An ACEO/PSC miniature portrait of actor Jim Caviezel as John Reese, from the tv series Person of Interest. Personal Sketch Card, 2½ x 3½ inches (63 x 89mm), graphite, Derwent pencils & Letraset promarkers on Bristol board. Original card for sale on Ebay until Tuesday 4September - [link]
Okay! Where to start! Well, I've been meaning to draw Michael Emerson for a few years now as I'm a big fan of his work, and that's what initially drew me to Person of Interest. Suffice to say I got hooked on the show right from the pilot episode and my admiration of the duo's relationship developed quite rapidly, until I felt the usual compulsive need to draw them both.
I seldom draw people unless I have some sort of respect for them. I'm not one for big-headed celebrities. So anyway, I read up on Jim Caviezel and only then did I realise he'd played Jesus in Passion of the Christ. Coincidentally, after I'd watched that film years before I'd always wondered who the actor was as he just completely reduced me to tears at the time. Additionally, in real life I discovered that Jim seems like a really lovely man (as is Mr Emerson!) He's been married for many years and he and his wife have adopted two very poorly children. So, yeah . . . if that doesn't inspire you to draw someone, I don't know what does! Ever since then I've been backtracking, going through his films and I'm so pleased I did, as many of Jim's movies among my all time favorites.
Year 2012 Materials: Graphite pencils 2b - 6b, putty eraser, eye-shadow applicator for blending, charcoal. Time: Roughly two to three weeks to complete. Actual overall time estimated at around 10 - 12 hours. The skyline was the definitely the worst part for me. I'm not used to drawing scenery of any description, so I humbly ask you forgive the quality of that! Again, for some reason I never manage particularly well with clothing, either. Still, I think their likenesses came out alright so that I am pleased with.
Also guys, for anyone who's interested, I've decided to draw the whole cast in pairs in the same, one profile, one facing style with a scenic background. Elias and Scarface are done, and Carter and Fusco, Shaw and Root (and Bear) will follow in the future.