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James Hetfield drawing

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do i need an introduction who this fella is? ....anyways this is james frickin hetfield from METALLICA. this is one of the toughest drawing ive ever done. It took me around 3 days to complete it and a total of 12 hours.
i used 1h,2b,3b,4b,5b,7b,8b graphite pencils, tortillon, soft pastel, white gel pen, blending stump, kneaded eraser and a black colour pencil. I used graphite for most parts of the face and black soft pastel for the background. 
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KirstiiAnne's avatar
Omg how do you get the hair to look so realistic?
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Great job! :D
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ArdnAskelA-AJHobbyist General Artist
Amazing!  la in love 
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zakValkyrieHobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks:)
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Maheen-SProfessional Digital Artist
I :heart: Metallica! Holycrap! This is awesome! *________________________*
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zakValkyrieHobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks! metallica ftw!
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Maheen-SProfessional Digital Artist
No problem! And yush!!!:D
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RogerMVStudent Traditional Artist
DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMIIITTT  ZAAAAAKKKK! THIS IS INSANEEEEE!!!! Definitively , this is your best work man , you improved a fu***ng lot since your first TLOU drawings man, this is crazy , I don't know what to say, congratulations bro!
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zakValkyrieHobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks man!but i'm sad to say this, this is my last drawing, or possibly my last drawing here, you see i'm off to college next week and i wont be able to make drawings then. sorry

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caroline-zHobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice work
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zakValkyrieHobbyist Traditional Artist
why thank you:D
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MosabbirHobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my oh my...........need I say more, this is PHENOMENAL !!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D
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zakValkyrieHobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks a lot man, uh sorry for the late reply, didnt notice sorry
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fingasimbaHobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing
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zakValkyrieHobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks:)
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You are improving at enormous speed. The hair is magnificent. And you are fast. Really fast. Do you know francoclun (here on DA)? Just have a look at his work and read in the discription how long it takes him. You are not where he is yet but you are getting closer. I wonder what you will do when you "arrive". You are young and might get bored by realistic portraits one day or other.. Just remember Picasso.
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zakValkyrieHobbyist Traditional Artist
I believe that francoclun is not even human....and i wish i had the time to actually tocus on details, which in most of my drawings lack. I hope so too, but inspiration is still abundant inside of me and i hope it would stay that way:)
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You would have the time if you didn't do so many drawings - but I don't know what's better^^
I don't quite get what you say about your inspiration. Will you let it break free one day or don't you want to?
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zakValkyrieHobbyist Traditional Artist
the last of us made me what i am today, i wouldn't even hold a pencil if not for that game.
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A friend of mine played it when I visited her last time and it seems to be a great game indeed. And I have a feeling it also means something personsal to you. I hope you are halfway alright... Unfortunately I am too stupid for any games like this..
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zakValkyrieHobbyist Traditional Artist
all i can say the game becomes personal once you finished playing it
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zoinkscameronStudent Traditional Artist
I love this!  This is so good!  The shading and texture is amazing. :D
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zakValkyrieHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you:)
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