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gregory house by francoclun gregory house by francoclun
Here is my new work, the second after I started my adventure on DA.
Up to now, this is the drawing that took me more effort. It is not the most difficult or the most intense, but perhaps that's what I feel more complete. It 'a drawing that I needed to do to give something to the television's star that gave me so much in recent years, House is a character 'credible', although uncommon and the series, from my point of view, has the best television scripts.
Farewell, House, I owe you one: D

Pencil on watercolour paper
Size: 38x28 cm
Time: 55 hours

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Okay so the first thing i thought was -"hey its another photography on deviantart" and I was going to pass by, until i saw "Traditional Art". my jaw just dropped, you have no idea how surprised i was.

* This pencil drawing is a masterpiece, done by someone who has the most patient in the world... this artist is a human copy machine if you must say- even better. Getting those little details, the tiny skin wrinkles, the details of the retina, the pupil eye lashes that copy machines cant produce.. its just perfect. Man, just look at the details on the hand! the hair, the nails.. jeez. I'm just speechless.

Your technique is flawless and i don't think it could improve any further. This drawing will make anyone have their jaws drop!

If there was a reference picture for this, and I'm assuming you have used one; the originality is not there, as all portraits do. so i have to give a 4 on it!

AWESOME!
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Dibujar Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
OMG this is awsome!
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francoclun Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Hey, thanks. I really appreciate that. :D

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amandasteel4 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015
Can I ask what kind of pencil and paper you use?
I'm kind of amazed it only took 55 hours ! It's stunning
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:iconfrancoclun:
francoclun Featured By Owner May 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot. :-) I use normal mechanical pencils (Pentel and Staedtler) 0,3; 0,5; 0,7 and 2mm :D
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SAibIRfan Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your work is worth the fav, amazing job
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DesSherwood Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Bloody hell man, it doesn't get much better than that! Massive thumbs up. I'm quickly becoming a fan of your work;-)
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:iconfrancoclun:
francoclun Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :D
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MAUZIS Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ciao amico mio! Mi chiedo se ti sei sbavature pennello, scintille capelli erano di gomma o shadowing si stava lasciando il riverbero naturale del foglio? abbracciare!
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francoclun Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
For drawing hair and fur is very useful to me knowing a couple of techniques called indentation and negative drawing. In my opinion the light on the paper must be the paper itself :D
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MAUZIS Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you! my problem is to use rubber to clear wires or let the light wires shadowing around in the end I end up using the two forms. I ask to know what form would be most appropriate.
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francoclun Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The second one is always the best one :D
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BillyNikoll Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I like this...
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:iconfrancoclun:
francoclun Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm happy you like it, thanks :)
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Elitekruemel Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
i cant see that it is a drawing.. you've done an incredible work here .. i am speechless
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:iconfrancoclun:
francoclun Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm really glad you like it, thanks a lot :D
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RachelMellark Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I see that you sell prints, how do you get past the fact that your drawings are from photographs taken by photographers? How do you protect the legal rights and copyrighted property when you sell your work on prints?
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VH705 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 11, 2014
awesome! how did you do that hair so well?
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:iconfrancoclun:
francoclun Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. I did the hair with time and patience :D
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VH705 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
no specific tecnique? haha :p but i can imagine it took a lot of patience! :)
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francoclun Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I use mostly indentation and negative drawing. I think are very useful for drawing fur and hair :D
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VH705 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
Doesn't indenting damage the paper easily? 
Thank you very much for your information :)
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:iconfrancoclun:
francoclun Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Could be, so, the paper choice is crucial ;-)
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:iconvh705:
VH705 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
I suppose a thicker type of paper would be needed then.. Any suggestions? 
I hope i'm not bothering with all my questions :D But i hope to learn from the best ;)
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francoclun Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I use watercolor paper extra smooth (Fabriano artistico 'satinata'; arches). I think is perfect for my needs. Off course you have to know your paper for drawing at your best ;-)
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BuGyMaNn Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
Amazing work!!!
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francoclun Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot :D
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Thenae Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
absolutely amazing!
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francoclun Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :D
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orewinka Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
Wow.. So patient! I am a 100 years too early to make such a thing! :heart:
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francoclun Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If you have time, everything is possible :D
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TomorArt Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
How?!? You are incredible!!! 
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francoclun Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :D
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HirokazuTomimasu Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Only 55 hours...great!
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:iconfrancoclun:
francoclun Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for your appreciation :D
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heckate1984 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing, really beautiful. 
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francoclun Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm glad you like it. Thanks :D
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Daniera-Sama Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ヽ(;▽;)ノ its...just...perfect
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francoclun Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm glad you like it. Thnaks a lot :D
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Daniera-Sama Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Jeje you draw soo cool n.n
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Daniera-Sama Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Jeje you draw soo cool n.n
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Pencil64 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artist

Hi Franco


I posted a question a few days ago about copyright etc.  I would like to do some celebrity drawings as they sell well but  am concerned about copyright issues.  How did you get permission to use what I assume are photographs? Did you contact the photography and pay a fee for these? Awesome work by the way. Do you use any charcoal at all?


Regardsw

Julian

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francoclun Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi, Julian. If you draw for your pleasure and don't make money with your drawings (where the subject is a celebrities), you don't need permission. otherwise you need permission from the author. However, in general I always ask for permission. Thanks for yourn kind words

p.s. I use only pencils
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Pencil64 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Hey Franco..thanks for the reply.  One last question, how do you minimize graphite shine/glare when using such dark tones for example on the jacket?  I tend to use charcoal for really dark areas but this dosen't always give the 'clean' look I am after.  Awesome work.  just about to post a drawing of Jensen Ackles and soon Daniel Craig...one day I hope to be at your standard.  kind regards 
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francoclun Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Normally I use a dry brushes for make the black layer uniform (the collateral effect is a reduction of the graphite shining). Sometimes I use a watercolor pencil (dry). Always I try to take a good photo with the right light conditions :D
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Pencil64 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Hi Franco..for the darks, (and generally as well) do you build up the intensity by layering several layers of increasingly darker tones or do you apply just one dark layer with say a 6b and then use the dry blush to blend it in?  Any advice would be much appreciated.
Kind regards and thanks for the inspiration.
Julian 
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francoclun Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi Julian
The second procedure works much better than the first.
If you use a 6h pencil or something like that, you won't be able to have a very dark tone ;-)
Thanks to you for the kind words
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mertcan1907 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014   Interface Designer
Truly AMAZING. For a second I thought that this was a photo. I have a question though, how do you draw those white hairs? Because those have been a problem for me in my drawings. Do you just "not paint" them and paint around or do you use some kind of white pen to do so? I would really appreciate your answer, thanks.
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francoclun Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm glad I coul fool your eyes for a moment :D About hair I suggest to search online for a couple of techniques called 'negative drawing' and indenting :D
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mertcan1907 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014   Interface Designer
Thanks! I'll look into those
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RedMonkeyzz Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
 This is really amaaaaazing !
Which pencil brand do you prefer ? and is watercolour paper better than regular paper? 
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