*** I just uploaded a HIGHER RESOLUTION scan so you can view details better *** The UN-enlarged view is the actual size of the drawing
I've been told SO many times that I should draw more women, so here's to you!
I'm not some huge Jessica Alba fan, but I ran across this photo of her while searching for someone else, and like I've said, it's the PHOTO that gets me excited to draw, not so much the person. When you find BOTH, it's pure heaven!
SIZE: 10 x 7.5 inches (larger than my normal drawing) 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
(displayed LARGER than actual drawing) Danny DaVito - best known for his roll in the 70's sitcom "TAXI" but has made many movies of course
The challenge for me here was trying to create a "soft focus" feel on the outer edges, like the ref pic. I don't have a lot of experience with that effect, but I've known for a long time that out of focus backgrounds, when done correctly, can have the BIGGEST effect on "fooling the brain" into thinking it sees reality. Now, perfecting that technique will take a while.
SIZE: 5.27 x 5.77 inches TIME: 10+ hours MEDIUM: Bristol Smooth 300 series by Strathmore PENCILS: 2B, B, H
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?
Back in 1995, BEFORE I ever started drawing again, I sold a 1.5 million dollar house, and hired an artist (Gail Schoenamaker?) to draw the house for my client as a closing gift. The buyer turned out to be SUCH an A--hole that I kept his closing gift! It cost me $350 bucks!
The details in this thing is amazing, and I remember feeling inspired to want to draw as a result of it, although that would not happen for another 13 years later...