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...
I've created a Google Doc with all the scans of the steps I took, so I don't have to SPAM everyone with all the WIP updates. The only problem is, you can't see the fine details very well, because they are pasted images, not attachments. GO HERE: [link]
To see a HIGH RES SCAN so you can see the scratch marks and details - go here: [link]
SIZE: 7 x 8 INCHES TIME: about 10-12 hours? PAPER: Strathmore Bristol Smooth 300 series PENCILS: Staedtler Mars Lumograph H, HB, F, B, 2B, 3B
PLEASE NOTE: The ENLARGED view is slightly larger than the actual drawing. See the high res scan link above for CLOSE UP details Speaking of which...the details in his eyes drove me nuts! I prolly spent over 4 hours total on the eyes!
PS - note I drew the entire head? I ALWAYS crop the scalp at least a little. It is so you get the most face in the space allowed. However, Rosebud Mag insisted that I drew the whole thing, and that they are also going to do some type of "watercolor effect" to the drawing? I will post that when I see it.
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