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Sherlock by markstewart Sherlock by markstewart
Pencil on A3 Bristol.
Image from google.
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syyzygyy Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist
WOW amazing job on the shading!!! 
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markstewart Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks very much :D
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agnes21 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! :) (Smile) 
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markstewart Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you :D
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NickMoscovitz Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Interesting how while the likeness is skewed a bit you captured Cumberbach essence even more than he normally projects... Incredibly impressive. My interpretation is not as expressive as yours. 0ACT039-BenedictCumberbach by nickmos  
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markstewart Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks, i usually use the grid method but every now and again i will go freehand. This was the first time i had done so in a while but oh it was close lol. Nice hair on yours by the way, i enjoyed doing the hair on this one.
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NickMoscovitz Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
As I said: freehand or grid... Likeness is more than physical arrangement of facial features.. It is an essence that is projected from the entire sum and your portraits truly explode with essence. My portraits - which are mostly freehand but basically done with a mental grid I developed... Truly lack this essence - and try as might, I get glimpses of this essence way too seldom. Every time I finish a portrait I check myself and usually admit that it looks like an ok map but not as a portrait with a soul... But I have learned to live with that. I just couldn't bear reworking my drawings, or putting more than 2 hours into a single portrait - and that is why I draw with pens, no eraser at all. If I make a mistake that is too great, I scrap it altogether. I do that 30% of the time, and it hurts... But I have learned to live with that too. I am getting a lot better though... Again, my admiration goes to you, and I am lucky to have crossed your path. Cheers.
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markstewart Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014   Traditional Artist
Yes yes that's exactly what i try to get in there, a likeness is all well and good but to go deeper than that is a stimulating challenge especially with cellebs and who so easily fall into character whenever a camera is pointed at them. I study a reference photo to try to find the thoughts and emotions going on behind the expression and i try to get that in there if possible. I must say that to get to this stage has taken a great deal of persistence and practice and it doesn't always pay off but it is a strong motivation for me when i find a nice shot. Just keep at it and as long as the enjoyment and motivation is there one can only get better.
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NickMoscovitz Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
What a thoughtful reply. Thanks. It is evident that there is more in your drawings than the technique. You framed the thought well, and I am grateful again to learn from you.
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wyvern713 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
:la: GAAAHHHHH!!! AMAZING!!!! :D
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