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Robert Downey Jr.

I absolutely love this man, not only is he very charismatic (and probably a major pain in the ass irl!), but he's also, in my opinion, a very good actor.

I drew this one a while back and had it on my other account for a while, so if you've seen him before I'd say you're right. I'm currently moving my sketches to this new account, so please, bear with me.

There's something wrong with this image and I can't quite get my finger on it.
Probably the eyes, which are a little small.

And the mouth, I have trouble with mouths :noes:

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A3 traditional sketch, 20 hrs.
HB, B and 2B Caran d' Ache pencils
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First off let me say, this is absolutely amazing. I definately knew who that was, and am extremely impressed with the contrast you pull out of so few pencils. I can personally never get that dark for some reason, in my graphite work.

You say there is a little something bothering you about it, so I stared at it a moment longer. My guess is that it involves the muscle shape just above his mouth on the right side (looking at the picture right) where I believe it should dip in closer to the upper jaw. The eyes once again, very stunning in all of your work. Right eye might need just a tiny, tiny tilt (right corner up) and I think you would find perfection.

<3 Must... learn from you. This kind of realism humbles my attempts.
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:iconmorningstarskid:
morningstarskid Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Well Done...you captured his....presence 
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:iconroyallycrimson:
RoyallyCrimson Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's an old drawing, I really should try drawing RDJ again and see if I improved over time :3
Thanks!
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:iconmorningstarskid:
morningstarskid Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Do it.....
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:iconroyallycrimson:
RoyallyCrimson Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes Sir! :salute:
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:iconmorningstarskid:
morningstarskid Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
;-)
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JonnyNova Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome job :)
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:iconroyallycrimson:
RoyallyCrimson Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :la:
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:iconfaustshikari:
FaustShikari Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very good work of art, congrats!
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:iconroyallycrimson:
RoyallyCrimson Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :tighthug:
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:iconsternschwarz:
SternSchwarz Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent sketch, keep it up :3
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:iconroyallycrimson:
RoyallyCrimson Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :)
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SternSchwarz Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your welcome :3
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:iconlulolana:
Lulolana Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I love Robert Downey Jr ;)
You did very well here!
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:iconroyallycrimson:
RoyallyCrimson Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you.
I have a serious love/hate relationship with this image.
I'm glad you like it :la:
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:iconlulolana:
Lulolana Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh I know those love/hate relationships ;)
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:iconroyallycrimson:
RoyallyCrimson Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hah, yeah :)
I guess they are obligatory.
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:iconlulolana:
Lulolana Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
yeah they are ;)
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:iconcapconsul:
capconsul Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!
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:iconroyallycrimson:
RoyallyCrimson Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :la:
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:iconladykylin:
LadyKylin Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
mouths are hard. I find them and noses to be the hardest part of a portriate, no that any of mine have turned out this well,
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:iconroyallycrimson:
RoyallyCrimson Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I too have the most trouble with mouths, yeah.
The eyes somehow are the more easy part for me, maybe because I love drawing them.

If you're drawing from reference it helps if you use gridlines :)
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LadyKylin Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
I've never been able ot work with gridlines, they just make my artist side bulk so much. What I do do is face mapping, so I'll draw the line from ear to ear, then down the center of the nose and in the case of a closed mouth I draw the center line or in the case of an open one I draw the opening. I just kind of flesh it out from there.

I find eyes are fun to, for me just keeping everything in scale is the hard part. Scale is just something I have always had issues with.
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:iconroyallycrimson:
RoyallyCrimson Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I never liked working with gridlines either, but they helped me tons, especially for keeping things in perspective.
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:iconladykylin:
LadyKylin Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
I find the mapping works well, and as I get a better understand of the antomy of the human face I find it takes less and less trial and error to get a faces map right when I go from the refrence to paper.
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MarjaanaMurmeli Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
this is gonna be really random but IRON MAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!!!!<3<3<3<3<3
anyway, job well done ;D
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:iconroyallycrimson:
RoyallyCrimson Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:lol:

And thanks! :love:
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MarjaanaMurmeli Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
your welcome!!
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AlexisJonasJr Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
Wha...Sooooooooo beautiful...
Congrats!
o.O"
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:iconroyallycrimson:
RoyallyCrimson Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :love:
Glad you like him.
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Ploopie Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011   Digital Artist
Wow this is great, good job! :)
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:iconroyallycrimson:
RoyallyCrimson Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :love:

and damn, your username made me giggle
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Ploopie Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011   Digital Artist
:huggle:

lol how come? xD
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:iconroyallycrimson:
RoyallyCrimson Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I just think it's incredibly cute ^^

And I love your gallery by the way.
I envy your coloring skills!
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:iconploopie:
Ploopie Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011   Digital Artist
Hehe okey :aww:
Aww, glad you do :heart:
And I envy your drawing skills!
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:iconroyallycrimson:
RoyallyCrimson Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
We should merge and become the perfect artist! :dummy:

:XD:
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:iconploopie:
Ploopie Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011   Digital Artist
Wiiiee :eager:
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RoyallyCrimson Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:la:
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:iconceksie:
Ceksie Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
Ugh this man is a god. And you certainly draw him like one!
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:iconroyallycrimson:
RoyallyCrimson Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes! he's a god! :dummy:

Thank you! :la:
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ToniTiger415 Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing work! The detail and shading is great :)
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:iconroyallycrimson:
RoyallyCrimson Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :la:
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ToniTiger415 Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome :)
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LessThanJake96 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
i am amazed. This is so perfect!!! :+favlove:
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:iconroyallycrimson:
RoyallyCrimson Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you like it :meow:
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shootforthemoon13 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
I really like this one, looks so real :P
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RoyallyCrimson Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :meow:
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artistmyx Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
wahehehehe... way too cool!!!!it's the exact replica of the actor!!! u did a very great job!
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:iconroyallycrimson:
RoyallyCrimson Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, that's a nice compliment :)
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hoddedjustice Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
nice job on this one!
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:iconroyallycrimson:
RoyallyCrimson Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :meow:
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