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
FAV song by Stevie: "I Just Called To Say I Love You" [link]
NOTE ABOUT THE DRAWING: As much as I enjoyed drawing all the details in his glasses, I hated drawing his hand. I HATE drawing hands! Also the ref photo was not high resolution (see link) and while I know teeth are NOT suppose to be pure white, the photo made them appear that way. Anyway, I have an 8 out of 10 on the satisfaction scale with this one. CLICK DOWNLOAD for a SUPER CLOSE UP VIEW?
*** UN-enlarged view is Exact Size as actual drawing ***
Well...it's about time I did a self portrait huh? The photo was taken by my daughter Maggie, when she was shooting me for business cards. Between shots I just made a goofy face It is the same kinda face I made when I was 2 years old, my parents entered me into the "Little Mr. Dallas" Baby contest. I took 2nd place lol. I should post that baby pic of me for grins? On a side note, the lighting in the reference photo makes my right (your left) eye look very dark, and slightly larger?
SIZE: 6x7 INCHES TIME: about 5 or 6 hours? PAPER: Bristol Smooth 300 series PENCILS: Staedtler H, B, 2B TOOLS: Blending stumps, Q-tip, Tampon
Going to take a break and hang with my mom and dad for the weekend. Gonna try to make the video where I answer questions for ya'll
I absolutely loved "The Hangover"...so when I found a awesome photo of Ed Helms (The Office) I just HAD to draw him! The photo offered a WIDE range of tonal values and contrast, which is what I LOVE!!!
Paper: Bristol Smooth Time: about 10 hours Pencils: H through 3B