Another portrait finished.
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Yes, boys and girls, I have finished another portrait of the great David Tennant. This will be the last one, at least for a while. I’ve finished my study of him; time to move on to someone else, if only to steer viewers away from thinking I’m some kind of obsessive fan or something.
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They like him indeed.
Just finished this at about 4 in the morning (I tend to lose track of time when drawing), and sprayed lots of fixative on it a little while ago. BLACK graphite takes a lot of clearcoat to keep it on the paper.
I am pleased with the outcome – this one more than makes up for the disproportionate mess that was my last attempt at Mr. Tennant.
So if you want a closer look, just clicky on that little preview image over «there.
[subject change] I purchased Muse’s new single from iTunes today. What is with this $1.29 crap? Anyway. The song is quite different from anything else they have ever recorded. I suppose it has a similar feel to Supermassive Black Hole, but this new song, Uprising, is even more synth-stompy, and brings to mind Marilyn Manson. I still think Matt is trying to make his singing sound different, and I still don’t quite appreciate that. He’s much better being natural.
It had been five years since my last attempt at drawing a portrait, so I finally made my little fingers get off their figurative asses and take up the graphite I’ve been storing away.
The result is the best portrait I have done to date.
The downer is, even though I was incredibly careful about comparing proportions (I don’t do the grid thing, that wastes a ton of time and I just don’t work that way) – the proportions are still just a tad off. His face came out just a bit too short somehow. Whatever, I can count it as just another practise run. Still annoying. It seems no matter how hard I try to be really good at any one thing, I always come out just under par.
Anyway, for those interested: David Tennant in Graphite on 70lb Paper.
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