This is kind of a monkey-off-the-back drawing for me. Everything seemed to go against me while I was trying to finish off this drawing.
Some of you might remember when I talked about how I'd been struggling to start a new drawing. Then I watched Olympic games and got inspired by those hi-tech VDO replays that captured all the action shots in super slow-motion. I wanted to capture the same stunning shots with my own hands.
And then there's Michael Phelps. He inspired me to go to the place I'd never been to and I ended up choosing this picture --> [link] as the reference simply because it looked like the hardest picture to draw from.
Then I reached the difficult parts, one after another, and realised I'd need to spend a lot longer than I thought to finish this off. To make it worse this picture had none of my favourite parts, hair and eyes. I got discouraged and distracted by a few things and ended up putting this drawing on hold for months.
Then a few weeks ago I got inspired again and wanted to draw so many things. I swored to wouldn't start those UNLESS I finish off this one first. Sorry for the dodgy parts on some details but I was really at the end of my patience.
Please don't ask me how long did it take to draw this one because I have no idea. It never took this long to draw one portrait and it's not even one of the pretty ones!
A4 Canson drawing paper (the smoother side) + HB-2B technical pencils + 7B-9B wooden pencils
My next drawing is gonna be an EASY one!
* (C)2008 Diego Azubel. I lost the original link to the ref photo. It's been a long time and I can't remember where I got it from for the life of me. .
**I took the photo of the drawing in progress just in case... -->[link]
and Bolex H16 w (movie camera) Video timelapse: [link]
Academy Award–winning American actor, producer and director, having appeared in over 60 films including Raising Arizona (1987), The Rock (1996), Face/Off (1997), Con Air (1997), Gone in 60 Seconds (2000), Adaptation (2002), National Treasure (2004), Lord of War (2005), Ghost Rider (2007), The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009), Kick-Ass (2010), and Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2012).
Irish-German actor. He is perhaps best known for having played Lieutenant Archie Hicox in the film Inglourious Basterds (2009), Magneto in the superhero film X-Men: First Class (2011), and the android David in the science fiction film Prometheus (2012)
4H-5B Kneaded Eraser, Electric Eraser, Mars Rasor, Mechanical Pen Eraser Blending Stump, Makeup Removal Discs A4 (21x29'7 cm) (8,25" x 11,7") Blog: [link] Twitter: [link] Google Plus: [link] Youtube Video tutorials: [link]
Josh Brolin... Il est $4iiK$ ! Je n'ai fait que le recopier... En général, les dessins de style réaliste, je les recopie... je les fais au crayon à papier, au crayon de couleur noir et je repasse au stylo.
Damn scanner made this one look kind of soft and textured, when it isn't. Grr.
8 June 05 Rescanned, because apparently something was wrong with the resolution on the first scan (and now there are hot spots, dammit! ) Also, converted to greyscale so it matches the rest of my gallery. Hopefully now it doesn't look so much like a bad photo-manipulation. ~laughs~
Viggo Mortensen as Aragorn, from Lord of the Rings.
Actually, I have no better title for this... I thought only “Aragorn” would be more appropriate since Arwen’s head is slightly shown up and her hand does not have a big deal either. But if you think it’d be better putting her credits there too or other suggestion, let me know.
It’s the first serious drawing about LOTR that I’ve ever made. I wanted to do something meaningful for me, so I took so long to get courage enough to make it possible. I’ve seen many beautiful drawings about this subject on DA and they are all flawless, so I thought it would be better if I could bring up something new. I found this picture some months ago… and thought it’d be a nice attempt, but Arwen’s head made me think too much if it could work as a pencil drawing…then I dropped it for a while. It’s still annoying me. I loved it all and I am SO satisfied with the result because it was hard to do all the shadows and lights, but don’t know yet if it was a good choice. The fact that the original drawing looks so much better than the scanned version may be one of the reasons that I am a little insecure about it. But still… hope you like it!
Aragorn is my favorite character, but not because of his handsomeness but his personality! He's a king who doesn’t want to be hailed by this status; Is humble enough to help people against wars and protect places by other names avoiding a so-called myth. He is so down-to-earth! This picture is special because it shows how Aragorn is a normal human who loves, fears and wants to be cared too! He's between his love and his fate/past. Strong but weak at the same time. It's such an amazing moment.
