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Jul 23, 2012, 8:36:27 PM
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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

This drawing is feautured here:
#CelebrityPortraits's 'Best Of' feature for the month of August! [link]
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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!

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heckate1984 6 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing, really beautiful. 
francoclun 1 day ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm glad you like it. Thanks :D
Daniera-Sama Feb 19, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
ヽ(;▽;)ノ its...just...perfect
francoclun Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm glad you like it. Thnaks a lot :D
Daniera-Sama Feb 21, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Jeje you draw soo cool n.n
Daniera-Sama Feb 21, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Jeje you draw soo cool n.n
Pencil64 Feb 10, 2014  New member

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?



francoclun 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
Pencil64 Feb 18, 2014  New member
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 day I hope to be at your standard.  kind regards 
francoclun 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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