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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!!"
:D:D

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%?
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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? :D

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
:D: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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Done on Strathmore Bristol smooth paper with Staedtler pencils H, F, HB, B, 2B
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I did this one for my dad for Fathers Day, as he has been wanting me to draw Clint. I put off drawing this, mainly because of all the wrinkles!! :D:D

Paper: Strathmore Bristol Smooth
Medium: Staedtler Pencils H, B, 2B, 3B
Size: 5.7 x 5.7 INCHES
Time: Less than 10 hours

This is about the size of the original drawing
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I am half way through teaching my third Portrait Drawing Class now, and since most of the students are women, I didn't think I could go wrong choosing Brad Pitt for us to draw :D:D

The enlarged view, is about 1 inch taller and wider than the actual drawing...
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This photo of Cage was already cropped in half, like I drew it. I figured it was 1/2 the work, HA!
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a little different look for him??? :D:D:D
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Bristol smooth
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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]

SIZE: 5 x 5.75 INCHES
TIME: 7 hours
PAPER: Bristol Smooth
PENCILS: Staedtler B, 2B 3B

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