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The Illusive Man by HoustonSharp The Illusive Man by HoustonSharp
The Illusive Man from the Mass Effect series. One of my all time favorite antagonists. Martin Sheen did a great job of voicing him.

Painted in two days. Hope you like it!

Here are some detail shots at higher res: [link]

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:iconryadrusthewolfdragon:
RyadrusTheWolfDragon Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A handsome bastard!
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SilveriMoonlight Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
This is just beautiful!
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IsaacClarkeX Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Wow, this is very beautiful! The lighting and everything!  <3 <3 <3 
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:iconkiramarys:
Kiramarys Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
Great work of art, love the eyes, the lighting and the resemblance. :highfive:
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:iconultraes-pii:
UltraEs-Pii Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
He's so illusive.
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:iconautobotlover4evah:
AutobotLover4Evah Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
He looks amazing :)
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:iconle-grat:
le-grat Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
Great image!  You did an amazing job!  It's one of my fave series too and you really got the Illusive Man bang on.
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Quagmirefan1 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013   Digital Artist
I'm in ME2.
I know about him because I foolishly started with 3.
Do NOT answer my question because I am just making a rhetorical question. (and no, I don't know the answer but don't answer it!)
Just what is it he wants with the Collectors? Is it power? Fame? Glory? Or could it be that he was already indoctrinated before the events of ME2?

I love how you did the eyes. It really gives a dark, mysterious feel to him.
His face kind of reminds me of Jack Harkness.
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:iconthelastironman:
TheLastIronMan Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
From magnificent bastard to idiot bastard in the span of two games and a tie-in book.
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:iconivbenjamin:
IVbenjamin Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
man this is amazing
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:iconnirzor12:
nirzor12 Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
Great work :D
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:icongoodthings000:
GoodThings000 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
This is really good. He was such a tragic character.
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Kakashixsakuralove9 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
It's funny I hate Martian Sheen because of the Illusive Man but I also find him super sexy XD lol vicious cycle I love your pic
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:iconchristinefury:
ChristineFury Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The details in his eyes and his mouth are STUNNING. I love this piece SO much <3
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:iconsketchy-raptor:
Sketchy-raptor Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Words cannot describe how good this is.
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
damn nice, love the lighting and details. So good!
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:iconadinan:
Adinan Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
so amazing.
it is him be lightened by the sun through his console at his office

great job
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:iconcattileona-chika:
Cattileona-Chika Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
holy....those eyes....they sparkle *eyeing it with sparkling eyes* its so beautiful, amazing job. It has to be my most favorite picture of him :3
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:iconadinan:
Adinan Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
did anyone ever noticed he share that eyes with saren?
because what happened on palaven?

humph... both genociders assholes too
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:iconhoustonsharp:
HoustonSharp Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
thanks, i'm glad!
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:iconcattileona-chika:
Cattileona-Chika Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
^W^ np
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:iconeyefox:
EyeFox Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Student Writer
Dear god, it's so good I could see his eyes sparkle. That's right, their SPARKLING!!!
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:iconhoustonsharp:
HoustonSharp Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
it's not often that the word "sparkle" is used to describe a mastermind villain.
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:iconeyefox:
EyeFox Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Student Writer
Yes, I tend to think outside the box. Besides, the word "Illusive Man" and the word "sparkle" seems comedic... and hell, he's from the future, their eyes... they're suppose to do that.
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Melancholy955 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
I .... I .... Wow .... I have no words ..... you are my idol! *nosebleed* *dead*
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:iconhoustonsharp:
HoustonSharp Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
i appreciate it!
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:iconholodeck-shepard:
holodeck-shepard Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Student Writer
Hyomygod that's amazing....the detail....my hat goes off to you.
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:iconhoustonsharp:
HoustonSharp Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
thank you, thank you
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:iconatalkingdinosaur:
ATalkingDinosaur Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
Absolutely amazing. The details are great and the whole thing is wonderfully done.
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:iconhoustonsharp:
HoustonSharp Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
thanks!
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sazy323 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
holy crap thats amazing
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:iconolivier999:
Olivier999 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Outstanding
makes me think about what is he lookin at? so deep
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:iconcarolineblack:
CarolineBlack Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist
Pretty cool
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Social-Iconoclast Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Best rendition of The Illusive Man I have seen and I've been a fan of the series since the very beginning. Excellent skill, but you didn't need me to tell you that :)
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:iconlootra:
Lootra Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Those eyes!
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:icong-loveless:
G-Loveless Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
It's stunning ! Really amazing art , i LOVE it !!!! :la:
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:iconforcecrush:
forcecrush Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
Now THIS is beautiful :)
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:iconnightlyre:
Nightlyre Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Dang... really amazing work with the lighting, the skin tones, and those EYES! He turned out incredibly creepy - perfect!
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ArchXAngel20 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That one Lil spec top right corner.


Catches my eye...
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:iconhoustonsharp:
HoustonSharp Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
i know :(

I didnt even realize it was there until after i posted it, haha.
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:iconarchxangel20:
ArchXAngel20 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice, I hate It when that happens.

Its like.

*Uploaded*

Then you realize that lil spec.


"fuck"
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Bjulvar Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Jesus Houston, you're leaping lightyears with every new piece you show. You've done an awesome job here, I can see that art school has influenced you in a classical painting sort of way. Really inspiring!
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:iconhoustonsharp:
HoustonSharp Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
I do love classical art.
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Sgt-Sahara Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome :D
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:iconbackfirejr:
Backfirejr Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Now that's what I call a spectacular sight! What an epic rendition of one of my favorite antagonists!! :D
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RoqueRobinArt Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome Houston :) i believe you :D
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:iconjpremier:
JPremier Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
Game Over,this made me cry
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:iconhoustonsharp:
HoustonSharp Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
haha
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:iconjpremier:
JPremier Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
:)
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:iconiambutastudent:
iambutastudent Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
This is so cool! What made is cooler is when I scrolled down and saw that "Houston Sharp" doodle-like writing! Awesome sauce mate!
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