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Nicholas Brendan - Xander by amberj8 Nicholas Brendan - Xander by amberj8
A3 charcoal sketch of the wonderful Nicholas Brendan as Xander Harris from the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. This was drawn for a friend to take to a convention and get autographed by Nicholas (as you can see, the photo is taken before the signature), and I think it came out pretty good. This was my first attempt using cotton balls to blend the charcoal in the shadowed areas (usually I use tissue paper), and I LOVE how it worked. MUCH easier to get the right tones.
Anyway, hope you like it. :D
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GinnyWeasley-13 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous work, Xander is so cool. I particularly like the way you did the hair and the background.
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amberj8 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. :) Glad you like it. It looks pretty good with his autograph, too.
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SpydieByteInk Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012   General Artist
This.. ^^
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amberj8 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. :)
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dreamarian Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
Hi! You've been featured in my journal.
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marmicminipark Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice, I really like this one !!!!


" I love to make people laugh, if I make them smile I'm half way there" Mick O'Day~
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:iconamberj8:
amberj8 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. :) He was fun to draw.
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Joilieder Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
Excellent! Extremely life-like. :iconbuffyplz::iconwillowplz::iconlovelyheartsplz:
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:iconamberj8:
amberj8 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. :) Glad you think so.
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FrolicherZuhalter Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is AMAZING!
Love that show btw :)
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:iconamberj8:
amberj8 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. :) The show was great, and I love drawing the characters and actors...especially when I can get the drawings autographed.
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orinoco1973 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing art work
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:iconamberj8:
amberj8 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much. :)
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Mayeaux Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Great!:)
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:iconamberj8:
amberj8 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cheers. :)
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Mayeaux Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:sun:
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DarkElektra Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
it's an excellent job!!! well done!! ^^ :clap:
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:iconamberj8:
amberj8 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much. :)
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DarkElektra Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
you're welcome! :iconllamajumpplz:
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roonerspism Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That is really fantastic and deserves way more faves and comments! I've had a look at your gallery and your work is consistently brilliant. Well done :D
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:iconamberj8:
amberj8 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much. :) I try to keep challenging myself, and I think I'm getting better with my art. Glad you like it.
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Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very good work!! :D:D
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amberj8 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. :)
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donwold Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
Great portrait!
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:iconamberj8:
amberj8 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. :) Glad you like it.
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differentrose Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
OH MY GOD. YOU ARE AMAZING!
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:iconamberj8:
amberj8 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. :) It was more fun drawing it than I thought it would be. Glad you like how it turned out.
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differentrose Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Your welcome.
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Henu-Chan Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow great work! :clap:
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:iconamberj8:
amberj8 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot. :)
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Amai-Rose Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
This is cool. The eyes are very striking. Is it for the Halcon?
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:iconamberj8:
amberj8 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. :) Actually it's for the Armageddon Expo in Melbourne, Australia. I'm also doing one of Mark Sheppard for him, too.
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Bluesilver84 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How do you do that? Wow!
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:iconamberj8:
amberj8 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:) Just takes practice. Glad you like it.
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