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November 21, 2013
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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, 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 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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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. 
satsingh13 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Tremendous piece of art!!!!
Pardeep97 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
beautiful drawing! 
rajasegar Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great piece of work!
Thanks for sharing...
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Vishvesh99 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great detailing and expression, congratulations!!
BlackMadeleine Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Incredible work!
SweediesArt Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
woow..Fabulous artwork!!woow..incredible!!!!:wow:
bartovision Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
wow! great work!

01vultur01 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Superb skin work... Congrats 
Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks allot
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