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Simon Sees by AthenaTT Simon Sees by AthenaTT
EDIT: 3/26/06 Drawing is now in the private collection of =darthmarlan.

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I couldn't sleep. (What's new.) So I asked one of my favorite DA photographers, =darthmarlan, if I could sketch his self portrait "Observed" (it's one of my favorites of his many wonderful photographs). Check it out: [link]
Happily, he said I could, and here is the resulting sketch.

Thank you, Simon; I love this pic. It was so very fun to draw.

2 hours, graphite.
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:icontatehemlock:
tatehemlock Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Professional Photographer
I recognize that photo!
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:iconathenatt:
AthenaTT Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
Simon did a great job, didn't he? It was an honor to draw it :)
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:icontatehemlock:
tatehemlock Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Professional Photographer
Indeed! Very cool!
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:icondabecker53:
DABECKER53 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Excellent rendering, I love how you handled his eyes and hair! Thanks for sharing :)
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:iconathenatt:
AthenaTT Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
Thanks so much! :heart:
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:icondabecker53:
DABECKER53 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
You are very welcome! :)
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:icontlmale:
tlmale Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
I love this drawing! His hair is awesome and I love the way part of his face is hidden:)
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:iconathenatt:
AthenaTT Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
Thank you! I can't take credit for the adorable pose, of course, that was the photographer's doing, but it sure was super fun to sketch! :)
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:iconfieveltrue:
fieveltrue Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
awesome!!
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:iconathenatt:
AthenaTT Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
Thank you :iconredheartsplz:
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:iconbarbarella718:
barbarella718 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011   General Artist
I saw this and laughed. :dance:

don't ask me why
I wouldn't be able to tell you
because I don't even know myself :D

anyways . . .

This is amazing :clap:
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:icondarth-marlan:
Darth-Marlan Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2017  Professional Photographer
:aww:

Original is over here:

Things are looking up by Darth-Marlan
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:iconathenatt:
AthenaTT Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
LOL that's okay, when i saw the photo, I laughed! and I had to draw it :lol: I love things that make me laugh! I'm glad you liked it :cuddle:
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sparrowsong83 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work!
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:iconathenatt:
AthenaTT Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
Thank you! :)
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:iconsparrowsong83:
sparrowsong83 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome.
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:iconissa-art:
issa-art Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
This is amazing! It looks so real! :love:
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:iconathenatt:
AthenaTT Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
Thanks so much! :iconkittyglompplz:
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:iconissa-art:
issa-art Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
You're very welcome :aww:
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:iconalgaegoblin:
algaegoblin Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you have a wonderful eye for capturing that spark to make your portraits really look alive!
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:iconathenatt:
AthenaTT Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
What a wonderful comment, thank you so much for your encouragement :cuddle:
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:iconalgaegoblin:
algaegoblin Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you are most welcome!
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:iconclarax78:
clarax78 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured Here : [link] :D
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:iconathenatt:
AthenaTT Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
That is very kind of you, thank you!
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:iconnightshadestudios:
NightshadeStudios Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
Your gallery is filled with really great work. Keep it up!!!
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:iconathenatt:
AthenaTT Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
Thank you so much!
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:iconcultivated-arrogance:
Cultivated-Arrogance Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Brilliant!
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:iconathenatt:
AthenaTT Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
:blowkiss:
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:iconfynya:
Fynya Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010
This is very original, i like it!
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:iconathenatt:
AthenaTT Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010
Thank you! I can't take credit for the original concept, that was the great photographer's doing, but it sure was fun to recreate in pencil! :lol:
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:iconel-i-or:
El-i-or Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! ^_^
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:iconathenatt:
AthenaTT Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010
Thank you! :heart:
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:iconel-i-or:
El-i-or Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome. I saw this piece a few days ago, and was wowed by it. ^_^
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:iconcacodaemonia:
Cacodaemonia Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe, I keep tabbing back and forth between the photo and your drawing. I like that you added added more dark values to his right (on our left) eye. :)
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:iconathenatt:
AthenaTT Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010
That's so cool that you did that, I do that to other's work, too, wondering what they've changed, or how they did something; how NEAT that you did that with my sketch, thank you! *beams happily* :la:
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:iconcacodaemonia:
Cacodaemonia Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, you do it too? It's really interesting. like you said, you can see what people have changed, or how they may have interpreted something differently.
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:iconhangontoyouriq:
HangOnToYourIQ Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010
I like this one alot:heart:
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:iconathenatt:
AthenaTT Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010
This was sooo fun. :dance:
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:iconnoverbia:
noverbia Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010
wow wow wow
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:iconathenatt:
AthenaTT Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010
:blowkiss:
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:iconnoverbia:
noverbia Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010
:D
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:iconsuanin:
Suanin Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great job! :clap:
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:iconathenatt:
AthenaTT Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010
Thank you! It was such a fun, quick little sketch
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:icondiswir:
Diswir Featured By Owner May 6, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!!
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:iconathenatt:
AthenaTT Featured By Owner May 6, 2009
Thank you!
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:icongironimo:
Gironimo Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cute portrait!
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:iconathenatt:
AthenaTT Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009
Thank you!
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lolitaAgogo Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009   Traditional Artist
SKETCH!
i could faint but i'm frothing at the mouth too hard!
i wish i could watch you draw this in two hours so i know it wasnt just magic lol.
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AthenaTT Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
Aww ^^; What a sweet remark! Thank you! It only took 2 hours cuz there's really just not that much to the photo; plus it was for a giftie, those always go so quickly, don't they? It's commissions that kill me :doh:
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lolitaAgogo Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009   Traditional Artist
sometimes i do gifts to relax from other work so i think i understand :3

your commissions would kill me too!!! youre amazing :heart:
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