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November 2, 2011
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Professor X by Imaliea Professor X by Imaliea
EDIT: a DD?!?! You guys... 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.


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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Daily Deviation

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 )
colin6969 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
Great work on this piece,  It really looks so life like !
ever-so-excited Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Fabulous. :nod: Immensely well done and I absolutely love it. Can't fav it enough. :la:
Brienne-Rivers Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
Sooo amazing!! :O
AnimeArtistRen Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely stunning.  Your art is beautiful!
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 
Swniver Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Impressive. I love the colors!!
DontSpeakSilent Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Student General Artist
The colors! :wow: Just awesome!
TheNeonSalmon Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
yeah I rarely see such a likeness, fantastic job
MarcMons007 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Professional Filmographer
CThompsonArt Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so amazing, the likeness is spot on
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