After the portrait of House I said to myself: Okay, letís draw
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 [link]
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: [link]
Earth's Treasures! [link]