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Here's a new piece I'm working on, I've been so excited about the upcoming series of Dexter: Season 5 so I just have to do a pic :D

I really wanted to do an action pic of him but could think of anything he could do, as he doesn't really do anything full on, he's all stealth! But then I thought of doing something like this.. A bit more moody, since season 5 is based around that ;)

I need to know if this even looks like Dexter (Michael C. Hall) because I've been trying to get it right for a while, and now I've looked at it too long haha! Any advice would help..

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I'm new to the critique world so I'm afraid I won' be able to give you amazing advice:meow: But I'll start with compliments :la: Im good at those!

You have perfect anatomy strucutre for your style and I love thewrinkles of the clothes! :dummy: Your style is both unique and gripping! I love the form and shape of his hands as if they are tense! You have obviously worked hard on this! :dummy:

I would only like to comment badly on the face :fear: Don't take offence but I believe it doesn't suit the rest of the body. I believe it needs more expression.
But if you intended that then that is unnessacary information! :dummy:

Overall I like the dramatic pose and feel of this! Even tho there is no colour! :dummy:
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RebellingLemming Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great drawn!
F3DDA Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your work has to be the most easily recognized contemporary work outside of Jim Lee, in my own opinion. The body structures, faces, hands, poses, etc all fit the comic book life to a "t". Your work is spectacular, fun, serious and silly all at the same time. All of which are compliments of course. I want to model my work after your own, but that would be wrong simply because your work is your work and your own style. I need to find my own, but to say that you inspire me and many others is an absolute fact.
StayYoungDesign Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Mind if I trace this for practice mate? Hugh fan of both your artwork AND Dexter.
kilasol Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
I agree with Blaizethewolf the body us perfect but the detail is needed in the face the eyes dont seem right. other then that its great
Impscout Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
dunno wye but he reminds me on chuck norris XD
guelpacq Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Student
Once again, your Dexter artworks continue to match the awesomeness of the show!
choppre Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really love your lineart could u please give me some tips?
Trance-Sephigoth Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Dexter, what a show! Gotta be my favourite thing on TV at the moment. Great job by the way!

If I was to critique this, it would be that his face doesn't really capture the likeness of Michael. I can see similarities, but I think the main thing that needs altering is the nose, it seems a lot wider than Michaels. And maybe the mouth, I can't quite put my finger on it haha.

Other then that, superb job as always!

Keep drawing :)
spirtualharmoney Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
nice work
iMcQueeni Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey Patrick,

Do you use illustrator to get those nice crisp lines?
PatrickBrown Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Hi, nah sorry I use Photoshop for everything. My Wacom Intuos4 does most of the work for me when it comes to outlines haha!

Thanks :)
Zeikfreak Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
I would give critique but I don't have critique feature right now. First of all I want to saw WOW about season five. Its funny you couldn't think of an action scene because this season is FULL OF THEM. RIGHT? Like when he choked the guy to death with the plastic or when he snapped the guys neck? That was cool. But other wise I think you have the anatomy right, just I think the face could be done differently. I cannot draw humans for my life, but it doesn't really look like Michael C. Hall. It's too angry, when dexter doesn't really kill out of anger. His mouth and eyes are good, but the nose is the issue. I thought I coul help.
PatrickBrown Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
haha YEAH! That bit with the plastic guy was so intense!!! I was on the edge of my seat!
Propitiated4 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Alright, some critiques to get the look better I think (first off, great pic! I love dexter and you have inspired me to draw some myself of the killer man!)

I think the nose is too big for one thing and not enough like his (his nostrils kinda flair up), also, he has bushy eyebrows and yours are thin and slick...and you might one to try making his face more square, Hall has a very square face and maybe not as long as it is...the hair is might be the angle you have drawn but his eyes seem rather far apart also, I was looking at this picture to critique:

gendosplace Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
One of my all time favourite shows...

These lines are so cool I had to try some colors in them... I hope you like it...

