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The Fall - Lee Pace

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Lee Pace once again, this time as Roy Walker in the beautiful and moving film The Fall. If you haven't yet seen it, I highly recommend that you do.

As for the drawing ... meh. I don't hate it, but I'm not too fond of it, either. At least I experimented a bit and used materials I'm not very comfortable with, so considering this, I guess it turned out acceptably OK. I admire all the people who can use watercolours; hats off to you!

It's a very, very mixed media piece, and the drawing was made on white paper which I then cut out and glued on a black piece of paper. I like it much better this way. My scissor-handling skills aren't the greatest, though, especially when it comes to cutting out a circle.

Time: Don't know. I'm guessing 6-8 hours
Size: 7.4cm x 7.4cm
:bulletpurple: White acuarela paper, 240g/m2
:bulletpurple: Smooth black paper
:bulletpurple: F graphite pencil
:bulletpurple: Watercolour pencils (thanks, Moa! :-))
:bulletpurple: Watercolours
:bulletpurple: Black ink
:bulletpurple: Gold gouache paint
:bulletpurple: Other: Kneadable eraser, brushes, liquid frisket (without ammonia)
Reference: I took a screen capture directly from the movie.

Critiques and comments are welcome, as always.

Also here on my tumblr:…

My other Lee Pace drawing:
Thranduil - Lee Pace by arthawk87
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AloiInTheSky's avatar
This is so beautiful I really love it~ So well painted, I love the faint reddish colour on his cheek, so subtle...
ArtKosh's avatar
I prepare myself for watching the Fall
stunning portraiture like little cameo art
Ysydora's avatar
Beautiful Roy! And Lee  Howl  Bunny Emoji-77 (Melting) [V4] Heart Love 
TheWinterLight's avatar
I don't know why you don't feel fond of this drawing, I think it's perfect. You captured perfectly the expression and the shadows are amazing. Knowing the drawing is actually so small, makes the result even more amazing. Also, I love the colours and the general composition. I wish I could be more helpful but the only thing I can think is 'wow this is really good' and I love it.
arthawk87's avatar
Thank you for your lovely comment. Happy to hear you love it! :cuddle:
By now, I also like the drawing. It sometimes happens that I'm not really satisfied with the outcome because I still have the reference picture in mind and how the painting was supposed to turn ou. But then, after a while, I forget all that stuff and look at the painting as it is and start to like it. :-)
elyJHardy's avatar
Royyyyyy!!! <3
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Ilojleen's avatar
This is quite a nice painting! :clap: It's interesting mix of media and techniques :) I think you did very well, considering you haven't painted with watercolours too often. And I agree with you - hats off to people who've mastered this technique. I love watercolours, but I can't paint with them :noes:
Anyway, I love how you captured his emotions. These bloody stains emphasize his pain.

I haven't seen The Fall yet, but if you say it's good, I may give it a try :D
raeuberstochter's avatar

Absolutely awesome.

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jos2507's avatar
Beautiful !! Love it !
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ihni's avatar
Amazing as always. (And YAY, watercolour pencils! :D :D) you know, the first thing I thought when I saw this was Mikey Way from My Chemical Romance. It's probably the hair and the jacket and the angled face ... But I should have guessed that it was Lee Pace. So you're recommending the movie, huh? I'll have to watch it, then. :)
Also, I really like the subtle colours in this one. It's like ... a cupcake. Drawing with frosting. Yeah, I know it's not really like that, but it's the feeling I get from it. That it's ... crisp, somehow. Like sugar. I don't know, it's late here and I'm not making much sense - but it's gorgeous!
arthawk87's avatar
Thank you for the lovely comment! YESSSSSSS, please watch it and we'll talk about all the amazing/heart-breaking/beautiful/sad/tragic things. I bet you'll love the movie; appart from all I've just said it has a special kind of funnyness to it. It's not haha-funny. More smirky-cute-funny, or something like that. It's ... very hard to describe. Just watch it and you'll see what I mean. I know what you mean with crisp. I didn't actually go for that look but thehe it was watercolours after all, so I didn't really expect it to be ANYTHING like I imagined it to turn out. (Btw, thank you. Now I'm craving cupcakes!) Also, I can totally understand why you saw MW, there are some similarities (I actually never thought I'd say this!).
ihni's avatar
Oh my god, Franzilla!! I just got your letter with the CDs! And you have no idea how happy that made me - I literally checked online for those movies TODAY (was discouraged when I couldn't find Pushing Daisies at the site where I buy most of my DVD's, and promptly gave up). This is a SIGN! And I'll totally watch them, all of them - just not right now. I have my hands full at the moment and no time to do whatever I want for a while ... but when things calm down, I'll be sure to watch them! I'll let you know when we can discuss! :D
arthawk87's avatar
You are so welcome! :D Happy you're happy. Also, I came up with the idea of sending you the movies while trying to go to sleep, and I literally got so excited about it that I couldn't! But like I said, no hurry in watching them, you know I'll be there when you have and then we'll have a nice little chat. Just make sure you have a big box of tissues beside you when you watch Soldier's Girl, that's a really sad movie and you should only watch it if you're not already sad (because otherwise, you won't get out of bed for a week. At LEAST!), so if you want something easy, then I suggest you start with Pushing Daisies.
(On a side note: I'm really impressed with how fast that package was delivered. It was given up on Monday, and today is Wednesday, and you're all the way up in Sweden ... Really impressive!)
churantena's avatar

The frown at men ...I love it

I don´t know this film but your work is  painfully emotional.

arthawk87's avatar
Thank you so much. I highly recommend you watch this movie, because it's so beautiful there are no words to describe it. I'm sure you'll like it.
pegbook's avatar
Ahh this is beautiful :') So little Lee Pace love around so it's great to see a fantastic piece like this, especially from such a lovely film
You've got his expression perfect, I love the simple colour scheme
arthawk87's avatar
Thanks a lot! Yeah, I noticed that too and thought I should add a little. :love:
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Endurakseethe's avatar
this is such a small known movie I was surprised to find this work of art in my feed. But I must say, I'm impressed and I love it. That movie still makes me cry even after watching it as much as I have (far too much that is healthy but hey it's Lee Pace! ) 
arthawk87's avatar
Thank you very much! Lee Pace is all the justification one needs to watch ANYTHING more than is healthy. :D But I agree, it's a very touching movie, and Lee Pace is just perfect in the role of Roy Walker. Have you seen Soldier's Girl? He's so fantastic there, too. And I cried like I haven't cried in ages when I watched it!
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