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.
My ID pic is from 6 July 2014 - Meet & Greet!!! 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... 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! And it was epic concert if I may add!
Awesome reference, I have the same picture in my "must draw"-folder (but I probably won't draw it because of the many arms in the background... I'm too lazy for that ). Uhm, tips... I think it would be great if you did it on black paper (if you hadn't already thought of that ). Always keep your pencils sharp (trivial, I know, but it took me so long to realize the importance of sharp pencils), use a sheet of paper under your drawing hand, take your time with drawing details (it really pays off), and don't give up right away if you don't like how it turns out. What else...? Ah, I used acrylic paint for highlights, I think that looks awesome on black paper and it gives the drawing something special, because the colours are much more intense / concentrated than with coloured pencils - you could try that, like in the hair and the shirt. Hope this was helpful . Looking forward to seeing your finished drawing . Good luck and have fun !
Woah you're a genius or something! Those tips are great! I was thinking on doing it on black paper, it would look better, that's true! It'll be a lot of work because of the arms but it will be worth it I guess Yea, sharp pencils are really important, that's why I have to get supplies every month And I have some acrylic paint here so that's great as well! Thank you so much for your advice, I really , really appreciate it!
You're welcome, I'm glad they helped . Yeah, I think black paper would look great, makes the colours much brighter, plus (in my opinion) it's a completely different experience than drawing on white paper. Wow, you use so many pencils that you have to buy new ones each week? Wow! That's a lot of dead pencils . I'm no expert in colours and colour paint, so I couldn't tell you if gouache would be better than acrylic paint... it's just what I had laying around at home so I used it . And yes it's probably gonna be a lot of work, but when you're done I'm sure it will look great and you will be so glad that you pulled it off and went through with it !
Yea that's true. And I do! I kinda draw a lot There's not much to do around here and I started about 2 years ago Too bad materials here are really expensive so I try to be careful with them And when I was in Belgium I bought some acrylic paint to make something on a canvas, I really regret not buying a canvas there but it wouldn't fir in my suitcase anymore and I can't find one here I feel like I'm telling my whole life-story. Sorry! Back to the drawing! I'm sure I'll be happy I did it! I love the feeling when something actually works out good!
No problem . Yeah, having finished a drawing that you actually like is a pretty awesome feeling!
Oh, that sucks that drawing materials are so expensive where you live... Would it be cheaper to buy art supplies abroad and let them ship to you? I've never done it before with drawing materials, but it may be worth finding out about it. Maybe you could buy yourself a canvas this way .
It does suck. I don't know if you use euros or dollars, but I compared everything here to Belgium and most of the things were 5-10 euros cheaper over there. And it's more expensive to ship it then the actual materials so it's no us for me to let them ship it over here. Thanks though!
Thanks a lot ! Well, I've been drawing ever since I can hold a pencil, but my first real portrait was done in January 2002, so almost 10 years ago . A normal A4 sized drawing takes me about 30 to 40 hours, a small one only about 10. I only draw 20, sometimes 30 minutes a day, so it takes me a really long time to finish a drawing. I used to go to the "Liceo Artistico" (a secondary school of art), but I'm mostly self-educated.
Yeah, I mean it surely isn't a waste of time . Hehe, I'm into biology too, all my courses this semester are biology courses . One of those courses is called "Illustration in Natural History", we have to draw fossils and bones and stuff .
Oh and hey, thanks so much for the s and also for adding me to your watchlist, I really appreciate it !
Yeah, I had to wait two years until I could book that module so now I'm happy . I think it's the only course where we actually have to draw, the rest of the biology courses are all very scientific as well.