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Keith Harkin by JaydeLinn Keith Harkin by JaydeLinn
***PLEASE READ!!!: there are some weird shadow things going on in this picture and there is also a yellowish light being cast on him from the left. Thats why this cheek (on our left) looks kind of funny. The ref. pic makes sense of it) So dont tell me about it because everyone has already and i know!!! thanks.

So, I'm really really happy with how this turned out!!! I didnt even know that i was capable of doing a digital painting like this!!! It was a lot of fun, and i surprised myself!!

So information about who this dude is...Obviously his name is Keith Harkin. I love him!! He's in a group called Celtic Thunder, and they sing Irish/Celtic songs...lots of traditional stuff. They are freaking amazing. There are 5 of them, ranging ages from like 17-40ish. Keith is 22(?). They all have incredible voices, and I am obsessed with them. If you've never heard of them..well you have now and go check them out!! go here >[link] and listen to a few songs and be amazed!!! then spread the good word! buy the CD!

...that sounded like a commercial...

anyway...I've always wanted to try doing a digital painting-portrait of someone and when i discovered Celtic Thunder, I decided to do this dude. partly because i liked the ref pic..partly because i think he is gorgeous...and partly because i love his voice and i think this group needs more attention!!
There are a few things that are not quite right, but i am still very proud of myself... :D


Photoshop Elements 5.0 (i know. its a crappy version)
10-11 ish hours...
ref. pic: [link]
ref pic :[link] (this is not the actual ref. pic i used, but the one above is on myspace, so not everyone can see it.)
COMMENTS PLEASE!! AND CRITIQUES!
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:iconrai-starstreak:
Rai-Starstreak Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You did suuuch a good job on his hair, and I love his eyes! Keith is my favourite from Celtic Thunder XD
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:iconjaydelinn:
JaydeLinn Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! mine too. :)
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:iconbluebelle-88:
bluebelle-88 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
I love Keith. Seriously not enoughart around for him. Amazing work
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:iconjaydelinn:
JaydeLinn Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:D Thanks so much! I agree. I mean, Irish surfer dude who can sing like no body's business and play guitar? What's not to like?!! ;)
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:iconbluebelle-88:
bluebelle-88 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
I can't get his voice out of my head (kinda been listening to voyage too much), and those looks :faint:

And You are welcome :love:
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:iconjaydelinn:
JaydeLinn Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha well his is a good voice to have in your head! ;) I spent a few months in Northern Ireland a few years ago, actually in his hometown! I was determined to find him, but I didnt. :( He left to tour in America before I found him. lol But I met a few people who knew him tho, and his cousin! Haha. I met a kid who has played a few gigs/gone surfing with him, and I said something about Rosy Surf Boards (which is where Keith gets his boards from) and the kid was like...How do you know that????
I was like..wow I just totally revealed that I'm a fan girl. *face palm*
Haha but it was glorious! I also walked past Damian's house! Idk which one it was, but a woman told me that I did sooo....good enough for me!
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:iconbluebelle-88:
bluebelle-88 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
I'm jealous :evileye:
:tighthug:
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:iconmarymeet27:
Marymeet27 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
You should be proud of yourself and you should send it to him. Excellent job. He's got a twitter account so you could link this to him.

