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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: Smooth black paper for presentation / chalk illustration from CANSON 2B pencil for sketching White, light grey, greyish black and ivory black (coloured) pencils from CARAN d'ACHE Kneaded and normal eraser Q-tip for blending 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
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.
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!
Thanks so much ! 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 .