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Ray Bradbury by francoclun Ray Bradbury by francoclun
Pencil on watercolor paper Fabriano 300 gr hot pressed satinata
Time: 50 hours
The drawing of Ray Bradbury's waiting for me since last year, when he died. I was very sorry when he left us. A big man with an open mind and brilliant ideas. A poet of the little things that will never happen, but they are so close to the essence of the human being.
Those who have read the novels and short stories by Ray Bradbury has discovered that the man can dream
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When I first looked at this picture I thought of a very nice photography.
I wondered about the technique *francoclun might have used to get this complicated picture.
I read the comment to see if there are any information on how this was shooted, and saw it is a drawing.
I'm very impressed how realistic Ray Bradbury was drawn.
After looking a little bit longer at the picture I finally found one thing that reveals the drawing: The eyebrows and the hair are a little bit too simulated. But that's the only thing I have to criticize.

I like the way the faces are made in the glasses. The interaction between the big face and the two small ones looks gorgeous.
The skin of the big face is really relistic and it seems like we are looking at a real person because of the little crinkles of the skin.

I have the feeing this picture shows many aspects of Ray Bradbury at the same time: his smiling, his passion for good stories and also a little bit of the crazyness every creative man or woman has.


I have only read one book of Ray Bradbury once, but I guess it was his most famous novel. I read Fahrenheit 451 in school and I could put myself in the position of the main characters.
Anyway, I think it's wonderful to see the great picture of Ray Bradbury. He was a wonderful author and the portrait *francoclun made shows him in a wonderful and realistic way.
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This is a wonderful tribute to a great and visionary writer, from one of the best of the pencil artists on this site. It is always a pleasure to view this artist's work.

The composition is great, the way we are drawn to three separate partial views of Bradbury's face, but they all come together into one intriguing whole as we step back. He looks like he has been captured as he is about to make a statement, or tell a story.

The technique, as usual, is masterful. At first view it is hard to tell that this is a pencil portrait and not a photograph. It is difficult to find anything to critique; the only thing I really notice is that the line between the hair and the background, on the large face, is perhaps too hard, and the left eyebrow hair a bit too precisely rendered. But these are very minor quibbles.

Great stuff, as always!
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wwwcine Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014
Wow !!
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Soudersjd Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
One of the coolest drawings I've ever see you sir are  a master!
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francoclun Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy you think so, but I have tons of things lo learn, believe me :D
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frogXX Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
I like both a lot - his and your work =)
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francoclun Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
But his is much better :D Thanks a lot :D
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frogXX Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
Very unassuming, as always^^
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michinoli Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Spaziale D: prima o poi avró il tempo e i tools giusti per provare a raggiungere il tuo livello! Sarebbe un ottimo traguardo ;)
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michinoli Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Spaziale D: prima o poi avró il tempo e i tools giusti per provare a raggiungere il tuo livello! Sarebbe un ottimo traguardo ;)
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francoclun Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Eh, grazie mille. Perň per un confronto dobbiamo usare lo stesso soggetto. Naruto potrebbe andare (ho disegnato qualche piccola cosa per mio figlio. :D :D
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michinoli Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah va bene come vuoi! ahah altrimenti provo a fare un ritratto di un attore che hai giá disegnato ;) Solo che tanto nn ce la farei. Purtroppo e non ora. Nn disegno molto per cui... cmq di niente sei bravissimo! Intanto ti seguo per nn dimenticare un futuro confronto :D se puoi mi farebbe piacere se guardassi l ultimo disegno ancora da finire che sto completando pian piano. Se pensi ci siano evidenti sbavature tecniche o non so magari proporzioni sballate. Te ne sarei grato!!!!
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