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'Robert Pattinson' graphite portrait by Pen-Tacular-Artist 'Robert Pattinson' graphite portrait by Pen-Tacular-Artist
I am taking a break from fanart for a very short while (a week or so) so i can concentrate on my weakest skill which is 'portraits'. I've started on an easy one as i am not to bad at drawing men (terrible at women), and am pretty good and drawing stubble, so robert pattinson was a good choice.

Here are some of my 'fanart' graphite drawings.





The drawing was done on A4 bristol board using standard and mechanical graphite pencils.
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First off, I just want to say that you are a very talented artist. Your realism is wonderful.

You did a great job on this protrait. The proportions are correct and so is the perspective. There is a strong sense of dimensionality and that's great because there's nothing worse than when your picture feels flat (unintentionally).

There was something that seemed a little off when I saw this the first time, so I googled some images of Pattinson and finally put my finger on it. I think his lips are just a tad fuller in your drawing than they are on real life. They are wonderfully shaded though. His squinty eyes and crazy eyebrows are so spot on.

The amount of detail in this is amazing, but if I had to pick an area to work on based off this piece I would say the hair/ear. They just seem like they were a little rushed or didn't receive as much attention compared to the rest. The hair doesn't seem to blend and flow like actual hair would.

Having said all that, this portrait really is exceptional. Again, you are very talented. I know this was a little long-winded, but I hope this helped!
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:iconnive2000:
nive2000 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Though I dislike Robert...I love your art. XD
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:iconleenadwish:
leenadwish Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist
love it!
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:iconpen-tacular-artist:
Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks alot. Portraits are my weakpoint at the moment, but practice makes perfect.
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leenadwish Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist
weakpoint? I think they are great!!
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:iconpen-tacular-artist:
Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks alot. It's good but i won't be happy till i get to photorealistic portraits (which i will).
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leenadwish Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist
well you are very close! :)
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DevilsDarkMessiah Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student General Artist
I may not like Robert Patterson, but damn it this is one good portrait x3
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Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks alot. It turned out ok but i find portraits very boring to draw, as i prefer doing fanart. So i've started my next fanart drawing earlier than planne instead of doing portrits.
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DevilsDarkMessiah Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Student General Artist
I understand, I find any drawing to draw to get tedious at times, and sometimes I lose interest
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Kmparrie109 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning detail and fantastic shading! Keep it up :iconblueroseplz:
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Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks alot.
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Kmparrie109 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No Problem :)
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BloodTalonHero Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
Awesome work.
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Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks alot, i'm glad you like it.
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kakashi-narutorules Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
Wow!! This looks great!! Wonderful job!
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:iconpen-tacular-artist:
Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks alot. Portraits are my weakpoint (especially women), So your feedback is really appreciated.
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kakashi-narutorules Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
You are super welcome!! MY PLEASURE!!
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Rocks-Girl Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
The eyes are amazing!--and the stubble -- :lol:
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Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks alot. I actually specifically chose this bcause i like drawing stubble. I've also tweaked it today, as his hair looked like straw yesterday,lol. Still find portraits difficult, but will keep on practiseing.
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xtrapoint Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Even your "weakness" is good XD. But the hair, specifically the parts where the light shines on the hair needs to be changed (since I don't draw realistic pictures I can't say too much about any other part but I do know a good amount about drawing hair). For instance right around the ear, the pencil strokes end up crossing with other parts, when that happens the hair starts to lose the realistic illusion. The only thing that you have to do to fix that is to 'draw towards the light'. When I say that I mean start with a stroke that has a bit of pressure then you just kinda flick towards the part with light on it. So like right at the top of the head you would start near the fore head and flick upwards with random stroke lengths being careful to leave some white, then you come from the top of the page and flick down, this should leave a bit of white in the middle and also it'll look like hair strands.
Hope that halped ^^
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Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks alot, but you've kind of spooked me out. I knew that the hair was wrong (i was bored), but i was admanent i was not going to change it as i want to see my mistakes. But around an hour ago when you was posting, i had a sudden uncontrolable urge to correct the hair (i did not read your post). So i then spent 20 minutes tweaking it (can't do much as i sprayed adhesive on it).
