UN-enlarged view is about the size of the actual drawing
I've had the reference photo of this saved for over a year. I loved the highlights and the challenge with his hair and the "negative space" work required. I'm still too impatient to do it correctly, but this is the best I can do for now.
SIZE: 5-3/4 x 7-3/4 INCHES TIME: about 8 hours PAPER: Bristol Smooth 300 series PENCILS: Staedtler Mars Lumograph H, HB, F, B, 2B
I drew this for a friend I've never met on Twitter, for his daughter's birthday, in exchange for a pumpkin carve. I know what you are thinking, but this guy is crazy talented. He does what we do on styrofoam pumpkins!
Definitely check out his site www.ThePumpkinGeek.com
SIZE: 7.25 x 6.75 inches TIME: 9 hours? PAPER: Bristol Smooth PENCILS: Staedtler Mars Lumograph H, HB, F, B & 2B
NOTE: the UN-enlarged view is the ACTUAL SIZE of the original drawing
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"
FYI...both views are larger than the drawing, and that WHITE spot where HER left eye should be in the dark I thought was cool on the reference photo HERE [link] I first converted it to B&W then cropped it down to a head shot
SIZE: 7 x 6-3/4 Inches TIME: 7 hours PAPER: Bristol Smooth 300 series PENCILS: Staedtler Mars Lumograph H, F, B, 2B TOOLS: Color shaper, Blending Stumps, Kneaded eraser, Blu-Tac, Q-tip, Tissue, Make-up sponges
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