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Were you ever a dreamer? (Jared Leto) by arthawk87 Were you ever a dreamer? (Jared Leto) by arthawk87
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'')
: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 :-).


:above: More Jared Leto / 30STM drawings here :above:
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arthawk87 Dec 11, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks :cuddle:
arthawk87 Oct 11, 2013   Traditional Artist
Why thank you :D!
DeadlyAngel-Drawings Mar 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
arthawk87 Mar 3, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you :-)
Have no words for describe how perfect is this draw... <3
arthawk87 Feb 17, 2013   Traditional Artist
Aww, thank you :hug:!
Wooow, amazing work !!!
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