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Charles Spencer Chaplin, the brilliant actor and director, circa 1918. Source was an original, promotional, silver gelatin (greyscale) photo print I recently acquired. Since there are very few colour pictures of him, I went from common knowledge and imagined the hues. Prismacolor pencils on 11×14″ Bristol board. Finished 04 February 2011.
It didn’t really turn out as well as I had hoped, but I just keep reminding myself that I drew this from a black & white photo…
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And that is much of the reason I have drawn his portrait.
I do wish colour representation was consistent with electronics…
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Another portrait finished! This time, I used a different kind of paper. It’s Bristol board, and it is soooo wonderfully smooth. Also, I upgraded from my usual 9×12 to 11×14! That makes this thing almost life-size. Oooo.
So, if you’re interested – clicky the preview image…
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Yes, friends – another portrait.
Dominic Howard is the drummer in my favourite band, Muse. He kicks a lot of ass. And he’s quite handsome. :)
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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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