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The Chief by Charlie-Bowater The Chief by Charlie-Bowater
Iíve been pretty unsatisfied with my own work lately, it was beginning to feel pretty stagnant. I feel like Iím starting on a whole new learning curve, which is nice. As much as I appreciate all the previous positive feedback on my work, I donít want to be known as Ďthe chick that draws the pretty girls!í So anyway! A fresh painting. Iím ashamed to say Iíve never really painted an old person (holy crap, wrinkles are fun.) I can officially scratch that off my list! This was a total breath of fresh air :]

Photoshop & Wacom Intuos 3, around 3-4 hours.
Little group of references I used: [link]

More updates on my blog as always.

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:icononomisha:
onomisha Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015
Very Beautiful and noble ..........❤️
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Adline-c Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
I feature your artwork here : fav.me/d6lrms9
I hope it's ok :) (Smile)
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SvartOchVit Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i've always loved this noble expression that indian chiefs have on old photos. A beautiful work indeed !!
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:icontherainbowranger:
TheRainbowRanger Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist
Wow, this is undoubtedly beautiful.
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Thesleepywolf Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
Old native chief is the perfect practice for wrinkles, that and Mother Teresa. You should do more native, warriors, war parties, tribal ceremonies, have some fun.
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DianaGentili Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
featured [link]
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:iconi-am-a-flying-bird:
I-Am-A-Flying-Bird Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
He is awesome
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:iconaunnyd:
aunnyd Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
"holy crap, wrinkles are fun."

adorable. :)

Keep up the amazing work!
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:iconmaeelstrom:
Maeelstrom Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
: O Wooh !
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:iconwasagamack:
wasagamack Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool work he looks like a proud and wise leader
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:iconcemakyol:
Cemakyol Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
Perfect !!
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:iconwolfzero-kun:
Wolfzero-kun Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Student General Artist
Amazing work!
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:iconprivatedesign:
privatedesign Featured By Owner May 20, 2011
Love it :)
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:iconmariemoore91:
MarieMoore91 Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
OMG i love this!
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:iconbarnburner1946:
barnburner1946 Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
very well done. I like this a lot.
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:iconahnas:
ahnas Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011   Photographer
Stunning! Absolutely fave this one. And yes, wrinkle is fun, you should do more old people..
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:iconkyonpyon:
KyonPyon Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing. I'm Native American and I've been raised in that culture, so seeing this makes me really happy. Amazingly well done, too.
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:iconoskiski:
Oskiski Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
It is very impressed... I love native americans motives
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:iconvitavalian:
vitavalian Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
Awesome! I like it
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:iconsmist:
smist Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
I love the way his face is sharp and the rest goes into blur
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:iconfabrifly:
fabrifly Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
E' meraviglioso Ť possibile mettere il link per un post sul mio blog? :sun:
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:iconvaleriuccia:
valeriuccia Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful work, fantastic colors and the technique you used is super! :dummy: I understand that you had fun doing this!!! :lol:
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:iconspringmulberry:
springmulberry Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
this is amazing
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:iconbilgekhan:
Bilgekhan Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice work ! Congrats ! :D
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:iconochiroo6666:
ochiroo6666 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
kk i want to learn using wacom kk ! can u teach me ?
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:iconfishy-kun:
fishy-kun Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
I wish I could fave all your stuff, but alas I fear I would clutter up your inbox. I'll suffice in knowing that your stuff is amazing. :love:
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:iconraebaeb:
Raebaeb Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Wow, I love how his face is lined and wrinkled, but his eyes are piercing and just so.. strong.
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ejemplo555 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW many times WOW that was awesome very beautiful work :)congrats :):):) eres muy buena en lo que haces :)
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jackieonsunshine Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
very awesome...
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:iconsuperstarexai:
SuperStarexai Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Student General Artist
You have achieved to lure an emotion out of my soul
where I feel connected with this tribe. His eyes are
extremely powerful in this painting. There is no doubt
of his wisdom as his eyes tell a story.

Thank you for inspiring me.

<3 Starexai
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:iconparazzzz:
parAzZZz Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
Geronimo :D
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:iconyo-sociopath:
yo-sociopath Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Student Digital Artist
my god :heart: can you made some tutorials for newbie fans of yours? pleasee
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Gasps Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010
Nice detail! O;
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:iconcomotomo:
comotomo Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
Gordeous!
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:iconh-johanna:
H-Johanna Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wrinkles are great. I've recently done a lot of clint eastwood sketches, thus I could go all out.

On your art I love the wrinkles and the look in his eyes.
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:iconreztrikted:
ReztriKted Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Absolutely love the details in this and he looks to be respected so you captured the feeling too. :)
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:iconayuichi:
ayuICHI Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, different but still quite excellent. C:
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11LULU Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010
wow i really love hes expression and hes skin i mean in the second i saw this i got it pretty fast: an old man, with the perfect look most of the portraits about native indians have. keep practicing, even try with fat ppl i considered them unique because there not those pretty girl as u said. just an idea XD
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:icontraczkowski:
traczkowski Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
GREAT !!!!!
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:iconbelruel:
Belruel Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
His face has such character, you did a wonderful job on this,
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:iconkiandru:
KIANDRU Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Professional General Artist
this is very good.
but i have one notice though:
you preserve that warmth in your characters' eyes. i don't know if that is intended or not, but i can see it and looks like your art signature...

don't mind about me i have a lot to learn!!!
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bano--kagi Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
:iconimseriousplz:
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:iconvieverie:
vieverie Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Professional General Artist
Do you teach online digital art classes? Id totally love to study under you :heart:
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:iconjaybible:
jaybible Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
very very impressive for such a short time frame...i wish my intuos 3 could do that:P
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:iconnai26:
Nai26 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing!
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:iconlatithewolf:
LatiTheWolf Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
Wow this looks a little bit real ! <3
I'm a big fan of your art :3
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:iconandersredna:
AndersrednA Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Wrinkles ARE fun! :) Great job ;)
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:iconmjp-70:
MjP-70 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
Amazing work!
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:iconsoxrule:
soxrule Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
amazing piece!!!love the detail of his headdress!!! Great work!!
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tndrhrtd37 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
Your wonderful piece has been featured here [link]
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