I was inspired to draw Denzel Washington by his recent movie "FLIGHT" but he's been one of my ALL TIME favorite actors for many years! I've wanted to draw him for a long time, but I could not find the "right photo".
SIZE: 6.25 x 5.75 INCHES MEDIUM: Graphite on Bristol Smooth 300 series stock TIME: 12+ Hours PENCILS: Staedtler Lumograph 3B, 2B, B, HB, F, HB, F, H ***I Framed the scan and inserted my website using software
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?
NOTE: The UN-enlarged view is EXACT SIZE of the drawing
I found a photo of Ryan Gosling and George Clooney combined. Ryan is holding a folded TIME magazine over 1/2 of his face with Clooney on the other side. I have not seen the movie yet, but want to.
I hope everyone had a good Christmas and New Year! I've been SO busy with moving, work etc that this is the first drawing I've down in almost 2 months. Now that we are settled, and winter is setting in, I hope to be drawing a lot more!
SIZE: 6.5 x 8 inches PAPER: Bristol Smooth 300 series by Strathmore PENCILS: Staedtler Mars Lumograph 3B, 2B, B, HB, F, H TIME: about 10 hours
*** 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