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The Last Samurai: Algren by TayleRX The Last Samurai: Algren by TayleRX
Holla, it's been a while. Couple of days ago I've watched The Last Samurai for like 3rd time and of course, I had to draw the main character played by Tom Cruise - Nathan Algren. Having 1 month break didn't exactly help since I had no idea how to draw the hair correctly for an hour or so - I had to redo the entire drawing at some point. The final result is much better and I'm quite satisfied with it. It seems that having a short break can bring its benefits as well - from now on I have some fresh and some new ideas on how to start specific aspects of the drawing such as hair and face shading. Due to that, my style is like a hurricane - it constantly changes (I know, crap comparison lol).

Time: 15 hours
4H, 5H, HB, 3B, 4B, 6B pencils
0.3, 0.5 and 0.7 mechanical pencils
Paper stumps and tortillions
Tissues
Kneaded Eraser
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:icontherernobirds:
therernobirds Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice. I wanted to do another Last Samurai drawing. Would you mind if I use your drawing as a reference, since the actual color version is a little harder to go off of? Great job anyways.
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K-DOTS Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Student General Artist
this is all some wish I could shade in like you
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Ei-Huaguero Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
-очень круто))) Том Круз))) милашка.
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Truly-Scrumptious Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
Awesome work!
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:iconinstantphotographer:
InstantPhotographer Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderfully done! Love it.
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:iconartjou:
artJou Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Student General Artist
:heart:
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:icondevonhants:
devonhants Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome...
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HYUUGACLAN1 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Loved this movie and love your drawing :D
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:iconpakuhatake:
PakuHatake Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The movie was amazing! and you did a great job on this too,I love it=D
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:iconraypelesko:
RayPelesko Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great job! Wow, looks just like him! One of my fav movies of all time! :thumbsup:
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EgorDemidov Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing! what format of paper you used?
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lulu6494 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
you know i have seen so many people try and draw nathan algren and lat me say this is the best one i have seen
i just love it
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nymery Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow I absolutely love this movie! haha^^ ´Watched it as well for a couple of times already.. And this is the cruisy samurai indeed;) appreciated! ;)
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PearlInazuma Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Good to have you back!
I always enjoy watching your work.
And the best part is that no matter what you draw it's always amazing! I can look at it for hours! ^^
He looks so real, i can almost touch him! 8D
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Keksi626 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
OH MI GOD! that's the only thing I'm gonna say, you know the rest:D:D (right?)
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TayleRX Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Indeed I know the rest... OH MI GOD! What a terrrible drawing, honestly one of the worst I've seen... there ya go lol.
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Keksi626 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
LOL! you know me all too well:P:P
if I must write it again (for like...a 100 time now) AWESOMENESS:D:D:D It's so very well done^^ great piece of art:) you never fail to amaze me^^ THERE you have it:P:P
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Rebellion96 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist
hmm ....
its everytime the same ....
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PERFECT!!!!
AWESOME!!!
WAOOW O.O
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TayleRX Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, thank you very much for the comment, always happy to see that people appreciate my work ^^
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Rebellion96 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist
no problem man ^^
i love all your drawings
THIS is perfection
i hope ill be able to do as well as you once :D
but i need more training and patience ^^
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TayleRX Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Definitely, you do need a lot of patience! There has been times when I just wanted to give up on my drawing and not do anything for the entire day. The important here is to NEVER give up, with this attitude you'll become a lot, lot better! From what I can see, you're already improving so keep it up!
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Rebellion96 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist
haha thank you :D
means a lot to me hearing this from an proffesional artist ^^
( my drawings never pass the 3 hours limit .... oh yes ill have to be more pacient )
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great Work.
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TayleRX Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot mate!
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kaderart Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
jolie travail bravo
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:icontaylerx:
TayleRX Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a bunch for the comment my friend :D
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LubnaQanber Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OUTSTANDING !!! you did really AMAZING!! Tom Cruise must be proud ^_*
Liked the description :D
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:icontaylerx:
TayleRX Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot hon, I'm always happy to see that you like my newest stuff :D
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Jellyneau Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely work!
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TayleRX Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a bunch, glad that you like it :D
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ColourKiller Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Ah! It's Tom Cruise! This is incredible, dear, you keep getting better and better... And the hair looks fine, especially the facial hair. Excellent!
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TayleRX Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The hair is probably the strongest point in this drawing, the other parts not so much lol. I'm glad you can notice good points about this drawing, thank you very much for the comment :D
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ColourKiller Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
No problem! And don't be so tough on yourself! All your work looks great. I hope to see some more of your lovely portraits in the future!
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quasi-Virtuoso Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012   Photographer
Amazing!! You are extremely talented.
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TayleRX Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think it's quite far from being perfect but I thank you very much for the comment nevertheless! I'm always happy to see positive feedback from people :D
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blacKinoko Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
WOAAA!! Perfect!! Like a photo! :wow::love:
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Player-Designer Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Great work, love that movie!
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TayleRX Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, the movie was awesome so I just had to draw something from it :D
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Kessira26 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oooh, again you take on something very challenging! Wow. Lots of textures in this. I'm particularly impressed with the grizzled feeling to his beard!
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TayleRX Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The beard was really fun to do, I always enjoy doing beards - they're so easy to do :D Thanks a lot for the comment, you're always on time :D
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Kessira26 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I always get super excited to see your work pop up! :XD:
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alexatitania Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Student Artist
soooo awesome :')
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:icontaylerx:
TayleRX Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a bunch for the comment, happy that you like this piece :D
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dGillianb Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
woooooooooow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Awesome
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:icontaylerx:
TayleRX Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for the commento and of course, I'm really glad that you like this drawing :D
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SaihatiTheRider Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Awesome !_!
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TayleRX Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :D
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BiBiARTs Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing drawing and really very realistic :clap:
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TayleRX Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for the comment, it's an honour to hear such nice words from an artist such as yourself :D
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BiBiARTs Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
you're always very welcome and thanks for your kindness :D
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