Thursday, 31 May 2012

Look into my eyes

What to do this evening? Hmm...

How about spending a couple of hours staring into the compelling eyes of Damon Salvatore (who I am missing terribly since the last season of Vampire Diaries finished), or...

Paint a picture of a vampire for the Butterfly Effect challenge....

Now, I wonder, could there be a way to combine the two?

And if the end result doesn't look much like him? Well, who cares?  I got to gaze at the dreamy Ian Somerhalder for an hour or two which can only be a good thing! Shame I didn't quite capture that sardonic grin. Oh well, always next time...

He does look pretty creepy though, sneaking out of the darkness with all that blood-red light reflecting off his features. I don't think you need to see the fangs to know that this is no ordinary mortal. This is predator, danger, but at the same time there's something that draws you inexplicably in... Swoon....

I don't often draw men, but this whole exercise has actually taught me an important lesson. It's really rather a pleasant way to spend an evening! I'm off to practice some more. I do believe Hugh Jackman needs to be captured on canvas next...

Sharing for Paint Party Friday too.

44 comments:

  1. I think you captured the mood perfectly. :) But I still think you should go back and gaze into Ian's face again. :))) Just because. :)

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  2. was not familiar with mr. somerhalder. he's pretty little thing, isn't he? Like your brooding painting. and I'll be staying tuned for hugh jackman.....mmmmmm.

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  3. I don't know this actor either but love his piercing eye!

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  4. Wonderful portrait. Beautiful colors and a captivating look.

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  5. Great vampire portrait, I love the colours you have used, he look like he is emerging from a bloodstain! fantastic stuff

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  6. Terrific portrait and fab colour palette. Enjoy the weekend, Annette x

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  7. Great, scaaaaaaaaaaaaary work! Valerie

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  8. The intense stare and blue eyes are definately captivating! I'd be drunk up for sure....haha!

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  9. This is very intense - good job!

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  10. It is disturbing, attracts and repels at the same time. Saludos

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  11. Oh wow! I love the dark intensity of this! Happy PPF

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  12. yeah - captured is "w"right! I opened this up and said aloud, Creepy!!!
    talk about studying the eye!!!
    cheers, dana

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  13. Sexy, sultry look he has there :D I think if I was to stare into Damons eyes for a couple of hours .......sigh....don't think I'd have got this much painting done lol :D XXX

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  14. Wow, those eyes have MAJOR smoulder!!! I wouldn't mind staring for a while! Very good job of creating a vampire!
    Stephanie
    P.S. I should have your book today- have been brain storming as to what to do- what to DO....:)

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  15. I don't watch the vampire diaries (more a true blood fan!) so don't know what he should look like but it doesn't matter because you've captured a wonderful ominous dark quality to this and I love that you've done it in deep red!

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  16. wonderfully intense stare, love the darkness and how it inspires mystery.

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  17. I'll look into those eyes! He is stunning! Can't wait to see Hugh! Happy PPF!

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  18. Wow, you really captured that vampire intensity. The color choice is perfection! Well done. Happy PPF

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  19. he draws me in with his damn deep eyes...and the light is so dark...that is absolutely amazing stuff!!

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  20. Hi Lisa. Wow! The eyes have it! Love his intense stare at us, kind of spooky too. Great job as always. Have a great weekend. Happy PPF and thx. for sharing.

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  21. Beautifully captivating portrait, Lisa!
    Rich reds.
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  22. I think you are on to something here...yep, definitely a pleasant way to spend an evening.

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  23. Quite dark and mysterious looking she is!
    I got scared and ran in the other room but came back when I realized she would not pop off the canvas to get me.
    HPPF!

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  24. Wow! He's really looks into your soul! Kinda creepy but so amazing that you can paint like that. It's wonderful! Happy PPF!

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  25. What Depth! somehow I've missed out on the Vampire Diaries but after seeing this, I need to check it out!

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  26. Would love to look into the blue of an eye like this in real life. Wow, got that one down . . . . Blessings, Janet PPF

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  27. very captivating painting! Can't wait to see Hugh!

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  28. it was like a little present being given permission to sit and day dream about Damon baby... I am so sucked in by that show it is sad for a woman of my age, but they are just so darn pretty... and delicious... great painting and I like the moody palette...xx

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  29. I think he is very beautiful..I have always been drawn to the darkly handsome souls..he is gorgeous! Stunning eyes too..
    Victoria

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  30. Um, yeah! I think he is amazing!! I love the bold red and the strong features - like the nose and brow - really impressive, xoxo

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  31. Well not being familiar with Damon I cant compare him to this, but this is a very emotional painting. Now Hugh Jackman I do know.. bring him on. :)

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  32. I'm not into vampire diaries but that face is really creepy. I don't want to look at his eyes but something keeps drawing you to them. That is an incredible picture, the colours really set the mood.
    Von (PPF)

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  33. Oh, such seductive eyes ... well done Lisa!

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  34. Wow, striking! Love how dark it is and the way you have handled light and shadow, great sense of depth! Very impressive!

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  35. Wonderfully creative and powerful ~ thanks, ^_^

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  36. Awesome and compelling (and eerie...). Great job of the shading.

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  37. This is a very powerful painting. The eyes are intense. Great job!!
    Have an amazing day!
    Nora

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  38. I love the beautiful shadows and the intensity of his eyes. well done lisa!

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  39. Not familiar with the character, however he gives me the "no no" feeling!! You definitely captured the creepy element!! Good job!! Still he has beautiful eyes, he's just not a nice person!! lol

    Hugs Giggles

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  40. Love this somber artwork, gorgeous! & YES Hugh Jackman DOES need to be captured on canvas too ;)

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  41. I never saw the series, but this portrait is definitely looking good! And dangerous. Wonderful expression you captured, and I like those dark colours.

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  42. Oh what a fabulous idea - I like your thinking girl, lol :-) An excuse to stare at a God like man in the pursuit of art. Great painting - passionate & evocative - it translates your feelings for Damon very well ;-))

    Kat Xx

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