Ian Somerhalder as Damon Salvatore TV Show: The Vampire Diaries Pencils: HB, 8B 9B Graphite Crayon, 0.7 Mechanical Pencil A4 paper _________________________________________________________________
My advice to you? Don't use a f*cked up small picture as your reference or you'll end up drawing a f*cked up left eye! It's not really that good, but hope you enjoy... besides it's Damon... one sexy mess as i like to call him! haha... Sorry i wasn't that active lately! I might draw other characters later. Have a great day... and night!
If you want, change the ring around the iris, lighten it a bit to match the reference (if you can, make your reference pic black and white to see the values better. If you have a photo-editing program, you can lighten your reference pic's shadows). You can re-scan your pic and edit this submission to change the picture.
I've done this kind of thing before. And the artist (like me) can become very irritated with an imperfection they see in the drawing. I'm struggling with one right now that I can't change on another website. It's a nasty feeling every time you see that one sore imperfection and can't change it.
I've said all that to say this, You've done a wonderful job on Damon and you've captured him perfectly!
Thank you so much for the critique and for your time. I really appreciate it. Unfortunately the reference pic was even darker than this drawing, you could hardly see the details of left eye, guess I was afraid to blacken it.
Yes i know exactly what you mean, it gets really annoying sometimes.
Thank you so much, means a lot. love your drawings btw.