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David Boreanaz by ChaosAcathla David Boreanaz by ChaosAcathla
I loved the darkness and contrast of this picture and thought it would be a real challenge, I was right, too right!

Love this guy, I grew up watching him as Angel and now I think he's great on Bones.

I'm really happy with how the paper version came out but the scan is a complete pain. I discovered a tutorial on scanning pencil work here: [link] which helped a lot but I don't have all the options shown in the tutorial so it's still not great, looks over exposed i think. But the first scan I did before discovering how to adjust setting was purely abysmal!

Any pointers any one wants to give me for scanning Graphite work would be greatly appreciated!

Time: approximately 11 hours. Plus 2 hours messing with dozens of scans!

Tools: 2H through 9B +blending tools putty eraser, pencil eraser and fixative
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guardianblade801 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
amazing
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:iconchaosacathla:
ChaosAcathla Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much! ^^
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guardianblade801 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
your welcome
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NinjasHeart Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is amazing! I looove Bones :) And you drew this so well!

The stubble is my favorite part, haha! Great job :)
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:iconchaosacathla:
ChaosAcathla Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you, haha, yeah stubble is fun! ^^
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:iconninjasheart:
NinjasHeart Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yea! But sometimes Its hard to pull off.. Sometimes It just looks like you polka-dotted the picture. So you did good :P
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Squint-in-the-Tardis Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
wow! this is truly amazing! I can't never draw him properly XD
Loved it!!!
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:iconchaosacathla:
ChaosAcathla Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks! I know he is difficult but I drew him quite a bit back when I was wee teen so I'd had some practice before I started! Your gallery looks great though and you've chosen some very cool characters/actors to draw! I very much approve of your subject choices! Hehe! ^^
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vylet-is-vylent Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Student General Artist
WOW!!!! I freaking love Booth!!!!(his name on BONES)
This is truly amazing!!!!! you're so good!!!!really stunning!!
and David looks really good here!!!!
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:iconchaosacathla:
ChaosAcathla Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks, haha, yeah i like this one, it was pretty labour intensive though! ^^
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:iconvylet-is-vylent:
vylet-is-vylent Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Student General Artist
but the result was worth it right? :D
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:iconchaosacathla:
ChaosAcathla Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Professional General Artist
Yeah definitely, it just always hurts a bit when you spend all that time and then your scanner kills it! ><
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:iconlivartora:
Livartora Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just scan it and then I use the "Auto correction" function by the microsoft office picture manager. It looks well for my opinion.
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:iconchaosacathla:
ChaosAcathla Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
Cool, i'll look into that. Thanks! ^^
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:iconlivartora:
Livartora Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem :)
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:iconmarsmallowme:
MarsmallowMe Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Omg, that looks amazing! You're very talented! :D
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:iconchaosacathla:
ChaosAcathla Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much! Your very kind! ^^
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:iconmarsmallowme:
MarsmallowMe Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Haha, no problem :D
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kittycakez Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Wow! What can I say? This is absolutely amazing! The way you handled the lighting/shading worked really well. The likeness to David is amazing! He's a great actor. :aww: Amazing work. :dummy:
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ChaosAcathla Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you, i really appreciate it! And yeah he is a great actor! ^^
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:iconkittycakez:
kittycakez Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome! :)

He is. :aww: Can't wait to see Season 7 of Bones! :la:
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:iconchaosacathla:
ChaosAcathla Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
I know, we're so close now!!!
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:iconsempreamore:
SempreAmore Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing! He is so difficult to draw! Great job!
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:iconchaosacathla:
ChaosAcathla Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much, he is pretty difficult to capture! ^^
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SempreAmore Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I bet, you did an outstanding job
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Skogsro Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist
Wow, excellent resemblance and that shading is SINFUL! :D
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:iconchaosacathla:
ChaosAcathla Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much! Haha sinful! Love it!
You have a great gallery btw! ^^
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Skogsro Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Hobbyist
You're most welcome! :D
Aww, thanks! You're way too kind! ^^
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Itsgoose2u Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW....
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:iconchaosacathla:
ChaosAcathla Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you soooo much and thanks even more for the :+fav:! ^^
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:iconitsgoose2u:
Itsgoose2u Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome :)
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Young-AJ009 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
The eyes and hair look so realistic ^^ I like this, been a while Since I've faved something to do with David.
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:iconchaosacathla:
ChaosAcathla Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
Well thank you very much for the compliment! I'm really glad you like it and even more so for the :+fav:! ^^
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piratesgrrl Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I don't understand how it's possible to get pencil that smooth.
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:iconchaosacathla:
ChaosAcathla Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks but hey your stuff is awesome too! I think the smoothness is just layer on layer of blending with cotton buds! ^^
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Leopold-001 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
9.1 out of 10. Well done!
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:iconchaosacathla:
ChaosAcathla Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you! I really appreciate it and double thanks for the :+fav:! ^^
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