Our son is a rising star/singer/songwriter named the VMA "Breakout Artist of the Year - Chicago 2009". He's in the Top 25 in "Billboard's Heat-seekers Chart", he got to the #1 singer/songwriter on iTunes, got to #23 on Top downloaded CDs on iTunes, has had 4 songs on Grey's Anatomy, and many others! Trust me, I could go on and on, HA!
SO many people ask me, "You must be SO proud of your son"?
and I tell them..."Yeah, I've been proud of him since the Doctor spanked him! NOW I'm just freakin amazed!"
Check out his work here: AndrewBelle.com Myspace.com/AndrewBelle Facebook.com/AndrewBelleMusic Twitter.com/AndrewBelle
I wanted to upload the reference photo for my upcoming drawing of my son "Andrew Belle". I'm thinking about uploading the reference pics with all my future drawings?
Andrew is a rising singer-songwriter, mainly in the USA but is known in dozens of countries too. 14 of his 16 songs have been on TV shows like Grey's Anatomy. If you like Indie music, you will LOVE his style, lyrics, rhythms and voice! He surely doesn't need me to promote him, but I can't help myself
His latest CD "The Ladder" was #1 on iTunes in 2010 three times for singer-songwriters, and is compared to Coldplay, The Fray and Greg Laswell.
(WIP UPDATED 1/5/11 NOT DONE YET and 8 total videos uploaded so far)
Be sure to check out or subscribe to my NEW YouTube channel (DrPencil777) [link] as I have already uploaded 8 tutorial videos on various aspects of drawing...
1) Workshop Tour and Self Intro (meet me) 2) Self Intro - take 2 (meet me) 3) Drawing "Hard Shadows" 4) Blending - Part 1 of 5 5) Blending - Part 2 of 5 6) Blending - Part 3 of 5
I plan to do SPECIFIC and concentrated tutorials, up to 15 minutes long each, on various subject's such as: 1) Blending and Rendering 2) Eyes 3) Lips 4) Noses 5) Teeth 6) Hair 7) Tools 8) Facial Hair 9) Wrinkles 10) Contrast, Light Source and Tonal Values... and what ever else I can think of, or I get suggestions for doing in order to help my pencil buddies out there!
Zachary Quinto is best known for playing Sylar on Heroes and Spock in the 2009 film Star Trek.
View the original reference photo and some step-by-step scans here: [link]
BOTH views are larger than the drawing. To see a SUPER CLOSE UP, click download to view?
I had this one about 90% done when I set it aside to draw Tyrone Wells, while he was in town, because I wanted to finish it so my son (who's on tour with him) could give him the original before they left town again.
SIZE: 5-1/2 x 6-1/2 inches TIME: about 7 hours PAPER: Bristol Smooth PENCILS: H, HB, F, B,2B,3B
I've been wanting to draw Vince for over a year, but never found a photo that made me say, wow! This was kind of a simple one for me, in that there is not a lot of details, so most of the time was spent drawing his eyes, and trying to match the tonal values, which I felt had a nice range.
It had some blurry areas, so the focal point is his eyes.
When I look for a reference photo, I look for the following: 1) High Resolution 2) Wide Range of Tonal Values 3) High Contrast 4) Expression 5) Subject 6) Level of Details 7) Degree of Difficulty
The original photo had a completely white background, so I thought there would be more contrast if I darkened it just above his shoulders? That way there was dark next to his white shirt, but I faded it as I went up, so that it left a nice contrast between his dark hair and a white background? I actually tested this background by drawing on the reference photo, which I always print on Matt Presentation paper, so it reacts well to graphite.
TIME: about 4 or 5 hours (half as much time as usual) SIZE: 5-3/4 x 6-3/4 inches PAPER: Strathmore Bristol Smooth 300 series PENCILS: Staedtler Mars Lumograph H, HB, B, 2B