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Dr. Crane - sketch by ellaine Dr. Crane - sketch by ellaine
Because I was watching "Batman Begins" again. And because I love this character and the way he's portrayed by Murphy - such a pretty and almost fragile guy with glasses, but when he looks at you from the corner of his eyes and smiles, you know, Dr. Crane isn't really a sane person. And it's actually more creepy as when he would look scary at the first glimpse.

The picture isn't really a big deal - just a quick, something-about-one-hour drawing with many errors. I have actually used some screen cap as reference but somehow the picture went its own way. But I rather leave it this way since I didn't want to turn it into something polished and detailed, so please forgive me^_~

And my scanner always ruins pencil drawings...
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JacobMainland Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic ^_^
Fe0 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015   General Artist
Very nice. You not only made a wonderful portrait of Cillian Murphy, but created a depiction of Jonathan Crane's personality & character; It's very impressive. :)
ellaine Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015
Wow, thank you!:] Must have been my subconsciousness  since it was just a simple sketch ;]
Fe0 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015   General Artist
Hawkeye Welcome PLZ Well, many people can't do this well, with a full portrait; It's even more impressive in that fact that it is a simple sketch. :)
ellaine Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015
Wow, thank you! I guess, it can happen, when you draw someone that often, as did draw Cillian back then (and try to watch all his movies at once, lol).
Fe0 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015   General Artist
He has some wonderful films. ^^
CreepyConnie Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really captured him well, that "slight" arrogant look of his and all the detail you put into it, it's just perfect Waaaah! 
ellaine Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015
Thank you! I'm happy that you are able to see all this in just one simple sketch:)
CreepyConnie Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
With someone of your skill, of course I would :wink 
JanneMoore Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Craaaaaane why u so cute?!
thefierydeath Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing!!! 0o0
AlainHotCoco Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Gosh. This is really quite amazing. It is now in my favorites. :D
You have superb talent.
ScarecrowxRevis13 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! So amazing!!!! I love it!~ ^////////////^ You captured that sly aspect of him that is so chilling! Absolutely brilliant!
dontblameme33 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is really amazing. It's like you've captured the quiet arrogance of the man, really good!
dontblameme33 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Did I mention that it's one of my favourite pictures ever? And when I mention deviantART, this picture pops into my head...
Just thought you should know that.
emilyrln Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
delish! I love that you use both black and white to color with--it gives such a lovely sense of depth!
chalicotherium Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No no no.
EvergreenHime Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
I don't know how I over looked him the first movie
SafiraN13 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Death then... By exile.
ellaine Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
Lol, you know, I haven't seen the newest Batman until today and just now I get the comment:D
SammiLovesMM Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
They see me roll on, my Segway!
I know in my heart they think I'm
white n' nerdy!
Think I'm just too white n' nerdy
Think I'm just too white n' nerdy
Can't you see I'm white n' nerdy
Look at me I'm white n' nerdy
I'd like to roll with-
The gangsters
Although it's apparent I'm too
White n' nerdy
Think I'm just too white n' nerdy
I'm just too white n' nerdy
How'd I get so white n' nerdy?

Fits Perfectly..
eymrisgrayson Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is Great and you are right his looks so careful and fragil, but when he gives the smirk Dr. Crane isn't avaliable at that time, you might have to make an apointment.
Danielle-chan Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Agreed, Cillian has like those eyes...they're beautiful but they kind of make you think he's evil, those eyes are the reason he's a perfect villain. >_>
GlitterXGlamXGlitz Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Student General Artist
Le gasp! This is absolutely beautiful! How dare you say it's bad! xx
amberkitty123 Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Cillian Murphy is amazing, he's one of the few actors out there that rock my world 8DDD
ridollstix Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
So detailed and clean :D Love it
darksblaqkwings Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
Oh my goodness, this is amazing for something you said you've done quickly. The white highlights on his nose and cheek really define his features. Brilliant :)
Zaki-kun Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
this is beautiful! i love the way they portrayed him in the movie too, like, a fragile intellectual guy. i love how cold and emotionless he is, and how it's really just a ruse...
lol i rambled
Thrior Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
I totally agree with your comment. Some people had a problem with his playing Crane but i thought it was brilliant for the reasons you mentioned.
Beautiful artwork as well. I love the traditional style and you captured his features really well.
cfaniara86 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
poległam.. <faint> uwielbiam go w tej roli, on ma coś z takiego psychola w sobie i to mnie w nim urzeka.. Pieknie Ell :)
miraxterrik Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
oh wow, I'm in love. And I agree with every single word in your artist comment about the character... totally creepy because sometimes he looks sane. I'm even having hard times thinking at Ciliian Murphy as a sane person:D
ryakuzu Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
Aw, his look actually gave me chills. ;]
Love this one! Great work!
littlechild94 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
It's awesome, amazing... I don't need any Fear Toxin, this picture has just made me go crazy =O
RouxWolf Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
Soo goood :D I love it!
IndigoSpirit Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
Very lovely. I like the eyes allot.
katie-harley Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ooooh, I love it! :la:
SilverGlameow Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG THIS LOOKS FANTASTICAL! lol! MAD GOOD, YO! It looks just like him! lol -steals- It's a definite FAV!
Obessioncycle Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very nice.
Lucki-Duckies Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009   Photographer

so pretttyyyy.
freakshow966 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009
i love the texture.
and the person in this picture :)
JokersOnlyFear Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
I absolutely love this. You did an amazing job, making Jonny all feminine and thoughtful like that! Can't decide whether his thoughts are dirty, or mischevious, or if he's just zoning out, or what. Like the lighting angle and I LOVE the long eyelashes. I like it best when people portray Jonny as gay, though I'm not sure if that was your original intention or not, and regardless this is an amazing sketch. If you'd had him looking at the Joker like that, I would've fucking DIED - they are the cutest couple ever! I can't draw worth shit myself, and I'd hate to butcher Jonny's pretty face. Keep it up!
xKillingxKimx Featured By Owner May 31, 2009
ohhh mah gawsh *cuts out piece of computer moniter and eats it* PHENOMINAL!! :D
HakusTears Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
I love him with a fierce fiery passion. <3

I'm a creep, yes.
Art-is-a-BANGXD Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
¡Esto es mano libre?! 0-0 usted es mi héroe. ...
LuverBee Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009
He's so... so... Hikariforce is right... he's PRETTY... so fragile and cute and soft looking and then again, TOTALLY deranged...

*huggles* This is fantastic. Lovely detail and nice shadowing. The lips are kind of thick. BUT STILL PERFECT!

Beatlemaniac1 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009
Spectacular work!
Roxy-fox-101 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009
JESUS CHRIST!!!!:jawdrop:How in HELL did you do that?!? You captured him perfectly!!!:clap:
KEH67 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009   Photographer
CyannSentry1775 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009
Lovely shading! Great energy in this!
ellaine Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009
Thank you:)
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