The Bourne Ultimatum and Ocean's 13 was just on...soooo I guess it inspired me to draw Matt?
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
I was first attracted to drawing this because of it's intense light sources, as well as being an exercise in patience for drawing all the highlighted hair
Mel Gibson and Danny Glover made a great pair, and were of course was very popular in their Lethal Weapon movie and it's sequels.
I used Bristol VELLUM this time, because I find that Vellum responds very well to scratching. I took a nail and a needle, and FIRST scratched out the highlights in the hair area, then drew around them. It was a lot of "negative space" drawing, which I never seem to have the patience for doing?
My fav Kevin Spacey movie is probably "Pay it Forward".
Yeah I know, the shirt sucks. It was out of focus in the photo and I did not feel like spending any more time on this one. The day I can give 100% all the way through a drawing is the day I will produce my best work
This 400 pixel wide view (enlarged) is the EXACT size of the original drawing.
This style was a little different for me? It felt like more of a sketch, due to the out of focus, and old looking reference photo. I couldn't make out 100% what was going on in the hair area, but reproduced it the best I could
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!