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"search for the hero inside yourself,
Search for the secrets you hide,
Search for the hero inside yourself,
Until you find the key to your life"

Lyrics by M people

Modelled by Artist Andreea Anghel :iconraccoon-with-a-cigar:

watercolour pencils
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GeminiLiam Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
Apart from being a brilliant artist James, you have a very deep ability to capture people, not just faces or poses or shapes, you show humanity beautifully
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somersetholmes Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
Thank you, Liam, I'm always hoping to capture something of the personality as well as the physical likeness of the people I portray :handshake:
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Schnellart Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
lovely work!
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somersetholmes Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
Thank you so much, Elizabeth, glad you like :heart:
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user-name-here Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
really pretty, love the overall tone and the sense of light
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somersetholmes Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
Thank you so much, glad you like :heart:
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user-name-here Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
youre welcome
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bohomaz13 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
Excellent portrait, beautiful woman :)
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somersetholmes Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
Thank you, much appreciated my friend :)
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Suanin Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing! I love it! :clap:
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somersetholmes Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010
Thank you, Nina, much appreciated :heart:
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kimberliepee Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010
so beautiful :heart: amazing job
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somersetholmes Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
So happy that you like, much appreciated :heart:
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kimberliepee Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
:)
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SADTRIIIS Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
i lov it:>
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somersetholmes Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009
Thank you, Sweets :hug:
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JoannaMoory Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
Your drawings are fascinating :thumbsup: .
:+fav:
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somersetholmes Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
Thank you so much, Joanna :hug:
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MJWilliam Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, intense look... Love the little bees coming out of the locket. Great job, James!
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somersetholmes Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008
Thank you, Maria :heart:
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Zindy Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
At first glance this reminded me of Claire from Lost (Emilie De Ravin). Something in her expression..
Again the colours are just beautiful and natural.
Do you draw on very fine smooth paper or grainy paper? I just wonder what works best for you :)
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WitchiArt Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I feature your picture in my journal, hope you don't mind. :aww:
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somersetholmes Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008
I am supremely honoured, Marion! thank you so very much my dear :heart:
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:iconaya-87:
Aya-87 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2008   Traditional Artist
I have been waiting for this one. I love her necklace. I love her expression and the colours are just perfect.
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somersetholmes Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008
Glad you liked the colours on this one, Aya, a bit of a different direction for me, thank you :heart:
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Aya-87 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008   Traditional Artist
you're welcome. Well, I think every direction you take, it always turns good.
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Erzsebet-Lenore Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008
Gorgeous again! You are so talented at realism
She reminds me of Vibeke Stene, the former female vocalist of Tristania
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somersetholmes Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008
Ah I'm not sure if I know her, Melanie, but she must be a gorgeous girl! :D thank you :heart:
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ThePix Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008  Professional General Artist
Oh, she's so pretty! Very well done, my friend! :clap:
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somersetholmes Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008
Thank you, Rachel, she is indeed :heart:
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Cigaroh Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008  Professional General Artist
You always spoil me :D
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somersetholmes Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008
Ha yeah, Andreea :boogie: glad you like :dance:
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Elfin-Grrl Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Stunning work! And those bees are a stroke of Genius! :heart:
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somersetholmes Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008
Thank you so much, Toni :blowkiss:
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Veronikarion Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2008  Student
so beautiful... the bumblebees look like they're coming out of the chain, I guess that's supposed that way... looks great! I also like the way she looks at the beholder!
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somersetholmes Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2008
Hey! glad you liked the bumble bee idea, Veronika, thank you much :heart:
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Zindy Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
What caught my attention the most was her hair, it has a nice natural shine to it. Really well done James. I also think you got a great expression to show. Great skin tones too. Great to be back and see such great work :aww:
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somersetholmes Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008
Glad you are back, Zindy, you always add a touch more sunshine to this site :hug:
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WitchiArt Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful, I love your art!
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somersetholmes Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008
I love your gorgeous work too, Marion :heart:
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WitchiArt Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :hug::heart:
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saperlipop Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008
The bees and locket as well as her facial expression give this beautiful image an enigmatic mood. Lovely lyrics too :heart: I not only enjoy viewing this, it really makes me stop and think…
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somersetholmes Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008
Thank you so much, Madeleine, I'm really happy that you like the concept :dance: :heart:
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faerywitch Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
This is very beautiful James. In a way it made me think of Dali, with the locket and the bees crawling on her.
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somersetholmes Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008
Aw lovely compliment, Coty, thank you :heart:
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M-I-R-I-E-L Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008
Such beautiful work, James!!
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somersetholmes Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008
Thank you, Miriel :heart:
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Jadesca Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008   General Artist
I really like the way you did the necklace, it looks so real... as well as rest of the pic! :) Great shades and light too, it's amazing! :heart:
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somersetholmes Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008
Thank you so much, May Linn, it was a simple idea but the contrast seems to work well here :heart:
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Jadesca Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008   General Artist
nice, you're quite welcome!.. <3 <3
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