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
This drawing is feautured here:
#CelebrityPortraits's 'Best Of' feature for the month of August! [link]
* 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!
Thanks for your kind words.
Yes the graphite shine is always a problem. You can try to avoid it using a dry brush on your darkest tone (and then another layer of graphite and so on).
I use leads from 9h to 9b in different way (9h is useful for indenting)
I'm kind of amazed it only took 55 hours ! It's stunning
Thank you very much for your information
I hope i'm not bothering with all my questions But i hope to learn from the best
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?
p.s. I use only pencils
Kind regards and thanks for the inspiration.