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Kiefer Sutherland by Sheridan-J Kiefer Sutherland by Sheridan-J
Ok, last Kiefer. I promise! (Hey, I've been watching "Touch", ok? It's a great show. lol I still miss "Heroes"....but it'll do for now!)

The last two were more stylized and pimped out with effects, and I just wanted to do one that is more...classical. No flashy overlays, lighting or anything.

I also wanted to do this one so I could release the full, 250dpi 100% resolution version.

So feel free to hit "Download Image" up there if you wanna see the entire image in its original size, my hand and all the lovely textures in all their glory :)

WARNING: It's BIG. You've been warned.

Original ref: [link]
(I aged him a little here to bring him into the 2012/"Touch" era) Plus that reference has been Photoshopped to death. His skin is so not that smooth, especially round the eyes lol.

Photoshop CS5
20-25 hours.
Airbrush + Texture brushes.
Fabric texture overlays. (Even on the face to rough it up more.)
Dodge/Burn and Sharpen/Blur for finishing touches!

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:iconporstr84higher:
Porstr84Higher Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Perfect! When I look at the expression I can't help but think about his greatest moments in the series :D (Big Grin) 
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:iconnackmu:
nackmu Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is extraordinarily great!!! :wow:
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:iconsheridan-j:
Sheridan-J Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much :D
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:icongreenyosh:
GreenYosh Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I guess Touch is cancelled. But I'm not too sad considering 24 is coming back! I can't wait!
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:iconking-lu:
King-Lu Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, so so so so nice art! Really like it! :)
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:iconblueauroralight:
BlueAuroraLight Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I looooove touch, and this picture is so real! I love it :D
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:iconlaenri:
Laenri Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Touch is an amazing series, and I really love this actor. You did an amazing job on him!
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:iconcharleslogan:
CharlesLogan Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm Charles Logan and I approve of this...

*wonders if anyone will get the joke*
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:iconsheridan-j:
Sheridan-J Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
How's that bullet in your brain doin', Mr Logan?
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:icon5unnyr4y3:
5UNNYR4Y3 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012   Digital Artist
I love this show ^^ wish people would do more fanart of the show...Jake and his father both...maybe together? I'm hoping they'll come out with a new season, because if not, I think I might cry.
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:iconf-a-n-t-a:
f-a-n-t-a Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
THAT'S FLAWLESS! How do you get your skin textures? :o
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:iconsheridan-j:
Sheridan-J Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
A good set of brushes :D
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:iconf-a-n-t-a:
f-a-n-t-a Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Nevermind, just saw that haha another quick question then, how do you get the blends to be so good? :S
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:iconque-ink:
Que-ink Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is pretty good :) I still need to try photoshop with my portraits...until then,
I'm STUCK using TegakiE...and wow, I'm shocked you only spent around 20
hours on this...haha, takes me about 100 hours to finish something I've done. XD
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:iconlivin-lino:
livin-lino Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Professional Filmographer
OMG OMG OMG !
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:iconuyanfam25:
uyanfam25 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AWESOME~ o.o
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:icondrnkk:
drNKK Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
freaking monster... and im not talkin about this art but you!! you strenght creature that can draw like this!!
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:iconwickerwolfart:
WickerWolfArt Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
AMAZING!
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:iconillisa:
illisa Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
the realness :o
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:iconlightfeathy555:
Lightfeathy555 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
There aren't any words in the universe to describe how amazingly accurate this is. :icontearsofjoyplz: <= TEARS OF JOY
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:icondarklarik:
Darklarik Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
wow
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:iconbeatifique:
beatifique Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
This is sooo gorgeous. So spot-on, so Kiefer. Amazing talent you have!
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:iconcindysart:
CindysArt Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing job!!! :clap:
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:iconinahad:
inahad Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wowww, I'm a big fan of your work!!
I'm starting to draw now, and I'm still not satisfied with my results. I feel they are too artificial. u could take a look, give me some tips and evaluate my work, please? :please: Some words will be enough, I just want to grow and improve my skills.

I hope you follow blessed with the gift of art, inspiring not only for me but for all admirers of talented people.
thank you SOOO much!

:tighthug:
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:iconwaynecampbell-art:
waynecampbell-art Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
Spectacular and brilliant!
Bravo!
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:iconoshiruko:
Oshiruko Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Your portraits are really, really amazing! u I wish I had this much talent...
Whatever. AMAZING. Keep up the great work! ;u;
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:iconpandupower:
PanduPower Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
OH MY GOSH. That sir, is amazing realism
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:iconmayeaux:
Mayeaux Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice work!
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:icongreenyosh:
GreenYosh Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great show! Best actor ever! Great drawing! #24themovie!
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:iconfromunderthecape:
FromUnderTheCape Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congratulations! This portrait has been included in this week's feature at #CelebrityPortraits! :clap:
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:iconmonsief:
MonsieF Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh woow!! O_O Many compliments!!
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:iconhot-twins:
Hot-Twins Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Student Artist
i love the show Touch so cool
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:iconluispuig:
LuisPuig Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
Great work
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:icontarantulakid96:
Tarantulakid96 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*Gasp* SO MUCH KEIFER SUTHERLAND. :la:

You know, personally I think your artwork is better than the reference that you used. :meow:

Touch is pretty good, but 24 will always be the best. They need to make another movie already.
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:iconvale4u:
vale4u Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
Awesome work! Just finished watching his new series Touched it's an excellent series, looking foward to season2
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:iconplayer-designer:
Player-Designer Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Again, very nice!
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:iconlilredwagon:
LilRedWagon Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
STUNNING work above!!
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:iconkjasmin:
Kjasmin Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Student General Artist
How is this possible :jawdrop: Like whooooooooooooaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
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:iconblackmustang13:
blackmustang13 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
awesome details! you are crazy good :)
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:iconkaradactyll:
Karadactyll Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There is never enough Kiefer! If you want a show to watch and love Kiefer...try 24 if you havent already. Its a great show ;D
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:iconpikalatias46:
pikalatias46 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
It must take you so long to complete these!!! Your pictures are amazing, you have unbelieveable talent!!!
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:iconanrevanrooyen:
AnrevanRooyen Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
i envy you
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:iconthelotmb:
thelotmb Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
absolutely PHENOMENAL! the detail in the textures is jaw-dropping!
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:iconbiram-ba:
Biram-Ba Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Definitely the best one of your KS portraits I've seen. Most accurate on proportions, plus nice details, as usual. I see a lot of people compliments the textures, but what I like is his ear. :D Good work, man.
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:iconvectorforlife2010:
vectorforlife2010 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
How can you paint so well like this? Simply amazing, congratulations!
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:iconjvsantovito:
JVSantovito Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
Wooow... this is so real!
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:iconkristenmash:
KristenMash Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing work
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wxgigi0617 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
very nice
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:iconkreetak:
Kreetak Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see Touch too! Well I finished the season, is very interesting and the end... WTF, but it's nice!
Good work!
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LyeenAlandis Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
o_______________________O Stuninng!
Which textures did you use for the skin? I see a texture which is wave like...! It looks SO realistic!
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