I iz pleased. At the moment I'm in a bit of a hurry so I'll try to get around to saying something more about this later -- and I'll upload a better-quality photo because the light was being weird and it was either all shadowy or all bright and washed out.
So the primary purpose of this drawing was to cure an obsession that was sparked by the fact that pretty much all TV shows are re-runs until January And of course they're like "Oh, I've got the greatest idea, let's totally leave everyone hanging in the last episode so they freak out"... well, it worked, and while I had a ton of fun drawing this my obsession is probably worse now than it ever was before.
Finch's hair... oh boy. That was great fun. Miserable, but great fun. It's so thin and I wanted to portray that but also make it spiky (spikey, for the love!) like it's supposed to be. His coat turned out good too -- I'm glad because as I was drawing it I felt like it was just a jumbled mess of shadows and such but now that it's done and I can see the whole picture it looks a lot better. Funny how that works...
Reese's jacket worked kinda the same way... it's leather, so shading it was a beast. Actually, it was more like erasing rather than shading... I just shaded the whole thing solid and then went back over it with my kneaded eraser to do the highlights and then added a little more definition with the pencil after that. The zippered pocket was oddly difficult, but I think it turned out pretty good. This is indeed an edited version of the drawing I posted yesterday -- I went back over his hair and darkened it up a little and added a little more shading and definition to the left (our right) side of his face.
Aaannnddd I think I finally nailed Jim Caviezel's lips this time -- I swear there's something about them that makes them absolutely impossible to draw. I sat there with a scratch paper and just drew them over and over again until I thought I finally had it.
Drawn over a period of... 4 days?? with 2H, 2B, 3B and ebony pencils. I've decided I really need to start timing these in hours rather than days... Jim Caviezel's face alone took me 2 hours I was rather exhausted by the time I finished...
Michael Emerson (best know for play Ben Linus in LOST) is now playing opposite Jim Caviezel as Harold Finch in my NEW FAV show "Person of Interest" ~ It's a BRILLIANT SHOW!!
The "feel" of this drawing was a little different to me. It's a tad edgy and rough, and not as "in focus" as some of my others, due in part to the reference photo, since I trained myself to "draw what I see"
Size: 5.25 x 7.5 inches Time: about 8 hours Paper: Strathmore BRISTOL Smooth 300 series Pencils: Staedtler Mars Lumograph 2B, B, H
NOTE and ART Michael sent me as a thank you for sending him this drawing
I was recently commissioned by Gallery 1988, Warner Brothers, and Bad Robot on a poster for the CBS show “Person Of Interest.” The poster was given away at a recent PaleyFest event with the cast & crew. It was also recently featured in an article in the LA Times. 18” x 24” three-color screen-print.