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'Spiderman' Graphite Drawing

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A graphite drawing of 'Spiderman'. Both spiderman and wolverine are my 2 favourite comic characters. I had done a graphite drawing of 'Hugh Jackmans wolverine' earlier [link]. So i decided to draw the 'Andrew Garfield' spiderman from the film that came out this year.

I also consider this my first 'full graphite drawing'. As my other drawings in my gallery were me getting to grips with graphite, as I only started using them 8 weeks ago. This was also one of the toughest drawing i have ever done, taking about 60 hours over 6 days.

And I spent 20-25 hours of that time drawing each of the holes on the suit individually and creating the different shades and depths and lighting of each one. The total holes on the suit are 1563 (i counted i know that's really sad, but i needed to know). And i was surprised to find that the head had more holes on it consisting of 805 whereas the body made up the rest of 758, to total up to 1563. I thought about other simpler solutions, but knew i would not get the effect that i wanted. So i decided to do them the hard way one at a time (which at times i seriously regreted, but i'm glad I perservered).

I also really appreciate all the fav's, comments and positive critques, which only pushes me to want to get better. In particular my watchers who helped me to perservre during the long tedious drawing process which i posted on DD (they know who they are).

Here are some of my other 'fanart' graphite drawings.





The drawing was done on A3 Bristol Board paper using standard and mechanical graphite pencils.

The reference i used is here [link].
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This has to be one of the best Marvel fan-art I've seen, considering most of your work is. I really like how you did the holes on the suit, too, because if you hadn't, it would have the same impact, or effect it has now. I truly think that is is one of my favorite art pieces I have seen on dA, and I'm not even a huge fan of Spider-man, either. Personally, I prefer DC more. But still, this piece is amazing, I love the black/white, I love the eyes, the shading and lighting, the texture, everything on it is amazing. Nice work, my friend.
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You've got a great amount of detail here, which is nifty. Push your values further. Having most of the work in that middle grey area, with a few jumps to pure white, is limiting how great the work could be.

That's all there really is, but DA wants more words for some asinine reason. Shall I write a poem or something?

Also, take a look at the empire state building back there, it leans a wee bit to the right, and seems to be totally borking an otherwise really solid example of two point perspective.

Five more words and I'm there. Oy.

And don't worry about my stars - 3 for me is average at a pro level. Most of my drawings I would rate a two.
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I am really astounded by the detail in this drawing! Not only is the costume a work of so many hours but the background is a work of art in and of itself. For some reason, the city reflected in his eyes really catches my attention. I'd give you a 5 on vision 4 on originality and a 5 on both technique and impact.The care you took on the small circles on his suit just baffles my mind.Kudos on the attention to detail. I'd love to see you apply this much care and intensity into an original work! It would be truly awesome!
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At first, I'd like to declare that it is an amazingly detailed drawing, which looks like absolutely realistic. Therefore the Technique, the Impact and the Vision deserve 5 stars. Spiderman is a frequently used superhero, so Originality "only" 4.5 stars.
The background (and everything, especially the holes) is(/are) highly worked-out. To sum up: this drawing is beautiful and perfect; the details are awesome and (from my point of view) this Spiderman is better than the original. I totally fell in love with it. You are a really gifted artist. I recommend everyone to +watch you, favourite your wonderful drawings. And finally good luck for the future, I'm (and many people besides me are) waiting for your new drawings.
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Just to start off, This piece is beautifully done. The fact that it captures the light and reflection of the original movie cover is quite impressive to say the least. The detail is also incredibly done. The way you are able to see every single pock mark just draws you in even more. Last but not least, the cut marks look very realistic. The way the suit material pulls back from the injury give the suit the proper stretchy feeling to it. All in all, amazingly done! Keep up the awesome work and I hope to see more from you.
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Not only did the artist put the effort into this, which was a gargantuan undertaking in and of itself, but they took the time to make this a truly magnificent work of art. I honestly cannot find one flaw in the entire piece and the handling of the media was superb! Never before have I seen such an accurate depiction with such precision, it's as if a master craftsman drafted it. The artist literally captured reality in a bottle and spilled it onto a blank canvas, creating a masterpiece worthy of the praise of Da Vinci himself! Excellent and exact replication of the reference with mechanical proficiency and beautiful, lifelike drawing, just absolutely marvelous. I've seen several mimics of the very same picture, but not with the level of accuracy this one displays.
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Another amazing piece of art by you. In graphite as well, which is absolutely stunning. The reflection in his eyes of the city are done well, they reflect where he is aiming to go and his goals. The costume itself is beautifully detailed, the "holes" in his costume are shaded perfectly. The spider webs behind him really characterizes who he is and expresses his abilities. The city behind him has beautiful lighting that captures the eye, the detailed lights are perfect laid on top of a smokey background. This creates a classic atmosphere of hero versus villain, where the villain causes the city to plunge into chaos, and the hero, Spiderman, has come to remove that vice of evil. Well done for adding yet another stunning work to your gallery.
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P.S. keep up the good work. 😁
Legendary-Tiger's avatar
Wow, your art is incredibly good, some of the best I seen. 👍
TacoRexy's avatar
This is awsome
Shelbyrl13's avatar
These are amazing. Great job.
new2art-pk's avatar
One of my fav drawings!
FrostyM23's avatar
Excellent detail work! Amazing! 
princeaye's avatar
Hi there ~
There's a person on instagram who posted this and claims to be the artist .
iyaz211's avatar
all I can say is wOw .
Coreys11154's avatar
You are simply the Best Artist i have ever seen in my life , i have never seen a piece so perfect . You 100% honestly give me the most motivation to be the best i can be with my art work . Thank you for sticking with something you love and inspiring me to follow in your footsteps .
KevinGabriel's avatar
Holy Cow. You work good with detail!
aubreymae01's avatar
wow !!! you're a monster !!!!Lovely Shoujo (Aaaaah Nooo) [V3]  can you tech me please !!!Aww 
txtoons's avatar
Simply brilliant
jncc07's avatar
*bows to Pen-Tacular-Artist*
ThornyHeart's avatar
All those details... Stunning piece of art! Clap 
ImRandall's avatar
Ohhh Teach me :o (Eek) 
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