something more relaxing in A4 format, something that does not require a lot of concentration. No way, the original photograph of the portrait you can see above kept calling me and begging me to draw it.
I couldnít resist.
The original is an Impressive portraits full of emotion by Lee Jeffries, photographer based in Manchester, England. He created some amazing photographs that depict on the faces of the subjects a world of emotions
It was challenging. I could not draw for more than an hour. The required level of concentration was such that I had to distract myself not to go crazy. The result is this, and I am satisfied (rarely happens) Hope you like it
I love the man in the pic, his eyes proud, tough and dignified. There is no trace of resignation, on the contrary, seems he wanted to challenge the future and destiny to do their best to bring it down
The drawing took me 30 to 40 hours. I was so focused that I often lost track of time
I used my usual and trusted Fabriano watercolor paper, a4, 300 grams (Fabriano Artistico, hot pressed, satinata), so all you see is black graphite (the sheet is obviously white, since there are no blacks paper for watercolor)
Mechanical pencil (from 6b to 6h)
UPDATE: My work is feautured here:
Earth's Treasures! [link]
Pencil [link] by ~Swapneil
are you f***ing kidding me
this work and all of the others are just astonishing
but this one took me
i don't know the history of this man but the eyes tell us thousands of stories
and i don't mean the original photo
damn! i would need years for that
you catched his expression extremly good
his vision is going right through me
you maybe notice that i don't write about technique, because it would be worthless
i saw a lot in my three years here on dA
but yours is flawless
and you defently have a new watcher in me
may I know a technical thing ? as I'm very new and hope someday to get to such dream level.
when you draw the white hair, what technique are you doing ? shading with black/gray , or white, or erasing ?
sorry if it sounds so novice question
One looks forward to encounters with works such as this which provide deep streams of inspiration and introspection.
great job with this portrait, along with all of your other works. you're an inspiration.
coincidentally i'm drawing a portrait from lee jeffries photos too at the moment.
i have one question.. do you do something to avoid the glare of the darker pencils or do you use some other pencils instead? thanks
Yes, I know what you mean: drawing is far from my job too, but is wonderful to have the chance to do what I like