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Patrick J. Adams
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Published: July 6, 2012
© 2012 - 2019 butterflycell
"gentleman, rogue, scholar . . . just not in that order"

- Patrick J. Adams, twitter (halfadams)


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size: ~A3
time: 30 - 35 hrs (lost track at some point)

The reference photo used is here: x

This is the longest I've ever worked on a piece and, whilst I'm very happy with the result, I can already see things I'm not so happy with (mainly the proportions of the facial features to the head/hair)

However! This was an exercise in using colouring pencils and colour rather than sticking to pencils and grayscale, and in that respect, I think I'm pretty proud of it!

I had tweaked the original photo (the above reference is my edit) to bring out the colours a bit more, and I very much enjoyed the challenge of the sun flare, the clothes and the background. I've been wanting to draw this pic for a while, so I'm glad I've finally got round to doing it!

There's something to be said about accuracy of the line work before starting in on the shading - one that I seem to fail at grasping every time I start a picture - but it's much easier to correct with pencil! Still, it's just something else I need to add to my skill set.

Comments and critiques are much appreciated!

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Materials:

- White card, approx. A3
- Mechanical pencil; HB
- Staedtlr tradition; HB, 4H
- Colour pencils; Karisma, Derwent Studio, Staedtlr watercolour, Lyra skin tone & Faber-Castell polychromos
- Erasers
- Tissues, cotton buds & tortillons for blending
Image size
2500x1710px 2.58 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
Canon
Model
Canon PowerShot G10
Shutter Speed
1/60 second
Aperture
F/2.8
Focal Length
6 mm
ISO Speed
160
Date Taken
Jul 6, 2012, 5:43:48 PM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
Sensor Size
4mm
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WxiaoHobbyist Digital Artist
great drawing  and nice color,very beautiful ~
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butterflycellStudent Traditional Artist
thankyou!
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butterflycellStudent Traditional Artist
thankyou very much! =D
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this piece is unbelievable in its realism. i can't really single out one specific feature within it that i like the most as it is just an all round master piece.

the only area i can really pick any fault with is perhaps the mouth just doesn't quite seem to live up to the perfection of the rest of the drawing, however this has to be the most effort i have ever put in to try and find a fault with a piece of art and it is so minor at that.

love this piece
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butterflycellStudent Traditional Artist
Wow, thankyou so much!

I must admit, I agree about the mouth (I remember not being quite as diligent with it as the rest of the picture as the colours were so hard to find) but I appreciate the concrit and I definitely appreciate your comments overall!

Even now, I'm still incredibly proud of this piece, and I think it'll always have a rather special place in my heart =)
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artmkcProfessional Traditional Artist
While going through the list of submissions in "Pencil-of-Master" group, I noticed yours and was hesitant to put your drawing in my "Hyperrealism" folder because i thought it was actually a picture. I had to take a closer look. Amazing work! :)
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butterflycellStudent Traditional Artist
Oh my God, thankyou! That's such a massive complement, you wouldn't belueve how much that's just made me smile!

I'm so glad you like it and thanks for adding to your collection!
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artmkcProfessional Traditional Artist
no problem! :)
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This is awesome! :D
His face looks so good! Great job! :iconbravoplz:
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butterflycellStudent Traditional Artist
thankyou so much! =)
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ActsofArtHobbyist General Artist
amazing work!
I especially like how the sun flare looks!
just really impressive!!
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butterflycellStudent Traditional Artist
thankyou so much! That was the biggest challenge, but it was one of the main reasons I chose the photo - glad you like it!
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InfamousWiltedRoseHobbyist General Artist
Wow, simply stunning! Absolutely gorgeous~ :heart:
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butterflycellStudent Traditional Artist
thankyou so much! =)
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InfamousWiltedRoseHobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! ;D
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This is one of my all-time favs!!
I especially love the skin, the facial stubble and the blurry background. Stunning!
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butterflycellStudent Traditional Artist
thankyou!! I must say it's one of my favourites that I've done (I'm having a hard time starting anything else in the afterglow =P) - the background and colourchanges from the lens flare were my favourite things to do =]
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FeyjaneProfessional General Artist
Wow! Amazing work!
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butterflycellStudent Traditional Artist
thankyou so much =]
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FeyjaneProfessional General Artist
really beautiful!!
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butterflycellStudent Traditional Artist
thankyou again =D
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DuyguCanbekHobbyist Traditional Artist
it's just unbelievable i loved it so much! i hope i can draw and paint as good as you someday!
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butterflycellStudent Traditional Artist
Aw, thankyou!
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