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Thought I would upload the Reference Photo, 3 WIPs and the FINAL

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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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Just thought I'd load the Reference and the 2 WIP scans I took.

First, I cropped the colored reference photo I found on Google.com/images

and then, I converted it to B & W so I can see the contrast better.

We met Aaron Paul (Jessie Pinkman) at Hard Rock Cafe in 2010


FULL Drawing here
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ENLARGED FOR DETAIL

SIZE: 6-3/4 x 6-1/2 INCHES
TIME: about 7 hours
PAPER: Bristol Smooth

*Check out my Youtube Video Drawing Tutorials at [link]
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UN-enlarged view is about the size of the actual drawing :D:D

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
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I just uploaded my first attempt at an EYE tutorial here: [link]
I will most likely do another one, using a LARGE EYE that does NOT belong to a drawing I'm doing.

You should still get something out of my comments?

I JUST uploaded PART 2 so give it a minute to process.

Also consider subscribing to my Youtube Channel as I will be doing a LOT of these in the future.

GO HERE: [link]
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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 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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***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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