For a quick note, my nickname is inspired by him too. “Estel” was Aragorn’s name until his twenties, when it was revealed that he was the last one of the kin and the future king of Gondor. “Estel” means “hope” in Elvish. It is something that I carry deep down inside my heart. (=
I want to draw more things from LOTR, but I have no idea about what or who. Could somebody help me? I'd be glad.
Argh, I still don't know if I should post this piece here. I definitely didn't like it! It's just another old drawing that I started two years ago, and I decided to finish it anyway. Obviously it didn't turn out as good as I wish to be, then I tried to add some "colour", only for cheating myself. Don't be too harsh on me I promise to do something better next time.
Video Timelapse: English actress best known for her roles in The Devil Wears Prada (2006), The Young Victoria (2009), The Adjustment Bureau (2011), and Looper (2012). She has been nominated for four Golden Globe Awards, two London Film Critics' Circle Awards, and one BAFTA Award. She won a Golden Globe Award for her work in the BBC television drama Gideon's Daughter (2007).
Detective Chief Inspector in the British psychological crime drama television series starring Idris Elba as the title character. A first series of six episodes was broadcast on BBC One from 4 May to 8 June 2010. The second series of four episodes was shown on BBC One in summer 2011. The third series of four episodes ran from 2 to 23 July 2013. Idris Elba won the Golden Globe award for best actor in a miniseries at the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards in 2012, a year after his nomination in 2011.
Dr. Henry Walton "Indiana" Jones, Jr. usually nicknamed as "Indy" for short, is the title character and protagonist of the Indiana Jones franchise and most famously played by Harrison Ford. George Lucas created the character in homage to the action heroes of 1930s film serials. The character first appeared in the 1981 film Raiders of the Lost Ark, to be followed by Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom in 1984, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade in 1989, The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles from 1992 to 1996, and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull in 2008. Alongside the more widely known films and television programs, the character is also featured in novels, comics, video games, and other media.
Tools: 3H-7B Kneaded Eraser, Mechanical Pen Eraser, Electric Eraser Blending Stump, Makeup removal discs A4 (21x29,7cm) (8,25"x11,7") credit goes to their respective owners for the reference
Pencil on watercolor paper Fabriano 300 gr hot pressed satinata Time: 50 hours The drawing of Ray Bradbury's waiting for me since last year, when he died. I was very sorry when he left us. A big man with an open mind and brilliant ideas. A poet of the little things that will never happen, but they are so close to the essence of the human being. Those who have read the novels and short stories by Ray Bradbury has discovered that the man can dream
Well, I changed the title again. Finished sooner than I expected, all it needed was a few more sleepless nights. Sooooo, here we have: Patrick Stewart/James McAvoy/Ian McKellen/Michael Fassbender. As old/young Professor X and old/young Magneto respectively. From x-men. Graphite pencils for Patrick Stewart/Ian McKellen, graphite and color pencils for James McAvoy/Michael Fassbender.
I have taken new photographs of the Neytiri drawing in the hope that they do her better justice. The orginal piece is bursting with colour and sharpness, and hope to capture a little more of it with my SLR camera. Enjoy the new shots!
Title: The Puzzle. Graphite Pencil on Bristol smooth paper. 2H, B, 2B, 6B, 21 ins x 16 ins. Around 50 hours, mainly drafting the cogs and the puzzle. WIP photos can be found on the facebook art page below. I'm also running a limited edition print contest, simply like my page to be eligible.
My second little romp with uni posca markers. Which are just a divine invention. I've taken to diving in head first and just scribbling straight with pens so ... that's why theres a little weird white thing near his mouth. I'm trying to improve my sight accuracy, and I think I'm getting better. Anybody else notice though it's easier to draw faces facing one particular side? I find it more difficult to draw them facing to the right.
Anyhoo, I mucked around with putting a border on in Photoshop because the scan was so shitty (sorry about that), but I don't actually know if it's an improvement or not. I tried out a mix of contour drawing and realism, which I kind of like. Would love to know what you think! I've been super deviating from my usual style so this is all a little nerve-wracking...
I wanted to do an exercise in patience and see how close I could replicate the original reference. This is as close I will ever get I think... In hindsight this wasn't the best reference to pick but the more you know...