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NOTE: UN-enlarged view is actual size of drawing.

This is Jeremy Lister, singer-songwriter. He toured with our son in the "TEN OUT OF TENN" tour in December of 2009, and was most recently on NBC's hit TV show "SING OFF". He and his group, the "Street Corner Symphony" made it to 2nd place, and is about to start a tour with Ben Folds.

Here is a cool video of our boy Andrew Belle, playing in the back of the TOT tour bus, along with Jeremy Lister, Matthew Perryman Jones and Andy Davis
[link]

SIZE: 6.3 x 7.5 INCHES
TIME: about 8 hours
PAPER: Bristol Smooth 300 series
PENCILS: Staedtler Mars Lumograph H, B, 2B
TOOLS: Blending stump, color shaper, Q-tips and Tampons :D:D
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BOTH VIEWS here are larger than actual drawing. For even more details, go to steps link below and/or click Download to view :D:D

Size: 5-3/4 x 6-3/4 inches
Time: about 9 hours
Paper: Bristol Smooth
Pencils: H, HB, F, B, 2B, 3B
Blending stumps and rubber color shaper for blending

For Reference Photo and Step-by-Step Scans
Go here: [link]
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This 600 pixel wide view is about 1 inch taller and 1 inch wide than the drawing.

This is Tyrone Wells, singer-songwriter. My son Andrew Belle is on a 35 city tour with him now. We got to see 2 shows this weekend while they are coming through Chicago! He's an awesome artist!

Check him out at www.TyroneWells.com

The reference photo is from his most recent cd, and is blurred around the edges of his head, ears, etc. This is a technique I'm still teaching myself, so hopefully I pulled it off somewhat?

SIZE: 5 x 6 inches
TIME: About 7 hours
PAPER: Bristol Smooth 300 series
PENCILS: Staedtler Mars Lumograph H, HB, F, B, 2B,3B
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UN-enlarged view is slightly larger than the drawing :D:D

Dave Matthews of the "Dave Matthews Band"

SIZE: 5-3/4 x 6-3/4 Inches
TIME: about 7 hours
PAPER: Strathmore Bristol Smooth 300 series
PENCILS: Staedtler Mars Lumograph H, HB, F, B, 2B
TOOLS: Blending stumps, Kneaded eraser

One thing you will notice is that there are no "highlight reflections" in his eyes. I noticed that too in the photo. Makes it look different.
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(The drawing is smaller than the ENLARGED view but larger than the small view)

I think this is from the movie "THE ALAMO"? That's supposed to be dirt on his face, not shadows :D:D

I've been meaning to draw John Wayne for my father for a long time.

SIZE: 8 x 10 inches
PAPER: Bristol Smooth
PENCILS: Staedtler 2B, B, HB, F, H

REF photo and step work
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***This view is about the same size as the drawing***

This is the drawing I did my tutorials on. If you haven't had a chance, check out the videos when you can at [link]

SIZE: 5-3/4 x 6-1/2 INCHES
TIME: about 8 hours
PAPER: Bristol SMOOTH 300 series
PENCILS: Staedtler Mars Lumograph H, B, 2B
TOOLS: Blending stumps, kneaded eraser, sticky tack, Q-Tip, Make-up cotton pad, Color Shaper

Reference photo vs. Drawing
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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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NOTE: the UN-enlarged view is the ACTUAL SIZE of the original drawing :D:D

This is the FINAL. I've had a lot of people ask me to do some step scans for Blonde hair, and thought this would be a good one.

Katie Herzig is a Singer-Songwriter from Nashville, and is amazingly talented! She is also part of the highly acclaimed group of Singer-Songwriters known as the "Ten out of Tenn" (Tennessee), along with my son, Andrew Belle. Katie is the one who sang on his song "Static Waves"

See that Music Video HERE: [link]

SIZE: 6.5 x 8 inches
TIME: about 10-12 hours
PAPER: Bristol Smooth 300 series
PENCILS: Staedtler H, HB, F, B, 2B

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NOTE: UN-enlarged view is Actual Size or Original Drawing

Old school actor Paul Newman

SIZE: 5.5 x 6.75 inches
PAPER: Strathmore's Bristol Smooth 300 series
TIME: about 7 hours
PENCILS: Staedtler H, HB, F, B & 2B
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Even the UN-Enlarged view is larger than the drawing. This was a small one, even for me! I can go smaller when their eyes are big. This only took me about 5 hours?

This is my third Marilyn Manson.
See #1 here: [link]
See #2 here: [link]

SIZE: 4-1/4 x 5-3/4 inches
TIME: 5 hours
PAPER: Bristol Smooth
PENCILS: Mostly B & 2B. some HB and F for blending

View larger ZOOM on TwitPic: [link]
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