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Vultus VII by napoleoman Vultus VII by napoleoman
Drawn from Civil war photo
11"x15"
Charcoal on Arches

Civil War photos from: CivilWarPhotos.net
Secretary of State William H. Seward

*edit* Piece SOLD! *starts dancing* :)
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:iconforcedlactationlover:
Forcedlactationlover Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That's an excellent likeness of Seward, well drawn from its photo base.
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:iconjohnkein99:
johnkein99 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
great!
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:icontimeship:
Timeship Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Professional Writer
Outstanding, bravo!
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:icondantelosgatos:
DanteLosGatos Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
that is pretty badass
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lord-raja Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011   Interface Designer
Miért nincs kedvenced a devianton? (HU) Egyébként lenyűgöző!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! EXTRA! :)
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:iconiordachelivia:
iordachelivia Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
your art is amazing. you have an amazing talent, i love your work:x
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:iconrzsolar:
RZSOLAR Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010
You are a really glorious artist, sir!
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:iconje1dedo:
je1dedo Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010
super no comment.
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:iconoct3194:
oct3194 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010
this is amazing, he was my greatgreatgreatgreatgreat grandfather
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:iconchrono1209:
Chrono1209 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010
nice one!
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:iconazrael-nekhbet:
Azrael-Nekhbet Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009
This is featured here: [link]
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:iconxorac:
xorac Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
bloody hell! thought it was a daguerreotype. amazing stuff.
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:iconnapoleoman:
napoleoman Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
thanks! I love the way daguerreotypes look. And Steichen's stuff...
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:iconxorac:
xorac Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah. thanks for makin me google him out. he's brilliant :D
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:iconzebra45:
zebra45 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009  Student
lovely just lovely. he looks slightly like dustin hoffman^^
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:iconwhothennow24:
whothennow24 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
I was gon' say that!
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:iconzebra45:
zebra45 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Student
lol:)
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:iconblueskye27:
Blueskye27 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
You've been featured here. :heart:
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:iconshkico:
shkico Featured By Owner May 12, 2009
i like this:)
whats arches?
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:iconnapoleoman:
napoleoman Featured By Owner May 12, 2009
arches buff cover
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:iconveeohlay:
veeohlay Featured By Owner May 4, 2009
Oh my goodness, how long have you been drawing? I began drawing last year, so I'm trying to determine how long it will take to be as proficient as you. <3
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:iconnapoleoman:
napoleoman Featured By Owner May 5, 2009
Ive been serious about drawing for 3-4 years now
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:iconbeecognate:
beecognate Featured By Owner May 3, 2009
Wow. Very nice texturing.
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:iconvikasscorpio:
vikasscorpio Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009
Excellent
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:icontimotesh:
TimotesH Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009
really nice drawing oO
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:iconfuzballoffur:
fuzballoffur Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009
this is beautiful

you are extremely gifted in expressing emotion. I love how your drawings are realistic but subtlety stylized with texture. it's very beautiful and classic
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:iconarson-pwnes:
arson-pwnes Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009
wow
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:iconstarduskmoon:
starduskmoon Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009
How do you get the sharp/defined lines?
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:iconmrava:
Mrava Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009
Me likie :D
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dwk61 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009
This excellent portrait has been featured in "Far Away Faces" [link] with music by "Archive"

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J-Rard Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
again, nice. you're a regular rembrandt.
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:iconrobert-adauto-iii:
Robert-Adauto-III Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009
what they said! :)
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:iconjessiloo:
JessiLoo Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Fantastic work :)
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:iconavogel57:
Avogel57 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
wow, excellent execution!
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:iconamostpeculiargirl:
AMostPeculiarGirl Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
It is a very great drawing, I like your gallery too. :)

Big props for the Princess Bride quotes! I love that movie.
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:iconavogel57:
Avogel57 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! It's a great when Fezzik rhymes, thats groovy!
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:icontiamat9:
tiamat9 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009
Stunning drawing. I love the detailing and style. The angle and form of the face are superb.
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:iconprimulatook:
primulatook Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful work!
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:icontpol:
TPol Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
really great,, so strong face and draw,,, just great
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:iconjmetod:
jmetod Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
Your work with charcoal is unbelievable! Excellent.
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:iconcreedysgirl:
Creedysgirl Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009   Traditional Artist
Beautiful!
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:icongutydecadi:
gutydecadi Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
Impresionante
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:icongoyur:
Goyur Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome, it's perfect. Well done!
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:icontrixsr:
TrixSr Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Interesting~~ Great job!
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:iconca-squall:
Ca-Squall Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
I love it! I wish I was as good as you on the shadings.
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:iconmalikadnanayub:
malikadnanayub Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
Excellent :thumbsup:
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:iconnnq2603:
nnq2603 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009
Wow.
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:icongenkaku-kun:
genkaku-kun Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Your textures are insane.
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:iconkicking-air:
kicking-air Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009   Writer
Beautiful... but how do you capture all those little nuances and speckles with charcoal?
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:iconnapoleoman:
napoleoman Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009
the speckled areas are generated by rubbing vine charcoal on its side. The paper is very textured, so it creates that look.
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