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My Heart in Hiding by Girl-on-the-Moon My Heart in Hiding by Girl-on-the-Moon
The lovely Mr. John Simm as Danny Kavanagh from the lovely program The Lakes way back in 1997. One of my favourite programs of all time, even though the second series was a bit forced and Simm's character went way out of character and I just didn't care anymore.
The first season is great, basically. Please go watch it, just make sure you're old enough to handle the sex etc. Definitely NSFW.

Done in pencil on white paper, then taken into Corel Painter, where I added the highlights and made the paper grey (Tutorial here: [link]).

The title is taken from a poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins that Danny reads in the first episode because I couldn't think of anything.

I caught this morning morning's minion, king-
dom of daylight's dauphin, dapple-dawn-drawn Falcon, in his riding
Of the rolling level underneath him steady air, and striding
High there, how he rung upon the rein of a wimpling wing
In his ecstasy! then off, off forth on swing,
As a skate's heel sweeps smooth on a bow-bend: the hurl and gliding
Rebuffed the big wind. My heart in hiding
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SKShigan Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
Nice, very expresssive!!
Good job!! :worship:
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Brownbug Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
Beautiful work. Definitely a favourite! :)
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MissBlackRabbit Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
Can't you hear it? The drums... the constant drumming...
papapa-papapa-papapa-papapa-papapa-papapa...
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RoseBadWolfTyler Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful!
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Cheeky-Little-Gamer Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi do you mind if i upload a digital edit of this? I'm practicing with photoshop and i'm quite pleased with the result.

If you do mind just let me know.

Thanks!
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anjourekloos Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010   General Artist
one of my all time faves, featured in my journal.:glomp:
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Girl-on-the-Moon Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gee, thanks! :D
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sameoldkid Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
great! :clap:
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aragornsgirl333 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, now this is gorgeous! Fantastic work as usual :heart::heart:
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Ginovertonic Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
*wants to hug him and snog him and...* A gorgeous picture! Instant fav!
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folkfiddle Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
god damn you all to hell you super talented people Dx
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denusb Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
great picture!
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borderxlinexinsanex Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
oh my god! i love this picture i wish i could draw that well :/
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imortalchaos Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
made me oddly giddy. X)
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Gironimo Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, very expressive work :clap: you got a really experienced style, this drawing looks like you didn't need much time to figure out the very darkest and birghtest parts of his face. it seems to be drawn quite quick and self-assured :)
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TheDammerung3 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
Gorgeous. Yet another incentive to buy a region free DVD player. And happy birthday to the man himself today.
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x-VelvetChains-x Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
This is lovely <3
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champuu84 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Beautiful rendering. did a marvelous job on the highlights
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:iconemerald-green-alex:
emerald-green-alex Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
Awesome, I love the emotion captured in his face :love:
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Jamesb23 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
This is amazing
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MissSouls-stock Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
Wow, so wonderful!
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HiBa-JaMal Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
really well done !
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Souls-Insanity Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
For some reason as I was browsing through DA, this little gem caught my eye, captured me completely. When I look at it, it almost gives off some kind of intimate emotion, strange I know lol. But it really connected with me.
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sleepswithasmile Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010
Well, this just stopped me in my tracks. You have a wonderful talent that shows through the emotion you captured in his eyes. Amazing :clap:
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fourstringsorcerer Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010
Awesome 3D notion you pass in this drawing.. the fact the sheet is dark gray pass an "embossed" impression. :D

At first when I saw the thumbnail I thought it was James Spader :D
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galifreysparrow Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010
Wow. Just wow. I adore this shot, and the detail and highlights you've done are incredible!
Again, the lakes sounds like a show i really must watch!
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wiltord-x Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
tht's amazing man :)
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IcyWind94 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG, that's just too awesome o.0 I could never ever do that! The skin looks so soft, it's like I can almost touch it! And the gaze in his eyes is so...real. o.0 Amazing!
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corij Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010
Nice :)
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lilmoo Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010
skillzz mann
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Chaitealatte Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010
Stirred for a bird~
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genuinebsr Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010
amazingggg....i want to learn this technique...
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helluvaman Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010
Wow....this is just awesome. Nothing more to say.:)
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Frahm Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I think a drawing is really good when it seems simple and complicated at the same time. You know, we have the impression that your drawing is simple cause we can see the lines easily, but when we think, we can see the difficult precision that you had to draw.
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Saint-Onge Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Damn, that's nice rendering.
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THEONEG Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Student Digital Artist
i like it so much!!
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Xiilnek Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010
This is absolutely gorgeous. And now you've put me in mind of Danny reading poetry... I could listen to Simm's voice reading poetry for days on end - days at *least*. MMMmm.

...*sticks head in freezer*

Anyway, yes, this is wonderful. <3
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Girl-on-the-Moon Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
<3 I really could too, and thank you.
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burdensdown Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010
I like your style
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blue-remon Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this actor! <3
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HighQueenRachy Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010
Oh, man. Words cannot describe how much I adore John Simm. And this drawing. Beautiful :heart:
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Pasakaina Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010
Great work! :clap:
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SoulLostAtSea Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha! That's ALMOST the same spelling as my name, 'cept mine begins with a "C". :giggle:
Crazy thing is, John Simm was the best man at my mum's friend's son's wedding. :XD:
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Girl-on-the-Moon Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SAY WHAT? That's awesome!
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SoulLostAtSea Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:nod: I know! And I drew a picture of my Happee Peanut (see gallery fer details :giggle:) and he had a picture of himself taken fer me with him holding it! :excited:
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Girl-on-the-Moon Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YEY. I wish I'd had the courage to give him one of my drawings that was in my purse at the time...
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SoulLostAtSea Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Alas, I wasn't there. I had other appointments. :shakefist:
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Feuillyien Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010   Photographer
-Stirred for a bird, the achieve of, the mastery of the thing!
The Windhover, awesome poem.

Very nice, I love how you make the paper grey and make highlights, it really adds to the pictures. :)
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