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'Look into my Glasses' graphite drawing by Pen-Tacular-Artist 'Look into my Glasses' graphite drawing by Pen-Tacular-Artist
Once in a while when i finish a drawing, i feel that i've accomplished something, and this is one of those drawings as i've really pushed myself. As my watchers know i've always struggled with portraits (and still do), but like when i turned a corner with my spiderman fanart drawing, i feel i've finally turned a corner with portraits with this one. Coincidently like my spiderman drawing, they both have reflections over the eyes and both were my first drawings with a full background firstly for fanart and now for a portrait.

I've also been wantig to draw reflection on sunglasses since i finished the spiderman drawing which had reflection in his eyes. And I managed to find a great photo (don't know who it is), with lots of reflection in the glasses, and even though i didn't like the person in the photo. And i must point out that he has an odd mouth which i just copied and i just went with it.

The drawing is also only A4, but still took 35-40 hours over 3 days. And i'm embarrased to say that i spent nearly 10 hours of that on the reflections in the glasses. But i have managed to get every last detail from the photo into the reflection.

Drawing was done A4 bristol board with graphite standard and mechanical pencils

Here are some of my other graphite drawings.


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You really outdid yourself on this one. i must say the detailing on this is spectacular! The detailing of the guys stubble is really really REALLY good. The hair texture is great too. You also got the lip detailing well on this one. The reflection in his glasses is real cool too. I'm assuming the guy is near a beach house somewhere. The detailing of the glasses ( I'm assuming aviators ) is real great too. It must have taken a lot of time to do the reflections. I prefer the fan art drawings but i must say this is really fantastic. Great job.
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This is great artwork, quality, and definitely worth the time put in. The detail is very precise, especially in the hair and stubble on the face.
Personally, I think the reflections in the glasses are the highlight in this piece, the detail is just as good as the rest of the drawing even though it is on a smaller scale. Next would be the hair, simply because of the level of detail in it.

There are only two things as far as I can see that could be improved, and though I feel like I'm picking faults with what is actually an amazing piece - and better than most of my own work - I will say them anyway:
The nose doesn't seem to be angled correctly for the face, it seems to point straight forwards, though the face is pointing slightly to one side.
The hair also doesn't seem to have 'movement' - in fact the whole picture seems to lack a little 'energy'. I realise this was done from a photograph, which explains this, as it's often difficult to capture the 'life' of the subject. (Personally, I hate drawing from photos for this reason).

This is still a stunning piece though, especially as you say portraits are not your strong point. I hope you didn't think me too harsh!
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ValaSedai Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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annakoutsidou Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome ! :D

You do a great work on the details , really love the reflection on his sunglasses !
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rajasegar Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great piece of work!
Thanks for sharing...
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RunePixie Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
This is really great work. Your attention to detail is spectacular.
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SweediesArt Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:heart: Featured here [link]
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Mitsusuki Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
Wooooooow!! So many details... Ur so awsome!!! Perfect job, as always!!!
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Music---Junky Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous as always <3
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JORDAV Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
Superbe travail et les reflets dans les lunettes sont magnifiques!
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Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Not sure exactly what this means but thanks anyway.
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