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(Crappy photo with cell phone. Not sealed or best pic...yet. Too large for scanner)
FIRST, let me say I'm sorry for not replying on time or commenting on your works lately. I've had a LOT of business lately and have not been able to draw much. Also, my wife's sister and one of our dogs died last week, one of our daughter's went off to college and we've never been SO BUSY. I hope to get back on here soon.

In the mean time, I've been working on this here and there over the past 2-3 weeks. It's Marlon Brando in a famous scene from The Godfather. Doing it for my parents 50th wedding anniversay on August 28th.

SIZE: 11 x 14 on Bristol Smooth
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The ENLARGED VIEW is the EXACT SIZE of the ORIGINAL Drawing

I recently got into the HBO series "Entourage". My fav is Jeremy Piven as "Ari Gold". I loved the shadows and values in the photo!

I met Jeremy Piven's make-up artist on Twitter and she is getting him the image, and maybe the original. How cool is that?!? Imagine if he re-tweets my drawing to his 1.6+MILLION followers lol
:D:D

SIZE: 7 x 8.5 inches
TIME: 12 hours
PAPER: Strathmore Bristol Smooth 300 series
PENCILS: Staedtler H, HB, F, B, 2B, 3B

Reference Phot0 & WIPS
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NOTE: I ADDED A WATERMARK BECAUSE I AM SELLING PRINTS ON WWW.FINEARTAMERICA.COM HERE:fineartamerica.com/profiles/ri…

*** PLS NOTE: This is only 5.5 x 7 inches, so BOTH VIEWS are larger than the drawing

This is Bryan Cranston as "Walter White" on AMC's show BREAKING BAD.

SIZE: 5.5 x 7 inches
PAPER: Bristol Smooth 300 series
PENCILS: Staedtler 3B, 2B, B, HB, F, H
TIME: about 10 hours

Keep in mind this drawing is only 5.4 x 7 inches, so details will get lost when viewing larger. VIEW ZOOMED DETAILS IN A LARGE HIGH RES PIC HERE: twitpic.com/6v1asw
WHEN THERE - CLICK "VIEW FULL SIZE"

PS - his right pupil (our left) was not exactly rounded on both sides in the reference photo, and I drew it that way. Wishing I had corrected it now. Like someone once told me, if it looks strange in a photo, it will look even stranger in your drawing. Sometimes we need to take a little artistic license and change it to look more natural?

CHECK out what Vince Gilligan (creator of the show) sent me when he saw my BB drawings :D:D

It Currently hangs at the Breaking Bad offices :D
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I was asked again by Rosebud Magazine in California to draw Jack Nicholson, because they are doing an interview with him, and he's on the cover. They said he will most likely view my art work!! :D:D

VIEW the FULL ARTICLE HERE: [link]

I've created a Google Doc with all the scans of the steps I took, so I don't have to SPAM everyone with all the WIP updates. The only problem is, you can't see the fine details very well, because they are pasted images, not attachments.
GO HERE: [link]

To see a HIGH RES SCAN so you can see the scratch marks and details - go here: [link]

SIZE: 7 x 8 INCHES
TIME: about 10-12 hours?
PAPER: Strathmore Bristol Smooth 300 series
PENCILS: Staedtler Mars Lumograph H, HB, F, B, 2B, 3B

PLEASE NOTE: The ENLARGED view is slightly larger than the actual drawing. See the high res scan link above for CLOSE UP details :D:D Speaking of which...the details in his eyes drove me nuts! I prolly spent over 4 hours total on the eyes!

PS - note I drew the entire head? I ALWAYS crop the scalp at least a little. It is so you get the most face in the space allowed. However, Rosebud Mag insisted that I drew the whole thing, and that they are also going to do some type of "watercolor effect" to the drawing? I will post that when I see it.
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I know...there are too many drawings of this guy, but I hadn't drawn him since January 2009, when I first started drawing, and I wanted to do a larger piece. This old one below only as a 3 inch face.

OLD DRAWING


The reference photo was actually lacking in some details, so I added some of my own. There was SO much BLACK in this, I basically just blacked out everything that WASN'T Jack :D:D

SIZE: 8.5 x 10.5 inches
TIME: about 12 hours?
PAPER: Bristol Smooth 300 series
PENCILS: Staedtler Mars Lumograph F, HB, B, 2B
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NOTE: The UN-enlarged view is EXACT SIZE of the drawing

I found a photo of Ryan Gosling and George Clooney combined. Ryan is holding a folded TIME magazine over 1/2 of his face with Clooney on the other side. I have not seen the movie yet, but want to.

I hope everyone had a good Christmas and New Year! I've been SO busy with moving, work etc that this is the first drawing I've down in almost 2 months. Now that we are settled, and winter is setting in, I hope to be drawing a lot more!

SIZE: 6.5 x 8 inches
PAPER: Bristol Smooth 300 series by Strathmore
PENCILS: Staedtler Mars Lumograph 3B, 2B, B, HB, F, H
TIME: about 10 hours
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BOTH views are LARGER than the Drawing...fyi

Hope everyone had a great Christmas!! I recently got a new Android Vibrant, which is like an iphone, and I've been busy learning it these past 3 weeks, but I finally broke my drawing dry spell :D:D

Size: 7.4 inches wide by 6.5 inches tall
Time: about 10 hours? (it's small. takes less time)
Paper: Bristol Smooth 300 series by Strathmore
Pencils: Staedtler Mars Lumograph H, B, 2B, 3B
Tools: Blending Stumps, Kneaded eraser, Chiseled Color Shaper.
For an extensive list, see my TIP GUIDE [link]

Click DOWNLOAD for a super ZOOM view!
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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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Kinda of a quick one for me. I had trouble with the eyes. They seemed too small and the quality of the photo was not good, so I had to make up details. I made his beard a little thicker than it was.
:D:D

Only 4.5 x 6 inches
About 4 hours?
Bristol Smooth

Enlarged view at 600 pixels wide to show details, but is larger than actual drawing
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NOTE: I ADDED A WATERMARK BECAUSE I AM SELLING PRINTS ON WWW.FINEARTAMERICA.COM HERE:fineartamerica.com/profiles/ri…

The UN-enlarged view is a little bigger than the drawing.

I love the Breaking Bad character Gustavo "Gus" Fring, played by Giancarlo Esposito. He replied to my twitter post, and I was able to send him the original drawing via his manger.
He gave me a random Twitter mention yesterday, SO cool! (2/17/13)


SIZE: 7.3 x 6 inches
PAPER: Bristol Smooth 300 series
PENCILS: Staedtler 2B, B, F, HB, H
TIME: 8-10 hours?
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