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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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tsuntsun-deredere Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist
ironic that there were 451 comments before me
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francoclun Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are right, honorable mention for you.

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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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michinoli Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
senza impegno o disturbo eh ;)
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JamieElias Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
wow! Thumbs Up 
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francoclun Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
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mnuoru Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
it's amazing! you're a genius!
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francoclun Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So sweet of you, thanks so much! :D
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Skystorm19 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I can't think of a better tribute to the great writer Ray Bradbury, he was in my opinion one of the best, there are several aspects of this drawing what stick out to me, one is the hyper realistic skin texture, the eyebrows are flawless to, and of course the glasses and this reflection in them just completes the whole drawing. I'm also sorry for all the comments, I can't resist dropping a comment on all these splendid works.
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francoclun Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, your comments are welcome :D I was trying to do justice to the photo that inspired this drawing and I'm very glad if you think I succeeded. :D
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ArtyBabbit Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Jaw-dropping... I love the 3 different views of the man in the one portrait, such a clever composition. Also, watercolour with such precision! o_O
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francoclun Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I feel flattered by your opinion about my drawings :D Thanks a lot :D
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lol-wut09 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
Whoa! this is impressive! i can tell this took a lot of hard work and effort! good job you have an amazing talent!
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francoclun Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Many thanks for appreciating my drawing. I'm glad you like it! :D
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ceraperduta Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
Fantastic work! Love the picture, and I loved the man. Great work!
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francoclun Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So sweet of you, thanks so much! :D
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Klenesk Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It is impossible for a human to draw like this with pencil alone.

Therefore, sir, you are a robot. J'accuse!
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francoclun Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Naaah, I'm a robot when I draw Isaac Asimov :D :D :D
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drawman61 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a great concept. That takes some seriously hard work to get three images to gel. You've done it brilliantly.
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francoclun Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!! I was trying to do justice to the photo that inspired this drawing and I'm very glad if you think I succeeded. Thanks very much for the kind comment! :D
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drawman61 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YW. It's in my favourites now.
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gin237 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! :)
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francoclun Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Many thanks :D
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Blyostochka Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist
amazing drawing of amazing writer *.*, I luv his stories
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francoclun Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the lovely compliments :D
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Blyostochka Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist
you're welcome sir :)
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NotGrayscale Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
just Amazing!!
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francoclun Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm really glad, thanks! :D
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6133 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Wonderful
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francoclun Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm pleased that you like it, thank :D
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biosferaeterna Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
more than exellent !! i love this drawing. Great work :thumbsup:
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francoclun Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much. :D I'm so glad and happy that you Love it! :D
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biosferaeterna Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
^^ it's just the truth , keep going doing those awesome drawings =)
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TheTechnoDragon77 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
Amazing as always :D
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francoclun Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, you are very generous with your comment :D
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TheTechnoDragon77 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
And you are one of those artists who is actually generous, you're double amazing :thumbsup:
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OliveHymn Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013   Traditional Artist
Wow.
No words...
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francoclun Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot :-)
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0L50NJ4 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My god this is amazing!
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francoclun Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm glad you like it :D Thanks a lot :D
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0L50NJ4 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're Welcome :)
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