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Awake My Soul - Jared Leto by arthawk87 Awake My Soul - Jared Leto by arthawk87
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Just a very quick watercolour painting of awesome Jared Leto, actor and singer of my favourite band 30 Seconds to Mars.

Yesterday I nearly exploded because I had all this artistic energy in me but I couldn't find a suitable picture to draw of Lee Pace, who I really really REALLY (!!!) wanted to draw. So, instead, I chose a picture I had saved on my computer from Jared Leto. I just ... HAD TO DRAW SOMETHING! Somewhere I read that the definition of an addiction is the craving of the substance and the withdrawal symptoms if you don't get it. So, I guess, I'm addicted to making art. ... I think this is my 15th drawing of him ...

Anyway. I think it turned out OK. Could have turned out worse, but I think I'm making (slow) progress with watercolours. I also used some white charcoal here, which I'm glad I did because I like it better now. Also, it's not in my usual style but I thought HELPIDON'TKNOWWHATTODOIHAVETODRAAAAAAW!!!! what the heck, lets try something different. ;) But, as always, it looks better in real life.

Size: slightly smaller than DIN A4
Materials:
:bulletblue: Paper
:bulletblue: Watercolours (blues and grey)
:bulletblue: White charcoal
:bulletblue: F pencil and kneadable eraser
The reference picture is from Kurt Iswarienko, I think.
The titel is from a song by Mumford and Sons.

Comments and critiques are very much appreciated :D.


:above: More Jared Leto / 30STM drawings here :above:
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Ilojleen Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014   Traditional Artist
I really like the subtle, transparent look of it! This transparency works well with Jared's pensive look :aww: You managed to capture his resemblance very well, especially the eyes. They turned out great :heart:
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HarleyQuinn56537 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome work!
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arthawk87 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you! :-)
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sketchengineer Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing;) (Wink) 
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arthawk87 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you. :-)
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MissTfied Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Good job! Send it to Sir Crazy Pants, I bet ya he'd like it!
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arthawk87 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you :cuddle:!
I'll think about it, maybe I'll send him another drawing which I like better.
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tinastern Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
it's so beautiful La la la la 
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arthawk87 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you :cuddle:!
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Maayan112 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! good job! 
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arthawk87 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks :D!
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LykosAnubis Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gods, I think I'm in love with a picture. XD
No but really, you did an excellent job. It looks just like him.
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arthawk87 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014   Traditional Artist
It is a great picture! The second I saw it I knew that I will have to make something with it at some point. And thank you, happy that you like it.
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LykosAnubis Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

You're most definitely welcome. It would look epic on t-shirts or printed onto a throw-blanket!!1

 

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ihni Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
Are you kidding me? Watercolours? REALLY? Damn but this is great. I love that it's only blue tones.  How long did this take you to make? And the hair and eyes are awesome, but for some reason I like the hands best. It's the lack of details, I think. I don't know how else to describe it. It looks great though. (And have you found a good image of Lee Pace yet??)
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arthawk87 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you! Yeah, I thought I'd need to practice a bit more with watercolours or I'll never improve. At first I just wanted to make the base of the painting in blue and grey tones and then add some other colours to it (I even got your watercolour pencils out for that), but then I was unsure as to which colours I should use and just kept on going with blue. I'm not sure how long it took me because I started the sketch a couple of weeks ago, but I'd say about eight hours or something like that? So yeah, another one of my "quick" paintings ;).
No, I'm still searching for a drawable Lee Pace picture. The problem is that he looks kinda ... awkward on most of them, almost like a shy boy. I have to keep on looking, but I think I'll go on that high quality screencap site you mentioned in your Kili drawing comment, maybe I'll find a good pic of him as Thranduil there.
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ihni Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
I can't wait until they release the second movie so we'll have those awesome screenshot to use! I kinda want it NOW, but maybe I'll have to wait until they actually release it. I hate waiting ...
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arthawk87 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014   Traditional Artist
Me too! I bet we have to wait until after the Academy Awards, since movies that are nominated tend to hold back with releases until that's over. But WE WANTS IT! WE NEEEEEEDS IT! *cough*
Do you know when Thor 2 will be released? I sense that it's soon (if it hasn't happened already), since tumblr is going crazy over gag reels and stuff at the moment.
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ihni Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
March 3rd, at least here. What do you say? Me, counting down? Nooo ...
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arthawk87 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014   Traditional Artist
Oooh great, only a month left to go (I assume that it will be released at roughly the same time here, too).
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ksiyha Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist
i can't describe how awesome this work are. it must be seen! so fantastic technique and work full of emotions :wow: i do love your works, keep going
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arthawk87 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you, happy to hear you like it :cuddle:!
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ksiyha Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist
it's awesome! =D
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arthawk87 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014   Traditional Artist
:glomp:!
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ksiyha Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist
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