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John Lydon  (graphite drawing) by markstewart John Lydon  (graphite drawing) by markstewart
A bit of fan art to round the year off ..
           Graphite pencils on A2 format smooth Bristol from a reference photo by Pete Dadds petedadds.com/

It has taken two attempts at getting this one to work .. 30hrs going nowhere on the first but i'm happy with this one. The first time i have drawn the same person twice (non commission) and this one shows his full character .. i'm not really that happy about adding the cigarette but it wouldn't be the same without it stuck in that gap in his teeth.

Who?: ..Oh come on ... front man of P.I.L. and sex pistols back in the day.
Updated Feb 2015 with a larger file.
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dheean Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Used your drawing for coloring practice here dheean.deviantart.com/art/John…
Thank you!
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lapizero-artz Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015
amazing!! your artworks inspires me a lot!thanks for motivation booster pieces like this one!


would you mind if i call you master??haha
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thank you, glad you like it ... oh no no no i'm nowhere near that level :D
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avfc4me Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015
Amazing! From the fray on his collar to the wacked out expression, this is Johnny Rotten all the way! 
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thanks very much :D
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TheFulminatingShadow Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014
I cannot tell the difference between this and an actual photograph. Just Jesus Christ. Amazing work.
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you, it was hell to do though and it took two attempts to get it right :D
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dannyc4 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
came out bad ass like lookung at pic good job
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks, i got him down eventually .. took two attempts though .. first one looked really bad ;)
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:iconzephyr0713:
zephyr0713 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Excellent! you did so well with gray
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you :D
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:icondonchild:
donchild Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
Excellent work, great choice of ref pic, the drawing seems so alive!
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks, glad you like it.
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:iconcarolehumphreys:
CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing job, you've captured him so well.
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markstewart Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you .. second time around though ;), i got my measurements well off on the first attempt and it took well over 5 days to see it, geez i was so miffed with myself for not seeing the errors sooner :ashamed:
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mcgrath800 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
FABULOUS!!!
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks :D
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crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
if that isn't alive and expressive i don't know my art geniusses at all mark, well done, waw, you are a real daredevil and you pull it off, respect mark!
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you, so glad to finish this one to be honest .. took way to long and was way to hard but it was worth it in the end.
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:iconcrayonmaniac:
crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
the best ones always are mark ;-)
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014   Traditional Artist
:D
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:iconhappytrenty:
happytrenty Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really stunning workClap I think I've fainted. 
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks :D
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:iconartussell:
aRtUSSELL Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely brilliant, as always.

Have a great 2014
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks Russell :D
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aRtUSSELL Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome
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Tryskacik Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
Mark, you're simply incredible. But somehow I'm missing the background :(
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you, my first drawing was against a black background but when i started this one i made the decision to go cut to white as i haven't done one like that for a while and i had already used a background on it. It's all practice and i had already gone there.
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Worldinsideart Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love how you drew the emotions! Great work!
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you :D
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mburleigh8 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Outstanding!
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks :D
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mburleigh8 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your welcome
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Geez, that's more real than life I think!! Amazing and he's a character and a half and you caught it all perfectly!!!
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks very much Paula, It was a challenge to get stuck into. Hope to be drawing again soon :D
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ChrisWoottonArt Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely brilliant Mark. :clap:
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014   Traditional Artist
Cheers Chris :D
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mickoc Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
Perfection my friend :)
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks Mike :D
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Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really good work! :D (Big Grin)
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks Rick :D
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CookeeK Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ooh wow
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks :D
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V-4-VENGEANCE Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work Mark, can't ever imagine doing an A2, must be hard to keep focus. I really struggle with A3 :)
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markstewart Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you, it's becoming increasingly a necessity to be honest as my eyesight is not what it used to be. i do like to get stuck into a real project every now and then to work on patience and tonal evenness throughout large areas .. still took two attempts though ;)
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ShanghaiSarah Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
Wow! Awesome work! Your details and tones are amazing!!
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you :D
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BoomLuma Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Nicely done. I swear, I thought it was a photo, then I saw the category.
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you, that's why i say "graphite drawing" lol.
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stu-arts Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Holy crap - that's perfect!!
Bloody well done! :clap:
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