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Sorrow by arthawk87 Sorrow by arthawk87
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I think I'm getting the hang of this ink thing :D. Actually, at the moment, I like painting with ink more than drawing with pencils; it's faster, less messy (I love not having to worry about smudging the annoying pencil dust!), great for creating contrasts, and you don't have to keep sharpening your pencils. So be warned; there are more ink paintings to come :D!

OK, where was I... oh yes. It's Ewan McGregor, one of my favourite actors of all time. Trivial fact: I wanted to draw this reference picture for a very long time, probably for more than 8 years. I didn't wait this long because I waited for my drawing skills to improve (although that would have made a pretty good reason =p), but because I forgot about the picture... until about a week ago. I watched I love you, Phillip Morris (crapy movie, b-t-dub) and was reminded again of how great an actor he is. So, naturally, I googled for drawable pictures of him, and that's how I rediscovered this particular one. I immediately knew I had to paint it! And THIS time, I even stapled the paper to a chipboard :-).

I'm very content with the result, although the background... meh! Didn't quite turn out the way I had imagined it, but I guess it's OK. The hair was easy to do, and - as I rediscovered - hands are actually pretty hard.
Yep, so, hope you like it as well. Comments are greatly appreciated :-).

Time: I'm guessing about 8 hours
Size: 12.7cm x 18.4cm / 5'' x 7.24''
:bulletyellow: Acuarela paper from Oxford, 240g/m2
:bulletyellow: HB pencil for sketching
:bulletyellow: Black ink from Pelikan
:bulletyellow: Small and medium paint brush
:bulletyellow: Dip pen
Reference (no idea who the photographer is, but kudos!)

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N0rks Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh wow, I really like this one! It shows a lot of emotions, and the strong contrasts between the blacks and whites make it very powerful. Great job. :)
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you, happy to hear you like it :hug:! Thanks also for adding it to your faves, I appreciate it :-)!
N0rks Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome, and no problem! :aww: :hug:
xNatje Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Student General Artist
I like the contrasts!
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you! :-)
talentedripples Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Stop it. Seriously you're killing me here with the skill, the talent, the beauty of this picture. i love his fingers and hair and wrinkles...just about everything I can never get right xD hahaha
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012   Traditional Artist
Aww, thank you so much, that's very sweet :hug:
Mangofeline Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Student
Very beautiful and expressive!
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you :-)!
Mangofeline Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Student
no problem! :3
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