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John Sheppard - 19
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Published: October 7, 2006
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Another attempt to practice with charcoal.

I tried willow charcoal for the first time and loved the feel of it, although it took awhile to get the hang of it.
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Nureiel's avatar
I like how you describe it as an "attempt", cause I'm blown away. It's just awesome :)
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Nighty-chan|Hobbyist Photographer
Interesting to see him on another color of paper.
Changes the first impression of the pic, but I like it! *nod*
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reyclou| Traditional Artist
Again, love it! You really capture Joe's expressions well!
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tim|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:thumbsup: Great sketch.
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00adam's avatar
wow, the shading is great, a brilliant piece, as with all of your stargate work
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caitlyn1701|Professional Artisan Crafter
whats willow charcoal?
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Willow charcoal is a charcoal made from individual sticks cut from willow trees. So you're basically drawing with what looks like a burnt twig rather than a charcoal pencil or compressed sticks or chunks.
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sabresedge's avatar
WOW, that is good. :D I want to draw like that...
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00QuothTheRaven00|Hobbyist General Artist
very nice! john looks awesome!
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horsebackrider15's avatar
Wow, that one's really neat tooo :D great job...he's quite a character to draw :) seems like he'd be fun
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LOTRchick| Photographer
omg wow thats so awesome!! such a great likeness to John!!! great work a def. :+fav:!
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Down-Incognito|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is stunning! Have you ever thought about selling your artwork? I think you'd get millions for it! This is absolutely amazing! I love it. Please please keep up the fantastic work! I'm loving all of your drawings! :+fav:
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Excaliber88| Traditional Artist
Sheppard! wow i love this guy! i mean...>__> (not gay) this guy is one of my favoret actors!(on atlantis) :D
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LadyAtlantis's avatar
0.0 Wooow, it looks great... close to think it's a photo... Good that i :+devwatch: you.... you're so awesome :faint:
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Rita-Ria|Professional Traditional Artist
FANTASTIC - whatever medium you use - its GREAT!
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Miso-no-Tsuki|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Delicious! The eyes and hair are lovely! I'm with Curlyro, though, the nose is just a little off, still a good likeness! :clap:
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sgatlantisfan11|Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! nice work!
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Rising-Phoenix87|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Brilliant... all I can say... Brilliant.
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emmylou1012's avatar
wow thats amazing...instant fav! :D
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crysothemis's avatar
Thank you! Glad you liked it.
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Curlyro's avatar
Crazy! You can do this and you're just experimenting with the stuff! O_O I'm surprised you got the darkness you did with the willow charcoal. Everything looks a-okay... 'cept for his nose... looks just a bit off for John. :D
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Thanks! I actually find that the mistakes I've made in graphite translate surprisingly well to other media. Or, er, well, something like that. ;)

Should've made it clear, it's not all willow charcoal, just the soft gray parts. The hair and black parts are done with compressed charcoal.
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Hehe Ok. :D
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Dumonai| Photographer
Fantastic work!
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