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Love, Lust, Faith + Dreams - Jared Leto

By arthawk87
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Jared Leto from my favourite band 30 Seconds To Mars. It's been too long since I last drew him, but I think I needed to draw some other people. We had just grown so used to each other, so ... we decided to take a break. But now we're finally back together ;-).

All jokes aside, I really enjoyed working on this, and I'm very happy with the result. But my decision to darken the paper made it a much bigger project that I had initially planned. I did some tests to see which medium would work best (I tried a black coloured pencil, black ink, black acrylic paint, black charcoal, and black watercolour) and I opted for black ink which worked really well. But, like I said, it was a lot more work because the ink was much darker than the paper and thus I had to darken ALL black parts... :faint:. But I'm actually quite proud of myself for trying out different techniques and new media lately, so ... yeah. Yay me.

Size: 18.3cm x 18.3cm
:bulletblack: Black paper
:bulletblack: White, beige, and black coloured pencils from Caran d'Ache
:bulletblack: Black ink from Pelikan
:bulletblack: White acrylic paint
:bulletblack: Normal and kneadable eraser
:bulletblack: Tortillon / Blending stick
Reference picture from an unknown photographer at Pinkpop Festival, June 15 2013.

Comments and critiques are very much appreciated :D.

:above: More Jared Leto / 30STM drawings here :above:

Also here on my tumblr:…

Jared Leto WIP1 by arthawk87
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TenderRevenge's avatar
:star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Vision
:star::star::star::star-empty::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

I don't think I've ever had the pleasure of seeing such a wonderfully detailed drawing of anyone. Here you have captured everything. You captured every wrinkling of the skin, the way the tattoo is shaped from how his arm is. Every single tiny detail you have in perfected. The way his skin is down to the tiny hairs on his arm, you can just see. The reflection in the glasses is my favorite part but it was so hard to choose. If I didn't know it was part of a drawing, I would think the glasses were a photograph. I love aviator glasses because you get to see what they person sees. You even have the little stray hairs going off from his head that add to how much realism you brought to this.
You had a lot of vision I can tell, knowing exactly what you wanted to convey.
Originality and vision both I only like to do all five stars if it's a scene the person made up. But you still have a lot of both because I haven't seen this particular scene/picture/drawing before. You had the vision for how perfect you could make this, it shows.
Your technique is absolutely superb! I haven't seen better anywhere and I am an avid art lover. You are so precise.
The impact this had on me just blew me away. At first glance it did that and every time I go back and look again (which will be a lot), it does the same thing.
Your work is truly amazing! Even if I didn't like Jared Leto, I would absolutely love this picture!
Pure brilliance!
arthawk87's avatar
Hey fellow art lover, thank you so much for the thought-through (and very flattering) critique! I appreciate you taking the time to write it, and I have to tell you; it truly made my day! :cuddle:
TenderRevenge's avatar
You are very welcome! I was very happy to get the chance to do the critique on such a superb piece of art! :) Deviation love
RainCloudsCome2Play's avatar
that's incredible, it's so photographically realistic. I love Jared too. 
kimberly80's avatar
Love-love-love .... no more words
it is not possible to criticize, I'm sorry)
arthawk87's avatar
Aww, thank you so much! :cuddle:
stexis's avatar
Amazing Love Love Love Love 
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twilight-girl22's avatar
This is INCREDIBLY beautiful!!!! *O* I'm amazed!!! Nice techniques too! :)
arthawk87's avatar
Thanks a lot, happy to hear you like it! :cuddle:
twilight-girl22's avatar
It's nothing, you're welcome! :D
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GerardWayisAwesome14's avatar

THIS> :squee: 
THIS>> :squee: :squee: 
THIS>>> :squee: :squee: :squee: 

This is just absolutely amazing and holyfuckin' awesomeness!!!!! I love the amount of detail used in this drawing is phenomenal. I have to say my favorite part was the mirror shades because that is a small portion of the picture yet as highly detail with the audience and such. It's like inception almost, a picture within a picture and I love it. xD Amazing job and I wish I could draw something even close to this magnitude of perfection. :heart: :heart: :heart: 
arthawk87's avatar
Aww, thank you so much for this awesome comment, it really made my day! :hug:
GerardWayisAwesome14's avatar
Aweh, you're so very welcome!!! And I'm glad i could make your day! :hug: 
BadBloodKilljoy's avatar
You're a great artist with an awesome taste in music, obviously
arthawk87's avatar
Thank you so much, fellow 30STM-appreciator! :wave:
BadBloodKilljoy's avatar
You're welcome, you really are amazing :3
Veiled-Bride's avatar
8D oh hello there Jared xD hahaha. Very nicely done!! :D
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