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Johnny Depp crayon portrait by CaroleHumphreys Johnny Depp crayon portrait by CaroleHumphreys
A3 sized wax crayon portrait of Johnny Depp. Produced for a crayon challenge conjured up by :iconpbird12: (thanks for getting me to cover my scanner in wax flakes).

It was a challenge and I reached a point in this when it was too painful to go on, so I rushed the finish. It really is a tough medium to work in. All the same, I've had some fun along the way and tried to be inventive ... including doing rubbings of all the coins I had in my purse. I also tried doing crayon rubbings of the lace on a pair of knickers (not the ones I was wearing) but that didn't come out as clearly as the coins. Well, if women can chuck knickers at Tom Jones, I thought I'd employ my undies somehow for this hearthrob. I also used a pair of scissors to scratch this up a bit, and of course, a box of 24 crayola crayons. Crayons are best left in the hands of kiddies, not grown ups.
For reference, I used an image from the Unofficial Calendar of Johhny Depp from 2008, published by Street Hassle publishing and the Daily Mirror - they don't credit the photographer. I also searched for the image online, but couldn't find it anywhere.
I think that's it, apart from how it took around 20 - 24 hours to complete. Perhaps I'll try this portrait again one day, but in pencil.
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:iconpatty6394:
patty6394 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
WOW!
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CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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Tiff08 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Damn! Just damn I have no idea what else to say but DAMN DAMN DAMN THAT'S WORDLESSLY AMAZING!!!! I can feel the texture of it on my fingers just by looking at it! This is fantastic! :iconiheartitplz:
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CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. It was a tricky medium to work in :)
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dragondoodle Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This has been featured here [link] congrats!
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LilaeaBluecoat Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
That's actually réally impressive!!!
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:iconcarolehumphreys:
CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :heart:
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LilaeaBluecoat Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
You're very welcome! :D
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Phoneix-Faerie Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this looks great, really effective considering the medium!
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:iconcarolehumphreys:
CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. I wouldn't reccomend anyone tries crayons as a medioum :D
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