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Alan - Talent is... by SilentKW Alan - Talent is... by SilentKW
"Talent is an accident of genes - and a responsibility." - Alan Rickman

Done. This took a lot longer than I wanted it too, but this was my last week of College, and I had assignments exams to write. I had to squeeze this in when I could.

I just love this man. I discovered him when I was 9, back when Galaxy Quest first came out, and I thought he was just the greatest thing ever. Then, when I found out he was gonna play Snape in the Harry Potter movies, I was devoted for life.

When I was 12, I wrote a letter to him, and sent a picture. I handwrote the letter, and asked for his autograph. He sent the picture back to me, signed, and a nice letter from his agent. How could u not love this man. He also signed a picture for my younger cousin, who was 9 at the time. A lot of fans said they were getting letters of apology back, saying he was very busy and couldn't sign. But, he took the time to sign a few pics for 2 little kids. Is he not great?

So, that is my story, of my love for Alan Rickman.

Photo of my autograph: [link]
Photos of my poster collection: [link]


Time: 5 hours-ish
Materials: Graphite on bristol, put a colour layer in photoshop just to make the burntout highlights my scanner adds not so intense
Ref: Photo of Alan from a press conference. Found online, not my own photo
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skystereo Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Very subtle shading with appearingly every single stroke exactly placed, to create that amazing detailed work. Really well done!
Noel78 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
Fantastic portrait drawing! Nice true story! It was very nice of him to take the time to reply to you! I love to make pencil drawings and also pastel! May God richly bless you this New Near and always! Keep on the good work!
AlanSnape Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist
OMG love it so much Heart Heart 
nghitran1307-dong Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I love him too ! and you done so well !!! I love it ! 
Rickmaniac1180 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013

I love your portrait it is amazing! It is also amazing that you were able to get a signature from the BEST BRITISH ACTOR OF ALL TIME. If you could by any chance send me the adress you used to get the signature, I would be very gratefull. My E-mail is

I love your drawing.

boodles77 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
Stunning accuracy beautiful work :)
EndlessDrama Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
You captured his expression perfectly! Love this :D
Gigi-Avila Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Professional
Amazing, amazing, amazing! So perfect... and Alan is a great actor...I love. <3
becurius Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
it's not an accident... It's just talent...or a miracle.(sorry, I'm french and i'm not sure for the spelling) i have drwa this actor one day but it isn't beautiful
emcityturtle Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
WOO I love Alan Rickman too :) Ever since I saw him in "A Very Big Adventure", which was a very awkward and very sad but very good movie.
frenziedsilence Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely amazing. 5 hours??? :love:
radiseganti Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
PERFECT............ :heart: :heart:
Purple-Taliesyn Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
This is a wonderful drawing and a lovely story. I just love his expression here -- especially in light of the title. It looks like he needs to think about what talent really is (despite his being blessed with so much).

You have a gorgeous style!
casalooby Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
this is so awesome!!!!!!! i love alan, i love the expreesion on his face, i love the style, amazing!!
ChelseaGirly Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
You did this when you were how old?!
yonamiryo Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
ohh!!! one of my fav actor!!!he is so HOT!!! *0*
MarieChristensen Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
VickitoriaEmbroidery Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wow!! This is absolutely amazing!!
TheArtisticTwins Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Student General Artist
This is amazing! Love the expression! Stunning piece! :D
Dubnoreix Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He is also one of my favorites as far as actors go--no other actor, personally, could touch him as far as his ingenuity towards acting. I can never get over how much I loved him in Galaxy Quest, it was the first time I was introduced to sarcastic humor and I absolutely loved him for performing so well. :heart: This just reminds me for how much I love him and I thank you for that!!
CrystallinePhoenix Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
THAT'S the alan rickman face!
pappersprinsessan Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is an amazing drawing!!
LisaCooper91 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I absolutely LOVE how soft it looks.
Amazing job!
Gallagher92 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
he is amazing and so is this portrait. love it
Angeliqueperrin Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
Oh my God, it's amazing!
xjulls Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011  Student Interface Designer
really good job x
lufki Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great draw!!!
Bloody-X-Brilliant Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010
I think..I think I just fainted *____________*
shabangles Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love Alan, I admire him a lot too. This is wonderful <3
TOMATOxPOTATO Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is talent :o One of his best portraits.
RadiantCharizard Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, and also, I also wrote to him by hand (when I was about 13-14, 5-6 years ago) and I also got a signed photograph back! :D I was soooo happy. Still am today :dummy:
RadiantCharizard Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My goodness! This is by far the best portrait of Alan Rickman that I have ever seen.
RiaArt Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Student General Artist
woooooooohoooooooo O.o
My gosh!!! So adorable... great drawing :D
SilentKW Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
yay, thank you
DeviousxAkura Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
Your name is one letter off from mine (I'm Kristina) so I squeed when I saw the siggy. This is an awesome drawing and I want to rape it...
SilentKW Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
lol thank you
rainy-day-girl Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010
I love it so so so much, you got him in every way possible! :) Excellent piece of work, if I may say so. :3 I'm a huge fan, also since I was around 9, and I am so jealous at your autograph and your poster wall! I had to print mine off of the computer so they were only a4 size... :D :love:
SilentKW Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
:D...those posters were so expensive...had to order them all online, but they're worth it cuz they're so rare
donna-j Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
This is excellent
SilentKW Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
Nadlss Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
Oh wow! Really good work! :clap: I'm sooo jealous of that posters! In my country I can't even find one of Severus Snape, much less Alan Rickman... :'( (Sorry for my English...)
SilentKW Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010
thank you so much
rockie7777 Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
I fell in love with Alan Rickman in the movie "The January Man". Kevin Kline also became one of my favs because of hat movie. You'd love them both. Can probably find it at your favorite movie rental place. Worth a watch for Rickman alone.
BlackKraya Featured By Owner May 11, 2010
Great work. I love him too :D
SilentKW Featured By Owner May 16, 2010
:D i luvs him
xBluepearlx Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
:heart: This amazing work has been featured here [link]
SilentKW Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
awesome, thanks so much
badgirl842 Featured By Owner May 6, 2010
...You...are amazing....

Geez, I wish I were you! This is fantabulous! AND you got autographs from Mr. Rickman HIMSELF?! DAMN! That is so cool! I wonder what his reaction to this picture would be, though. I bet he'd love it just as the rest of us do! :D This is just beautiful! I love both it and you so hard! :D

Thanks for such a gorgeous picture! :)

wonderpaper Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
I love it! I love him!
so beautiful o:
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