ZombieSandwich Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Hm... I think there is something regarding the angle and wideness especially of his nose and mouth which make me think of Chuck Norris.
D'Uh o_O (plase don't kill me XD)
bekyarov Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Where is the knife !?!? ;D
nasar-ullah-khan Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
very good Drawing, which software you use for drawing? is it normal photoshop brush with tablet?
dezinengine Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010
Hey Bro! Did you use a Wacom here cause hey this cant be hand...unless you got a magic hand
RebeccachuC1992 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
Dexter?! Yay! :iconmudkiplaplz:
CreepyLoner Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010
RebeccachuC1992 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
Come on, September 26th! :eager:
PatrickBrown Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
ME TOO :woohoo:
penarts10 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Cool... I have tried to Color this... check this [link]
ErMaoWu Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
COOL MAN~~! 。w 。
gempar26 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
are you make it with the pen tool?
Kevin7Lee Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010
cursive-illustration Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
looks good mate :) did a dexter some weeks ago too :)
will ya color it?
PatrickBrown Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah I've been slack, I'll get to it eventually haha! When Dexter starts next month I'll definitely do the Dexter pic, or even a new one :D
Xerces Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Nice work! the linework looks so smooth and very cool in your style! well done :)
Sadismek Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, you are such a god at digital art... i love how you put those details at the hands, and the expression... priceless :D :onfire:
PatrickBrown Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Lexi008 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Professional Filmographer
I would have to agree that it all looks great except for the face. He's looking a little more like Chuck Norris right now haha I also feel as if the face isn't matching the outline of the head, perspective wise. It seems too.... flat. The chin seems fine because Michael C Hall's is very distinct, maybe the face is too long and not wide enough. I like how pronounced you made the brow though, spot on! :)

Now the more I look at it the more I'm just not feeling the left side of his face because there isn't enough shape to it like you've done with a couple of your other pieces of Dexter.

Keep up the amazingly amazing work!
Trockzell Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
Michael's mouth box is much more pronounced and a couple of other things. Honestly though, this guy looks way more like a serial killer than Hall does.
KhAoTiC-x83 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
To me his mouth/nose combo looks a little big. Could just be me tho.

Other than that, really looking forward to the completed piece as I am a massive Dexter fan... I did name my son Dexter after all ;p
markbot09 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Student Digital Artist
dexter looks awesome and mean....
lycanthropica Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love your art sooooo much.
I have one Critique-ish comment, he looks way to mean. I probably think that because I want to cuddle him tho hahaha
jrod7215 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
Looks good aside from the facial construction. Maybe look for a photo as a guide?
040045 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
yes yes yes yes YES YES YES YES YESSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!
Rabbit88 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
nice picture you got there, though i don't see the resemblance. He looks too old and there's something wrong with the nose....
ArtLuisLara Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
HIs face is too "strong" I think he is more skinny in his chin.

It is really good! Hope to see it with colors! *-* I am also a Dexter fan and i am really excited about the next season >.<
omerayar Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
very beautiful..
InfiniteCreations Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
awsome clean lines and kinda looked a like Dexter.
Jamerica9 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
i love ur art style... and i think that the top of the bridge of the nose is a bit wide other than that its absolutely awesome
gonegonetheformofman Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
great line work the only thing negative is he looks a little too old but very true to the heart of the monster id love to see ya do one with him smileing or going into that blank persona
chasingsirens Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Professional General Artist
haha, oh man, this is great! i'm in love w/ this show! i disagree w/ the crit that says you need more expression. dexter wouldn't really have it. but i do think you could make it look more like him... the nose is kinda big and i would remove the frown lines around his mouth because it makes him look a bit too old. keep the cheekbones tho. the eyes might be a bit too far apart. everything else is beautiful. the hair, the build, the gloves... and that tell-tale shirt! don't forget to add a bit of stitching and/or seams for the shirt. i really love this drawing! can't wait to see it finished! season 5! whoo!
chasingsirens Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Professional General Artist
after looking at some more refs, i think you should cut down on the bags under his eyes. he does always have them tho, so maybe just shorten the lines. and i know that you chose to draw him moody, but i think one of the most endearing things about dex is his sarcastic smirk. no matter what situation he's in, he's always got the upper hand and he knows it. you might want to consider giving him that smirk. or i should just do my own dexter piece... lol.
Majeed-Q8 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool pose and expression ...but he kind looks like chuck norris ..!!
MoonBlade92 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Faved :D
Now that thats done,he look like Dex,only somehwat older,and like you said,moody.
Vecthand Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
excellant work patrick, does really look like michael :), when you said action pic, the main one i thought off was when Doakes found out Dexter was the bay harbour butcher in season 2, and they battled on that waterway plank thing lol, that would be a pretty cool pic lol

cant wait to see it in colour XD

keep up the amazing work man
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