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Homeless warrior by francoclun Homeless warrior by francoclun
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
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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:
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:icondestro2k:
traditional drawing....
are you f***ing kidding me :omg:
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
30-40 hours
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 :wow:
and you defently have a new watcher in me
just amazing
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eqlrytes Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014
You have been featured here:  eqlrytes.deviantart.com/journa…
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:iconfrancoclun:
francoclun Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, thanks a lot :D
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ValentinoJorno Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
great one ! extremely detailed.

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 :)
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:iconfrancoclun:
francoclun Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot. For drawing hair and fur I can suggest you to check online for a couple of techniques called 'negative drawing' and 'indenting' :D
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ValentinoJorno Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
haha, cool :) ! thanks to you too ! will look for in youtube.

well, I was too lazy to do some search in google before asking you, but here is a direct answer from Master himself :)

thanks again :D
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hoconnor Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing, may i ask when you used the graphite how did you get the highlights on beard? I am stuck on a picture im doing, love your work so much.
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francoclun Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Have you ever heard about negative drawing and indenting? I think this techniques can help you drawing hair, beard and fur. Thanks for the kind words :D
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hoconnor Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. I will try these techniques, much appreciated
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:iconrichmonday84:
Richmonday84 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I almost clicked away thinking I was looking @ pictures not drawings. Your work is very impressive, I started a few weeks ago and I completely understand the urge of drawing something more and more technical every time .You are good ..
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francoclun Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Thank you so much! Glad I could fool your eyes for a moment! :D

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Beguntoo Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014   Traditional Artist
Powerful. Remarkable.
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:iconfrancoclun:
francoclun Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Thank you so much, it is most appreciated. :D

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eu11111 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
Why is "Homeless Warrior" the title?
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:iconfrancoclun:
francoclun Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I though was the right title for decribing this drawing. He seems tough and indomitable despite his condition (we know is an homeless) :D
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Tea-Rex Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
Outstanding craft, Franco.

One looks forward to encounters with works such as this which provide deep streams of inspiration and introspection.

Beautifully accomplised.

Terry
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:iconfrancoclun:
francoclun Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, Terry, I really appreciate your comment. This is one of the reason I draw :D
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Nibort Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Student Filmographer
How did you get all that detail in the face? o.o that's amazing. 
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:iconfrancoclun:
francoclun Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just with time and patience :D Thank you very much :D
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xmunn Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014

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

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francoclun Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. The glare of graphite is a problem, I know. I use dry brushes and watercolor pencil (dry) when I need a large black area, and I try to use the right light when I tale a photo :D
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xmunn Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
thank you for your reply :)
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:iconrodin78:
rodin78 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing,great job
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:iconfrancoclun:
francoclun Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :D
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VicEberly Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
Featured: fav.me/d6yim3c :sun:
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:iconfrancoclun:
francoclun Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, Thank you very much :D
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foulou-ikeya Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
thanks to be on earth !
drawing is far from my job but a real obsession..
i am soo impressed by your art
thanks !
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francoclun Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi, You flatter me. Thank you so much :D
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 :D
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Endyr7 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
I love this. Still can't believe THIS isn't the photo! Amazing work. Just out of curiosity, which pencils did you use for this? I am a bit of a fantasy cartographer and so pencil art is very interesting to me. Just wondering. Anyway I love this!!
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francoclun Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot. I use normal mechanical pencil (Pentel and Staedtler) with dirrente leads and measure (0,3; 0,5; 0,9 and 2 mm)
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sigma1984 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013
wow...this is a masterpiece..congratulation!!
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:iconfrancoclun:
francoclun Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm glad you like it. Thanks :D
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Robiutadraguta2003 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
You are the most talented person ever. I love everything you do. Keep up the awesome work!! 
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:iconfrancoclun:
francoclun Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi, You flatter me. Thank you so much :D
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Robiutadraguta2003 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
No problem

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ArtKosh Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013   Traditional Artist
I am stay speechless. Just brilliant tech! Love it
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:iconfrancoclun:
francoclun Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, I'm very glad you like it :D
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:iconksiyha:
ksiyha Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist
really stunning and impressive work!
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:iconfrancoclun:
francoclun Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, it is most appreciated. :D
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:iconksiyha:
ksiyha Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist
u are very welcome =D u have wonderful drawings
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daniel758 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
I'd love to use this as a book cover. Let me know if you would be interested in selling me a license.
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:iconfrancoclun:
francoclun Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'd like to, but the original photo is not mine, so I don't know if you can use my drawing for a book cover :D
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daniel758 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013

I checked into it and unfortunately you are correct, you can't sell me a license without a copyright infringement.

 

Too bad, your work is amazing! Keep it up.

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:iconfrancoclun:
francoclun Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks anyway for the kind words :D
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:icon3dennis:
3dennis Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
Secret sun heart.
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:iconmikiwe:
Mikiwe Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Professional Photographer
Wow!

this is amazing!

Perfect details!
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:iconfrancoclun:
francoclun Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey, thanks. I really appreciate that. :D
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Razrielcg Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Nice!!!!
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:iconfrancoclun:
francoclun Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :D
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StrokesWithPencil Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist
Skull Jawdrop
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:iconfrancoclun:
francoclun Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D :D :D
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