And then just as i caome to reupload theres your advice, which was just wha i was tweaking (the light etc). Either your telepathically was controlling me or its just a weird coincidence,lol. Anyway i really appreciate the constructive critisim as i need it as i want to be amazing at them. But i get bored and rush portraits which is why the hair looke like straw. Take a look and tell me what you think, i could not change to much but i will learn for my next one.
And from now on you will be my 'hair' expert, but just don't controll me telepathically next time, lol.
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xtrapoint Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Just a coincidence XD
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Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Had not got a clue what 'XD' was until now. But i have seen it posted everywhere, and was just confused, now i know it looks like a laughing face (i'm way behind the times XD).
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Kataang-crazy Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow that looks great!
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Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks alot.
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Kataang-crazy Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
welcome:)
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varjules Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
impressive, and looks more handsome than the "original one" :D
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Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks alot, robert pattinson should be grateful then. This is just the start, hopefully with alot of practice i can start doing portraits that are alot more realistic.
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AustinRichey1209 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice job looks good!
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Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Turned out better than i thought it would. But got loads to improve on.
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lululetti Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Not a huge fan of the actor, but the art is looking good! :)
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Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks it means alot, got lots to improve on (the hair) but it turned out okay.
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lululetti Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I guess you'd think that, but if you saw *my* drawings you'd be dancing around saying you're the king of drawings :rofl:
Nah I guess we just always see flaw and want to improve... I'm sure you'll get to the photographic (as in the drawing looks just like a photo) point soon! ;)
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Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I checked you drawing and your really good. I will always see flaws in my drawings and will never be satisfied (i actually hate alot of my drawings). And I am very stubborn and hard on myself. As my goal is not to be good but to be up there with the best on DD, and i will get there no matter how long it takes.
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lululetti Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're up there already!! :D
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Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks for saying that, but i am not happy with my work (probably never will be). But there are artists on DD like 'silentdeath007' (check his gallery), who inspire me and i look up to. And it is not if but when that i reach that standard. And it will be with the support of my watchers that will help me get there.
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lululetti Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome, I'll check him out.
We're here for ya ;)
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ArtFreakA Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student General Artist
Amazing! I love it! It looks great!
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Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks i'm glad you like it. Theres alot of mistakes such as the hair and mouth but overall it's not to bad for someone who hates doing portraits.
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ArtFreakA Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Student General Artist
True that :)
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XelfrepuslaX Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
Pretty well done as always, the texture on the jacket is great and overall shading is good :D
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Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks alot. Was so bored doing it that my patience run out and i rushed it at the end. So the hair in particular now looks like its made of straw. But it's a start, and i will improve.
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XelfrepuslaX Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
No problem, true the hair looks a little weird, but nevertheless, still a great job!
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Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Tweaked the hair slightly, but as i had sprayed it could not fully undo the damage. But i have a goal i have to reach, which is to be up there with the best on DD and i will get there (i'm very stubborn) even if it takes 10 years of non stop practiseing.
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XelfrepuslaX Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
I have the same goal, but with space art haha. Hope to be there soon :D
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FoxWithRedHat Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
Wow, it didn't have uploaded parts this time. Still an amazing Job on the art!
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Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks, i decided not to on this one. As I was a bit nervous after my last disastrous 'keira knightly'portrait. So i kept this under the radar, but i will upload stages on my next portrait.
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FoxWithRedHat Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
Ah, I see.
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Mitsusuki Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
I don't really like Robert Pattinson, but great job!!! I loved it!! XD
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Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks alot, i don't like him either. But he was pretty easy to draw as i wanted to start easy after the 'keira knightly' traumatic drawing,lol.
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