His solo album is almost finished.
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:iconjaydelinn:
JaydeLinn Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
He's making a solo album!?!?! WHY did I not know this!?!?!
And yeah, he's seen it. :D I used to be friends with him on facebook, and I tagged him in it, and he commented on it! But its not there anymore..cuz he went through and deleted all the people he didn't actually know from his friends, a few years ago. lol Which is understandable I guess, but I was a bit sad. haha
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:iconmarymeet27:
Marymeet27 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
It's an excellent picture. Have you sent him a copy? You should be proud of yourself.
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:iconceleste-cloude4evr:
Celeste-Cloude4evr Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
......yeah i think i just died
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:iconjaydelinn:
JaydeLinn Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Bahahaha! :D
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:iconceleste-cloude4evr:
Celeste-Cloude4evr Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
is it strange to say that he looks like my bf in a couple years?? *dies again*
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:iconjaydelinn:
JaydeLinn Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
haha well thats convenient for you!..I need to find a bf that looks like him...or just find him. That'd work too.
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:iconceleste-cloude4evr:
Celeste-Cloude4evr Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
good luck :) *in a good way*
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:iconlizardbeth2626:
lizardbeth2626 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
when i saw it i thought it was the real pic...AMAZING!
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:iconjaydelinn:
JaydeLinn Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
:D hehe thanks!
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:iconforeverxyoung:
foreverxyoung Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
Really amazing picture! :D I saw them last night at the concert in Cincy :) And hence my profile picture<3
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:iconjaydelinn:
JaydeLinn Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
thats not true, i dont hate you but...you get the point!!!! lol
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:iconforeverxyoung:
foreverxyoung Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
And yes I get the point haha :D
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:iconjaydelinn:
JaydeLinn Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
.....I hate you.
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:iconforeverxyoung:
foreverxyoung Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
Hahaaha I would hate myself to if I weren't myself ^_^ It was amazing, oh my god. Haha. :)
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:iconidgeyidreamofwings:
IdGeyIdrEamoFwIngS Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011
Absolutely amazing!
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:iconjaydelinn:
JaydeLinn Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
:D thanks!
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IdGeyIdrEamoFwIngS Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
You're welcome! I love Celtic Thunder, and this is any absolutely amazing piece of art! :D
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pylorene Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
omg i love Keith :3 hes my favourite, gosh i wish i could draw like you then i would draw him all the time..lol sounds a bit stalkerish anyways great drawing :D
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:iconstrong-forever-me:
Strong-Forever-Me Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010
I love this group!!!!
This is an amazing picture of Keith. :D
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:iconjaydelinn:
JaydeLinn Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks, I love them too.
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:iconfurba4eva:
furba4eva Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Student Writer
Wow.

...Wow.

That is totally AWESOME!!!
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:iconjaydelinn:
JaydeLinn Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:D thanks. :)
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:iconfurba4eva:
furba4eva Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Student Writer
'tis true!
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:iconamelia27marriena:
Amelia27Marriena Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010   Writer
You're an amazing artist i thought it was an actual picture til i read 'painting and airbrushing'

fabulous job!
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:iconjaydelinn:
JaydeLinn Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
aw thank you! :) :hug:
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:iconamelia27marriena:
Amelia27Marriena Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010   Writer
of course! =P
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:iconjarethspreciousthing:
JarethsPreciousThing Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love that they added Neil
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:icongrianan:
grianan Featured By Owner May 22, 2010
great job. keiths dad.
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:iconjaydelinn:
JaydeLinn Featured By Owner May 22, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
...for real???
ha..thanks. :D
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:iconamelia-beth:
Amelia-Beth Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010
So I FINALLY got around to youtubing these guys after stumbling across this drawing like a year ago. And let me just say, they and you are both amazing. :nod:

You handled the lighting very well, especially with the shadows on his neck. Very impressive, and it looks just like him. I really can't say any more than that, it's just so beautiful. :love:
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:iconjaydelinn:
JaydeLinn Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Hahaha!! Thanks!! I'm glad you like them!! I'm kind of in love w/ them, and determined to go to one of their shows someday!
And i'm glad you like this! I'm quite fond of it as well. :D
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:iconamelia-beth:
Amelia-Beth Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010
Same here! :w00t: With any luck, I'll be able to snatch tickets for the upcoming tour. :D
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daniellekoorevaar Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
wow this looks so realistic!! The hair looks so real, great job :)
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:iconjaydelinn:
JaydeLinn Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you!!
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:icondaniellekoorevaar:
daniellekoorevaar Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
welcome!
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:iconsmile-in-ur-sleep:
smile-in-ur-sleep Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009   Photographer
YES. :)
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:iconjaydelinn:
JaydeLinn Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
:D love him.
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:icontrilliongrams:
TrillionGrams Featured By Owner May 13, 2009   Photographer
IT'S PERFECT
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:iconjaydelinn:
JaydeLinn Featured By Owner May 13, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
lol thanks!!!
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:iconpinkspook:
pinkspook Featured By Owner May 8, 2009
That's amazing! -awestruck-
And Celtic Thunder definitely deserves more recognition, they're amazing (:
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:iconjaydelinn:
JaydeLinn Featured By Owner May 8, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
lol thanks! Yes, i agree they need more attention!! I'm determined to meet him next fall because I'm going to be spending about 3 1/2 months in northern Ireland. I'm going to be as stalker-fan girlish as I can w/o being creepy or getting a restraining order! haha!!
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:iconpinkspook:
pinkspook Featured By Owner May 9, 2009
Whoa!!
My dream is to visit Ireland xD You're lucky :D
And good luck meeting him... tell hi to say hi to ryan for me xDD lol
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