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
*** PLS NOTE: This is only 5.5 x 7 inches, so BOTH VIEWS are larger than the drawing
This is Bryan Cranston as "Walter White" on AMC's show BREAKING BAD.
SIZE: 5.5 x 7 inches PAPER: Bristol Smooth 300 series PENCILS: Staedtler 3B, 2B, B, HB, F, H TIME: about 10 hours
Keep in mind this drawing is only 5.4 x 7 inches, so details will get lost when viewing larger. VIEW ZOOMED DETAILS IN A LARGE HIGH RES PIC HERE: twitpic.com/6v1asw WHEN THERE - CLICK "VIEW FULL SIZE"
PS - his right pupil (our left) was not exactly rounded on both sides in the reference photo, and I drew it that way. Wishing I had corrected it now. Like someone once told me, if it looks strange in a photo, it will look even stranger in your drawing. Sometimes we need to take a little artistic license and change it to look more natural?
CHECK out what Vince Gilligan (creator of the show) sent me when he saw my BB drawings It Currently hangs at the Breaking Bad offices
The UN-enlarged view is a little bigger than the drawing.
I love the Breaking Bad character Gustavo "Gus" Fring, played by Giancarlo Esposito. He replied to my twitter post, and I was able to send him the original drawing via his manger. He gave me a random Twitter mention yesterday, SO cool! (2/17/13)
SIZE: 7.3 x 6 inches PAPER: Bristol Smooth 300 series PENCILS: Staedtler 2B, B, F, HB, H TIME: 8-10 hours?
Aaron Paul tweeted this link to his 500,000 followers on Twitter today! Result: Over 6,000 views in the first DAY, ha!
BE SURE to view ALL my BREAKING BAD DRAWINGS in this FOLDER [link]
The UN-enlarged view is ACTUAL SIZE of the drawing. I just mailed Aaron the original drawing 2/2/13
Aaron holding my first Jesse Pinkman drawing Aaron holding this drawing Aaron tweeting about my latest drawing The drawing hanging in his parent's home [link] Ran into Aaron at Hard Rock 2010 at our son "Andrew Belle's performance Dean Norris with my drawing I also have pics of Krazy-8 (Maximino Arciniega) [link] and Skinny Pete (Charles Baker) [link] with my drawings
His hoodie took me longer to draw than his face! I'm happy with the texture, which I did by first laying a base with B & 2B. Then some light "spot blending", followed by using a SOFT 5B (I roughened the surface with sandpaper) & used an Overhand Grip. I then "point shaped" a kneaded eraser and "Blue Tac" to highlight
SIZE: 7x8.25 inches TIME: about 12 hours MEDIUM: Bristol Smooth 300 series by Strathmore PENCILS: HB, B, 2B, 5B, H, 2H BLENDING: Stumps, Cotton, Q-tips, Make-up Sponge, Sponge swabs, Color Shaper
(UN-enlarged view is about actual size of drawing)
This is Bryan Cranston, as "Walter White" from the hit AMC original series "Breaking Bad". It is being called "the best show on TV" and IS in my opinion! In fact, it's delayed airing of Season 4 is in July, and starting TONIGHT, they are airing ALL 3 seasons, between now and when S4 starts in July.
My fav parts to draw on this one? Trying to figure out how to draw his broken glasses of course, the band-aid in the middle of his glasses and the shadow against the wall on his right I felt gave it some depth?
My Dislikes: The cut on his lip, and forehead could be better
SIZE: 7.5 wide x 7 inches tall TIME: about 12 hours PAPER: Bristol Smooth 300 series PENCILS: Staedtler H, HB, F, B, 2B
We got to meet his partner in the show "Jessie Pinkman" played by Aaron Paul, at Hard Rock Cafe in Chicago in 2010, when our son Andrew Belle played there.
My Step work here:
As of 9-7-2012 I got this from Vince Gilligan himself, after sending this original to his office headquarters, where it hangs proudly in the entry hall for cast, crew, etc to view
This is Charles Baker who plays "Skinny Pete" on AMC's Breaking Bad (VIEW is slightly larger than drawing) Just like my drawings of Aaron Paul, Luis Moncada and Giancarlo Esposito, I sent this to Charles
Charles with drawing
Synopsis: Breaking Bad is an American television drama series created and produced by Vince Gilligan. Set and produced in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Breaking Bad is the story of Walter White (Bryan Cranston), a struggling high school chemistry teacher who is diagnosed with advanced lung cancer at the beginning of the series. He turns to a life of crime, producing and selling methamphetamine with a former student, Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul), with the aim of securing his family's financial future before he dies.
SIZE: 6 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