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Old Man 2 by Harkale-Linai Old Man 2 by Harkale-Linai
A portrait study, to relax from the more complex stuff I'm currently working on! It's based on a beautiful picture of a Yemeni man taken by Csilla Zelko, which can be found on her 500px page, here.

Some people may remember another portrait of an old man I painted about a year ago (this one). Their similar clothing is purely coincidental, but I love painting old people, their wrinkles are so beautiful...

The steps can be found here, by the way :)
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RSC-Cooper-Inc Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks like Bra'tac from Stargate SG-1
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Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2018   Digital Artist
Now that you mention it... Indeed.
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zarrowthehorse Featured By Owner Edited Apr 10, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
           
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Whetsit-Tuya Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2018  Student General Artist
Final Fantasy 16?
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Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2018   Digital Artist
I'm sorry, but... What?
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:iconwhetsit-tuya:
Whetsit-Tuya Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2018  Student General Artist
That's the muslim from Final Fantasy 16 trailer
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Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2018   Digital Artist
Would you mind sending me a link to the trailer in question? I couldn't find anything on YouTube...
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Whetsit-Tuya Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2018  Student General Artist
Hmmm, it was shown during E3, I think it was around 2013 for FF16
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steffchep Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely brilliant! I love the use of colors - I never have the courage to go crazy with them :)
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Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you! If you enjoy seeing a bit of randomness in colours or brushstrokes, I can only advise you to try it yourself... Not being able to control every single aspect of your work helps a lot to fight that "overpolished" look that a lot of artists' works (my own included) have at first :)
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steffchep Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Some time, I will try this thing :D ;)
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xMurmaid Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Your appreciation of elder beauty is without a doubt captured in this work. I love love LOVE the colors you used, and how the strokes are laid out. His eyes are full of life and wisdom. Great job!
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Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you for your kind words, I'm glad you enjoyed it that much! ...and now I want to paint more portraits of old people ^^
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xMurmaid Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2018  Student Digital Artist
You're very welcome and yay! Love Please do continue! Passion conceives one's best works C:
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dominikgschwind Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2018
wow Harkale-Linai.... this is amazing... I love that expression and those beautiful colours!
cheers from Switzerland
Dominik
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Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2018   Digital Artist
Well, thank you from France!
To be honest, though, the photgrapher and model of the picture I used as reference did most of the work...

Also, I have a question that I hope you'll be able to answer ^^ a lot of people have added this picture to their favourites in the past few weeks, which is strange, because it's far from being my most recent work. Do you know if it's featured somewhere specific?
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dominikgschwind Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2018
good evening Harkale-Linay,
no... I just found this painting in your amazing gallery.... it did catch my attention with the fantastic colorscheme and the rich expression.
however I found your gallery or let's say a painting of you while going through another DA artist's favorites gallery.... so I had to visit you and he.... it was worth the visit ..... I'm looking forward watching you in the future :-)
cheers
// Dominik
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Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2018   Digital Artist
It would seem my very thorough investigation reached a dead-end... I should have hired a private investigator ^^

Thanks again for your kind words, Dominik! I hope you'll enjoy my future work...
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Gurdim Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2018
amazing :)
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Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2018   Digital Artist
thanks ^^
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Kommissarito Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
great portrait!
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Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2018   Digital Artist
Glad you like it :)
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opitvamdarisuvam Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2018
:| (Blank Stare) 
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Iormi Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2018
Oh the old man looks very friendly in this potrait, awesome work OvO
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Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2018   Digital Artist
Yes, he looks like he knows a lot of great stories :) And thank you!
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Iormi Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2018
No problem :D
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SChappell Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful job on both texture and color!
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Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017   Digital Artist
thank you very much!
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Ankelwar Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2017
Awesome! It's so impressive! :love:
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Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2017   Digital Artist
Thank you! The photographer who shot the reference picture is in great part responsible for any quality my painting has, though ;)
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Ankelwar Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2017
:)
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Miarath Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2017   General Artist
So beautiful!
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:iconharkale-linai:
Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2017   Digital Artist
thank you :)
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:iconmiarath:
Miarath Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2017   General Artist
My pleasure.
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philippeL Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing portrait!
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:iconharkale-linai:
Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2017   Digital Artist
Most of the credit goes to the photographer who shot the picture I used as reference, but thank you :)
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seralune Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
Your portraits are always so wonderful :la: Awesome details :la:
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Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2017   Digital Artist
Thank you, though the main reason is that I use great photos for reference ^^
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vanndra Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist

Congratulations-small by vanndra Your wonderful work has been placed into our Featured Folder at :iconlove-new-artists:

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Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2017   Digital Artist
Thank you ^^
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vanndra Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
A pleasure :)
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Muwaten82 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Heart Heart Heart ....
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Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2017   Digital Artist
:hug:
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Chatte-Laine Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2017
very nice
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Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2017   Digital Artist
merci :)
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FifiCake Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
wonderful 
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Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2017   Digital Artist
Thank you!
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ransomax Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2017
Nice!
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Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2017   Digital Artist
thank you ^^
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Igotmo4 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2017   Digital Artist
Excellent work the brush strokes are amazing!!Clap Clap Clap 
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