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Sherlock Holmes by Melusaaste Sherlock Holmes by Melusaaste
Robert Downey Jr. as Sherlock Holmes.
He had this weird furry thing under his head in the reference picture but I couldn't handle any more furryness after painting his beard so I changed it.
I used Photoshop Elements and a mouse.

WIP: Sherlock Holmes WIP by Melusaaste
WIP in YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2Man2…

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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As a HUGE fan of both hyperrealism and Robert Downy Jr, this image speaks volumes to me. After scrutinising the picture, I am left stunned by the amount of sheer care and detail that the artist has put into this image- even down to the tiny details of the fabric pillow.

The expression on Downey Jr's face is captured magnificently, and though his eyes are so deep, the viewer's attention is still brought straight towards them.

The work that's gone into the lines and creases of his face, each single hair and the cut on the lip- is remarkable and trully inspiring- and the lighting and depth of colour create the perfect moment. If you haven't seen the film 'Sherlock Holmes'; this image is enough to make you rush out to buy it!
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It's unbelievable. Unthinkable. Utterly inconceivable!

Try as I might, to give you a fair critique, I am incapable of finding a single flaw in this image.

And I have never seen that before.

They say there is no such thing as perfection, but you have broken that mold. And you've done it with the tool most of us berate- a simple mouse! It just goes to show that its not the tools- its the artist that makes the work as beautiful as it can be.

I wish I could critique you, to give you the ability to improve even further, but I'm finding it completely impossible. And so, I hope, with these words of praise, you will continue to create such phenomenal work and share it with the masses! Congratulations on being one of the greatest painters to ever live.
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ArtKnackII Featured By Owner Edited May 24, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
This question might sound stupid....
But do you use any blending tools for shading or just use brush and try to blend the colors via color pick !? Damn that hyper realism in your drawings make me wanna jump off the cliff !!
Working on such minute details is simply amazing and your drawings make it look so natural !! 

Oh and how do you work on wrinkles !? I mean what is the procedure of your shading !? 
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TheNerd0918 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A mouse...a f*cking mouse!?

HOW

Mother of god 
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:iconmelusaaste:
Melusaaste Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2017
Haha :D I use a tablet nowadays, I don't even know how I managed to live without it.
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:iconresettilover:
ResettiLover Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
I love RDJ eye colour
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:iconmelusaaste:
Melusaaste Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2016
Yeah, me too :) 
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:iconresettilover:
ResettiLover Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
I just gaze into his eyes sometimes.
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:icondrake-n-willard:
Drake-N-Willard Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Woah for a minute there i thought it was a photograph! XD
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:iconmelusaaste:
Melusaaste Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015
Haha :D Thanks!
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:iconbluehorse17:
BlueHorse17 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015
Awesome work!
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:iconmelusaaste:
Melusaaste Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015
Thanks! 
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:iconlucasgodzilla:
LucasGodzilla Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Shame that there never was a third one...
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:iconmelusaaste:
Melusaaste Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015
I know :/
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:iconhatimas:
hatimas Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
where I can get the real picture for this photo?
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:iconkoogleblitz:
Koogleblitz Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
is reference needed in all photo-realistic art or can it be done from the imagination?
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:iconmelusaaste:
Melusaaste Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015
I need a reference, but I'm sure creating realism from imagination is possible if you study enough photographs and understand lightning and other stuff. :) I wish I could do it, maybe some day.
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OnurahArt Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014   Digital Artist
Speechless...!!
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:iconmelusaaste:
Melusaaste Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014
Thank you! 
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:iconralfmayor:
ralfmayor Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
I've... no... words... O.O
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:iconmelusaaste:
Melusaaste Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014
Haha :D Thanks!
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:iconralfmayor:
ralfmayor Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014
Continue like this!! ;) 
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:iconseungshim:
Seungshim Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist
I am absolutely in love with this! Heart 
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:iconmelusaaste:
Melusaaste Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
Thank you! :)
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:iconbatgirlofh-town:
BatgirlofH-Town Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG!!!! This looks too real! If I was that close, man... Awesome.
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:iconmelusaaste:
Melusaaste Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
Thanks! :)
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:iconbatgirlofh-town:
BatgirlofH-Town Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yepHeart 
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profvkd Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dear Melusaaste,

Sorry to trouble you.

