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    Self intitiated portfolio illustration of the TV version of Hannibal Lecter.
A self initiated portrait illustration of the TV show version of Hannibal Lecter.  Pencil and ink on paper, with digital compositional elements and color using Photoshop.
I never work from a single photo when drawing a celebrity portrait. I feel like that would be stealing from the photographer who took the picture. Also, I can rarely find the exact lighting, facial expression, and angle I want in a single photo, so I combine elements from a group - and then make up the rest.

Case in point, Mads Mikkelsen as Hannibal.
Adding a couple of reference pics I took of myself. 
With nearly all of the pencil work finished, I'll do most everything else (in this case primarily the plaid/tartan suit pattern) in ink, before assembling it all to be colored in Photoshop. 
The gory detail:
Fine art Giclee and Canvas prints now avaialble in my Society6 Art Shop
Thanks for looking!