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Jared Leto by Melusaaste Jared Leto by Melusaaste
Jared Leto, again. This took about 26 hours, I tried to make it as realistic as I can.
I used Photoshop Elements and a mouse.

Woohoo, he saw my painting! I'm so happy :) twitter.com/JaredLeto/status/6…

WIP Jared Leto 2 WIP by Melusaaste
WIP on youtube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzASkP…

UPDATE: I fixed the hair. And skin and, well... everything. Again.

Notice that when I draw, I do the sketch with pencils and since I don't have a scanner, I have to take the picture with my camera. Then I continue working with photoshop. So that's why there's the camera data showing on the side of my deviations.

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:iconnikodonburi:
My first response when this came up on the screen was that it was a great portrait photo. Upon reading the comments I learned that this is NOT a photo, but rather a drawing. It is an excellent--and incredible--display of your talent.

Some thoughts:

(1) I like the positioning of the face in relationship to the frame. Cutting the face just above the eyebrows works well at drawing the viewer's eye directly into the subject's, as opposed to his nose, which would otherwise be the case given its positioning in the middle of the shot. Having the slight turn of the head rather than straight on works well.

(2) While I can see why you'd have the black hair on the left side of the face, it lacks sufficient depth and instead of appearing to be hair it looks like a black void. You might consider adding some almost black coloring to that portion, particularly as you have the light source hitting the cheek right there and one would expect a bit of light reflection. That would still give you the framing the hair creates but also help to make it even more realistic.

(3) I like the texture on the background wall but am not fond of the color as it competes with his skin tone. What about trying a maroon? That would be dark enough for his face to pop out, yet light enough to show a contrast with the hair while still showing the texture of the wall.

(4) Your attention to subtle detail is remarkable and, I believe, is what helps lift this piece above most portrait drawings. In particular, I like the slight gap in the tooth on the right and the pimple on the nose. There is a concept in Japan known as Wabi-Sabi, which can be explained (roughly) that the imperfect makes the perfect, or the flaw creates the beauty. Your portrait captures that feeling very well.

Excellent job!
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Critique by TheScreamOfDestiny Dec 8, 2010, 5:03:52 PM
When I first saw this I was just rocked by the eyes! So much detail in them it looks like they were photographed almost. It is literally what draws you in first and thats what a lot of people like and thus why this portrait is so successful.

The skin as well I think you rocked! Some people have a habit of making the skin look too perfect which falls too much under 'super-realistic' which is kind of unbelieveable in a sense.

The composition is awesome as well because again it draws you right into the eyes and it puts really good focus on the rest of his features. It makes it feel like your in his personal space which honestly who doesn't want to be in Jared Leto's personal space? lol

The background is the only thing I have issues with, the squiggly texture feels too much like it's drawn and takes away from the overall composistion because the face is fairly simple and straightforward then you have some squigglies thrown at you. If it was a flat colour with some sort of gradient and had the look of a real out of focus room or studio I think it would contribute to this looking more photo-realistic overall.

Finak verdict: LOVE!
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:iconindigowizard:
IndigoWizard Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It looks like an actual photo...
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:iconthediskdragon:
Thediskdragon Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Still shocked this isn't a photo. Amazing job on the skin texture
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:iconlowkeybear:
LowKeyBear Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG THIS LOOKS SO REAL. THIS IS AMAZING! HOLY F*CK!
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:iconmadhalfblood:
MadHalfBlood Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New Deviant
This is real art!! Very cool!! Keep going! You're an amazing artist! By the way, i like Jared Leto a lot :D
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:iconzack5640:
zack5640 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2017
looks like pewdiepie.
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:iconm-hanzo:
M-Hanzo Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What? No it doesn't.
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:iconawesomemmet:
AwesomEmmet Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
omg that looks too real to be a drawing :'o  This is amazing!  >u<
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:iconliranianl:
lIranianl Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2017
Ahh our jared....brings so chillies

Goodtimes❤
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:iconbonnman100:
bonnman100 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wait, this isn't a photo?  

