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Note: No, this isn't a photograph. Yes, this is a digital painting. Yes, it took forever. All of this was hand-painted, this is NOT one of those fake digital paintings where they smudge things around, add filters, and fake it. This was all hand-painted starting with a grey background in Photoshop.

Original image from the L Change the World artbook/movie book with photographs of Ken'ichi Matsuyama as L. This portrait was drawn directly looking at one of those photographs. All I claim is the redrawing and painting.

OMG! This took me forever! I started painting this around April, thinking I'd surprise my girlfriend with it when she got her wisdom teeth out. Well, up until then I'd only done portraits from the neck up, and I spent a whole week on just L's face and hair! It took me another week or two to do his shirt, and by then, I was bored of it so I quit. Speed up to July and I knew I needed to finish this to mail up with her graduation present, so I finished the rest in a week. All in all, it took me between 30-50 hours total, working off and on for a few months.

I'm really please with how it turned out, although the lollipop could look a little more realistic. It was the last thing I painted, so I kinda crapped out. The texture and shine were really hard, so I scattered my brush hoping that would help achieve the effect.

Painted in CS2 with a Wacom Bamboo Fun tablet.
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:iconnekoladyproductions:
NekoLadyProductions Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Lollipop, lollipop, oh lollie lollie lollie

Lollipop, lollipop, oh lollie lollie lollie

Lollipop, lollipop, oh lollie lollie lollie

Lollipop *pop* Lollipop *pop* Badoom boom boom boom
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NekoLadyProductions Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Holy fuck, when I first saw this in the suggestions I thought it was cosplay. O_O That's amazing! @o@
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dgraymanlover17 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Student General Artist
wow amazing ^^
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SegaLoverGirl Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
looks...so..REAL
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LimitlessInvasion Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
this is a fantastic painting , but digital painting also takes skill, so it's not fake.
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:iconlimitlessinvasion:
LimitlessInvasion Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
wait o.o how do u fake a painting? people fake it? .-. ._. not cool. but anyway, this painting is incredible<333
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:iconmrsnyancat:
MrsNyanCat Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good job!! :D
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:iconkwon-rara:
Kwon-RaRa Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
L *w*
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:iconhermiedacrab:
HermieDaCrab Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i like it
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:iconblueicey:
BlueIcey Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nicely captured..
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:iconembracesuck:
EmBraceSucK Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely AMAZINGG!!! I ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ L!!
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:iconnyan-naroto:
nyan-naroto Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
amazing you have TALENT XD
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Emowolf33 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
biggest lolly EVAR!!!
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:iconrsdo456a:
rsdo456a Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
U got talent. i was thinking it was a photo when i looked at it then i read the desc. (like i always do) and i really cannot believe this is a painting! are you serious!?
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AKreiko Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Student General Artist
Wow. Just...Wow. O___O
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OneOliveCappucino Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lolli Lolli Lollipop Oh Nyon-na-ei Lollipop
Lolli Lolli Lollipop Oh Lolli-pop-pop

Lolli Lolli Lollipop Oh Nyon-na-ei Lollipop
Lolli Lolli Lollipop Oh Lolli-pop-pop (~by BigBang 2ne1)

I'd saooo steal his lolli :icondroolplz:
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LyssieMil Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
Oh. My...Oh my...Oh my g...OHMYSWEETGEEZUS.
You are, absolutely AMAZING. OUTSTANDING. ASTONISHING. Keep up the excellent work!
~Chieko
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CallMeBree Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Student General Artist
Wow, you truly are an amazing artist!
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amyosaurus-rex Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
its so amazing :iconiloveyouplz:
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:iconmudstarmord-sith:
MudstarMord-Sith Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is so CUTE! Why do I love this man so much! ????
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:iconsim2007:
sim2007 Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
This is amazing! I love it!
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kufununbob Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
L for Lollipop
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cherryblossom55 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011
:D
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darbywhiskers09 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
...i thought this was real, then i read the artists comments
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NaNaChidori Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Hobbyist Filmographer
Ohh my god sooo sexy :P
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:iconnormandiesh:
normandiesh Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
O__________________o I looked at it and thought it was a real person until I read the authors note XD
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Xdearlybelovedlacey Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
whoa i thought i was lookig at a photo but . . .wow *speachless*
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me1name1ish1heartsX3 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
this is so kawaii <3 lolz X3
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Simplynefarious Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010
Gotta love L. =3
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hanaharu Featured By Owner May 6, 2010
Wow, no way, I thought this was a photo! O: Amazing stuff! <3
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lost-ghost-girl Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
8O *Dies*
This.Is.Amazing X3
I <3 It 8D
x
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ZombiiDream Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
Did you draw this!!?? Wow... when I first saw it without reading the comment, I thought it was a photograph, it' so realistic :iconpinkballoonplz: :love:
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:iconpeace-of-hope:
peace-of-hope Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, it's all Photoshop painting. Laborious painting. No special brushes either, just basic brushes with my tablet settings.
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:iconzombiidream:
ZombiiDream Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010
Anyways, it seems very difficult, I have a pen tablet too but I just can't do such great things owo
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:iconpeace-of-hope:
peace-of-hope Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol, it's just practice and a lot of very careful marks. Lots of layering colors! I'm a portrait person in traditional media too... I don't know, it's just a lot of layering and really studying the face/picture. But having a pen tablet helps. Pen sensitivity for the win!
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ZombiiDream Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010
I'll have to practice and give it a try some day x
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11chiyochan Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010
kawaii~
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abakouche Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010
curious and original
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CaNdY-LuRv3-xxYuMiZo Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009
Wow.
Painting L so lively!
At first(before I fullview) I actually thought that it was a photoshoot of the real L, but then, after reading the "Artist coments" it was redrawn & recoloured. You're really awesome!
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Fraulein-VIII-8 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009
Ha, ha, ha, this is awesome! :D
I totally love L from Death Note.
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tawnyZOMBY Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008
i did not know this was a painting when i looked at the smaller image.
i love it so much.

awesome work.
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liezmaya Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008
wow L, I love u
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DramaQueen9731 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2008
Hahaha. I think it's pretty funny that I never commented on this. I love it. Simple as that. L is the most amazing thing ever. Yes, he's a thing... And Light is an it. This picture is currently sitting in my room.
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GermanPrincessTemari Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2008
My cusin and I love this picture! It is really awsome!
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crazee-ass Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008
OMG you are so effing good!
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PuppyShippingsPuppy Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008
L is the candy man :D
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welldorian Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008   Writer
Actually I think the lollie of the lollipop is very good, the shine's pretty realistic to me. The very top of the stick is the only thing that pulls off realism only 85%. :)

I really like the wrinkles on his shirt, you did a really good job with them. Very nice piece of work! I'm sure your girlfriend will be/ is very happy with it. :)
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CocoJunior Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
wow...this is incredible!
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