*** 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
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
Im very pleased with this, I spent ages on it lol. Its actually for my dad. Kate Rusby is a folk singer that he likes. Is it folk? I dunno...The hair was a challenge but Im glad I stuck at it. Spent about 10 hours on this. 6B
He is Gustavo Fring played by Giancarlo Esposito from a tv series called Breaking Bad
The reference photo really captured his personality, so I tried to achieve the same effect in my drawing. I made this drawing nearly half a year ago, I am still quite happy with it, especially the eyes.
This drawing took about a week to complete I used 4B and B pencils and an eraser I hope you like it!
This is one of the first drawings I have made with more than one person in it. From the left is Tuco Salamanca played by Raymond Cruz, Walter White played by Bryan Cranston and Jesse Pinkman played by Aaron Paul.
This is probably the most difficult drawing I have made, mostly because I had to draw three faces on 5.7 x 5.7 inches paper, and I also really struggled to draw the blurred effect on Walters face.
I used about 8-10 hours to create this drawing. I used a 4B and 6H pencil, an eraser, blending stump and tissue for blending.
A quick little speed paint I did of Walter White from Breaking Bad, one of the greatest tv shows ever created. Seriously, everyone should watch this show, atleast give it a chance.
This was sitting in my hard-drive for forever now, decided to polish it up enough to were I felt comfortable uploading it. Wasn't really intended to be a finished piece, very messy, but I still like it.
Oh man this was alot of fun! and Yeas that's a drawing not a photo XD I'm finally getting to the point where I can draw in all the pores and stuff by hand. Which turned out to be alot of fun, but VERY tedious.
I Love how it turned out! I'm going to keep pushing myself with my pictures, and be more disciplined, since it always turns out better! x3
As always, the Late Great Handsome Robert Mitchum, whom I love~
(Smoke and splatters are free brushes off google)
Featured at DIGITAL WEEKLY NEWS #04 [link] Feature of the week: June 27, 2010
Bette Davis is my favorite actress and when I saw the reference for this I had to try it. I love that she’s looking away yet her eyes are still so gripping as if she were staring straight into the camera. Also, I like that you can see the natural shape of her lips, which was usually obscured by the way she wore her lipstick. I spent forever working on this but I so enjoyed taking my time with it. First time doing pearls – I think they look more like pebbles, but it’s not horrible. Oddly, this is also the first time in ages that I can recall doing light hair, which is so much more complicated than dark hair!
For this one I used #2 pencils, 6B-8B pencils, a white vinyl eraser, q-tips, and kleenex.
A very young Cary Grant. I had planned to wait until I had more experience under my belt to go for this reference. I wanted to be sure I could do it justice but I was craving to take it on, so here we are. This turned out to be a great exercise for that soft focus effect. I used to be set on hard, angular lines and definition but I’m finding that softness and lack of definition is just as important…and really fun if I might add. The angle of the face was oddly tricky and I found the hair more complicated than I had imagined (this has to be the most structured hair I’ve ever done), but this was a relaxing drawing otherwise – it seemed a bit more simplistic than my last few, so I felt I had further room to focus on the details of the face alone, instead of a hand or the sleeve of a shirt. I really enjoyed it. About halfway through I moved and ended up with better lighting for drawing in my new place, so I think that helps things. I didn’t realize how poor my lighting had been before! Still could use one of those nice drafting lamps.
Mechanical pencil with #2 lead, 6B pencil, q-tips, Kleenex, and white vinyl eraser on 19” X 24” bristol paper.
I put down a base layer of soft grey prismacolor in the background because I thought it might set the background apart from his skin, maybe give the picture the “pop” it really needed. I tried the circulism technique too, which I ended up liking for the skin texture. I like the more textured yet soft look of circulism.
Took about the same time as my others…roughly 40 hours. I uploaded the full size image because I thought it looked interesting this time in actual size.
Gene Tierney is one of the first actresses I knew I wanted to draw when I thought of doing a bunch of classic Hollywood portraits. The reference I used for this is far from being my favorite picture of her, but I knew it would translate nicely into a drawing. I had a lot of fun with this (although, like always, I underestimated the difficulty of the ref) and she is now officially on my growing list of people I will have to draw again. I got a little reading lamp for now that substitutes quite well as a drafting lamp. I felt like I was making good progress on this and Im pretty sure it came down to having sufficient lighting Im not sure why it never occurred to me before. I thought my biggest challenge with this would be trying to make her skin texture look subtle, even, and soft, as my last few portraits seemed to have me in the habit of sort of doing the opposite. Instead it was the hair that gave me the most headache and slowed me down. And I had a little trouble in the end getting my signature to show up (you can see it, right?). Worth the frustration, though. (:
Mechanical #2 pencil, 6B pencil, q-tips, Kleenex, and white vinyl eraser on 19 X 24 bristol paper.
Time: Woah, probably around the 40 hour mark, most likely higher. I spent a lot of time messing up on things and having to rework them.
Back to that galaxy...the one far, far away. I was just a kid but I'll never forget the first time I saw these guys on film. Bad guys wearing black and white, shooting lasers and with these mysterious faces that promised death to their enemies. I still love this [costume] design better than any other. Original digital image by me.