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Napoleon by Dead-Beat-Nick Napoleon by Dead-Beat-Nick
It's complete. The scan cropped a little off, but it was a pretty good scan, it couldn't be much closer to the real drawing.

Graphite, 18x24, 20 hours, etc, etc.
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:iconayaazuresea:
AyaAzuresea Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The most wonderful man in the history... He definitely deserves respect. I will always admire him.
You did an amazing work here :)
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Undevicesimus Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013   Artist
Vive l'Empereur! Napoléon est le soleil éternel de l'Europe! :salute:
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Dead-Beat-Nick Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
D'accord!
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FrenchPhilosopher Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
David glorified Napoleon so well...
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walkerka24 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist
Stunning drawing. Truly beautiful.

Cheers
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walkerka24 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist
Stunning drawing. Truly beautiful.

Cheers
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delph-ambi Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
I can't imagine the patience needed to complete something like this. Fabulous work.
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debbyfive Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think the original painting is simply wonderful (it's one of my favorites), but your pencil version is stunning! The shading is amazing and your technique is superb :)
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Dead-Beat-Nick Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
Thank you! I'm giving myself some points off on the background. I told myself it was style, but it was honestly just a heavy hand after the rest of the work was done.
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debbyfive Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! Ahah I can imagine, but I think it creates a very interesting atmosphere, especially the sky looks "threatening" and it gives the emperor more gravity... your lazy hand created something very good ;)
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Miss-Tristie-Enne Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh that looks JUST like the painting...:omg:
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Mod3mz Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
His cloak and the horse look so smooth.
Awesome, there is so much I like.
The background is really cool too.
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:iconnineblade:
NineBlade Featured By Owner May 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Vive'l'emperur!
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Dead-Beat-Nick Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
Loving the icon.
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:iconnineblade:
NineBlade Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am fan of the emperor :D
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xxxStarlaxxx Featured By Owner May 16, 2010
This is one of my favourites :-) You know what I wonder??? He was such a short person, so is that a pony he's riding???
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Dead-Beat-Nick Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
He was about 5'7", but he was portrayed as larger than the average human size. Still, that's what French painters allowed themselves to do around that era. Mannerists in a way.
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spanishmatadro900 Featured By Owner May 16, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
superbbbbbbbbbbbbbb workkkkkk
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morbid-whispers Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You have been featured!:D [link]
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Nadergevara Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Extraordinary :wow:
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XxNapoleoneexX Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
I love Napoleon and I also loooove this drawing! Every detail is perfect :D
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anakalivas Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010   General Artist
:faint: Absolutely incredible... I really can't express how amazed I am! this is a breathtaking piece.
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Dead-Beat-Nick Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010
You should see the original by David.
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anakalivas Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010   General Artist
yes, I have! :D
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Crazy-Joe-Davola Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I've always thought this was one of the most detailed and amazing paintings and your drawing has captured it perfectly.
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DrFaustus3 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010
holly crap this is good
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:iconaninia:
aninia Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009
Gorgeous! You paid wonderful attention to detail, and your shading is great.
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Dead-Beat-Nick Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
Thank you very much. Glad you like it
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Kafas Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009
I love it !!! You're amazing !!!
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angelus-malpertuus Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009
VIVE L' EMPEREUR!!!
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Dead-Beat-Nick Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009
Amen.
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shreeds Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009
This is devastatingly realistic. I love the detail in the horse.
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Dead-Beat-Nick Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009
The horse took me longer than Napoleon, thanks for the comment
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kisshulover1 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009
wow, and in just twenty hours? that amazing! you are a very good artist!
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KarkusMagnus Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009
wonderful
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CherryHemp Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009
That is one Beautiful drawing.
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Stael Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009
Congratulations!! you did it perfect, just that :) what can I say of this great shading?? and the really good copy?? did you frame it?? XDD

I apreciate a lot people who use taditional tools :)
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alissa26 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009
That is remarkable. You've done a fantastic job translating David's image from one medium into another. The horse's mane and tail, in particular, are gorgeous.

Also, *squee* yay Napoleon!
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Little-ham Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009
wow.. just wow
I had to draw that pic for a project for our art group..

and your pic's just.. perfect c:
looks like the real drawing just in b&w
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Dead-Beat-Nick Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009
I'm glad you like it. As you might guess I only do black and white, but that's just the way I see anything, highlights and shadows. Thanks!
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prialanis Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Great Work!!! :clap:
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:icondead-beat-nick:
Dead-Beat-Nick Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009
Thank you very much!
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prialanis Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome!! =)
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jackiifromtheblock Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009   Photographer
love it!!!!!!! amazing!
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Dead-Beat-Nick Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009
Thanks Jackii!!!!!!

I may've convinced your sister to submit something into the Canfield Fair this year! Woo!! Are you submitting photography or anything (you should)?
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jackiifromtheblock Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009   Photographer
not so sure i have a couple pieces i like but dont know which ones to put in
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adavesseth Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, that's really great!
It looks a lot like the original painting, but you added something of your own style, adding interest to it.
Nice!
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SoLong-AndGoodnight Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is phenomonal. I love it! The shading is soo good. And the horse's hair is just...beyond words. That's how amazing it is. :aww:
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Dead-Beat-Nick Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009
Thank you I appreciate that
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