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The Picture of Dorian Gray by HTHI The Picture of Dorian Gray by HTHI
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"I am afraid I have shown in it the secret of my own soul." -Basil Hallward
"If it were I who was to be always young, and the picture that was to grow old!... I would give my soul for that!" -Dorian Gray

NOTE: THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE FILM (which I haven't seen and don't intend to, 'cause I'm afraid it'll ruin the book for me =.= )
THIS IS MY OWN INTERPRETATION OF THE CHARACTER FROM THE NOVEL (Novel is a must-read!! >.< Dorian has blond hair and blue eyes in the novel.)

I was so enraptured and "enlightened" (be scared, if you know the story) by the novel, I had to draw this! First of its kind - I wanted to try some sort of 'realism' style, and also so it fits the novel. Hope it turned out okay! >< This nearly killed me, and indeed, I have given it my very own soul.

I recycled an idea from an old work: [link]
Notice how (with full view) everything within the frame is sharp and "realistic", whereas everything outside has a brush painted effect - to highlight the "living portrait with a soul" kinda thing. (I might redo this later, when my skills get better. =.= *sigh)

MEDIA: Photoshop (and a lot of @_@)

Dorian Gray, from the novel The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde.

Comments, advice & creative criticism much appreciated, thanks!
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xMattoxAngelx Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
What a gorgeous Dorian @_@ You did such a fabulous job! I really love it! Including your connection with the theme of the most amazing classic ever written :3
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HTHI Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
Thanks! You made my day! TwT
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xMattoxAngelx Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
Aww you are so very welcome! :'D
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TheFlyingBeet Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
Whoa, so beautiful! :clap:
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HTHI Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
Aw, thanks! ^_^
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