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Commission Portraits -Set 3 by Saimain Commission Portraits -Set 3 by Saimain
The first set of grayscale commission portraits this year, and probably the last. I'm getting burned out on these. ^__^;; Done in the semi-realism style of "Secrets" and my last batch of grayscale portraits. Click "download" for a larger version.
Drawn with an 0.5 mechanical pencil and shaded in Photoshop 5.5.

First is Victor, a dark character belonging to *Maverchare; second is "Shiori," a character belonging to ~Serenesabine; and last is "Disraeli," a fun, broody guy belonging to ~TheGrimsMaster. All characters their creators.

Other commission portraits I've done in this style can be found here:


You can view the larger, individual portraits on my website: [link]
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:iconstubborninsomniac:
stubborninsomniac Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
i like Disraeli for some reason.
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:iconyouaremore1:
YouAreMore1 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AMAZING :O
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:icondexterlexter:
DexterLexter Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i stand down in admiration. i suppose you use real photos to give your characters their individual looks, right? when I draw people from my imagination they tend to look rather similar and not as individually as real people. You style is beautiful, grayscale with color accents. I have do something with grayscale and red some day...
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:icondiropearl:
Diropearl Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
these are just marvelous!
I really like these
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:iconedylia:
Edylia Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Hobbyist
Wow, I love them. Especially the girl in the middle and the right man. Very good!
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:iconelveniadc:
ElveniaDC Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW ! This is outstanding ! Beautiful work...
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:iconlily-melody:
Lily-Melody Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
The way you can make people look so distinctively themselves is amazing. It's truly inspirational! Their features are so unique.
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:iconmiko-kanji:
Miko-Kanji Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
i can't even.... wow
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:iconxxxultimateotakuxxx:
XXXUltimateOtakuXXX Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Hobbyist
Wow You've Got the Gift of Shading Emotions . . . Flawless
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:iconthe1cutemetalchick:
the1cutemetalchick Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
wow... that dude on the right has some serious sexy-face going on o.o
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:iconstarspeckledsky:
StarSpeckledSky Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
I love the personality that radiates off these characters!!! Brilliant!
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:iconmirabella-sabriel:
Mirabella-Sabriel Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
Lovely!
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:iconayuichi:
ayuICHI Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh, gorgeous and lovely <3
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:iconpri-sakura:
pri-sakura Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
They all look Amazing especially the guy on the right LOVE HIM :)
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:iconmeanara:
MeaNara Featured By Owner May 29, 2010
The one on the far right looks like Sirrus! If you know who that is... :)
Love the facial detail and expression on the middle portrait. :clap:
The guy on the left is very sinister looking dude... *shiver* Good job with the emotions! :D
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:iconnocturnaldarkness:
NocturnalDarkness Featured By Owner May 26, 2010
All of the portraits are really quite fantastic. I'm especially liking the look of Disraeli here.

Keep it up!
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:iconanjadipaolo:
AnjaDiPaolo Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Great portraits! Disraeli looks especially nice. His eyebrows add character to him. :heart:
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:iconcelticbotan:
CelticBotan Featured By Owner May 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HUM, very good! :omfg:
I love this style of yours!

<random-comment>The first guy reminds me a lot of Antonio Banderas XD </random-comment>
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:iconsurefireangel:
SurefireAngel Featured By Owner May 10, 2010
The girl's hair is shaded very well. I can almost see personalities in the guys faces.

-J
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:icondolphinsilverwolf:
DolphinSilverwolf Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
But there's something missing...ah, I see. *busts out the ear sharpener*
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:iconsjazna:
Sjazna Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
These are so beautiful :heart: I'm a huge fan of your pencil art pictures, they're so well made and gives a really enchanted feeling to them...
So wonderful :floating:
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:iconnirelleth:
Nirelleth Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010
Very nice. Great style, love the dramatic contrast.
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:iconavalon620:
Avalon620 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010  Student Writer
The guy on the far right looks a lot like one of my characters! :wow: :faint:
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:iconmalletgrl911:
malletgrl911 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010
Gorgeous work as always. I especially love the girl, she looks somehow innocent but not ;) All of their clothing is beautifully done.
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:iconbeathaa:
beathaa Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010
mmm love the last one character;)
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:iconrathika:
Rathika Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
That third guy's really hot.
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:icondameodessa:
DameOdessa Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
How gorgeous and fascinating! Such expressions!
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:iconpixel-sam:
Pixel-Sam Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
wow-just amazing =) such an amazing piece of artwork :clap:
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:iconloudchai:
loudchai Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
The eyes. The eyes are really what make your portraits. They style is important too, but it's mostly the eyes which really make them. <3
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graceofbass Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010
The shading on their skin, especially the girl, is so realistic, I am in awe. I really love your attention to detail, these are stunning.
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:iconwhiterosebrian:
WhiteRoseBrian Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Excellent.
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:iconflareandicicle:
FlareAndIcicle Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the one on the right best! :love: Soooo handsome!
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:iconrammsteinchen:
rammsteinchen Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing!
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:iconsully-bean:
Sully-Bean Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010
AMAZING.
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:iconwaldratte:
Waldratte Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing! I love the hair and their eyes <3
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:iconblooy:
Blooy Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010
those are just some great pieces. well done friend!
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:iconredemmo:
Redemmo Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010
How do 'fun' and 'broody' go together?????

Great work anyway!
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:iconsaimain:
Saimain Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010  Professional General Artist
I'm really not sure, but they do in that guy! ^__^
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:iconakurei-tamashii:
akurei-tamashii Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
flawless! :heart:
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:iconespirito:
Espirito Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
Her hand is perfect - the lighting, the shading, *sigh* beautifully perfect. As always, a wonderful pleasure to look at your art.
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aquafox12 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
How in the world do you draw hair like that??? :ohnoes:
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:iconprismadragonfly:
prismadragonfly Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010
Ahhh, your grayscale portraits are so nice! You some how manage to keep the figure
lively even with the lack of color and always have such good depth. It seems to
have a traditional media feeling to it, which I love. Her hair is beautifully
drawn and the pose looks so natural.
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:iconbakuoo76:
BAKUOO76 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
VERY AWESOME!!
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:iconnitegirl1231:
Nitegirl1231 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010
I like her she seems really nice and beautiful
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:iconliraen:
Liraen Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just can say that I love it. It's so beautiful. Great job here ^^
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:iconamzimme:
amzimme Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
She's beautiful--and the drawing is top quality, as always. I think what I like most about this particular piece is the deep personality that comes through in her face. There's a spark of mischief in her eyes, just a subtle hint of sass or a smirk. It makes this a lot more than a still portrait--there's a suggestion of the underlying story, who she's looking at, what happens next.
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:iconardanae:
Ardanae Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
This is so beautiful. There's such softness to your style that really lends to her character I think^^:heart:.
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:iconpepleafae:
Pepleafae Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Her facial expression is so intriguing. This is really lovely.
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:iconevi1sprite:
Evi1Sprite Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010
Incredible! How long did this take you?
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:iconsaimain:
Saimain Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010  Professional General Artist
Around 12-15 hours? I work very slow. -_-;
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