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To date - one of my absolute favorite pencil/graphite portraits. I spent around 25 hours total on this single illustration. That's about 5-10 hours more than I normally do. I really got into the texture of his skin, the photo I worked from was a production still - a continuity shot taken by the set photographer for the script supervisor - to document Sean Connery's hair, makeup, clothing, etc... to ensure that his look matched any earlier scenes which had been shot - or to establish his look for future shots. The light in this photo was harsh and very dramatic. It showed off the imperfections in his skin, wrinkles, scars, etc... I really wanted to use a high-contrast negative/positive space style to convey the visual information that the original photograph supplied. I used 8B, 6B, 4B, 2B, B, HB, F, H, 2H, and 4H leads. I used wooded pencils and mechanical pencils - from 0.3mm to 0.9mm in size.
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Thank you!
@painttowrite - I appreciate your comments regarding the lack of detail in my oil paintings. When I am using a brush, it has a very different flow than when I use my typical instrument of choice, pencils and graphite. As a form of expression I appreciate the opportunity to use each medium for very different purposes; I pair fast and freely expressing feeling... trying to convey emotion. With graphite and pencils I convey detail and precision. I really appreciate you sharing what the cultural differences between our two countries are regarding detail and painting. I did want to share with you a different side of my work as an artist. It's with illustration that I make a living. Painting is for my pleasure.
I like this too yes!!
this is truly amazing.
Thank you! It is one of 3 portraits I've done that I am most happy with. ♡