(FYI we just moved to a new house, and are SO busy I haven't had time to draw in 4 weeks!!)
So I get this random email from a writer who works in the office for the hit show BREAKING BAD. Says they stumbled upon my drawings of the shows characters and wanted to send me some "swag" (merchandise) as a token of appreciation. I was blown away!! They sent me a t-shirt of Walter White, a Book bag, a nice 2008 cast & crew commemorative coin and some funny matches with Saul Goodman's advertising. Vince Gilligan is the creator of the show, and he wrote me a hand written note on his stationary (separate upload photo). He also created the show X-Files. I'm going to send him my Walter White drawing as a thank you!!!
Read his note to me Walter White Gustava Fring Jessie Pinkman My wife and I with Aaron Paul (Jessie Pinkman)
It's been about 3 weeks since I have drawn anything!! Lot's of reasons...one of which is that I've been teaching a portrait class for 5 weeks at a local college (last weekly class tomorrow)
I AM SO PUMPED THAT BREAKING BAD SEASON 4 STARTS ON SUNDAY!!!!! IT'S MY FAV SHOW, and to kick it off, I'm drawing Arron Paul (Jessie Pinkman) from the show. Thought I would show how I get details in the eyes, even though I draw so small We got to meet him 1 year ago at the Hard Rock Cafe in Chicago, where our son Andrew Belle was playing. They have some AWESOME season 4 wallpaper at [link]
Jonathan Banks as Mike Ehrmantraut on AMC's Original TV series "Breaking Bad"
My contact at the AMC Breaking Bad office, who is a PA Script coordinator & writer, tells me that Jonathan both saw and wants the drawing. I sent it to them 8/1/12 and they will have it framed and give it to him. Jonathan Banks points to my drawing on his wall
SIZE: 5.75 x 6.75 inches PAPER: Strathmore Bristol Smooth 300 series PENCILS: Staedtler Mars Lumograph H, HB, B, 2B TOOLS: Blending stumps, Kneaded eraser, TUFF-STUFF stick eraser, Chisel edged color shaper, Magnifying glass, Makeup brush, Mechanical Pencil .05mm 2B, Staedtler "clutch pencils", Swing-Arm lamp for Direct and Indirect drawing light. TIME: about 10 hours
FIRST...Luis just joined DA so he could comment below (lmoncada77), so everyone go "watch" him [link]
SECOND...BOTH views are LARGER than actual drawing (had to draw small, see below)
This is Luis Moncada. He and his brother Daniel played The Salamanca brothers, the Cartel Killer Hit men on Breaking Bad, Season 3 - episodes 1 through 6. I will be sending the original to Luis, and plan to draw several other characters from the show.
Season 5 will start July 15th and is said to have 8 episodes this summer, with 8 more episodes in the summer of 2013, which will either be considered Season 6 or the 2nd 1/2 of season 5. Either way, it will be the final season
This may have been my most challenging drawing, BECAUSE the largest reference photo I could find was not large enough to view fine details. Neither Luis himself or the Art Dept at Breaking Bad could find a larger file! If not for Luis working with me on this, letting me know the details were correct as I went along, I could not, and would not have attempted this, no matter how much I wanted to draw the photo. You guys know EXACTLY what I mean!?! I was basically imagining the details. One of the things I had to do, was draw this as SMALL as possible, so I could draw from a smaller than typical reference photo, because I could see more details when I printed the ref pic smaller
Great Highlight clip of the Moncada brothers Breaking Bad [link]
Follow him on at www.Twitter.com/LuisMoncada77
My other BREAKING BAD pieces SEE them all in this folder [link]
SIZE: 7.5 x 6 inches PAPER: Strathmore Bristol Smooth 300 series PENCILS: Staedtler Mars Lumograph H, HB, B, 2B TOOLS: Blending stumps, Kneaded eraser, TUFF-STUFF stick eraser, Chisel edged color shaper, Magnifying glass, Makeup brush, Mechanical Pencil .05mm 2B, Staedtler "clutch pencils", Swing-Arm lamp for Direct and Indirect drawing light. TIME: about 12 hours
Very blessed to have these great actors from BREAKING BAD follow me on Twitter. Pretty Awesome!!
Aaron Paul (Jesse Pinkman Follows me Giancarlo Esposito (Gus) Follows me on Twitter! Luis Moncada (Marco Salamanca) Follows me on Twitter! Charles Baker (Skinny Pete) Follows me on Twitter! Max Arciniega (Krazy 8) Follows me on Twitter! Dean Norris (Hank) Follows me on Twitter!
Also Daniel Moncada (brother to Luis) and twin Cartel Assassin (yet to draw)
...and NONE of it would be possible if I never started Drawing
You can find me at Twitter.com/rickfortson where I post ALL of my works in progress and numerous random drawing tips I DO NOT post on DA