I am 38, an Assistant Professor in the field of Fashion Technology, working in India.

​Right from chldhood I was interested in Oil Painting. ​
After seeing your digital art / paintings, I am fully mesmerized, and now ​I ​also would like to learn how to create drawings and paintings using computer and mobile  software​.

I have seen many digital paintings on Internet created by using programs like Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Corel Painter, Corel Draw, Sketchbook Pro, etc.
I have done oil paintings of huge sizes like 1mx2m, 2mx3m, etc.

I am confused about which software should I learn.

I would like to know from yourgoodself which software provides best tools to create Realistic Paintings, that too with a Huge Canvas Size without compromising the quality. I want to take digital print of the painting at the end.

Thanking you with warm regards,

Vaibhav K Dhange
Email: profvkd@gmail.com
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:iconmelusaaste:
Melusaaste Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
Hi! I use Photoshop and I think it's the most popular of these programs, so I recommend PS. 
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:iconcquiggles96:
CQuiggles96 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconmelusaaste:
Melusaaste Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
Thank you! :)
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CQuiggles96 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Np
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drewcampiondrew Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
I read your intro again correctly, I do
appoligize.There was no scanner 
& the pencil drawing was photographed.
 OUTSTANDING ,a remarkable
piece of art for viewing.I guess I was 
mystified & couldn't justify my own words,
but I now justify your expertise for digital
painting technique.Thanks again for sharing.
Crying Charmandar 
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:iconmelusaaste:
Melusaaste Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
Thank you! :) I'm glad you like my work.
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drewcampiondrew Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
Now,I know,from your information the data is just from the drawing & the scan
helped create a very special detailed digital painting.It's
Outstanding still however you completed it WOW.Thanks for sharing it. CHECK OUT MY
FREEHAND DIGITAL RENDERING & PAINTING, OF JUNIOR.
Red Square Bullet Magic Hat Tard Happy 
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:iconbethieluv7:
bethieluv7 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
very nice job!! at first i thought it was a photo! Clap 
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:iconmelusaaste:
Melusaaste Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
Thank you! :)
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:icondeadstatix:
DeadStatix Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing job as always
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:iconmelusaaste:
Melusaaste Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
Thanks! :)
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:iconhauke3000:
hauke3000 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Professional Artist
Awesome. I really thought this was a photo at first.
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:iconmelusaaste:
Melusaaste Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
Thank you! :)
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:iconricvictor:
Ricvictor Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Perfect! I thought it was a photo! '-'
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:iconmelusaaste:
Melusaaste Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Thanks! :)
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:iconplayingarts:
playingarts Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so amazing and inspiring! Simply perfect :heart:
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:iconmelusaaste:
Melusaaste Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
Thank you! :)
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:iconlawleighette:
Lawleighette Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW! Looks like a real photo of Robert Downey Jr.! Superb!
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:iconmelusaaste:
Melusaaste Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
Thank you! :)
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:iconlawleighette:
Lawleighette Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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MuhammadRajab Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is E.X.C.E.P.T.I.O.N.A.L
i wish such works get more publish ,by the way ,
i would like to invite all "sherlokians" to this very new fb page "Sherlockians union" is not an official page but a very unique one ;) , here [link] (only if you were "sherlockian" you are so very welcome to join us :) )
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:iconmelusaaste:
Melusaaste Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
Thank you! :)
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:iconmuhammadrajab:
MuhammadRajab Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
with pleasure ;)
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BlueWonk Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
I don't know what to say. The more i look for a flaw... I just can't find any
But then again i don't paint or draw with my computer or do realistic things so...
Still i just love it
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