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Modern Willie - Color Pencil by JustinGreene Modern Willie - Color Pencil by JustinGreene
Well I did this drawing back in spring 2K2, it's just been in the school's display case since then cause I won Best Traditional Art for Portraits at ETSU's EDGE Show. It's in color pencil and took about 20 hours, though even I don't know exactly how I pulled it off. Funny thing is I did this almost the entire time listening to Willie's new album. It was a nice step away from Photoshop. I'll try to get a better pic uploaded later since all I can use at the moment is my digital cam.
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RightsideOptics Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009  Professional General Artist
Im from Austin, home of good ole Willy! I like this a lot...very real.
Miss-A-sketches Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome work! I especially like the attention to detail on his face.
timbo19 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008   Traditional Artist
yeah you should be very proud of this one :clap: :clap: :horns:
Pencilpusher99 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2007   Traditional Artist
omg i thought this was a picture!?!?!
Novastar2486 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2006
Sweeeeeet this is awsome! Great job!
chickenbilly Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2006
WILLIE! very nice piece.
PrincessSoxChu Featured By Owner May 12, 2006
Beautiful compostion.... I love the detailed face structure.
ice-the-hedgehog Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
its willie!
Jazelle Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2003
That is wonderful. You catch Willy very well even down to the wiskers. I love it. In fact it's on my favorites now.
nadiaromanova Featured By Owner May 12, 2003
That's a very wonderful picture, Justin! I wouldn't expect to see you draw something like that since I'm so use to seeing all of your Sonic art! ^__^ It looks just like Willie. I like the lighting on it, too.
yankeedog Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2003  Professional General Artist
Excellent portrait of the red headed stranger. Every line on his face tells a story. I had the opportunity to meet Willie a few years ago and my wife and I got to sit backstage during the concert. If you needed anything during the concert, a beer or pop, one of the roadies would bring it to you. At the end of the concert, he gave my wife a kiss on the cheek and a yellow rose. He is a class act.
cali-t Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2003
God damn that's bad ass. I mean..christ. I knew who it was before I saw the caption, adn the detail I mean christ above, that's incredible. Realism is such a commodity these days. I'm surprised you got so few comments on this, it's remarkable! I love the details, and the cleanness of this picture. Just wow.
JustinGreene Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2003  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah, when i get it back, i might want to add another pencil (or 2 after i've already used 4) to the black of the piece. But actually, i did the black first, face most of the way, then the hair (which is kinda what i wish i could worked on more). but, my friends basically told me "stop touching it and leave it alone!!!!" LOL which was probably for the best. ^_^
ladylaguna Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2003  Professional General Artist
It looks almost photo-realistic, and I applaud you for that! It looks as if you started taking less time on it after you finished the face, though... But you still wipe the floor with me when it comes to color realism ._.
ratboy Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2003   Traditional Artist
Short but true....SUPER !

Cheers !
nikmanic Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2003
Whoa man, good job, this is totally awesome, well well done, like it's burning me it's so hot... great everything, looks totally like willie when i saw him in kansas city, Missiouri. Woot woot!
seraph-of-enigma Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2003  Hobbyist General Artist
You did a wonderful job of not letting pencil strokes show on his face. Or perhaps they are there but the camera just didn't pick em up. I always hated it how a scanner would randomly pick stuff to make better or worsen. o@

Anyway, this is a wonderful piece. It's got such a real feel to it, anyone not familiar with the medium is going to think it's paint. I love the looks on their faces when they learn it's colored pencil XD
Jammerlee Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2003  Hobbyist General Artist
Dude, hate you o@ N o seriously, HATE you @_#

Nice to know there are country music fans out there though ;) (Wink)
darc Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2003
I love the fact that he kinda needs a shave.
ginyoku Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2003
Right on,at least there are some people who enjoy the classic country music.Not like these new artists they're playing now,bah!

Anyways,this looks awsome.And i mean everything.. the shading,the lighting,textures,everything. Excellent work.
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