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Holden Caulfield by alexaaaaa Holden Caulfield by alexaaaaa
Concept for Holden Caulfield of Catcher in the Rye.
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NightDreamer37 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2016
I just want to say; I LOVE this. I read the Catcher in the Rye in high school, and although I enjoy reading, this was the only ASSIGNED book that I ever fell in love with. This is probably the best Catcher in the Rye artwork, and it's definitely one of my favorite artwork of all time. Holden looks just like how I imagined him in the novel!
While some people hate this book (which baffles and appalls me), as well as Holden's character, I wanted to give him a big hug. And cry. . .Or maybe that's just me? I dunno, I relate with him though with his crisis of facing the adult world; I mean, who wants to do that?? I sure don't, anyways. xD
Great job! 
Nephilim-3Li Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015
Love it! Would you mind if I printed this out as a poster for my bedroom??
Meriancel Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
i can probably never find enough words to express how much i love this :love:
CrookedCosmonaut Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yashiradraws Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lovely:) (Smile) 
LadyRocker7 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Student General Artist
I love the book and your drawing about it character Holden!! :) I like so much the texture and the effects... What kind of paper or support do you us to make it?? And how do you get such an intense white?? I really love this!! ^^
Spectaculoid Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
Boy, this is probably the absolute best goddam piece of beautiful art I've ever laid an eye on. It really is. ;)

In all seriousness, this is AMAZING!
UpsideDownEntity Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
It's 3 YEARS LATER and this comment still kills me, if you want to know the truth Problem? 
FantaFlame Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Almost another year and it's still pretty great.
SkyFightSolo Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Student General Artist
I can literally sense him judging me through the screen.
momoIam Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
wow!!! u really got holden down 2 the T!!! awesome job!!!
Adri-Sol Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
it kind of reminds me of Alex Turner hahaha :D
timekept Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very, very beautiful! You captured him perfectly!
TheNightmareMoon Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist
Totally, my boyfriend. Lol.
momohamster Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the way you drew him : ) His pose and expression are just perfect - typically Holden! He will forever be my hero. Makes me want to read the book again!
Chiufito Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
Holden Rocks
Hour27 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wango911 Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is how I pictured Holden to be! Really nice job! :D
Isipidi Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
i loveee him (L)
Kandy-Demon Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
We're reading the "Catcher in the Rye" for English class and my teacher printed this picture to help us picture how Holden looks like. I really think it's a beautiful, amazing picture. :D
Momopeach32 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I abosolutely love this! Beautiful charcoal work.
What kind of paper did you do this on?
Eldenina Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
Wow. I really loved this. Can I use this (crediting you, of course) for a work I'm doing for school?
RavenclawRadiance Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Student Interface Designer
This needs to be a daily deviation already!
BlackSheep6 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's amazing. :heart: I love the smokey spirals, they're so pretty. :aww:
BookWurm15 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I can just see him thinking "PHONIES. >.> PHONIES EVERYWHERE."
Teleshopper Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
me too!
StoneColdDead Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I just finished the book. This gives me an even better idea on how he looks, so uhhh cool.
xTheStupidPunkGirlx Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this awesome, it portrays Holden Caulfield's personality perfectly!! plus he's my book character crush xD
primusmh79 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
One of my twin 1 year olds is named after this character, I absolutely love this piece
IamWalrus9 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Student General Artist
I love Holden Caulfield! such a great cynical mind... hes my role model ; )
SuperPoko Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
The smoke looks cool. : D Love how you captured his attitude.
Righteous-Scalliwag Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The shading is terrific. We can all relate to Holden, can't we?
RaijinkenXIII Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
I recently read this book for my grade 12 English class. This is exactly how I pictured him haha. You did an amazing job on this sketch.
StoneColdDead Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
12th grade we're doing this in 7th!
brucewayne101 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
Hey, with prior permission, i am using this amazing rendition as my profile picture on fb. I absolutely love this.
Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
Fabulous drawing of one of the best characters in American literature. You've really nailed his character with his facial expressions and stance! :love: :+fav:
Ginga-Ninga1994 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
lloll u made him look kinda hot, nice pic
wewillneverdie Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
when I saw this, it took me like a second realizing it was Holden (I found it randomly on tumblr, and read the tag "Holden Caulfield" afterwards hahah)

awesome illustration : )
fishybusiness54 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
Wow...this is amazing. The texture and the shading are incredible. I really love the swirls in the smoke and Holden's pose.
Very well done. Added to my favorites. :)
xmindizzle Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Student General Artist
This is beautiful!!! I love it, that's exactly how i pictured him! :)
eiarain Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
Great work. I totally like him better now that I'd meet him.
sherlockhemlock Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
WOW what'd you use to draw this?? <3
skellingurl Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Student Artist
lol, i just read this book and have to do a project :p. i like it
Shinigami1289 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
Best book ever!! i wanna change my name to Holden and kick all those phony bastards' arses all the way back to phonyland! (whose phony bastards? whole darn school mates, college mates and old office mates! they're all so corny and phony!)
roxythekiller Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
If you changed your name and copied Holden, wouldn't that make you a phony ;)? Jokes aside, few intelligent people enjoy high school... but things get better after high school.

That said, the drawing up there, and the book, are made of win.
SpiralClue Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Student General Artist
wow this is just amazing, something about holden i just love.
This is such a wonderful picture of him i just love all the texture and crosshatch! so awesome
isthisit8 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
this is actually in my screen right now,this is my favorite from all the HC drawings in here,good job.
Kurimunsen Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
I love fan art for this book! Thank you for making such a beautiful illustration! (:
orangedaisies Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome artwork! although you could have put color on holden's hunting hat. oh well all in all it still looks good though :D
Lupoartistico Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
This is amazing. I can't believe how well you 've capture Holden. Most pictures I see of him look real stupid but this... This is perfect!
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