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Were you ever a dreamer? (Jared Leto) by arthawk87 Were you ever a dreamer? (Jared Leto) by arthawk87
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Do not use in any way without my written permission!

Finally finished this yesterday evening, after HOURS of layering, blending, highlighting, ranting... I'm not sure how I feel about it, I guess it turned out okay, even though there are some things that could have been done better.

Anywho, today I took it to my dad's office because he has an A3 scanner there. What. A. Scanner! It showed me every fingerprint, pencil dust particle and unevenness. That's why I spent the last hour or two cleaning up the scan with PS (only the black background, because it looked like there was ash sprinkled over it). Plus, it made it look flat and like I abruptly stopped blending into the background - which I didn't. Despite all that, this is the best picture I have ever been able to show you of the drawing. The WIPs suck.

It's Jared Leto, actor and singer of my all-time favourite band 30 Seconds To Mars. Back in January I saw this really awesome reference picture and thought that drawing it would be a nice activity for the afternoon... It turned out to be more than that, obviously, but when will I ever learn?!

There are some mistakes in proportion and I screwed up the light bulbs and the shirt. BUT I'm happy with how the face and hair turned out :-). And yay for having tried out something new.

Time: 15 to 20 hours
Size: A3 (29.7cm x 42cm / 11.69'' x 16.54'')
Materials:
:bulletyellow: Smooth black paper for presentation / chalk illustration from CANSON
:bulletyellow: 2B pencil for sketching
:bulletyellow: White, light grey, greyish black and ivory black (coloured) pencils from CARAN d'ACHE
:bulletyellow: Kneaded and normal eraser
:bulletyellow: Q-tip for blending
:bulletyellow: White crayon for highlights (lightbulbs, hair, shirt)
Reference: Yes, but I don't know who the photographer was (if anybody knows, please let me know so I can give him credit).
Titel: From "Vox Populi" by 30STM

Please comment and tell me what you think :-).

WIPs:


:above: More Jared Leto / 30STM drawings here :above:
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:icona7xfan666:
A7XFan666 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
Amazing <3
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks :cuddle:
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:icona7xfan666:
A7XFan666 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
Welcome:3
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:iconroartar:
RoArtAr Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
GENIAL!
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013   Traditional Artist
Why thank you :D!
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:icondeadlyangel-drawings:
DeadlyAngel-Drawings Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
beautiful
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you :-)
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:iconjaredwarrior:
jaredwarrior Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
Have no words for describe how perfect is this draw... <3
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013   Traditional Artist
Aww, thank you :hug:!
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:iconsomeone-else79:
Someone-Else79 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
Wooow, amazing work !!!
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you kindly :hug:
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:iconsomeone-else79:
Someone-Else79 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
my pleasure !!! :hug:
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:iconanmeher:
anmeher Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi there! :wave:
Your beautiful work has been featured in my article for #TheFavouriteShowcase [link] :heart:
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot :hug:!
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:iconanmeher:
anmeher Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :huggle:
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:iconcroatian-artist-girl:
croatian-artist-girl Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, this is stunning!!!
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot :-)!
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:iconsweetnvicious:
sweetnvicious Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist
This is BEYOND awesome! An instant fave! :clap:
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thanks so much, glad you like it :D!
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sweetnvicious Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist
No problem, hun! It's a great piece!
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011   Traditional Artist
:cuddle:
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:iconsuanin:
Suanin Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congratulations! :w00t: This portrait has been included in #CelebrityPortraits's 'Best Of' feature for the month of October! :clap: You can see the news article here!
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot, what an honour! :cuddle:
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:iconsuanin:
Suanin Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Our pleasure! :meow:
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011   Traditional Artist
:heart:!
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Joanne-Goulty-Cullen Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Ahhh, this is beautiful :heart:
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thanks, glad you like it :cuddle:!
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:iconpaula94kurt:
Paula94Kurt Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
is that a photo? XD i've just realiced that it's draw, OMG, i wish i could draw like you some day O.O
such an awesome draw
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011   Traditional Artist
Hehe, thanks so much, glad you like it!
A German proverb says: No master ever fell from the sky. So keep on practicing!
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:iconpaula94kurt:
Paula94Kurt Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that proverb is true XD
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011   Traditional Artist
Yes it is! I quite like it, actually (and I quote it way too much =p).
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:iconpaula94kurt:
Paula94Kurt Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yep me too XD
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011   Traditional Artist
:D
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AlenkaV Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this drawing! It's so realistic! Everytime I see your new works I admire every detail! You're an amazing artist!
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011   Traditional Artist
Aww, thanks so much, dear! I'm happy that you like it :tighthug:!
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MickeyTheSaviour Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! Awesome work.!!

Featured on #Portraits-Drawings
[I was to remove your deviant from the group; thought this is a photograph.. Checked in for details anyway.. wow!] Really nice!
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thanks for the feature :cuddle:
You were going to remove it because you thought it was a photograph? Wow, what a compliment - thanks :glomp:!
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:iconmickeythesaviour:
MickeyTheSaviour Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are welcome.. :cuddle:

It's really awesomely done.. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011   Traditional Artist
:tighthug:
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fangirlofTH Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
I absolutely love this, it's amazing!
I love your art work.
I LOVE Jared with my heart.
I'm not trying to get any one mad or anything but
I actually thought it was Tomo.
I mean the beard and the hair tied back threw me off.
BUT other than that.
Amazing job. :thumbsup:
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot :cuddle:.
Really? So far you're the only one to see Tomo here, but it's okay :D. The picture is from 2009, Jared's hair was blondish back then...
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:iconfangirlofth:
fangirlofTH Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
Yeah, I just am so used to seeing Jared hairless.

No problem:)
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GloriaDei Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
The backlighting is well rendered; highlights are crisp (esp. on the glasses--nice!); composition is interesting. And I think I want a scanner like your dad has at his office.
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot for you nice comment :-).

Yeah, I want a big scanner at home as well, but they're rather expensive...
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Anna-Mariaa Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
Another awesome drawing from you! I admire how you managed to draw on black paper, I find that very challanging because the white pencils don't behave like normal pencil. But you managed to get all the different shadings and skin tones perfectelly right! Hats off!
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thanks so much :glomp:!
At first I wanted to use only a white pencil but then quickly decided that it probably would be better if I used some shades of grey as well - they helped me a lot, I think a white pencil isn't meant for shading on black paper... at least it doesn't work when I try it :D.
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:iconanna-mariaa:
Anna-Mariaa Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
That's clever! I tried this once and failed miserably, maybe because I only used white pencil, hmm, might give this another try sometimes :-)
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mercuryy Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
the lighting is really perfectly done!
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:iconarthawk87:
arthawk87 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thanks, glad you think so :-)
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:iconnatalieegles:
NatalieEgles Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy crap that's cool! Love the reflection in the glasses.
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