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May 2008: Vladimir Putin by Tsunemori May 2008: Vladimir Putin by Tsunemori
Vladimir Putin, current Russian Prime Minister, ex-president. Seriously the most badass looking politician out there.

It's been months since my last painting, and I really miss art. So it's about time I start again.

This is about half the original size. I like drawing big.

Adobe Photoshop CS2, Wacom Intuos2, etc.
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:iconadam-walker:
Adam-Walker Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014   Writer
I have a message for your supreme.
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gnhtd Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
Wow, he indeed looks badass :)

He kinda also looks like an anti-hero in this picture
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Frankenn Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
Слава Императору!
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jonaslion52 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Is this putin high or what?
By his logic it is okay to invadet if other russian are being hurt
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SIERRA-116 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
"No Mister Bond, I expect you to die."
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ChristoMan Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I find it so strange how I love and respect this man for his boldness. But feel like a bad person doing so. 

since he is so secretive with his moves he makes on the world stage it's hard to know just exactly what it is Putin is up to :XD: the title of "words powerful man" definitely suits him.
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Ubhejane Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
excellent - there's a dark undertone of dictatorship in this picture; suits the subject very well indeed!
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catherinechance Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
very realistic and great character in your drawing, I have been trying to draw him myself and just not happy with the results so I really think this is fantastic so professional
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Noor-al-Haqiqa Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
A tad heavy featured considered Putin makes James Bond look shabby.  Maybe the nose is a tad thick? However, this piece at least does this great man justice unlike most of the foolish pieces I have found so far in here when doing a search on him. Keep up the good work..
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GodzillaKrueger Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Great work.
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:iconlady-grinning-soul77:
Great portrait of a great leader!
I think he is one of the most charismatic & intelligent politicians of present time. I wish we had politicians of this format in Germany. Or at least politicians recognizing the importance of good relations between Germany & Russia (as an opposition to US imperialism)...
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DENKRON Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
vot velikiy chef nashelsa
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Tauxique Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
You did amazing creating this piece of artwork featuring Bad Vlad. You executed the right skin texturing, and I like how you've lighted this piece. Yes, you should really go back to art, hehe.
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pahichilla Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
Well no better way to start art again by painting Putin.
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copyninjy Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
It seems he is suffering from sleep deprivation again. What a workaholic.
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8bite-me3 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
this man gives me nightmares
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sherlockholmes34 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
The Napoleon of Crime.
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RicoPeekabo Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
Truly an ultimate badass. :D
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Cosmic--Chaos Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You really brought out his criminal personality here.
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Fradga Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this painting. First, there is somthing Rembrandt like about the light with the yellowish skin and dark surroundings. Second, it captures the mans personality in a low key way.
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Yurii-ArtFlames Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
It has quite a western-stereotype feel about it, but nevertheless a good work. Putin is one of the few personalities in the political arena that rises above the faceless mass. One could only wish more nation leaders were like him.
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megstiel Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Student General Artist
He looks pretty pissed.
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GoldKalash Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
I hope he takes ower the world(Coz im Russian)!
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AdInfinitum43 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010
You would like Communism?..In soviet russia, all you do is meaningless work for little reward. Once it seems you have accomplished something, it disappears only to give way to more meaningless work, and this work only gets more difficult until you eventually die.
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GoldKalash Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
1-I didnt say enithing about Communism.
2-As I know Putin isn a Communist either.
3-So in Nazi Germany life was better?
4-My parents liked it in the Soviet Union.
5-As they told me-The job there vas much more enjoyable and revarding then it is now-.
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AdInfinitum43 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
1-If someone takes over world=dictatorship, in this case communism
2-Putin was in the KGB
3-Yes, there is are a lot of lies about Nazism(post-war propaganda)
4-Maybe your parents had an important job and didn't face the horrible life most people had.
5-Not really, I know russians also and most of them told me that it was horrible.

And just so you know, communism can't work.
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AdInfinitum43 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
are*
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Living-with-aliens Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Student General Artist
He is pretty badass looking haha xD
This is really great though.
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shibamage Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wa-how, great painting. :clap: Putin is definitely one of the more evilly impressive politicians out there.
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M-Sama Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010
Holy shit he looks menacing.
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HappyArequipe Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
awesome painting....hes definitely no drunken Yeltsin
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markdion92 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010
Well, at least he's better than Obama x3
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genuinetim Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
At least I have a friends from far countryside(nyurba,novotroitsk,shatsk), they say that It's much better now than with Eltsin. new houses,growing level of life,decreasing of demografic problems...just don't bind it with personalities
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Big0Jack Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009
There has always been something inherently fascinating about this man...

Outstanding portrait.
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Eiwind Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
Wow.. He is really creepy looking, like he had made an amoral decision that was hard for him and now there is no going back.

Great painting!
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deadbattalion Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008
This is great, I love the expression
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Zanaris Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008
That man is a James Bond villian. Skintones and shadowing really set the tone in this piece. Awesome stuff
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Gwathir Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008
like him - would love to have this as wallpaper.. you have a bigger size ? (i have a 24"-monitor, so 1920x1200 would be very nice :) )
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sharakael Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008
...maybe he looked so sinister because of his sunken eyes and the way he looked up from below...?

Liked the red glow you put around him
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Adyon Featured By Owner May 13, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Love the skintones.
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Para-Chan Featured By Owner May 12, 2008  Student
this looks so dramatic! Nice job TsuTsu~!
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eyelidsstapledshut Featured By Owner May 12, 2008
Crazy capture of emotion. Very well done. I love the tones of the piece.
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VidPen Featured By Owner May 11, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Fantastic portraits. Man he's creepy.
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Starburst27 Featured By Owner May 11, 2008
God, he IS badass looking. O_o;
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