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100 Suns by arthawk87 100 Suns by arthawk87
Do not use without my written permission!

:star: I dedicate this drawing to Ihni :iconihni: for being such a good and very talented friend, and because she thinks that 30STM is the best live-band she’s ever seen (I TOTALLY agree :D)! I hope you like it, Moa! :star:

… This might just be the only drawing of Jared Leto showing him from behind and NOT shirtless. Even if I didn’t get to draw his gorgeous face this time, making this drawing was really a lot of fun and - to my big astonishment - pretty easy.

I really really really like how it turned out! I even wanted to make a poster but that didn’t turn out well AT ALL (yes, I went to a professional print shop), so I just made a card instead, which I have sent to Moa.

Time: 10 hours (give or take)
Size: 13.4 x 23.9 cm (5.28 x 9.41 inch) on A3 paper
:bulletblue: Smooth black paper for presentation / chalk illustration from CANSON
:bulletblue: 18 different coloured pencils from CARAN d'ACHE (white, black and crème, five kinds of blue, one red, one orange, four kinds of purple and also four shades of grey)
:bulletblue: Acrylic colours (cadmium red, acra magenta, violet, turquoise blue and buff titanium) for highlights and camera flashes
:bulletblue: 2B pencil for outlining Jared
:bulletblue: Blending stick, kneadable eraser, ruler, and fixative
:bulletblue: Reference picture
Titel: From 100 Suns by 30 Seconds To Mars

Has anyone tried counting the flashlights? I haven’t (… yet) but it would be great if there were 100 of them :D.

Please comment :-)

:above: More Jared Leto / 30STM drawings here :above:
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[This is going to be my first critique, hope I rise to the challenge of it ^^]

When I saw it in my inbox, I was wondering why Franziska posted such a dark photo that I can barely see what's in it. When I took a closer look, I was so excited to discover it's her new drawing depicting our favourite singer!

I don't even know how to start. From the standing ovations on the perfectly neat technique which can make you believe it's too smooth to be a drawing? Or should I mention the unique angle first [which can make you believe you're Jared Leto himself standing in front of the joyful crowd... (;]? Or the incredible details? I've almost hit the screen with my nose to notice every tiny detail. Or... should I tell you all how much I love that atmosphere Franziska created here? I can't forget about his hair, I can FEEL they are soft and ready to stroke. Or perhaps I ought to start with the highly lifelike guitar neck?

Oh... wait. I've already mentioned all the things that make this drawing incredibly stunning :giggle:

And you know what? I prefer your drawing that the reference photo :heart:

P.S. Damn you dear, I'm jealous I didn't come across this photo first! :giggle:
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(Free Premium Membership Day = I can finally write a critique for my favourite piece by you; this one.)

You already know that I love this piece. I apprechiate the fact that you chose this particular image to draw from; by drawing his back in stead of his face, we are with him on stage, looking out of the sea of people in the crowd. In stead of watching him, we're seing what he must be seing. And since, in this particular image, we can't even see the people in the crowd, that only adds to the magic of a concert. The light around his head makes it all too clear that the spotlight is on him ... and it is, it's just that we can't see his reaction to it. It's free for interpretation. It's like, we're not just looking at an image here; we're experiencing it. So well done choosing a good image.

I also love the colours you've used. The blue gives it an eerie feeling, but it suits the image so well. The red balances out the blue ... and I've always been a sucker for balance.

When it comes to your technique ... I don't know what technique you've used, but whatever it is, it's working. You're an incredibly talented artist, and I'm amazed of how much time you manage to put into one drawing. But it pays off. All the details are just perfect. And that you've done it with coloured pencils this time ... just, well done.

All in all; this is one of my favourite pieces by you, and one of my favourite pieces EVER.

I love this drawing.
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shiningdarkstar Featured By Owner 5 days ago
I love it! Like there are 100 suns and he is the master of the universe!Love I think I've fainted.

Also, you say we should ask you, so can I have your written permission to post this in the FB fan page? Emoticon: Bow 
arthawk87 Featured By Owner 5 days ago   Traditional Artist
Aw, thank you so much! (And yeah, that's pretty much the same way I see him :D)

Yeah sure, you have my permission to post this drawing on the FB fan page IF you credit me (i.e. link back to my dA page). Thanks for the interest and for asking! :cuddle:

Btw, you have a cool ID pic! When and where did you meet them?
shiningdarkstar Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Thank you for the permission - you can see it here: My Alibi: Closer to the Edge

My ID pic is from 6 July 2014 - Meet & Greet!!!:happybounce:  They were part of the Sofia Rocks 2014 Festival. Unfortunately, it was just after Shannon was caught DUI and he was banned from leaving the States... :sad: I had a ticket for 5 months and all I did was dreaming of hugging Shan, but instead I got Jomo sandwich.... I don't regret it! It was unique experience to have them both in front of you and I even got to ask Jared a question or two, and he was staring at me the whole time while I was speaking - totally forgot my English skills back there! LOL  And it was epic concert if I may add! FistPumpPlz Concert Tard Rokin' Emote Concert 

Have you met them yet?
LilaeaBluecoat Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
You've been featured here for #TheFavouriteShowcase : [link]
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012   Traditional Artist
Awesome, thanks a lot :cuddle:!
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Dania987 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you, also for faving it, I really appreciate it :cuddle:!
ksiyha Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist
i can't believe that it is a drawing!!!!!amazing!!!
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thanks so much, I'm happy you like it!
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