LateStarter63's avatar
Pencil portrait of Gior
By LateStarter63   |   Watch
271 158 2K (1 Today)
Published: May 22, 2017
© 2017 - 2019 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
Image size
2504x3540px 2.73 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
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
Comments156
anonymous's avatar
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Sign In
donchild's avatar
Good grief!! amazing
LateStarter63's avatar
LateStarter63Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Edman, and thanks too for adding this to your favourites.
tdcooke's avatar
tdcookeHobbyist Digital Artist
most excellent
LateStarter63's avatar
LateStarter63Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Terry, and thank you also for adding this to your favourites.
tdcooke's avatar
tdcookeHobbyist Digital Artist
my pleasure …...you do some terrific work!
LateStarter63's avatar
LateStarter63Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks again.
DarkDevi's avatar
DarkDeviHobbyist Traditional Artist
This is truly spectacular. The way you captured textures and focus is just unbelievable. 
LateStarter63's avatar
LateStarter63Hobbyist 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.
PenMachine's avatar
PenMachineHobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!!!
LateStarter63's avatar
LateStarter63Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Aleksey.
LindArtz's avatar
LindArtzHobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work, wow! :iconclapplz:!!
LateStarter63's avatar
LateStarter63Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Linda, and thank you also for adding this to your favourites.
Ronsware's avatar
RonswareHobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful Clive :)
LateStarter63's avatar
LateStarter63Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Ron.
thomas-thorn's avatar
thomas-thornProfessional Traditional Artist
hello. do you have a youtube channel mr latestarter63? 
LateStarter63's avatar
LateStarter63Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No I do not. Sorry.
keithmore2000's avatar
keithmore2000Professional Traditional Artist
WOW Clive, this is wondefful.
LateStarter63's avatar
LateStarter63Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Keith.
KEVIN-PICKLES's avatar
Wow ! You really got the lines of the face.
LateStarter63's avatar
LateStarter63Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Kevin.  It was certainly a challenge for someone who usually draws the smooth skin of a child!
LateStarter63's avatar
LateStarter63Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much and thank you also for the faves on this and my Johanna drawing.
anonymous's avatar
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Sign In
©2019 DeviantArt
All Rights reserved