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Pencil portrait of Gior by LateStarter63 Pencil portrait of Gior by LateStarter63
Graphite pencil portrait of Gior, who is 88 years old, from the Cơ Tu ethnic group in Vietnam on A4 Daler Rowney Airbrush Bristol board..

Pencils: Mars Lumograph (F, H, B, 2B, 4B,5B), Faber Castell 9000 (6B and 8B), Koh-I-Noor Progresso 8B, WH Smith Woodless 9B, mechanical pencils 0.2mm/2B, 0.3mm/2B, 0.5mm/4B and 0.7mm/HB with Ain Stein leads.
Blending: Blending stump from Boldmere and paper tissues.
Erasing: WH Smith kneadable eraser, Tombow Mono Zero Ultra-fine eraser, Jakar battery electric eraser. 
Photo adjustment using GIMP: Removal of barrel distortion; Cropping to A4 ratio and removal of perspective distortion; Cropping unfinished edges of drawing; Adjustment of histogram.

My sincere thanks go to  Réhahn Photography for permission to use his photo of   Gior as reference for this drawing.  His photo is Copyright Réhahn Photography.

This was quite a change for me.  I mostly have drawn portraits of children with young, smooth skin.  Gior's 88 year old skin with its many wrinkles was a real challenge, even greater than the fur of the animals that I have drawn recently.  There is a lot wrong with my drawing, but I am reasonably satisfied with it.

The drawing process and notes can be seen here  Gior drawing process by LateStarter63 and an animation of the progress photos here Animation of Gior drawing Process by LateStarter63
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donchild Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2018
Good grief!! amazing
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Edman, and thanks too for adding this to your favourites.
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donchild Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2018
Ur welcome!
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tdcooke Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
most excellent
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Terry, and thank you also for adding this to your favourites.
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tdcooke Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
my pleasure …...you do some terrific work!
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks again.
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DarkDevi Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is truly spectacular. The way you captured textures and focus is just unbelievable. 
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much.  There were several challenges in this drawing - the hair, the skin wrinkles and the out of focus parts.  I prefer a challenge to an easy portrait.
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PenMachine Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!!!
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Aleksey.
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LindArtz Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work, wow! :iconclapplz:!!
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Linda, and thank you also for adding this to your favourites.
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:iconronsware:
Ronsware Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful Clive :)
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:iconlatestarter63:
LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Ron.
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thomas-thorn Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
hello. do you have a youtube channel mr latestarter63? 
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No I do not. Sorry.
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keithmore2000 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
WOW Clive, this is wondefful.
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:iconlatestarter63:
LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Keith.
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KEVIN-PICKLES Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2017
Wow ! You really got the lines of the face.
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Kevin.  It was certainly a challenge for someone who usually draws the smooth skin of a child!
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FaceGenerator Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2017
Beautifully done!
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:iconlatestarter63:
LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much and thank you also for the faves on this and my Johanna drawing.
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FaceGenerator Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2017
My pleasure! :) (Smile) 
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ansdesign Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
A stunning end result, Clive. :)
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:iconjyacini:
jyacini Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Your works are astonishing! Such grrat talent. Truly inspiring!
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Ans, and thanks too for adding this to your favourites.
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JeanVieux Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful work!!
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Jean.  Thank you too for adding this and the drawing process to your favourites.
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tobiasmia Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh Clive...that´s all I can say Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart 
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Mia, and thank you also for adding this drawing to your favourites.
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tobiasmia Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you´re welcome Clive :)
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BegetBaubbles Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Exquisite.
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you again, Patricia.
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quiltineb Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, this is incredible! <3
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much.
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alteraltery Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
oh wow! no matter how much i zoom in, it still looks like a photograph.
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:iconlatestarter63:
LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much.  I am, I admit, rather obsessed with detail.
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alteraltery Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
how long does it take for you to finish your drawings?
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have never been able to keep tabs on the time I spend, in spite of trying on several occasions.  I now never even try; a drawing takes as long as it takes.  I estimate that for my recent drawings I spend around 15-20 hours.  This one would certainly be around the upper limit of this range, if not even more.
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alteraltery Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
:D you may already know it, but, you are an amazing artist. I wish I could learn from you.
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kennyc Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017
Wonderful! I love Faces!
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:iconlatestarter63:
LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Kenny.  I am fascinated by the individual and racial variations in faces.
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RAWartcreations Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
unbelievable!! at first I thought this was a photo. You are a fabulous artist! a pure genius! but I bet you hear that a lot lol
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Welcome to DeviantArt, Robyn.
Thank you very much for your kind comment and thanks for the fave.  I must take issue with you, however; I am no fabulous artist, nor am I a genius, although I have received similar comments on many other occasions.  I have no imagination to create a truly original work of art.  I have simply developed a skill at making a graphite pencil rendering from a beautiful photograph taken, usually, by a skilled photographer.
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RAWartcreations Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh now I take issue with you! you put that pencil in hand but from their magic takes place! Just ask your soul..
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DefineDeviancyDown Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! I'm floored!
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much and thank you too for the fave.
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Fajralam Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Outstanding work :wow: :jawdrop: I thought it was a photograph.Soo wonderful  :heart:
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May 22, 2017
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Camera Data

Make
Panasonic
Model
DMC-FS10
Shutter Speed
10/250 second
Aperture
F/2.8
Focal Length
5 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
May 22, 2017, 6:55:49 PM
Software
GIMP 2.8.14