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Danny DaVito by Doctor-Pencil Danny DaVito by Doctor-Pencil
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Danny DaVito - best known for his roll in the 70's sitcom "TAXI" but has made many movies of course :D

The challenge for me here was trying to create a "soft focus" feel on the outer edges, like the ref pic. I don't have a lot of experience with that effect, but I've known for a long time that out of focus backgrounds, when done correctly, can have the BIGGEST effect on "fooling the brain" into thinking it sees reality. Now, perfecting that technique will take a while.

SIZE: 5.27 x 5.77 inches
TIME: 10+ hours
MEDIUM: Bristol Smooth 300 series by Strathmore
PENCILS: 2B, B, H
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cell40 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
INCREDIBLE!!! He looks so real!!!
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Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank YOU!! :D
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rickcorbett Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing realism!  The eyes are full of life and emotion.  The texture in the skin, the shadows....very masterful work!  I'm just in complete awe!
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:icondoctor-pencil:
Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THANKS so MUCH Rick!! :D:D
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014   Traditional Artist
Love the depth you achieved on this one Rick .. stunning.
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:icondoctor-pencil:
Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a BUNCH!! :D:D
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:iconpowerfulwoodelf:
Powerfulwoodelf Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
Amazing as always!
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:icondoctor-pencil:
Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thx much!! :D
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:iconcodinas:
Codinas Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
As always you has done a great job with this portrait. Bravo Rick!! :clap: 
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:icondoctor-pencil:
Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks so much!! :D
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Jon-Wyatt Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent stuff Rick
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:icondoctor-pencil:
Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thx much!! :D
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UGNArtWorld Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
AWESOMEEE!!! What a wonderful work!
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:icondoctor-pencil:
Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey thanks!! :D
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OutlawNinja Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
What a great job Rick, awesome character.
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:icondoctor-pencil:
Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Kindly!!
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LonnyClouser Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the guy and despise him a little too (the characters he chooses - I don't think of Taxi anymore, I think of Matilda - even though that is kind of old now too - sigh.  Or It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - the episode where he eats cat food and passes out is hilarious.  If you haven't seen it, it's on YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrK7oW….

The soft edges look great!!  You captured him very well.  :D
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:icondoctor-pencil:
Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a BUNCH!! :D:D
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:iconlonnyclouser:
LonnyClouser Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!  :D
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Ashtoreth Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
Great job Rick! Loving the intensity in the gaze that you managed to capture so well.
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:icondoctor-pencil:
Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!! :D
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Justa-Watcher49 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
good job on your soft edges. Very believable! Terrific portrait! 
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:icondoctor-pencil:
Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you! It's a cool effect if done right, and I'm a LONG way off from what I've seen others on here draw ;D
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Petah55 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, this looks amazing.
I'm quite envious of your ability to draw peiple right now :D
The stronger details in the front and softer parts in the back add to the already very strong realism.
Great job!
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:icondoctor-pencil:
Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thx so much :D I need to work on, and use this in more drawings :D
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Petah55 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome :D
It defiantely pays off!
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