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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:
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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JaydeLinn May 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! mine too. :)
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:iconbluebelle-88:
I love Keith. Seriously not enoughart around for him. Amazing work
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JaydeLinn 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:
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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JaydeLinn 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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:iconmarymeet27:
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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JaydeLinn 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:
It's an excellent picture. Have you sent him a copy? You should be proud of yourself.
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