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'DAVID BECKHAM' graphite drawing (New Technique) by Pen-Tacular-Artist 'DAVID BECKHAM' graphite drawing (New Technique) by Pen-Tacular-Artist

Finally finished my first portrait with my new technique and overall i'm pleased with it. Still got allot of practising to do to refine it, but I finally feel as if I've got a better understanding of how to draw natural looking skin and eyes.

As I stated in my journal fav.me/d6udamj, I decided to try a new technique and process to push me towards my goal of hyperrealism. As I believe if something is not working no matter how comfortable it is for you, you’ve got to try something new.

And my next few drawings will be of celebrity portraits (which I do find boring) so that I can practice and test this new technique. And I chose to draw 'David Beckham' first because I originally drew this pose (but in portrait not landscape), 1 year ago and it was my 'first ever' realistic portrait which you can see here fav.me/d5j91cn. It looks pretty bad now but at the time i was really pleased with it, so I thought it's a perfect way to see how much progress I've made in a year.

And over the last few months I've tried new techniques and equipment with varying success. But the main thing i'm trying to understand is how to draw realistic skin textures, as in my other drawings the skin just did not look right, and skin is the most important key to realism. Second most important is the eyes, as in my previous drawings the eyes looked very unnatural like shiny marbles. But I've got a new technique for that , and have over the last few days gone over some of my older drawings and altered them so the eyes look slightly more natural (so the change won't be to obvious). There are also be other smaller things I will change to but those will be less noticeable.

On A3 paper with graphite and charcoal pencils. Approx -25-30 hours.

 

Here are some of my other graphite drawings.


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:iconadamwien:
Hi mate :) firstly congratulations for all of your works,i love tham,i wanted tell you that i was waching all of your works from first to last picture and there is a big diference i can see how you grow up from picture to picture!:) keep rus mate and you will finally become one truth hyperealism artist! i also wanna become same but way to hyperealism is such a long! and finnaly i wanna say that this art is amazing i love your skin texture and i love your shading it's simply amazing!i can't wait to see your future works! GRATZ !!!
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ImRandall Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Student Photographer
I have no word to describe.. I think I've fainted. I think I've fainted. 
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satsingh13 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Tremendous piece of art!!!!
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:iconpardeep97:
Pardeep97 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
beautiful drawing! 
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:iconrajasegar:
rajasegar Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great piece of work!
Thanks for sharing...
Featured in Daily Inspirations in hangaroundtheweb.com/2014/01/d…
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:iconvishvesh99:
Vishvesh99 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great detailing and expression, congratulations!!
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:iconblackmadeleine:
BlackMadeleine Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Incredible work!
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:iconsweediesart:
SweediesArt Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
woow..Fabulous artwork!!woow..incredible!!!!:wow:
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:iconbartovision:
bartovision Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
wow! great work!

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:icon01vultur01:
01vultur01 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Superb skin work... Congrats 
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:iconpen-tacular-artist:
Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks allot
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:iconmoonwalkinghorse:
MoonwalkingHorse Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
duuude this just freakin ridiculous man!!! :wow:
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:iconpen-tacular-artist:
Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks allot, finally making progress on skin tectures.
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:iconjessanmartin:
Jessanmartin Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Only 25-30 hour? A project like this would take me like a year to complete ;) Amazing work!
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:iconpen-tacular-artist:
Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks allot, your to hard on yourself your a talented artist judging by your gallery.
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:iconjessanmartin:
Jessanmartin Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, thanks a lot! :hug:
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:iconmidosdm:
midosdm Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is what i call " incredible " !!!!!!!! woow this is so awesome <3 !
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:iconpen-tacular-artist:
Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks allot
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:iconmidosdm:
midosdm Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
u are welcome :) !
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:icontomato794613:
Tomato794613 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
feels like he is here :D
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:iconpen-tacular-artist:
Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks allot
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:iconmultiartis:
Multiartis Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist
Amazing, love it.
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:iconpen-tacular-artist:
Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks allot
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:iconbowlfreak:
BowlFreak Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013   Traditional Artist
how do u do the skin details ?....amazing every timeClap Clap Clap Clap !!
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:iconpen-tacular-artist:
Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks allot, i'm still trying to figure it out myself XD.
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:iconjcee911:
JCee911 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nicely done bud
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:iconpen-tacular-artist:
Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks allot
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:iconpreciselyinaccurate:
PreciselyInaccurate Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing work as always! Nice work!
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:iconpen-tacular-artist:
Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks allot
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:iconredbuck:
Redbuck Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Student
This is just incredible. When I got the notice for this one I was just blown away by the thumbnail size image- and looking at it close up... its equally as impressive. I too am having trouble rendering skin, but seeing this just really inspires me to keep trying! Such an amazing piece! PHENOMENAL JOB as always :3
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:iconpen-tacular-artist:
Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks allot, skin is the toughest thing to learn and i'm still struggling after a years worth of practising. Just stay determined and patient and you will get the hang of it to.
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:iconmaroellchen:
maroellchen Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
yep, you can obviously see the progress you make. You are really getting closer to your target!
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:iconpen-tacular-artist:
Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks allot
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:iconmaroellchen:
maroellchen Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
you are welcome!
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:iconhaharius:
Haharius Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
don't like the dude but an awesome job like i'm used to from your work !
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:iconpen-tacular-artist:
Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks allot
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:iconfunvampiremihihou:
funvampiremihihou Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing~!
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:iconpen-tacular-artist:
Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks allot
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:iconfunvampiremihihou:
funvampiremihihou Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome~! ^-^
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:iconjarinthunder:
jarinthunder Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I don't know if you do requests or not, but I have one.

Can you do something from the hunger games?
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:iconpen-tacular-artist:
Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
To be honest i don't really do requests as I've got so many drawings i want to draw still, but i definitely will be drawing 'Jennifer lawrence' at some point but i'm not sure what pose.
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:iconjarinthunder:
jarinthunder Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Perhaps aiming a bow at the viewer?
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:iconnoahnaugle:
NoahNaugle Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is so amazing! The detail is insane. I'd say you achieved hyperrealism!
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:iconpen-tacular-artist:
Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks allot, not  yet but i'm finally on the way there XD.
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:iconiza-nagi:
Iza-nagi Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Traditional magic! :heart:
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:iconpen-tacular-artist:
Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks allot. Just looked at your gallery after a long time, and all i can say is WOW, you must have really been working hard and have improved tremendously. Your drawings of dexter and breaking bad are amazing, I suppose we've both gone a big journey over the last year XD. But i feel a bit bad for not checking sooner but then again it was a nice surprise. And your manga stuff was amazing before but i must say you seem to have truly mastered your style, great work.
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Iza-nagi Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome.
Ah, thanks! much obliged :) Dexter was a new experiment into the vast abyss of Sketching, and Br Ba was the only portrait that i drew seriously with all my efforts and skills that i learnt from observing people like you :D 
Im happy you checked the gallery, and liked my works. We both are, like you said, on the road to push ourselves way beyond what we are capable of. 

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:iconfreakshowautrael:
FreakshowAutrael Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Amazing. Your about to level up again real soon
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:iconpen-tacular-artist:
Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks allot, i hope so.
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Lord-Li0nel-884 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
this is great but why does Becks look angry?
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:iconpen-tacular-artist:
Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks allot. i'm not sure why he looked so angry in this pic as he seems like a real nice person.
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