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The Riddick by guen20 The Riddick by guen20
Richard B. Riddick, A.K.A. Vin Diesel, from The Chronicles of Riddick. 

reference: fandimefilmu.cz/gal/Filmy/Ridd...

Entry for Riddick Rule The Dark Contest.
Edit: Ok, I've been meaning to come back and work on this piece for some time. Now, with the Riddick contest, I've gone and pulled out my tablet again. I sharpened the water droplets and well, pretty much everything, as crisp and as detailed as I'm able at this point in my skill level. Lol my hand is aching but it was worth it I think. I hope you all find my changes to be an improvement too. Time involved with the new changes about 6 hours. Total time… lol no idea…. though at least 3 days of working well into the night. I remember that much. hehe 

This is a practice run for me. I'm trying to get better at drawing men realistically. I love the riddick movies and especially his awesome eyes. Digital painting and airbrushing with a bit of digital colored pencil and paint stippling. No photo manipulation or tracing.Hope you all like him.
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:icongorpie97:
gorpie97 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
I'd like to use this as my avatar on Steam, if that's okay with you.  (This is my fave of all the Rule the Dark entries!)
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:iconguen20:
guen20 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Um sure. :) Thx for asking! xD
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:iconflo-di:
flo-di Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
amazing
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:iconguen20:
guen20 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ty!
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:iconflo-di:
flo-di Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
^^
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:iconbdstudio:
BDStudio Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Professional Photographer
You created Riddick on his best! This art shows a fine piece of his real nature!
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:iconguen20:
guen20 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ty!
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:iconkwasi-o:
Kwasi-O Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello Guen20. This is a spot on likeness even though it's just the upper part of Diesel's face. I'm also glad you mentioned that it's not a photo manipulation as it's so good that it's close to looking like one (that's not to say that photo-manipulations actually look good lol). But yes, there's quite a few (realism-based) portraits of Riddick on here but this is definitely my favorite by far. I love the minimalism of content and yet the intensity and detail that went into the execution. I love the framing too. Reminds me of a scene from the climax of Pitch Black (is it? lol, I haven't seen the new one yet). Very nice.
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:iconguen20:
guen20 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! No it's not from Pitch Black, hehe. It's from the new one. :) I'm glad you like it. I really wanted to concentrate on his eyes as I think that you only get a true warning of the dangerous man inside from those occasional glimpses. Especially when he's in hunter mode. 

Heh what you say about photo-manipulations is partly true, although I fully hail those who do quality photo-manipulations as I would a photographer. They are often brilliant. I just didn't want people to think I had copied and pasted a photo I found on the internet. I wanted folks to understand that every pixel was drawn by me even though I did use a reference picture. Anyway, I hope I've explained myself OK now. :) 

Thanks again for your lovely comments.
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MarniUchiha Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

"How the hell do I get eyes like that!?"

Increadable work <3

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:iconguen20:
guen20 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconcassie13mang:
cassie13mang Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

you nailed those eyes...mmm, loving me some Riddick!!

great job!!

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:iconguen20:
guen20 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconblsdesq:
Blsdesq Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
Very different perspective, I like it!!!
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:iconguen20:
guen20 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I'm glad you like it. :)
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:iconblsdesq:
Blsdesq Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
You're welcome!!!
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:icontizzr:
tizzr Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fresh colors and captures your interest. Great job!
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:iconguen20:
guen20 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconkathrynslee:
kathrynslee Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good job. Love the colors you used here. it shows how tough this guy is and no ever dare to beat him. great job on that. :)
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:iconguen20:
guen20 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconkathrynslee:
kathrynslee Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome. :iconbrohugplz:
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:iconguen20:
guen20 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
XD
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:iconphotopathica:
Photopathica Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013   General Artist
Hi!
We have chosen your work for our Featured Folder for August!
This piece has been featured here: deviantsgallery.deviantart.com…

On behalf of:
:icondeviantsgallery:
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:iconguen20:
guen20 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow thx!
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:iconwulfsbayne:
wulfsbayne Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
very nice work
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:iconguen20:
guen20 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you.
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VishousRhage Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
Absolutely AMAZING...best of luck to you!

VR
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:iconguen20:
guen20 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thx! There's so much good art here I'll need lots of luck! XD
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SpaceArtGuy Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013

Woah!!! nice pic! i thought it was one of those idiots who just move parts of the picture around, then call it theirs! glad to see that there is some form of art in this contest! How do you get so many comments??? i only have 2 on mine!

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:iconguen20:
guen20 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! :)


I entered this into various groups in addition to this contest, which is permissible. :) I asked :D.
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:iconspaceartguy:
SpaceArtGuy Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
Cool! :D
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:iconguen20:
guen20 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
XD
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panjok2 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
I seriously thought this was a 1080 pic they used for the advertisement of this contest! I simply do not understand how in the world someone can do this stuff and this good too! Looks like a 1080 pic clipped from the movie or something! Your talents blow me away and make me wish I were in the business so I could hire you to work for me!!! OK, have I told you how good this is yet? Well, it is freaking grrreat! I wish I had the talent of drawing, let alone the digital aspect of it too! It's a shame that I let 4 years of art class go to waste! I treated most of my time in there as play time because the art teacher was sooo laid back! I think weed had a little to do with her laid back attitude! (She was a "make love not war" kid!) lol 
My pic for 1st prize so far!
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:iconguen20:
guen20 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!:happybounce: Hehe... thank you! It was hard working with such a small pic and I had to create details where the original pic had blurry pixels. 

I know what you mean about relaxed art teachers :giggle: as many of mine were on the hippie side too, not that I'm judging them for it or anything lol. I still loved those art classes, and I'm glad I took them.:) 

As it happens, I did not immediately put my 4 years of art school to good use either. Instead, I got married and had kids and did not even pick up an art tool for about thirteen years. (All this is on my DA id if you're curious). When I found Deviantart I realized how much I missed the art world and I started drawing again. I was terrible at first, as you can see from some of my older deviations :no:, but slowly over the last 2 years I got better, though I still have a lot to learn. :) Anyway, my reason for telling you all this is to say that if you enjoyed your art classes maybe you should try again too?:)

Also, if you're curious about the steps I take to do each piece there is a WIP folder in my gallery. 
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theweasleyboys Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I would NOT want to be on the wrong end of this guy's blades...especially not in the water!  ;)
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:iconguen20:
guen20 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe or in the dark! XD
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:icondestructiconz:
Destructiconz Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
superbly detailed!
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:iconguen20:
guen20 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
 Wow TY! :)
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Hawleyclan Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
Gorgeous detail! Love it!
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:iconguen20:
guen20 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :D
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DRAGONLOVER101040 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
FUCKING LOVE THAT TRILOGY.
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:iconguen20:
guen20 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Me too! So much!
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SarahWaterRaven Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
So hot!
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:iconguen20:
guen20 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:giggle: :)
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SarahWaterRaven Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
:happybounce: 
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:iconkaber13:
kaber13 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, just fantastic work here. Your push to be more realistic definitly shows.
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:iconguen20:
guen20 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. I appreciate that!
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:iconkaber13:
kaber13 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
your most welcome. :)
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AmandaPainter87 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome job!!! 
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:iconguen20:
guen20 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Thank you!
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