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some months ago I finished to watch Lost, I loved Benjamin Linus's character and his astonished eyes, this is a quick sketch about him



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I don't know the character since I don't watch Lost, but I think the painting is extremely effective nonetheless. The detail in the wrinkles on his left eye shows that he has been through a lot of stress. His reaction to the stress is shown well with the quantity of white space. Normally I don't like their being so much white in a painting, but here it seems to suggest a depth of emotion that the viewer doesn't have access to--something so huge that it blots out everything else.
However, in addition to the stress he seems to be feeling, there is also something about his expression that seems extremely determined. I think it's his mouth, how set and defined the curve of his lips is.
Generally, I like the mixture of high contrast with the blood, and low contrast with the lines of his face and neck, which recede into the background. It creates more drama in a fairly empty space.
You've been doing this long enough that I have no critique on your technique. Well executed as always, especially the neck, detailed eye, and ear-- the first and last because they are rendered with a minimum of lines but still look realistic, and the eye because of the skilled shading.
Very nice, all in all.
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I didn't really watch Lost, but this piece somehow told a part of the story nonetheless. Its particularly amazing how the wrinkles and colour have emphasized the emotion that you were going for. It also gives a hint of macabre into it. It contrasted beautifully against the blank, empty space left behind; it's subtlety really did add the charm into it, as if pulling me into the story.
The other side of his face has left me speechless however: its quite the contrast from the other eye, almost as if a different emotion altogether, lifting the feeling of the piece-in-a-way.
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Callophrys Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
tellement beau..
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ElizaVanVeen Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You also like a silver mt. zion. Did you notice one of their songs at the beginning of a lost advertisement?
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Nahuallica Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Very expressive, I love the simplicity of that lines.
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red-carrot Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
I knew this was Ben when I saw this, first when I saw your piece "living in delay". Wonderful character, isn't he? And yes, about his eyes (it especially caught me when his daughter died). And his expression. You captured it really well! Your artwork is gorgeous!
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hakuw Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Student
I really love the thin lines and free-flowing patterns that you've created with them! :)
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EmersonGirl Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
I love Benjamin! And this work is fantastic!
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hootix Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Awsome.love it
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tilly-bungard Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Whenever i stop painting or drawing for a while, all i need to get me back into the mood of it all it to look at your wonderfull collection...
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itsWashy Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
his eyes freaks me out but i love them i love your work they amaze me
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nerve-s Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
I recognised him before readin anything! This is a great picture you've made! But then again you know your stuff. What can you say. What do you want us to say :P? I can say that LOST season 1 and 2 were historical. I especially like the ending in the episode they had with Benjamin Linus were they put him against the wall and said that they found his parachute but also a dead body with his name. The classic benjamin Linus eyes shined up that moment.
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coloredinside Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
it's different than you normally make, but I love it!
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elsewhera Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love you like i love lost.
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Yo-yo-girl12 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is incredible!
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Galaxy-Milk Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I really like this. All your other works tend to be of attractive females, this is a nice change.
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kartiksharma Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Student General Artist
Nice (: ♥ :D
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magiggles1 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
LOST - Ben is amazing but Locke is the is the silent awesome leader. Love your representation of his character
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LastWords-1stMistake Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I love all your work! You are truly incredible and you have been my inspiration in painting for about a year now <3
I was just curious, what pens do you use?
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DrawnArcher Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
You always do such high quality work.
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ragged-ashes Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You could try watching Person Of Interest, because Michael Emerson is in that show too and he is just fantastic. I agree about his wonderful eyes. "Astonished" is a great way to describe them. This is stunning.
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Mel2DaIssa Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
holy cow wow batman!
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level67 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
Ben Linus was my favorite character too in Lost!!!! lovely :D
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Spain12 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
astonishing is a very good word to describe this piece, it is a great picture, the eyes tell many a story
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forbesrobertson Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
This is awesome! I recognized him right away. I really like the minimalist approach that you took with this... it captured his character perfectly. Well done! 4-8-15-16-23-42.
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Pushdug Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely stunning!

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VencaSeitl Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
first sight was enough for me to know who is he...
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Chocolatecookiecrumb Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, very impressive! o.o
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shroomcat Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
Yep - those eyes! And that's how I recognized him here.
I love how you always emphasize on the eyes! ; )
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Skirosa Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Knew it was Ben from the moment I saw the thumbnail.
Great work, you really captured the character.
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KittysTheBaws Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a great Drawing of Ben. I love the series, recognized him instantly!
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SecretlyaZombie Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
recognized him instantly, love this!!!
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aylee95 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
Oh gosh, so lovely! :D
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deathangelexXx Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Student Photographer
BEN!
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Luppi-chan9 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu... That's awesome! how do you draw like that? man, i am jealous but in a good way. i have to really catch up n become better.
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EyeGoCrazy Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't watch lost but I love this sketch, so moving.
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Starryjoy Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
i wish i could sketch that good too
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wdnest Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Professional Writer
Excellent sketch
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SilentKittyEater Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
This is strangely beautiful. I love it's fantastic simplicity. It just captured the expression of it all so well.
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jheckerman Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
It totally looks like him, great job!
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MindlessKitteh Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I knew it was him just from looking at the thumbnail! He has become one of my favorite characters. Wonderful piece of art! =)
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yellowsmoke321 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the detail of this :)
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SoInfamous Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
Omg I miss this series so much great work.
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5Anne5 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
how do you make so realistic a drawing with only some shadows and watercolour? its impressive
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cypii Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Never watched Lost, but GOSH this picture itself...! ;__; ♥
... Btw, I have a confession to make. >: | Here goes... Your works are the main source of inspiration for me what it comes to watercolors.
Because... Your way of using them just pleases my eye? (WOW RLY)
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ArtGoldArt Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
looks really cool!
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timanttimaarit Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow!
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Jigsaw-Chan Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wasn't fond of the show (sucked really)

But this is a fantastic piece!! that right eye sends chills down my spine wonderful job!!
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jonathanjturrell Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
Lost rocks. Your artistic style does Ben's character justice. I love it!
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