I published promised earlier portrait of Ian Somerhalder. This is one of the most difficult portraits. Especially hair is not easy to draw but some how survived to the end. This is the result of my work.

Ian Joseph Somerhalder was born in Covington, Louisiana on December 08, 1978. His mother was a massage therapist and his father a building contractor. Ian has two siblings, a brother named Joshua and a sister named Robin. Joshua is a former professional cyclist and Robin is a broadcast journalist. At the age of thirteen his parents divorced and Ian stayed with his mother. He describes her as “spiritual” and was raised on Eastern medicine and organic foods. “I can’t eat fast food,” he says. “I haven’t eaten McDonald’s in 10 years. I eat fish every day.”

Ian began his career as a fashion model. His mother had connections in the business and at the age of 10 he nailed a three year contract with Ford in New York. He has modeled for Calvin Klein, American Eagle Outfitters, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Versace, and Guess? and continues to do work for DNA Model Management in New York City, and Priscilla’s Model Management in Sydney, Australia.

His first major acting gig was for the film The Rules of Attraction, but it was his role as Boone Carlyle on the television series Lost that got him noticed. Ian also plays Damon Salvatore on the CW’s new breakout hit The Vampire Diaries. Damon is the vengeful, vampire brother of Stefan Salvatore and comes back to wreak havoc on the small town of Mystic Falls.

Ian has also made appearances on Smallville, CSI: Miami, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Now and Again, and The Big Easy.


used media – Pencils Koh-i-noor HB-8B pencils 0.5, 0.7, eraser

working time – 24 hours (about two weeks)

original size – A3 (297 x 420)