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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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:iconkaru619:
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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NightSlayer2907 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015
O_O Fantastic!!!! xD 10/10 xD
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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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PutYourBraveFaceOn Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
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rajasegar Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great piece of work!
Thanks for sharing...
Featured in Daily Inspirations in hangaroundtheweb.com
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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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:iconmitsusuki:
Mitsusuki Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
Wooooooow!! So many details... Ur so awsome!!! Perfect job, as always!!!
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:iconmusic---junky:
Music---Junky Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous as always <3
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:iconjordav:
JORDAV Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
Superbe travail et les reflets dans les lunettes sont magnifiques!
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:iconpen-tacular-artist:
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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:iconerwinpineda:
erwinpineda Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
amazing work buddy congratz:D
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:iconpen-tacular-artist:
Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks, just drawing portraits atm, so i can get good at them.
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blue-jaryn Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work, the focus on the reflections in the glasses adds a unique point of interest.
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:iconthewolftroll:
thewolftroll Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoah, I LOVE the reflection in the glasses!
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haileyisme Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
I'm working from the same photo for a class assignment. Its a very interesting photo to draw from! Great job
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Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks, so is this a famous proffesional photo then? as i thought it was just an amateurs personal photograph.
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Unspoken-Tears Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is absolutely stunning! you have a tremendous amount of talent =]
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Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks alot,appreciate the feedback.
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GoodGirl-BadGirl Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
Incredible job with all the details. Especially the ones in the reflection on the glasses. Very nicely done. :)
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Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks alot, it spent 5 hours on each reflection, so i'm glad you like it.
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GoodGirl-BadGirl Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
You're very welcome. :) I can tell that you put a lot of effort into it.
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:iconmszilvi95:
MSzilvi95 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing work, I really love the details! :) You are very talented!
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Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks alot.
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:iconmidmorningdigger:
MidmorningDigger Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
ACE quality. This is masterful work mate. real top-shelf stuff!
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Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks alot.
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skystopper Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Woah! That's totally awesome! Your drawings are really precise and nice. I thought that the spectacle could perhaps have some light reflections...
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Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks alot, i was going to put more reflections, but it was exactly like this on the reference photo so i decided to leave it to.
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LORMarie44 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
WoW!!! Amazing Drawing!!!! Love Details!
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Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks alot
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Pevansy Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work. It almost tells a story
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NicksPencil Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You've done an excellent job here Raj. The time spent on the details in the reflection was worth every minute.
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Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks alot, i always get a bit freaked out when someone calls me 'raj', as i keep on forgeting i got it on my profile page, XD. And thanks again especially coming from such a talented artist as yourself.
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NicksPencil Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're most welcome :)
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SisuBerserk Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
There is no words to describe how awesome, insanely detailed and epic this drawing is.
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Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks alot, you said enough.
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:iconarcalian:
Arcalian Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Still awesome.
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Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks alot.
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xtrapoint Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nothing to be embarrassed about when it looks good :O
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Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks alot, i suppose it was time well spent looking back now.
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XelfrepuslaX Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Nicely done the hair has excellent detail as always. Overall it is very nice, but in my opinion the lighting looks a little bland if you know what I mean. However that depends on the light source which I can't really tell by looking at it. Although my guess would be from the front.
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Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks alot, the lighting was like that on the photo. It's difficult with portraits as i want to stay true to the original faults and all, but with fanart i can adjust it alot more.
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XelfrepuslaX Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
Ahh I see then. You're welcome :).
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:iconhadassahphotography3:
Woooow! Gorgeous!
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Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks alot
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Shaed-Knightwing Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As always, amazing as hell. :D
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Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks alot.
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PhilipSisk Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Beautiful. I'm probably not the first to say this, but very Escher-esque.
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:iconpen-tacular-artist:
Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks alot, and yes you are the first to say very 'Escher-esque', XD.
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