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Diego Velazquez by Benbe Diego Velazquez by Benbe
Diego Rodríguez de Silva Velázquez. ( reflection of the meninas in the eyes)
Pastel sobre tabla.
150 x 130 cm.
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Given 2009-11-04
Diego Velazquez by ~Benbe immaculately portrays one of the most influential artists to ever emerge from Spain or perhaps the Western World. Every consummately rendered detail plays a crucial role in this quiet yet powerful orchestration, with the sweet climax anchored within the reflections of those penetrating eyes. Needless to say, a closer look is imperative. ( Suggested by EternalFallacy and Featured by snowmask )
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josedelsol Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015
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hongtao-art Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
great
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Alby20 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Student General Artist
Me encantan! *_* Todos!! Yo llevo varios años con pastel... puf ojalá algún día pueda hacer algo parecido a eso > <
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Noor-al-Haqiqa Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
Great personality capture.... great handling of light.
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m2mazzara Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
amazing idea. amazing gallery, after all. i'm totally charmed, u deserve the "watch".
maybe u drawed Velasquez a little bit too much beautiful ;) :D stunning work.
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belianis Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Ya quisiera yo esta maestri'a con el pastel.
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kakobrutus Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
Featured here [link]
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primulatook Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful!
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A-Falcon-Velazquez Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
¡Mira, mi pariente! Ja, ya mero.

Qué buen trabajo, fenomenal. El reflejo en los ojos, qué original, de verdad.
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dePalau Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Me fascina el acierto con el que has pintado las meninas en las retinas de su autor.
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llanzana Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
hey what kind of pastel are you using ?

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MARZIOTESTI Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
FANTASTIC..
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:iconraphking:
raphking Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011   Traditional Artist
joda carevergaaaa sin palabras!!
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layvi485 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
que grooosoo!!!
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WilliamSnape Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010
I have featured this artwork here: [link] ;-)
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Benbe Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010
Thanks.
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WilliamSnape Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010
Really my pleasure!
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MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi :wave:
This deviation has been featured! >>> [link] :heart:
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VivalaVida Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This wonderful work has been featured here [link]
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VivalaVida Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great realism, very very good. :love:
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TLBKlaus Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:wow:
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ddonovan Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
wow. increadibly realistic.
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paul250 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
incrible esta genial xd
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Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
very beautiful expression...!!!
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:iconcolomoart:
ColomoArt Featured By Owner May 22, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
The best portrait I've seen in a couple of years.
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:iconhnedy:
hnedy Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
Great great wow love it fantastic brilliant beautiful!
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WilliamSnape Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010
Btw...i have featured this awesome painting in my newest Journal [link]
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WilliamSnape Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
I'm speechless! :clap:
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LibiezS Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010
That is AMAZING! He's my favourite painter... (more for his goodlooking face than for his works!) *love it*
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GuitarWars Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
thats amazing.
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ElQiqe Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Student Filmographer
WOOOOW :o
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vita-luna Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
This painting seriously floored me. It's spectacular. I called my whole family to show them (my dad, sis and I are all major art history lovers) and we all just kind of looked at it for a while until my sister said; "wow"


:clap: bravo!
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SensualArt Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
Beautiful work!!
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princeofcs Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Student Digital Artist
that very good id like since eyes
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sameoldkid Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009
me encanta tu galeria :worship: :clap:
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LobosLeo Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009
i think im gonna look just like him when im aged that old, seriously guy looks like me in the future past! wonderful piece of work:salute:
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pravinsrana Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009
can u help me with steps of making this image (tiff or psd file) This is awesome.
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Necalli Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009
Every stroke and every line in this picture were placed perfectly. I just can't believe my eyes.
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Pittlers Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009
That is incredibly realistic! Wow.
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BadFriedman Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009
Ahora puedo morirme. Esta obra… es una de las más fantásticas que he visto. No hay mejores palabras para decirlo: ¡Muy bien hecho señor!
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irathray Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't even know who he is, but he's gorgeous. :) You've drawn him very, very well. Definitely deserves the DD it recieved. :+favlove:
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VisualPoetress Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009   Digital Artist
What a brilliant painting ;)
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VisualPoetress Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009   Digital Artist
What a brilliant painting ;)
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tAntares Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009
Fantastico.

You have the skill of a true master.
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WineWriter Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009
The reflection in his eyes and the thought in his face... stunning.
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TheVikingGoddess Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009
This is incredibly fantastic. Magnificent work!
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Algeblah Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009
It looks very realistic. Bravo :)
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Cody-Der-Fotomeister Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I should get a mustache like that! LOL jk
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nutmeg-42 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009
DD well deserved. Amazing detail and life. :-)
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Hax0rVash Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009
Favorited because of the 'stache
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Date Taken
Oct 10, 2009, 12:37:28 PM