I had this one about 80% complete when I put it aside to draw Jack Nicholson.
SIZE: 6 x 7 INCHES TIME: about 8 hours PAPER: Strathmore Bristol Smooth 300 series PENCILS: Staedtler Mars Lumograph H, HB, F, B, 2B, 3B
To view the step scans I took, see this Google Doc: [link]
To see a SUPER CLOSE UP for details, go here: [link]
PS - the UN-ENLARGED VIEW is the EXACT SIZE of the Actual Drawing
I know that the space between his finger and his face is pitch black, yet on the other side of that finger is all white. But believe me, that's how the reference photo was. After I cropped it and converted it to B&W that is
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%?