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Aragorn Graphite



My 3rd attempt at practicing drawing faces, as it's not my usual thing. I was a bit too ambitious!

Viggo Mortensen as Aragorn from a really popular reference image – link below :)

For :iconfantasy-masters: 'Middle Earth' competition.

Well I thought I'd have another go at portrait art to try and work on technique again as I have learned a lot since my 2nd attempt over a month ago! I took some measurements for the key bits to try and make sure it actually looks a bit like Viggo. I've tried to blend my shading a bit better and make sure my tone and contrast are improved from my last portrait. All my 'Work in Progress' pics are in my Scrapbook if anyone wants to see how I built up the drawing! :) [link]

Major thanks to the Tutorials, hints and tips from the DA community, especially Meks :iconaxpleasurexhatingxu: , Rick :iconrick-kills-pencils: (make those blacks..BLACK) and Li :iconthe-li: .

A4 Bristol Paper, 2H – 8B, Eraser, Blending things, Time (lots!) and frustration! :)

As usual folks, I'm really trying to improve and I think I have over the last 9 weeks, since I started; however there is still so much to learn!

Please comment and criticise, as it's the best way I can improve! :D

So far for me...this is my masterpiece!!

Kal :)


Reference Comparison:

*Re-uploaded image, just spent 10 mins on a couple of minor changes to hair bottom left and right as it looked horrible. It's a present for my dad, so I had to tweak...now being sprayed :P*
Image size
1600x1131px 1.28 MB
MG5200 series
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Very well done. I love LotR