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NOTE: UN-enlarged view is about 1 inch wider and taller than Drawing

This looked a lot easier than it was. I thought all I had to do was make black everything that was NOT Arnold, but there were many challenges to this one!

SIZE: 6 x 7.5 inches
PAPER: Strathmore Bristol Smooth 300 series
PENCILS: Staedtler Mars Lumograph H,B,2B,3B
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
REFERENCE PHOTO: [link]
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*** 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! :D:D

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
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(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 :D

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
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Love his new show, but he will ALWAYS be Marty McFly!!!

7 x 7.75 inches
Graphite on Bristol Smooth 300
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NOTE: THIS IS NOT MY DRAWING. This is a drawing from the COVER of a new book from Platte Productions entitled "Amazing Pencil Portraits 3"

I am very honored that they asked me to contribute my drawing of Tyrone & Elina Wells


Description: "AMAZING PENCIL PORTRAITS 3
is a collection of the best portrait art from around the globe from the hand of 52 artists in 29 countries! 70 Pages, Publish Date: November 18, 2011"

PREVIEW THE ENTIRE BOOK HERE. MY DRAWING IS ON PAGES 56 & 57 [link]
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NOTE: The UN-enlarged view is the exact size of the drawing

SIZE: 6 x 8 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

REFERENCE PHOTO: [link]

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? :D:D
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*** I DID NOT DRAW THIS ***

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...

Just thought I would share!
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NOTE: UN-enlarged view is Actual Size or Original Drawing

Old school actor Paul Newman

SIZE: 5.5 x 6.75 inches
PAPER: Strathmore's Bristol Smooth 300 series
TIME: about 7 hours
PENCILS: Staedtler H, HB, F, B & 2B
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(The drawing is smaller than the ENLARGED view but larger than the small view)

I think this is from the movie "THE ALAMO"? That's supposed to be dirt on his face, not shadows :D:D

I've been meaning to draw John Wayne for my father for a long time.

SIZE: 8 x 10 inches
PAPER: Bristol Smooth
PENCILS: Staedtler 2B, B, HB, F, H

REF photo and step work
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Elvis Drawing Completed.
The entire drawing was done using a 4B pencil.
4B Graphite on Acrylic paper
8 hours
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