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Largest Nosering Ever by DrewGreen Largest Nosering Ever by DrewGreen
Hey folks!

Sandra Bullock just won her an Oscar at this very moment! I still need to watch 'The Blind Side.'

Anyway, I've been working on this image since last night and most of the day, in preparation for something to do while watching the Acadamy Awards, as I do every year. This is a simple image. It doesn't have a concept, it's just a portrait of a guy. A fairly typical design, by my standards, but realize I went into it wanting to work on something very simple and without too much thought.

That said, I'm happy with it. It's not perfect, it even has some glaring issues, but it's nice. And I sought to do something a little more complex with the shading (not relying at all on any gradients, only using blur once for the blush on his face - everything else is a shape made of a solid color). I have become a little too comfortable with my methods, so in that sense, I did want to challenge myself a bit.

When I finished the sketch, I noticed that it resembles an art acquaintance of mine, the name of whom I will not mention in case I'm just being weird. The alternate title for this image would have been something simple, like "The Comic Geek," for that reason, but just look at that enormous nose ring!

I should mention, I am aware that I have more important images to work on (commissions and my comic, for instance), but I felt an art block encroaching last night when I attempted to draw my very own Yoki Safari, only to be disappointed with the results. So I drew whatever came out of my left hand, I suppose.

Anyway, enjoy!

PS: 'The Hurt Locker' just won Best Picture of 2010. Guess I'm required to watch it, now. ;D

Adobe Illustrator CS, more hours than I care to admit.

This image was created by and is (c) Andrew "Drew" Green, and is not for use in any way, shape, or form without my permission first.
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chubrepublic Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i still can't get over this! My all time favourite!
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DrewGreen Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011
Aw, thank you!
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NoodleRubber Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011
I don't see any glaring issues at all and this is coming from someone who's eye is very critical. I think it's absolutely adorable! :love:
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DrewGreen Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
Thanks so much! I'm very glad you like it. :)
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tomaz2k Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
Very nice!
Love your colors!
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pockets1987 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
I kinda drooled when I saw this.
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James-GF Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010   Traditional Artist
This is beautiful on so many levels!
The linework, the colours, the expression on his face and the absolute CUTENESS of the character. I'm floored!
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DrewGreen Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
Haha, thank you! There's actually a version 2 of this image. The line work is the same, but the colors are digitally painted instead of vectored. I actively prefer version 2 over this one, but I still like this one. Check it out and let me know your thoughts: [link] ;D
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Psychorobo Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
OMG!!!!! This is awesome!!!
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:icondrewgreen:
DrewGreen Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
Heh, thanks!
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Chemsive41 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010
it's so... IT'S SOO.... :O

:thumbsup:
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:icondrewgreen:
DrewGreen Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010
Haha, uh...thanks! ;D
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:iconmr-jayman:
Mr-Jayman Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
Damn clever vector shading.....inspirational even.
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:icondrewgreen:
DrewGreen Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010
Thank you! It's not my normal method but it turned out pretty well.
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:iconayuichi:
ayuICHI Featured By Owner May 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Super fantastic, I love it. <3
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:icondrewgreen:
DrewGreen Featured By Owner May 28, 2010
Thanks!
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:icongrisser:
grisser Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
man this is amazing, especially since it's vector D:
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:icondrewgreen:
DrewGreen Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
Thanks! Vector is amazing!
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geminick Featured By Owner May 20, 2010  Professional General Artist
Whoa, this is awesome! Gotta love his smile, haha. And I really like the way you've done his hair, eyebrows and eyes! The little tattoo peeking out from under his sleeve is a nice touch as well. :)
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DrewGreen Featured By Owner May 20, 2010
Thank you so much!
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:icongeminick:
geminick Featured By Owner May 21, 2010  Professional General Artist
No problem! :) Keep up the good work!
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yukiusagi1983 Featured By Owner May 5, 2010
so cute.looks like me .haha.But I do not have beard. Haha.love he.lol.:love:
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DrewGreen Featured By Owner May 5, 2010
Thanks!
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Rainroad Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
First, awesome picture, awesome style.... just awesome!!!

Second, alot of your characters and dudes you draw have 90% of the things I'm attracted to. Thick-ish bodies, Mohawk or fauxhawk hairstyle, tattoos, dark hair or abnormally colored hair, and most importantly, beautifully styled facial hair. It makes me love them and want to draw them, darn you! (but you still have plenty of variety) *shakesfist*

Third, that was weird to say, and never ever stop!!!!! :dance:
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DrewGreen Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
Haha, thanks! No, it's not weird. Actually, one of my personal criticisms of my own work is that most of my characters are too attractive (though, I find not many people are drawing the kinds of characters that I do, so it evens out nicely).
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Rainroad Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
heehee I'd like to see you draw some all-out ugly. Unless you already have...then i must find it. then of course go back to unique sexies. :lol:

Awesome Chawesome!
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Cacodaemonia Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I love the shadows on him! The changes in hue and saturation look really awesome. :)
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:icondrewgreen:
DrewGreen Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
Thank you!
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markwulfgar Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010
teh detail <3
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:icondrewgreen:
DrewGreen Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010
Indeed. ;D
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markwulfgar Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010
i am trying to keep my DA profile straight so i can't really fave hot dudes :/
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DrewGreen Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010
XD Funniest comment ever.
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markwulfgar Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010
whiiine XD hot dudes faved on my favorites i tried to mean XD
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CrystalCurtis Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
You have the most amazing colors in this image.. They're beautiful! Super fun style, too! 8) Awesome awesome awesome.
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:icondrewgreen:
DrewGreen Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010
Thank you!
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novemberhase Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010
hahah he ist hot.
I love septumpiercings :)
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:icondrewgreen:
DrewGreen Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010
Glad you like it!
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novemberhase Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010
your welcome.
Your whole tool ist just awesome.
You've found the perfect path, between detailed and reduced visual signature.♥
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DrewGreen Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
Thank you! That's such a wonderful thing to say!
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RoderickCissan Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
hehhe nice work on this one dude!!!
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DrewGreen Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
Thank you!
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alebat Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010   General Artist
The colorssss. THE COLORSSSSSSS.

you're rad.
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:icondrewgreen:
DrewGreen Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010
Thank you!
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arpellias Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
seems like a intresting bloke...definitely someone I would want to be friends with in real life.
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DrewGreen Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010
Good! That is the look I was going for, someone very friendly and lighthearted. Glad you like it!
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arpellias Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
you did a excellent job.
^_^
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paperfetish Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010
While it may not be an important piece, it still shows your skills. The shadows are pretty amazing and I love the expression. His facial hair is pretty amazingly done and I love the nose ring.

By the way, septum piercing = ouch! I had a splint once that was stitched through my septum. The removal of that stitch was the single most painful thing I have experienced.
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DrewGreen Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010
Thank you very much!

Yeah, I bet it does hurt. But I still like the way it looks! XD
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XxXFaNtA Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010
Wow you have a great way to colorize stuff!
Love that one :D
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DrewGreen Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010
Thank you!
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