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Zack (May 1, 2004) — edit
This realism stuff is tough. Wuh.
Edit: BTW, I dress like this so I won't take myself seriously. :P
beware teh buttchin! :O it is pokeh you eye out
Zack (May 1, 2004)
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Zack (May 1, 2004)
drawn in 1 hour 2 min
Zack (May 2, 2004)
drawn in 1 hour 4 min
Zack (May 3, 2004)
drawn in 1 hour 25 min
I thought the lettering on the hat would be easy. Wrong.
Zack (May 3, 2004)
drawn in 33 min
Oh, snap!
strawberry (May 3, 2004)
wow!! this looks so reallistic!! nice job!!
KiwiKitsune (May 3, 2004)
O____________O!! WOW... this is DEFINATELY going into showcase! It's... it's... it's just got to!! It's so realistic! ^_^
emmamommalag (May 3, 2004)
Wow this is amazing. Feels like I ought to see myself in those sunglasses. And that hat! Well, the whole dang picture is just excellent.
scarfeh (May 3, 2004)
This should be in advanced!The sunglasses are great!It's so realistic!!!
DonkeyKO (May 3, 2004)
Cool. i like the hat
staci (May 3, 2004)
that is the shit. i love you
Xodiak (May 3, 2004)
You look awesome Mr. ZackF! And you draw as much awesome as you look. Fantastic realism! >:)
davincipoppalag (May 3, 2004)
This is absolutely photographic! How on earth did you do this within the 500 kb limit???> That alone is amazing! Incredible..
mooseflower (May 3, 2004)
holy flamin' pink monkeys this is awsome! realism may be tough, but you do a good job of it :]
marcello (May 3, 2004)
davinci: how many times do I have to explain? canvas size makes a huge difference...
DeadlyBlondeArcher (May 3, 2004)
Wow, how did I miss this one? Zack appears to be handsome and talented... cool shades, 2. :)
fleeting_memory (May 3, 2004)
This is awsome-I can't draw myself lol-I left that up to Gigandas cause he draws better than me-This is awsome-and did I mention this is awsome-your one of those people who can pull of a cleft and still look good-great job on the hat lettering
davincipoppalag (May 3, 2004)
I know Marcello, but the details in this....I just figured they had to take alot of space...
Zack (edited May 30, 2004)
Thanks, all, I'm truly flattered. But I feel that the only creativity involved in this was setting up the shot and deciding what means to approach realism by... it's mostly an exercise, not an end. I might come back to realism in the future, but I really don't see it as becoming my style... I'm much too opinionated for that, and I see it as only fair to be honest (obvious) about having a bias towards a given subject. Besides, the main reason I made this was so I'd have a kickass user icon. ;) All in all, still, I'm pretty pleased with my first delve into realism; it turned out a lot better than I expected. I can't help but laugh at myself every time I see it. IM TEH CAPTIAN KXTHX

edit: egads, I'm a self-righteous jackass. someone throw tomatoes at me.
dixielandcutie (May 4, 2004)
okay, between your comments and your have amazed me...glad you came back to share your coolness with us ;p hope to see much more
Aubrey (May 4, 2004)
Love the sunglasses there Zack. This would make a perfectly good user icon for sure.
safescene (May 4, 2004)
Those aviator glasses kick all ass. Your first attempt at realism? I think you're holdin' back a little, no? :P Nice job Zack; definitely showcase material here, yup yup.
two-na (May 27, 2004)
zackf! you have a great grasp of color that pulls me in
taori (Jun 5, 2004)
this comment's a bit late, but i think it every time i see this. with the hat and the aviators, you look just like tom cruise in top gun. rock on.
EverDream (Jun 16, 2004)
I REALLY like how those sunglasses came out! For some reason I have a lot of trouble with reflections...Well Done!!!
Brnies (Jun 24, 2004)
I just liked it. I believed it. That lil pointed chin on the right side makes me want to see more of it? Love the use of shadows and background technique. Clear and Crisp edges too and that drew me in..
damnskippytakn-a-break (Sep 10, 2004)
Gee Zack you're a handsome fella. If I weren't already married I'd be trying to snatch you up! ' }
Ty854 (Sep 10, 2004)
*Sniffle* Where is Zack?! He said he'd be back in two weeks.... *Sniffle*
Gigandas (Sep 10, 2004)
He "was" back and then disappeared again^^;....
Jack_Fox (Sep 11, 2004)
Love the hat and the aviators...wish I could pull that off without lookin like a gob...I really dig the reflections in the glasses; looks real. Peace, Jack
mynameispie (Oct 4, 2004)
Woah!For a minute there I thought it was a photo!How do you do this?!It's soo cool and shtuff! ^.^
sincity (Oct 6, 2004)
That is great! awesome work
Goatlord (Oct 9, 2004)
The mirrored shades are of particular interest; the distortion of the reflection was captured beautifully. The shading on the face is also particularly eye-catching.
plasma_ooganator (Nov 9, 2004)
nice shades dude
monkeyboy (Dec 15, 2004)
wow love th shades dude
NIKNIKKNUTZEN (Feb 11, 2005)
the shades r awesome!
Doodle (Mar 4, 2005)
hah. i am in love with this. hah. spiffy.
sxk (Mar 6, 2005)
nice glasses! i have a pair that look like that.
LisaAnne (Jul 19, 2005)
Makes me smile...and your statement earlier in the comments was also very nice. Take care.
staci (Jul 21, 2005)
kristine (edited Dec 16, 2005)
what a handsome young man ;) nice picture =)
DoOp (Mar 13, 2006)
xD omg buttchin galore :D wooh!
Mad_Cow_Disease (May 24, 2006)
i especially like the glasses and the brim of the cap. nice job.
MelissaMissy (Jun 5, 2007)
WOW! Nice.... very nice indeed.
Zad (Dec 4, 2007)
Wow...... in small view I thought someone had simply posted a picture!!! This is really amazing! (and Im not usually into reaslistic stuff, so this is something!)
Wild_Mustang_Girl312 (Dec 29, 2007)
I still love it. I look at this picture millions of times and I can't love it enough. The placing of the colors is perfect.
Roxana1890 (Jun 21, 2008)
cool.i like so much the hat and the glasses reflections.your work is outrageous.
enirroc (Apr 8, 2010)
Those are some snazzy shades.
montezmaria (Apr 8, 2010)
The sunglasses are my fav, the reflection in! This is really a great portrait, very realistic.
firecracker (Apr 9, 2010)
My german shepherd's name is "Zack"..."lol"! Awesome pic......I really like it.....those "shades" rock!! :)
dorothyblueeyes (May 19, 2012)
very good portrait.
davincipoppalag (Jun 14, 2017)
Its the captain back up front
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