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17.02. Simon Tam - Firefly by harbek 17.02. Simon Tam - Firefly by harbek
The overprotective older brother of the mentally unstable River, a fugitive like his sister, and doctor on the spaceship Serenity. Also, ridiculously pretty.

Worked on this for most of the day. OpenCanvas (meaning one layer, because my OC is messed up). I really love the painterly feel this program creates, and even if it's troublesome to work with for me, it's worth it, every now and then.

Become a Firefly fangirl rather suddenly... Don't be surprised if more of this appears in the near future.

Reference from a screenshot. (Portrayed by Sean Maher.)
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talisath Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
My first feeling about this guy, when seeing him in the pilot, was ''God, he's such a dandy!'' I fell in love with him after:D You did an awesome job here, I especially like the small star - like sparks in his eyes:) 
PCamenzind Featured By Owner May 9, 2014   Writer
He's so awesome! Great art!
vidalliger Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome. Haha.
wnutopia Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
O!M!G!Doctor!!!!You are so pretty and you know it!?
buffalotatonka Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
LadyGaga98 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
He is such a pretty man. And you just happened to make hime prettier:)
xxcrashcourse Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I physically can not.
I quit trying this is too good i just give up.
harbek Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Never give up. I'd rather inspire people than discourage them. :)
Swordfish1932 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student Writer
pretty boy doctor
bronzebug Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is great!! :D I love Simon
Pareeeee Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
Very good likeness
Captain-Cowman Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
I actually used this Picture a few years ago to show how I wanted my hair cut. Also I love every pice of your work. I'm lost for words on how to describe how much I love all your work.
harbek Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
That is kind of awesome. :D
Captain-Cowman Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
I had found it on google images, never thought of looking at the link. Now I wish I had.
harbek Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Ah yes. Google images is great, but sometimes it makes you forget about the context or where it comes from. :)
Goldenblade2 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012   Writer
When I saw the thumbnail for this, I thought it was a photo. Simon was among my favorite characters in the series. (Him, Book and Wash.)
ruicide Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
I wanted to order a poster of this ;P But you don't sellll it!
harbek Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'm not even sure I have the full-size of this anymore. And I don't think it would be good enough quality for a poster... :/

But noted, for when I get around to setting up a print account.
ruicide Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
I rlly like it, I want. Go, try and find a good Simon Tam poster- Try, I dare you!
Browncoat-Sith Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow... that's just beautiful - it really looks like him.
And the light in his eyes just makes me wanna give him a hug xD
RaphSieg007 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
i love it!!!!!!!!
Zanondorf Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
*blushes* I love him!
BlackoutGK Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I love Dr. Tam, he's my fave in Firefly.
Great work! It looks just as pretty as he does!
Amai-Rose Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
Really stunning, especially given that you used only a single layer.
CCShabutie Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm a huge fan of Firefly, and this look freaking amazing. Great job!!!
Cuchilla Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
It's Simon Tam! =D I love him! Your realism is just astounding!
CommanderKip Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
GAAAH, he's so pretteh. This looks awesome!
mnvan98 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
i had to look for a second to see if this was a picture or a drawing......this is amazing, by far the best Simion I have seen.
TCLovesCheese Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
I just fell in love.
rebelwolfchris Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
The lighting in this is just incredible. It makes him look to die for, amazing work.
Heercums-N-Oxymoron Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
Aww why are all doctors cute and emo-ish at the moment? :tighthug: :woohoo:
moosewingz Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my goodness, I saw the thumbnail of this in your gallery, and genuinely thought it was a photo! It's amazing, and yes, ridiculously pretty does pretty much sum up Simon :D I love how you've done the light on his hair and in his eyes, it's beautiful :hug:
Skeleton-Horse Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, "ridiculously pretty" just about sums it up! :D Great pic.
Vercatosso Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
This looks absolutely phenomenal! I am in awe. :D
MandaCookie Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
Oh wow. Amazing. This puts mine to shame.
zachwallen Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is my favorite of all of the firefly paintings. I think it's the muted colors.
Pareeeee Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
wow. very good
OnTheOtherHandle Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
I love it! It perfectly captures the character's pride and dignity as well as his compassion and courage. Simon is my absolute favorite character in Firefly, and I love his relationship with River.
drummajor212 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
Love all of your Firefly portraits, but this one is my favorite (and not just because Simon is my favorite)! Love his eyes...
FlyCurly Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
:) It's really pretty. :) like Simon! :D
Kitsune-Fiona Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
I honestly thought this was an actual picture of him, you did it so well. :O It took really close inspection to realize it's not a screenshot, it's a wonderful painting. :D
TenSuitConverse Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
I LOVE this! Such a great job!
edenskye Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
WOW this is just gorgeous. It almost looks like a real pic.
ReubenDeFlash Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Student Writer
Simon is lovely! And so's this portrait.
Ninja-Luna Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
Omgs I love Simon!!
& i didn't realize it wasn't a photo until after I really looked at it XD
Your work is amazing!
CrestofHealing Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Great job! I love Simon! ^^
ibunny77 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Student
I am a huge fan of the Firefly and Serenity... well anything made by Joss Whedon. I love Simon and you are so right he IS ridiculously pretty and you showed it amazingly!
xthefabulousx Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
lovely, love him.
kyraal Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
Aww, I love Simon. I just bought Firefly a little while ago and finished it today, so now I'm all depressed because I fell in love with it. I should have known this would happen! Hehe. Oh well, at least I still have Serenity to watch before I'm completely out of new stuff. :D
harbek Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
There's also the comics. And the extra material, commentary. And the scripts with deleted scenes and extra stuff. And everything the actors have been in later. Don't worry, you'll find plenty! (Also, I'd warn against going looking for fanart and stuff before you watch Serenity, you might get spoiled.)
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