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
It's about time I did one of Bono? I was challenged by trying to get the glasses dark, yet still barely able to see his eyes. I know his nose looks disproportionate, but the photo looks off too? One of those cases where I should have drawn him a perfect nose?
6.5 x 5.7 INCHES Bristol Smooth About 6 hours? H, B, 2B, 3B
The UN-ENLARGED view is the EXACT size of the drawing. See ENLARGED view for details
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?
The UN-enlarged view is actually larger than the drawing, like most of my drawings, ha!
FIRST...cool story about MJ! When my son was about 14, my parents sent him to a Michael Jordan Basketball camp at Elmhurst college, near us. Anyway, Michael ran the camp all week. I got to meet him many times, shake hands and even talk with him a minute! I hate to use this analogy, but it was like meeting God! Now this was back in 1998 and he was still playing with the Chicago Bulls. He is arguably the GREATEST BB player (maybe athlete?) to ever run the hardwood floors! Kobe who? If you ever witnessed this guy in action, you would swear it was supernatural! He has 6 (two - three-peat) championship rings! I was never a BB fan UNTIL the day MJ came out of retirement (the first time) and my son and I never missed a game, and saw them go on to win 3 more championships in a row.
This was kinda tough, because the darker the pencils used, the softer and waxier they are, and it doesn't blend that easy because they add more clay to the graphite.
I used B for most of the black background, followed by a layer of 2B & 3B. See the technique used in my TIP GUIDE here www.drpencil.wordpress.com
To view the REFERENCE photo, and step-by-step scans, go here [link]