The ENLARGED VIEW is the EXACT size of the drawing FYI
To see a HIGH RES CLOSE UP for details, either click DOWNLOAD to view, or go HERE [link]
To see the STEP SCANS and the REFERENCE PHOTO of this - go HERE [link]
I first drew the Joker 21 months ago, on 1/9/2009 - just 4 months after I started drawing. To see my FIRST drawing of him, go here: [link]
SIZE: 7 x 5-1/2 TIME: about 8 hours PAPER: Strathmore Bristol Smooth 300 series PENCILS: Staedtler Mars Lumograph H, HB, F, B, 2B, 3B
"WHY SO SERIOUS??? LET'S PUT A SMILE ON THAT FACE!!"
I loved the expression in this photo, and have not seen anyone draw this one before, but it was not high res, and I have to imagine some of the details. Most photos of him are slightly out of focus screen shots from the movie vs him posing for his photo in make-up? I also didnít waste my time trying to reproduce the dots on his shirt collar either. The reference photo looks clear enough, but the larger you make it, the more pixelated it gets. I couldn't really go wrong though with the makeup. Unlike the details of a normal person, messy make-up is messy make-up, so it didnít really matter that I didnít try to copy this 100%?
This is my 3rd Bruce Willis drawing in 2 years. The weird thing was, while I've been drawing it over the last 2 days, on the TV next to my drawing table were the movies Die Hard, The Whole Ten Yards, an ad for Live Free Die Hard and tonight I saw Cop Out
As usual, the UN-enlarged view is about the size of the actual drawing, which is 5-1/2 x 7 inches
I tried NOT to focus too much on the badge. I've done that with other portraits before when they have objects in the drawing. I tried to draw his thumb print too, if you can see that?
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...
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