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'The Joker' Graphite drawing by Pen-Tacular-Artist 'The Joker' Graphite drawing by Pen-Tacular-Artist
Finally i've managed to do a Heath Ledger's joker drawing that i'm happy with. As i've been meaning to redraw heath ledgers 'joker' for ages, but did not feel ready before, especially after my other two attempts which were pretty terrible in my opinion and did not do him justice. But now i felt ready to finally do a joker drawing, after practiseing and using all the techniques i've learnt over the previous months drawing portraits.

This is also my first 'full A3' fanart drawing that i've done since my darth vader drawing.

And like i've said before the 'Dark Knight' is my favourite all time movie. And heath ledgers portrayal as the the joker my favourite villain and performance in a movie ever. Which is surprising as i never liked the joker as a character prior to his performance, which shows just how incredible his portrayal of the joker was.

The drawing Was done on A3 bristol board, using standard and mechanical graphite pencils. And took about 50 hours to complete over 4 days.

Here are some of my other graphite drawings.


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Well here we go :D. Negatives then positives. To be completely honest, this one isn't one of my favourites.

Firstly I would like to point out the hair, the negative about this is just how it looks when comparing to realism. For me it personally looks too blocky not flowing and wispy enough in my opinion.

Furthermore another thing that strikes me is his glove, it looks great texturally, however from a lighting perspective it looks weird for me in contrast to the face.

Also for a hyper realistic portrait, the inside jacket looks like an obvious crosshatch pattern. It does give a nice texture, but especially the bottom flap of the jacket looks too obvious to me.

The last thing is that the hair on the right doesn't have any shadow on his face which makes it looks slightly pasted on. However, it's understandable as adding a shadow under all that hair seems extremely difficult.

Overall, these aren't all MAJOR things, but hyper realism includes all these small things.

Now the positives, I personally love the eyes, the texture around them and the eyes itself, you never cease to impress me with the reflections.

Another thing I like is the texture of his inner shirts. The patterns fit very well with his character and you did them very nicely in my opinion.

I also like the card he holds in his hand, very nicely done. That part looks like the most realistic thing in the whole drawing for me. I love it, well done :D.

The last thing would be the outermost jacket flap on the right, it just looks great with all the detail.

Anyway, this is quite a quick critique so I'm sorry if I might have left some things out.

Can't wait to see your next work :D. Keep on improving!
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Letchbo Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Outstanding work mate.
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Passin Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014
Amazing
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Annamarriekim Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
hello,  Can I ask something to you?
I saw you're drawing in other site.
Her nick name is 현玹.
Is she really you?
and her website is ucnovel, and she said she is student of Oxford.
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Fristel Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
i cant believe this is a drawing... ♥
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bhupyg Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Student General Artist
keep up the good work

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ninibeani Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
thats really good

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stepheesmq Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Spertacular ! :love:
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deideiblueeyez Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The detail of the hair is phenomenal, and the gloves look so life-like :la:
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Michelle313 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work!

Please, check my page out :) www.facebook.com/MichelleTophi…
Hope you like it..
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roundtower Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
* ¡Fantástico trabajo! Lo hemos destacado dentro de la carpeta "Featured nº 4 o Destacados nº 4" en Special-Groups. (Es la carpeta donde se exhiben los mejores trabajos del grupo).
¡Por favor, queremos ver más trabajos tuyos en el grupo!. 

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* Fantastic work! Featured in Special-Groups in folder Featured nº 4. (Best works of the group). 
Please, We want to see more works in the group of you!. 
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GreenScissors Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
This is amazing!!! :iconcryingrainbowsplz:
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chicobun Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's an amazing drawing! You successfully captured his madness. May I ask which tool did you use? Thanks :)
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siulek Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
It's amazing...
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arn678 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
neat
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erdeanmich Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work *__*
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elysian-autumn Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist
PERFECT TRIBUTE TO HEATH'S BEST CHARACTER PERFORMANCE, in my opinion. I dont know how you do it, raj, but it is as if you capture the total essence of your subjects. This is probably one of my top favorites of yours. And this is the perfect homage and respect that an actor of heath's caliber deserves. i wish this was available as a print.
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an-opened-book Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh,God I love Jocker!! Wow...Amazing work...Wow...!!!
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rraannnnoowww Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
blown away
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The-Pretty-Paradox Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The eyes are amazing. Probably the best part of this drawing although I like the whole thing. I really like the different textures in this tie, shirt and coat as well. Nicely done.
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peterg666666 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013   Interface Designer
beautiful
I like
Thank you for your attention
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DevilsDarkMessiah Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Student General Artist
YES! Just so much Yes. RIP Heath Ledger. Amazing Picture. No complaints, eyes are flawless, the wrinkles, the hair is impressive, then the clothes (Don't get me started on the leather jacket and gloves). The card is very flat which is reasonable seeing as how...it's a card.And lastly the makeup, lips are nice and dark but still maintain the shine, and is light enough for the blacks around the eye to be the darkest, A good contrast is kept throughout the piece and I love it.
Oh and the Joker is my favorite villain EVER! 
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Jamessinclair Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
All I have to say is:
OH MY GOD!!! THAT IS ONE AWESOME DRAWING!! I SO WANT TO LEARN FROM YOU! My sketches are good yes but this is phenomenal! TEACH ME YOUR WAYS! YOU HAVE AMAZINGLY DEMONSTRATED YOUR TALENT!!! :)
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BlackareaJF Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
Great drawing !!! :)
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Jamessinclair Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Man ur way better at sketching than me! Great job!
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Pencilcracker1 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is AMAZING!!! :squee: omfg +fav
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Sam-Is-God Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You sire have just earned a watch!
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TheHiddenDandy Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
Truly realistic!
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Gingerbreadshiv Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow just amazing :)
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LittleWolf-Dreamer Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:wow: Amazing! just so stunning. :iconflowerheartplz: =^.^=
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coltcu Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
AMAZING work!!!
I love the eyes!
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LunaLovegood500 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
WOW i love it it`s a beautiful and awesome drawing :-) i love the joker :-)
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Andecaya Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This was featured on :iconallart-r-us:

Feature Blog: [link]
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ChruscikPL Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
greeeaaaatttt !!! :D
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Sasoriakasuna1 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome drawing. You gonna be better and better.
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Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks alot, and so are you.
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MoonwalkingHorse Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh man, looks amazing like always!!! All the textures everywhere :iconmingflailplz:
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Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks alot, i tried my best to get as much detail in as i could.
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MoonwalkingHorse Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Definitely worth it!
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weskerfreak105 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
really? Reallly? Realllllyyyyy!? WOW Another masterpiece! I love your work so much! This is amazing!
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Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks alot, glad you like it.
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Rochaluarts Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great artwork!! :heart:
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ChrisAmateur Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist
Impressive
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Bemari Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
Awesome!
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Samspade101 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow!! Thats good!!
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EgorDemidov Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
excellent work! his eyes come very realistic!
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Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks alot. And judging by your recent 'daughter of rohan' you've improved alot as it looks great, so keep practising.
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EgorDemidov Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you are welcome! and thank you!
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Jakalpenguin98 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Totally epic :happybounce:
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Pen-Tacular-Artist Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks alot.
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Somelarder Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
wow this is so gorgeous ! :w00t:
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