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Abracadabra by nabey Abracadabra by nabey
Done!! :phew:
Actor Christian Bale, you might know him from Batman Begins, American Psycho or The Prestige.

I'm really happy with it! (can't believe I'm saying this!) I had so much fun drawing him, and I learnt a lot while drawing him. I'd have liked to draw him in a bigger size though...
I'm quite happy with the hair, and with the contrast (the original drawing looks better than this scan though...).
This time I used a lot more mechanical pencil, and I think it was quite useful to get some textures.

Well, hope you like it as much as I enjoyed doing it. And if you don't like it, thank's for looking anyway! :aww:


Pencils 2B, 3B 4B, 5B, 6B, 0.5 HB and 2B mechanical pencil
Duration: 8-9 hours
Size A4

(full view please :aww:)

WIP I
WIP II
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:iconfluffyvolkswagen:
fluffyvolkswagen Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008  Student Photographer
Wonderful work!!! :clap::love:
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:iconariadneinlove:
AriadneInLove Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008
He is so beautiful. You captured his lips and his cheeks perfectly.
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:iconthe-other1:
the-other1 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008
you captured his manic look in his eyes :D
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:iconmyersbabe23:
Myersbabe23 Featured By Owner May 26, 2008
freakin\' cool pic of him
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:icondeabellona:
DeaBellona Featured By Owner May 12, 2008
Thats gorgeous, it really looks like him!
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:iconhaladflire65:
Haladflire65 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Awesome work! I love Christian Bale! Keep at it!
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:iconnabey:
nabey Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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:iconnjaso:
NjaSo Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2007
YAY! Bale!!! You have all my favourite actors already done! :D heheheh :)
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:iconnabey:
nabey Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
haha, good to see we've similar taste in actors :D
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:iconnoelen:
Noelen Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2007
IIIIIkkkk!!! I love Christian Bale!!!! The details are great :wow: Really great work :worship:
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:icondreaming-neon-black:
Dreaming-Neon-Black Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2007
amazing drawing, brilliant shading and technique :)
he was amazing in equilibrium! :D
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:iconraven207b:
Raven207b Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome job!
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:iconsilvereagle21:
SilverEagle21 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2007
amazing lighting in this portrait!
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:iconnabey:
nabey Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank's so much for the comment and fav! :aww:
Glad you like it
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:iconconfoozed:
confoozed Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2007  Student
its amazing
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:iconnabey:
nabey Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank's so much for the comment and fav! :aww:
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:iconincreality:
Increality Featured By Owner May 26, 2007
Equilibrium and Empire of the sun! :w00t:
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:iconnabey:
nabey Featured By Owner May 26, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Two more to add to the list :aww:
Thank you for the fav!! :)
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:iconimpala:
ImpAla Featured By Owner May 21, 2007
Fantastic! That hair is just superb. And... I love Christian Bale. Nicely done!
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:iconnabey:
nabey Featured By Owner May 23, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :aww:
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:iconviolentjelly:
violentjelly Featured By Owner May 9, 2007
ok i jove it. i get that this is a club. i just don't get it... why when i search christian bale do 3 of the exact same drawings come up. and for a bunch of different pics too...?
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:iconnabey:
nabey Featured By Owner May 10, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, glad you like it! :aww:
Well, this isn't a club. But if you see the same picture several times, it's because it has been posted also at some club. This one for example has been posted on my gallery, and on several clubs, that's why it may come up several times when you search Bale.
For example, it was posted at :iconblackandwhiteclub: here [link]
Don't know if it was of any help...
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:iconmidnightdreamerst:
midnightdreamerst Featured By Owner May 5, 2007   Traditional Artist
perfect portrait!
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:iconnabey:
nabey Featured By Owner May 5, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you! :aww:
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:icontheanonymousamature:
TheAnonymousAmature Featured By Owner May 4, 2007
AMAZING!!!
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:iconnabey:
nabey Featured By Owner May 5, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank's for the fav! :aww:
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:iconculcha:
culcha Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2007  Student
beautiful work
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:iconnabey:
nabey Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank's a lot :aww:
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:iconculcha:
culcha Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2007  Student
no prob :D
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:iconjesr:
JESR Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2007
woow awesome portrait, great illumination and shadows effects.
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:iconnabey:
nabey Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for your comment! :aww:
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:iconacousticaltrance:
acousticaltrance Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2007
I'm glad you like to draw my favorite actors! ^^ Another amazing portrait and definately on my favorites list!
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:iconnabey:
nabey Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
haha, then, you and I have the same taste :D they're just so good, and so fun to draw!
Thank's for another fav! :aww:
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:iconrasberry6:
rasberry6 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you have done a fantastic job well done!! awesome work with the light play
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:iconnabey:
nabey Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much Naomi! means a lot! :aww:
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:iconrasberry6:
rasberry6 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your very welcome :-) !!
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:iconerebus-odora:
erebus-odora Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Aaah, you put a spell on me: after 'The Prestige' I couldn't pass by the picture, named 'Abracadabra'...
You wonderfully portrayed him.))
:love:
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:iconnabey:
nabey Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! the title is quite suggestive if you've seen the movie :aww:
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:iconerebus-odora:
erebus-odora Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I loved it totally... The last word: 'Abracadabra...'
Oh, I can't help admiring the genius of director and actors.)) It's just over reality.)
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:iconnabey:
nabey Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Agree with you. The script is brilliant, and the work of the actors is amazing!
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:iconkittenmow:
kittenmow Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2007
I love the hair. To me that's always so hard. I'm not putting any of my art on here now....
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:iconnabey:
nabey Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! Hair is the hardest part for me too, in fact, this is the first time I'm totally happy with it.
C'mon, post your art! Since I joined DA, I've improved a lot, seeing other's art and interacting with them will sure make you improve! :aww:
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:iconk0hi:
k0hi Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2007
your art is incredible, you are very very very talented ;)
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:iconnabey:
nabey Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
thank's so much for the nice words and the fav :hug:
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:iconk0hi:
k0hi Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2007
you are very very welcome!
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Very powerful and compelling portrait!
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:iconnabey:
nabey Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank's a lot for the comment and fav!
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:iconbadwitch31:
badwitch31 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2007
Wonderfully done, you have an amazing talent. I love Christian Bale and you drew him beautilfully.
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:iconnabey:
nabey Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for your nice comment and the fav! :aww:
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:iconbadwitch31:
badwitch31 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2007
You're Welcome :)
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