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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

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
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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
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francoclun Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, thanks a lot :D
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 :)
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
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
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.
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
hoconnor Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. I will try these techniques, much appreciated
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 ..
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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