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Professor X by Imaliea Professor X by Imaliea
EDIT: a DD?!?! You guys... seriously...wow... thank you so so so so so so so so so so much to $damphyr for featuring this artwork as a DD. I was so happy I even cried a little (which feels a bit lame admitting to but dagnabbit I was happy!).

Charles, you loveable bastard, I'm so glad I put off my other work to paint you! Thank you so much to everyone who's been fav'ing & commenting, you have no idea how much I love reading each comment.. thankyou.




Weeeeell because I don't have enough to do, I decided I'd do even more! I really should have been finishing many other projects, not the least of which is my coursework assignment and replying to my DA comments (I will get there!).

Anyhoo - move over Jensen Ackles and make way for James McAvoy (I know, poor Jensen will be just devastated).

I have been watching/rewatching First Class, which is just awesome btw, and I will not accept opinions to the contrary >_>

Anyway, because I'm not going to be able to do any more art until I finish my assignment T_T I thought I'd at least do something quick to tide me over until I can work on my big arty projects again. Forgive the uninspired title, it's late and my brain is already asleep.

Enjoy!

Technial Details
Photoshop, hard round-edged brush plus a couple of `adonihs brushes for added texture at the end.
Referenced from a few different pics :heart: but primarily this one: [link] which is a lovely James pic but doesn't look much like he does as Xavier, so I modified him.

I tried not to be very precious about it, just kept everything loose and messy an just generally have a bit of fun with it. Tis not perfect, but I kinda like it that way :D

For your enjoyment
Because tumblr (yes, tumblr is a reason): ------------> Click here for the CATAVOY version lol! <------------

Painting steps


Erik, as promised:


Artwork belongs to me, character/actor doesn't :( (not even a little bit)
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Given 2011-11-05
Professor X is just one example of the amazing portrait work by *Imaliea. Don't miss this amazing gallery! ( Featured by damphyr )
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colin6969 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
Great work on this piece,  It really looks so life like !
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:iconever-so-excited:
ever-so-excited Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
Fabulous. :nod: Immensely well done and I absolutely love it. Can't fav it enough. :la:
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:iconbrienne-rivers:
Brienne-Rivers Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
Sooo amazing!! :O
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:iconanimeartistren:
AnimeArtistRen Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely stunning.  Your art is beautiful!
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:iconartisteamane:
ArtistEamane Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my gosh this is so perfect! I love it so much :heart:
James McAvoy is just so...just 
aahh
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:iconswniver:
Swniver Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Impressive. I love the colors!!
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:icondontspeaksilent:
DontSpeakSilent Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Student General Artist
The colors! :wow: Just awesome!
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:icontheneonsalmon:
TheNeonSalmon Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
yeah I rarely see such a likeness, fantastic job
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:iconmarcmons007:
MarcMons007 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Professional Filmographer
amazing
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:iconcthompsonart:
CThompsonArt Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so amazing, the likeness is spot on
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:iconpraementi:
Praementi Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy crap, this isn't an actual picture?! Amazing!
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:icongambitgmb:
gambitgmb Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice work
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:icontorcher999:
Torcher999 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Smooth and sharp, just like him.
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:iconkamikase-dey:
Kamikase-Dey Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG! James McAvoy!!!
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:iconnicolas-sw:
Nicolas-SW Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG, it's so well done! :D
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:icondrawdrone:
DrawDrone Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great work, the details are absolutely stunning.
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:iconisabel-afolalu:
Isabel-Afolalu Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing, it looks like a picture :o
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:iconozimandus4321:
Ozimandus4321 Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist
wow, very solid in all areas....
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:iconmelody-in-the-air:
Melody-in-the-Air Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
holy mackerel!!!! this is amazing~!!!!! Great work on EVERYTHING!
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:iconshannonmargaret:
shannonmargaret Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist
This is simply incredible!
Great work! I am throughly loving this :D
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:iconbmadrid:
BMadrid Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
excelente trabajo
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Bo-Po-Mo-Fo Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Wow, thisis really amazing!
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:iconjadeyfish:
Jadeyfish Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is incredible!
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LOGARITHMICSPIRAL Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well done!
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:iconslipled:
slipled Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
really a fine painting!!.. and weel put colors!... amazing
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:iconjennifereasley:
JenniferEasley Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, this is just stunning. I'm sure you already know that by now, but damn!
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GoldenEmotions Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this really deserves a DD. You did an adorable job on the details and the entire contrast and color balance. Really an awesome art work. : )
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:iconstroke1986:
Stroke1986 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very realistyc i cant imagine how you guys do it :XD:
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:iconwarisiss:
warisiss Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013   Digital Artist
Works like this are my inspiration that makes me want to improve. I love it. The foreground and background light, technique, everything. But I bet you get that a lot :)
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yorunaka Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow. This is definitely an awesome piece. I love how the eyes really stand out and I generally love how you painted his facial features. ; u ;
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XCrazy-ShunshineX Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ugh this is great! No wonder you got a DD! Keep up the good work!
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:iconjennybun:
jennybun Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
amazing work!
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:iconnaisei:
naisei Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist
omg this is so good lol. it looks just like him. great job. i love the way you colour too!
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:iconserelyartworks:
SerelyArtworks Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Excellent!! I love the expression! Nice work!!
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:iconixtianart:
IxtianArt Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Good portrait!
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:iconoblivionkay:
OblivionKay Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Student General Artist
OMG this is amazing!
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:iconvyxe:
vyxe Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Student
gorgeous style, highly realistic yet still painterly, amazing work with the skin texture! congrats on the DD (:
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Remidubois Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
+ fav for the hair blue outline wich render very good
as reference.
I agree for DD ^^
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:iconwltpdms95:
wltpdms95 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Student Filmographer
Woww! i love it :)
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:iconpaintedhood:
PaintedHood Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
The details are exceptionally handled, particularly on the face.
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Bonsa1B3N Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
i love this drawing, and excellent piece of art, you have some serious talent
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:iconjakndaxta:
jakndaxta Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is a great drawing!! good job! keep it up!!
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PacoPepper Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, amazing! +watch :)
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77Shaya77 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a wonderful portrait. So realistic and detailed :O I also love the step by step process. You're such a great artist!
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:icone-guerrero:
e-guerrero Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
excellent
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:iconalexadi95:
alexadi95 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great job
the details are amazing
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:iconandreanechita:
AndreaNechita Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
wow amazing work. congrats on the DD. well deserved :)
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:iconmargaw:
margaw Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Student General Artist
amaaazing work !!!! <3
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:iconclearechoes:
ClearEchoes Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Nice, profesor X
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:iconandared:
Andared Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
Great likeness and good composition.
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