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After the portrait of House I said to myself: Okay, let’s draw
something more relaxing in A4 format, something that does not require a lot of concentration. No way, the original photograph of the portrait you can see above kept calling me and begging me to draw it.
I couldn’t resist.

The original is an Impressive portraits full of emotion by Lee Jeffries, photographer based in Manchester, England. He created some amazing photographs that depict on the faces of the subjects a world of emotions

It was challenging. I could not draw for more than an hour. The required level of concentration was such that I had to distract myself not to go crazy. The result is this, and I am satisfied (rarely happens) Hope you like it

I love the man in the pic, his eyes proud, tough and dignified. There is no trace of resignation, on the contrary, seems he wanted to challenge the future and destiny to do their best to bring it down

The drawing took me 30 to 40 hours. I was so focused that I often lost track of time

I used my usual and trusted Fabriano watercolor paper, a4, 300 grams (Fabriano Artistico, hot pressed, satinata), so all you see is black graphite (the sheet is obviously white, since there are no blacks paper for watercolor)

Mechanical pencil (from 6b to 6h)

UPDATE: My work is feautured here:
Earth's Treasures! [link]
Pencil [link] by ~Swapneil
Image details
Image size
1811x2574px 1.97 MB
Canon EOS 1000D
Shutter Speed
1/3 second
Focal Length
55 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Aug 20, 2012, 6:59:57 AM
Sensor Size
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:star::star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

You drew this? That has me flabbergasted and stunned beyond words.

Each and every hair so detailed and the face with those eyes...It is like you just sat a man down and took his picture.

I had my DA mess up when I went to critique this, so I went to your gallery to find this one again. All your art has the same level of expertise in the detailing, as this one.

Your art, as this man, is unforgettable, I usually have problems remembering something, unless I see it a few times. When I clicked on this picture, after My DA messed up on me, it didn't load and I was sent back to my homepage. I wrote about this pic in my status and just a few seconds after typing, "I hope I remember the name of it soon." It came to me in a flash, and that almost, always, never happens.

I love your art and hope you continue to wow us for years to come,
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