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Done on Strathmore Bristol smooth paper with Staedtler pencils H, F, HB, B, 2B
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Done on Strathmore Bristol smooth 300 series with Staedtler Pencils H, F, HB, B, 2B, 4B
Size = 5-1/2 x 6-1/4 inches
Time = approx 6 hours
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Bristol smooth
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Just finished this after basically not drawing for 2 weeks. Been too busy or too tired :D
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Not a Rambo freak or anything like that, ha! I just ran across this a while back, and saved it b/c I liked the range of contrast. It's pretty small, about 4.5x5 inches (11x13cm)

I couldn't really tell what was going on in the photo in his hand area? So I did the best I could.

I've been drawing on Strathmore Bristol Smooth, but their 400 series vs the 300 series, which is thicker. I think the 400 thinner paper is a little harder to get perfectly black areas? Maybe b/c it's thinner and the tooth is harder to crush? Or maybe it crushes too much? Who knows, just a thought...:D
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The Bourne Ultimatum and Ocean's 13 was just on...soooo I guess it inspired me to draw Matt? :D

This is about 5x5 inches (13x13cm) and took me about 3 hours tonight. I used B for the dark foundation, then built 2B 4B on top of that, then back to 2B and H to blend it as dark as I could get it.

PS - I have had a couple comments about me not getting the black areas as dark as I used to. Let me say, I never got any perfectly black, and a camera photo hides the micro holes that you can see. Now that I'm using a scanner, it shows everything so much clearer. It shows details, but imperfections too :D
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Gotta love Robert?!?
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Done on Bristol smooth
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1st day on this site. Trying to figure this out?!? Hope my avatar doesn't load again with this ha! I will be adding about 75 others soon...
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Loved this serious look from a normally goofy guy!! It offered lots of contrast and a different look for him!! Oh and yes, I realize his right eye is lighter that his left. I didn't notice it until after I spray sealed it ha!
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