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Jason Bourne

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© 2008 - 2020 RTyson

Matt Damon as Jason Bourne

He took me over 200 hours to draw, but I'm happy I took my time.

A2 Bristol board (16''x22") (40 x 55 cm)
4H, 3H,2H, H, HB and 8B wooded pencils
HB, H, 3B & 4B 0.5 mechanical pencils
No Blending.

Hope you like him and thanks to everyone who encouraged me along the way. :hug:

There's a bucket full of WIPs in my scraps if you'd like to check out my progress [link]

Working on Bourne [link] to give you an idea of the size of the drawing

I've added a couple of close-up pics
Image size
2119x2934px 880.43 KB
Shutter Speed
1/40 second
Focal Length
47 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Apr 18, 2008, 2:34:14 PM
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GoFousterStudent General Artist
la in love 
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6206Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What ammount of detail... my head xplodes!
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MariaXXArtHobbyist Traditional Artist
look at these  detailsssss awesome <3
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ItinerantDjuradhanHobbyist Traditional Artist
Your skill with pencil art borders on the realms of the fantastic. I am dumbstruck. Not to mention that Jason Bourne is one of my favorite characters in any live-action movie. Very, very well done!
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Ddc73Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How in the hell did you get such a solid deepo black? The shine always messes with me and I result to charcoal if I want black... Aside from Diego fazo, I've never seen such black graphite.
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I used an 8B Derwent Graphic pencil and I do small overlapping circles while turning the pencil so it always taking more graphite from the edge of the lead rather than a smooth area, if that makes sense? I don't build up the layers using harder pencils for the really dark areas as I would with lighter tones as the Bristol board soon gets loaded and can't take anymore.  What brand pencils are you using and on what type of paper?
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Ddc73Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I use staedtler, and generals charcoal. I'm still getting my bearings on products. Either Bristol, or Arches hot press 140lb. I have heard that Derwent gets really black by others. I have experimented with the generals 9xxb. It's solid black with little shine. But I've found charcoal will cover in half the time. I guess it's a personal preference, and everybody has their own signature. I get a bit frustrated with the waxy buildup of soft graphite. Like I said, I'm just beginning to learn and the help is much, much appreciated!
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MarcusrafaelftStudent General Artist
Amazing work on the texture, love it!
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Domenique2Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Incredibly good...
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this is a drawing ? o.o i want fell of my chair. This is Awesome !!!
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BringMeTheSirensHobbyist General Artist
*dies from the pure beauty of your artwork*
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CassandraAllsworthHobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic, he's hot in that movie
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The-SmallProfessional Traditional Artist
Awesome, that's incredible, congratulations
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LolitaImbolcStudent Traditional Artist
Eee lass, e looks like he has loadsa mud on his face!

How is the new course going?

It's me :DD
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the slightly mad and/or nutty Lola!!

course is going well, how's yours?
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LolitaImbolcStudent Traditional Artist
Haha, the slightly loopy and/or talent Ruth :D

Course is going well. Just completed first semester, had portfolion assessment (more expense it never ends - this time round we don't have to mount) handed in nearly 5000 words worth of art history essays and I'm specialising this semester in Painting and Printmaking workshops, we have one full day for each and some nice tutors. It's been quite full on and have had nearly 4 full days a week of lectures/workshops, but this semester will be less busy. I am learning a hell of a lot and really glad I chose it as I like the structure of workshops and having proper tutor time.

Not met many people though. Lots of folk have come from A-Level, and it's smaller this year - but that's better for teaching quality.

Missing the old lot but I remember you still vividly. We will have to arrange a better meet up and bring our various new artworks aand discoveries with us!

How is your course? Do you learn a lot/get to try a lot of different practices? What's the travelling like?

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JK-i-DProfessional Traditional Artist
this is awesome all your hard work certainly shows
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Awesome artwork! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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thank you :)
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It's my pleasure! :)
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r3d3vil1977Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing is not enough, so: WOW
and A2 size.. brava! :)
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thank you :)
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ArtsyValStudent General Artist
This is unbelievable! Congrats on your completion :)
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thank you.
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