size: A4 Koh-I-Noor pencils H-6B, a white gel pen, a kneaded and a regular eraser time: don't remember :< the reference photo: 4.bp.blogspot.com/-mewVYtCmCSA… the title: the lyrics from 30STM's song, "Oblivion".
About the drawing
For the 1000th time, Jared Leto, the frontman of 30 Seconds To Mars, one of my fav bands. This portrait is kinda special because it's a part of art collaboration with helluva talented Franziska, best-known as arthawk87. I was excited when a few months ago she accepted my offer of drawing the same guy from the same photo, but in two parts We debated for a short while about the guy that we were supposed to divide [ the other option was Ian Somerhalder] and the picture to copy. We chose Jared Leto's photo taken by Terry Richardson, as we like the odd look of Leto in it.
This portrait had been actually started in November 2011, but finished on January 1st, 2012. Yeah, folks usually suffer from hangovers on this day, but I... I draw so, technically, it was the very first drawing of 2012. It was fun to draw a half a face, never done it before. For some reason, I love drawing glasses, although I do it rarely. I envy that Franziska had an opportunity to draw the distortion that lens in the glasses makes, it looks so cool! When I saw our parts jointed together, I noticed I screwed up the triad necklace and the shading of his throat, doh. However, I love the fact that we drew the same picture yet our parts differ from each other! No blendig as always.
Dedications The first and the most important dedication goes to arthawk87 for accepting my offer of collaboration and for rendering such a beautiful half-portrait of Jared! It was a huge fun and pleasure to collaborate with you, dear! I dedicate this drawing to black-panacea and FaithEmarald, too. The girls are fellow countrymen [actually women], who are 30STM fans as well and whom I met at the lastest concert on November 8th, 2011 in Łódź!
P.S. FYI, this is also the LAST portrait of Jared I've drawn. Yeah, there will be no more, unless someone commission me. Or if I do one for myself - although I believe I've drawn him enough times and there's a plenty of other faces that can be depicted - I won't post it online.