
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:iconapfeistrudel:
Apfeistrudel Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009
thanks :D
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:iconmdog02:
mdog02 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009   Writer
Very nice work! I've been a fan of Christopher Lee ever since "Horror Of Dracula," and you've captured his essence beautifully. That movie scared the hell out of me when I first saw it, and it still freaks me. :skull:
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:iconapfeistrudel:
Apfeistrudel Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009
thanks, i like his voice and acting ^^ so scary, epic and brilliant etc........
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:icony-2-j:
Y-2-J Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009
cool
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:iconapfeistrudel:
Apfeistrudel Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009
thx :D
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:icony-2-j:
Y-2-J Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009
sure :)
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:icondaxrulz:
DAXRULZ Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009
Christopher Lee is epic. His voice is legendary. I was thrilled when I heard his voice in "Kingdom Hearts II" when he played DiZ.
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:iconapfeistrudel:
Apfeistrudel Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009
yeah thats true, he is an amazing actor! i love his speech from lord of the rings, before his army starts to siege helms clam.. just epic!
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:icondaxrulz:
DAXRULZ Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009
I find it hilarious that his character in "Kingdom Hearts II" is obsessed with ice cream, according to Mickey. Just imagine Chris saying "I like ice cream". :D

But yeah, he should definitely receive a lifetime achievement award if he hasn't already.
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:iconarkiniano:
Arkiniano Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009
This is still much better, GREAT PIC!
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:iconapfeistrudel:
Apfeistrudel Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009
thank you! ^^
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:icontvrfan:
TVRfan Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I like this piece a lot.
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:iconapfeistrudel:
Apfeistrudel Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009
nice to hear :D that makes the work worthwhile

greetings from vienna
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:iconlilithphotography:
LilithPhotography Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I am so stunned! This is so amazing. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful creation =)
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:iconapfeistrudel:
Apfeistrudel Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009
wow thanks for your nice comment :D
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:iconkalapuno:
kalapuno Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009
lol is ja genial, aufn ersten blick sieht das wie ein foto aus... vor allem die hände kommen irgendwie besonders real rüber :)
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:iconapfeistrudel:
Apfeistrudel Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009
dankeeee, jo ka wie ich des mit den händen geschafft hab :D
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:icongeschmacksneutral:
geschmacksneutral Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gut getroffen, sah auch auf den ersten Blick gar nicht digital aus :thumbsup:
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:iconapfeistrudel:
Apfeistrudel Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009
danke :D des war mein ziel ^^ könnt für meine ngeschmack aba noch ne spur realistischer sein, aba ich seh des bild wohl etwas kritischer an, perfektionismus is manchmal echt ärgerlich :D
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:icongeschmacksneutral:
geschmacksneutral Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wem sagst du das? :D Aber Selbstkritik hat auch ihr Gutes, sie hilft sich zu verbssern ;)
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:iconamargus:
Amargus Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009
GREAT! incredible art. congratulations
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:iconapfeistrudel:
Apfeistrudel Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009
danke, merci, thank you

greetings from vienna
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OliviasArtwork Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
schiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiebung!!! aber gute idee XD
thanks fürs erwähnen :) :nerd:


schaut echt super aus!!! :thumbsup: :+fav:
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:iconapfeistrudel:
Apfeistrudel Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009
thank youuuuuuuuuu
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:iconoliviasartwork:
OliviasArtwork Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:party: :turbopoke:
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