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Self Portrait of the soul by WJLACEY Self Portrait of the soul by WJLACEY
this is a self portrait... with a twist. i wanted to portray my personality. not my face. that was not the point. its a little trip into my soul. look and study.
i could tell you what everything meant but that would be telling.
i am really proud of the idea behind this. it really does explain me in one and i believe i have captured what i meant to say... drawing wise erm... its still what i call not as good as what i want lol.
unblended circulism.
50+hrs
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Given 2009-02-01
Shadows, tones and textures: Self Portrait of the soul by ~WJLACEY is an absolutely incredible portraiture with an interesting twist. ( Suggested by jussta and Featured by limnides )
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Rathsi Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Professional
I love the emotional statement and the use of materials. This shows some real skill. Tape is not an easy subject to portray. Check out my version at your leisure. [link]
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Dragos-Sulgheru Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
Hi there,
I have featured this work in my latest journal entry. You can take a look at it here: [link]
Have a great day ;)
Dragos
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paulmellor Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
great work :)
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WJLACEY Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
thanks very much!
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paulmellor Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
no probs :)
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paulmellor Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
great work :)
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Ecruteak Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
This is amazing! I'm trying to get into charcoal photorealism and I'm not really sure what techniques to use. What is unblended circulism? I couldn't find it on google. Thanks so much. : D
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WJLACEY Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
Search for Armin Mersmann, He explains everything much better than i ever could :)
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Ecruteak Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
Thanks so much man!
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TBurrows Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is FANTASTIC!!!!Thank you for uploading this!!!! :D :D :D :D
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WJLACEY Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
Glad you like the drawing!
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Rhadzz Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
Oh-My-Gosh!
GREAT! :D
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:iconwjlacey:
WJLACEY Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
Thanks mate!
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paulmellor Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011
great work
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LucienWittwer Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Student Photographer
Great ! good job !
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r-r-radikal Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Hobbyist
wow, i really love this... i sometimes feel this way myself. perhaps i dont feel what you feel or were trying to show, but i definitely relate to this... nice job.
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Hartstock-Art Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
The contrast is amazing!!!Great work respect!!!
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:iconwjlacey:
WJLACEY Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
Thanks pal
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MrsButterD Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Just Perfect :)
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BarrelOfOats Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010
This is amazing!
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JoshCarterArt Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
This is beautiful
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SULIMAN-ALMAWASH Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Great work !!
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coloursofblack Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009
im in loooove with this, especially the textures of your stubble and lips... and hands, basically the way you dealt with the face
im curious about the background, what is it?
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thepaperraper Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009
can i buy this? i want it at my house, in my room, might sound weird asking for a self portrait of a guy, but this is fucking amazing and i want it
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offbyzero Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009
Wow, well done. Really. I'll remember this for some time.
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WJLACEY Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009
wow thanks
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cowsandwatermelons Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009
Wow, this is just stunning... did you work from a photograph?
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WJLACEY Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009
yeah, 3 i think, all of which i took myself of myself
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LifelessAlarm Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009
I really like the idea behind this... about portraying your personality not your face.

Vey nice =)
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WJLACEY Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009
thanks very much, glad you like it
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T4l0n Featured By Owner May 21, 2009
you have been featured here [link]
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WJLACEY Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009
wow, thank you very much
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hnedy Featured By Owner May 8, 2009
I love it
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WJLACEY Featured By Owner May 8, 2009
wow thnks, alot
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Dragonfly22 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I tried looking but I couldn't capture any part of your soul! :lol:
Perhaps the only is the key... :O It is the only thing that is symbolical, at least that I found...
Anyway, I do like the concept, I think it's very interesting that you tried to go beyond and tell something about yourself with your art. Not everybody does that, and the message it's just as important, if not more, than the image.
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a-sharp Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009  Student General Artist
I know I have commented on this before,
But everytime I see this picture on my Random Favourites,
I get this bone chilling feeling in me. This piece literally gives me the creeps,
or this eerie feeling. But don't take that as something mean, this is one of the most amazing things I have ever seen on here. I just love what you have gotten across with this portait. It makes me wonder/think...
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coloursofblack Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009
wooord.
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WJLACEY Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009
well wow im stunned. you sound like probabley the only person to have felt so strongly over my work. i thank you for your fantastic comments and glad its works so well for you. thank you :)
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a-sharp Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009  Student General Artist
You're welcome, but you don't have to thank me, I only speak what I think, and that's the truth. :)
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Izaaaaa Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009  Professional General Artist
Hello, I featured your work in my journal: [link]
I hope you don't mind, if you do just tell me and I'll remove it! :)
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WJLACEY Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009
thanks for the feature, :)
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JABUL0N Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i dont know what to say on this. its amazing
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blk-panther Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009
Very impressive!
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jdlegacypro Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009  Student General Artist
Cool! Very nice!
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T4l0n Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009
:+fav:
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patulito Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009
You're a very good drawer..
Well done!
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WJLACEY Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009
thnks
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patulito Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009
Well, like I've explained before.
I did not draw this piece myself.
I photocopied the original work and then I went over it with charcoals and chalk.

Thank you!
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WJLACEY Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009
i dont think i know what your on about could you explain what your entire last comment meant thanks?
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patulito Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009
The way I made this art piece.
I photocopied a drawing.
Than I drew some more on top of it.
I put shadows and enhanced it's depth by adding different styles of shading.
Hope that helps..
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