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The person that I drawed here is Abd Al Malik with one photo as model. He is a French singer that I appreciate a lot! =)
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:iconromainjl:
romainjl Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008
Thank you a lot for the positive comment! He is a French hiphop singer pretty well known in his country. Anyway, I'm really glad you like this piece!
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Shigdioxin Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008
I love the detail and your ability to capture emotion.
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romainjl Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008
Thank you a lot! I'm glad you can feel the emotion in this piece cause it's not obvious on neutral expression! =)
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Shigdioxin Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008
You're very welcome =D
Well as a portrait artist myself I always try my best to detect emotion in the human face.
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mygoldfishdied Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2008
Yahou c'est vraiment ressemblant, j'adore !
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romainjl Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2008
Merci pour le comment et le fav! Je suis content que ca te plaise!
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dogwoodflowers Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2008
I have featured you in my journal. I LOVE this!
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Nowherexbutxhere Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2008
you have been featured here: [link]
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IMustBeDead Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
love this work. Why the monument on the left though?
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romainjl Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2008
Thank you!

This monument symbolizes both an old civilization (the Egyptian one) and the european colonialism of the 18th-19th century. Since Abd Al Malik (as most of French rappers) represents the sons of african migrants, it does make sense to me to make this monument appear behind him in the horizon of his past.
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andotsiry Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008   General Artist
WOWOWOW! :omfg: Abd Al Malik le slamer! It's badass! :D
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romainjl Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008
Hahahaha! I like this artist a lot! Tu parles français?
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:iconandotsiry:
andotsiry Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008   General Artist
ouais :D
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romainjl Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008
Okok! J'adore les textes d'Abd Al Malik et ses instrus! C'est vraiment un chanteur hors pair!
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Unibomber703 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008
Congratulations! You've been featured in Unsung Deviants #3! [link]
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flippd Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2008
I think I have commented this deviation before but this piece is just so incredible... I keep coming back to look at it.
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romainjl Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008
Thank you a lot for your kind words! I'm really happy it makes you feel this way!
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GiminY Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2008
magnifique, bravo !
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romainjl Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2008
Merci beaucoup!
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Paranonn Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008
Graceful and brilliant.
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romainjl Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008
I'm glad you like it! Thank you for the fav and the watch! =)
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LadyCheshire Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007
^^ J'adore!
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:iconromainjl:
romainjl Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007
Thanks a lot! I'm glad you like it!
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LadyCheshire Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007
I love it! :love: You're so talented!!!
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romainjl Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007
These are nice words! Thank you for them!
But now that I know how to draw with a reference, I need to learn without and that's a way longer! =)
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LadyCheshire Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007
I wish to you good luck with this!!! :) :blowkiss:
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:iconromainjl:
romainjl Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2007
And I tank you for it! =)
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LaXocH Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2007  Professional General Artist
You have been featured in my journal :D
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Adoradora Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007
He's got a great face! You've melded the figure and background really well, nice work.
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romainjl Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007
Thanks a lot! I'm glad you appreciate this work! =)
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Bijutsu-san Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2007
You did amazing work on this one too. I love the values in the face, and the little hints of color in the background work fantastically. I have no suggestions on how to improve. You're very talented!
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romainjl Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2007
Thanks again! I'm so glad you like my works! =)
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Surnoir Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007
woow men this is art i love this drawing """""J'aime beaucoup !
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romainjl Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2007
I'm glad you like it! =)
Thanks a lot for faving + watching! =)
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GuardienOfThePyre Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I read your reply to someone's question about how you constructed this. I really admire your skills to blend the pieces together to one picture. Nicely done!
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romainjl Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2007
Thank you! I'm really happy you enjoy this work! =)
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illogan Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
so beautiful!
I love how you mixed this drawing with such a beautiful background! They really work with each other!
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romainjl Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2007
Thank you! I'm glad that you like the elements and the way they mix together! =)
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Jo0o Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007
super dessin, cela merite bien un :+fav: ;)
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:iconromainjl:
romainjl Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007
Merci, content que ca te plaise! =)
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Jo0o Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2007
pas de problemes ;)
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valentinbourgoin Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007   Interface Designer
Wow ! Du grand cerf !!!!
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romainjl Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007
Hehe merci, pour Abd Al Malik fallait pas que je foire! =)
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meraviglia Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007
The background and the portrait work together wonderfully. Again, I really like the texture, the lights and shadows on the portrait. The proportions of the face aren't exactly the same as the photo I believe you've used for reference, but the face is still instantly recognisable. Beautiful work.
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romainjl Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007
Thank you, I'm happy you like it! =)
Since you know the original photos of Abd Al Malik who is the cover of his album, I was wandering if you listen to his music too?? =)
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meraviglia Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007
I haven't heard his music yet, but I suppose I will have to give it a try. :)
The truth is, I didn't know who he was before I saw your artwork. I then googled his name and found the album cover. So thanks for letting me know about this musician!
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romainjl Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2007
Ok I understand! =) I hope you will enjoy it, unfortunately, what I like the most in his musics are his lyrics, and he speaks in french... So you may not be able to appreciate his work unless you understand french... =(
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meraviglia Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2007
Of course, I also thought lyrics must be the most important part! But I'm studying French, so hopefully someday I will understand them. :)
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romainjl Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2007
Really?! That's great!! I hope you'll soon can listen to his lyrics!! =)
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R1VENkassle Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a masterpiece! Drawing those skin tones aren't the easiest thing to do and you've managed to carry over such amazing detail in it. Coupled with that awe striking background, you've really set a standard for all your artwork to follow. It's a genious piece and definately recieves a :+fav: from me!
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