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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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:iconanonymousllama428:
AnonymousLlama428 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015
Sleep well.Sad dummy 
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:iconcleavepool:
Cleavepool Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Rest in Peace
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:iconmardetonam:
Mardetonam Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Rip, Christopher Lee...
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:iconakira500:
Akira500 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Count Dooku, Count Dracula, Saruman, Francisco Scaramanga...........The world lost a legend today. =(
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GokuMartin Featured By Owner Edited Jun 12, 2015
Also, DiZ (AKA Ansem the Wise), King Haggard, Dr. Wilbur Wonka, the Jabberwocky, Lucan D'Ere, Frankenstein's Monster, Fu Manchu, Sherlock Homes, Kharis the Mummy and Dr. Catheter.
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Antonissen Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015
Indeed. But don't forget his Metal rock singing career he launced in his 80's(!)
For example:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=z16_mx…
Here he is 84 years old! Such a deep impressive voice. :toocool:
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:icongokumartin:
GokuMartin Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015
If we talking skills other than acting, let's not forget he fought the Nazis in World War 2.
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:iconantonissen:
Antonissen Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015
Exactly. He was esentialy S.A.S. in those days. Even a militairy officer as revealed in the link below.
I only learned recently he was the cousin of Ian Flemming (writer of 007) and therefore knew more about James Bond than any other actor.

You may also want to see this:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TjuKI…
Christopher Lee: This is your life. (from 1974 - because the Musketeer movie was his most recent one back then)
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:iconakira500:
Akira500 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, what a legacy he left us. He'll be dearly missed.
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:iconantonissen:
Antonissen Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015
R.I.P. Christopher Lee. :salute:
The world lost a truely awesome individual...
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:iconemmerlaus:
emmerlaus Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015
Rest in eternal peace, dear Christopher Lee. You were an AMAZING man. I looked up to you as I grew up, and loved your characters Saruman and Count Duku, the roles I was most acquainted with. I'll see you again on the white shores.. and beyond in the far green country under a swift sunrise.
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:iconzuzanap-leto:
ZuzanaP-Leto Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Student
R.I.P. the one of best actor ever :( :´(
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:icongothold:
gothold Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015
A talented actor ,singer, and a true gentleman. he will be missed.
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:iconelyonneke:
elyonneke Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Student General Artist
In remembrance of his life today and his passing, this portrait is perfect.
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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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:iconsilvervixis:
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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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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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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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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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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