I dedicate this drawing to Ihni 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 )! I hope you like it, Moa!
… 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 Materials: Smooth black paper for presentation / chalk illustration from CANSON 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) Acrylic colours (cadmium red, acra magenta, violet, turquoise blue and buff titanium) for highlights and camera flashes 2B pencil for outlining Jared Blending stick, kneadable eraser, ruler, and fixative 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 .
[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
And you know what? I prefer your drawing that the reference photo
P.S. Damn you dear, I'm jealous I didn't come across this photo first!
(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.