WOW...
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:iconmelusaaste:
Melusaaste Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2017
Haha, nope :D 
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:iconmelusaaste:
Melusaaste Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017
Hey guys, I'm curious... Where are all these views suddenly coming from? Has this been posted on some page recently? I'm just wondering, haha
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:iconrosebvrst:
rosebvrst Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm seeing it all over in the 'More from Deviantart" area on deviations, not sure about anyone else.
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:iconmelusaaste:
Melusaaste Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2017
Ok thanks!
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:iconpicciksqn:
PicciKsqn Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh hey it's jesus
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:iconmelusaaste:
Melusaaste Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017
Hahah, yeah :D
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:iconmilkdeo:
Milkdeo Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2017  New Deviant
it's beautiful !! I can you ask something ?
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:iconmelusaaste:
Melusaaste Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017
Thank you! Yes, sure :)
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:iconannazlove:
AnnaZLove Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks exactly like photo. Fantastic work!!!
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:iconmelusaaste:
Melusaaste Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017
Thank you! :)
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:iconannazlove:
AnnaZLove Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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:iconcorpor8chic:
corpor8chic Featured By Owner May 26, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Ummmm I dont imagine you can make it any more realistic it looks like a photo! Wow Amaaazing!
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:iconmelusaaste:
Melusaaste Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017
Thanks! :)
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:iconangelaaliartarcade:
AngelaAliArtArcade Featured By Owner May 24, 2017
Superb work..wow!!!
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:iconmelusaaste:
Melusaaste Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017
Thank you! ^^
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:iconvoiii:
Voiii Featured By Owner May 22, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Not knowing who this was, for some reason I thought it was PewDiePie xD
It's a really well done image, such skill you have! ; w ;
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:iconmelusaaste:
Melusaaste Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017
Haha, I guess the eyes are kind of similar :D Thank you!
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:iconvoiii:
Voiii Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome! :D
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:iconelnaive:
elnaive Featured By Owner May 21, 2017  New Deviant
awesome
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:iconmelusaaste:
Melusaaste Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017
Thanks! :)
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:iconelnaive:
elnaive Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2017  New Deviant
np ;)
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:iconjezabeththedemon:
JezabethTheDemon Featured By Owner May 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm jelly   
very jellyfish
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:iconmelusaaste:
Melusaaste Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017
Aw thanks! :D
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:iconjezabeththedemon:
JezabethTheDemon Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no problem :)
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:iconjaelenefrance:
JaeleneFrance Featured By Owner May 18, 2017
MasterpieceHeart 
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:iconmelusaaste:
Melusaaste Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017
Thank you! :hug:
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:iconsokkstationzero:
sOKkStationZero Featured By Owner May 17, 2017  Student
HOW AMAZING *-*
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:iconmelusaaste:
Melusaaste Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017
Thank you very much! :)
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:iconsnowwyleopard:
SnowwyLeopard Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  Professional General Artist
Wow, I'm so speechless, that is fucking amazing! Given the fact you used a mouse that is also extremely impressive. When I seen the thumbnail I thought it was a photo. I envy you :3
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:iconmelusaaste:
Melusaaste Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017
Thank you! :)
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:iconelyianamagic:
ElyianaMagic Featured By Owner May 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW
HOW IS A HUMAN BEING CAPABLE OF BEING THAT ACCURATE
i seriously thought this was an actual photograph 
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:iconmelusaaste:
Melusaaste Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017
Thank you! :) It just takes a lot of patience, that's all.
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:iconbrandoch-daha:
Brandoch-Daha Featured By Owner May 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Good job on it, too - it looks wonderful!
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:iconmelusaaste:
Melusaaste Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017
Thank you! :)
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:iconp-koi:
p-koi Featured By Owner May 10, 2017  New Deviant
a MOUSE???
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:iconmelusaaste:
Melusaaste Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017
Haha, yes :D I use a tablet nowadays.
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:iconar00551:
ar00551 Featured By Owner May 8, 2017  New Deviant
This face is very amazing to look at. It's like he's waiting for me to say something. Well done for a digital painting. I thought it was a photograph in the thumbnail.
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:iconmelusaaste:
Melusaaste Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017
Thank you! :)
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:iconibitz:
Ibitz Featured By Owner May 6, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nicely done! From far away, I literally thought this was a real pic. And, even when close up, I can barely tell you painted it. Nicely done! ^_^ 
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Melusaaste Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017
Thanks! :)
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:iconibitz:
Ibitz Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problemo! :) 
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Canon
Model
Canon EOS 500D
Shutter Speed
1/49 second
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Focal Length
38 mm
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Date Taken
Sep 7, 2010, 12:42:48 AM
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Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 (Windows)
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