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i got the blues by markstewart i got the blues by markstewart
going through some old photo's and came across this one of my little brother. It was challenging but i just had to draw it. He was not having a good day, maybe because he had to wear that hat.
Graphite on A4 Bristol.
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crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
and that sweater looks so itchy too lol
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markstewart Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013   Traditional Artist
:lmao: yes .. a right old grumpy day all round ;)
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heartinart Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hadn't seen that! Amazing as always. Your talent is evident in all your works!!
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markstewart Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :D
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shirls-art Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
i love drawing those old photos,that jumpers brilliant
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markstewart Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks, this one is of my little brother, i had not heard from him in over 20yrs and he pops up out of the blue last November on my doorstep. Best gift ever and so glad to have him back in my life :D so i did this for him to remind him how close we were. He always was a grumpy child :lol:
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chepayev Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
i like :)
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markstewart Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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Shazhutch Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love this drawing, the jumper looks soft and the wooly hat is amazing, did you actually draw every stitch? Yes, the look definately something to do with the hat lol :lol:
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markstewart Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011   Traditional Artist
I'm glad you like it, My little brother disappeared 23yrs ago and turned up out of the blue at my door last September. I didn't even recognize him, it was a very good day :D. We were very close as children. I had no idea how i was going to draw the hat right up to the day i had to draw it. Thats how i like to work, make it up as i go. It took an hour and was not as hard as it looks. I think the trick is not to try to detail it but to draw the impression of it. The jumper was scribbled in roughly with a dark soft pencil and blended roughly with a stiff brush, Then i added patches with the same pencil and left those areas unblended, and lifted some patches off with a kneadable eraser. Maybe i should upload close ups so people can see how i do it.
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Shazhutch Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a sad time when your brother disappeared, was he a child or teenager? Must of been a terrible time for you and your family but lovely he turned up at your door that must of been an undescribable joyous moment for you, Hope he sorted his probs out. :)
Your tactics worked well with your drawing, it would be great to see how you do your work! Im always looking for ideas, I am a self taught Artist (no uni or studies done)so that would be handy, never heard of a brush being used on drawings before, must try it myself sometime :nod: I get very frustrated when my drawings arent getting more realistic :frustrated: Your work is awesome!:faint:
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markstewart Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011   Traditional Artist
I use brushes to blend the undercoat layers on hair and other things that don't need too much control, Some use powdered graphite applied with a brush. Experiment using whatever you can think of and observe the effects and keep a mental note. You never know when it will come in handy. I get funny looks when i see a different make up brush in a shop and just have to have it :lol: Basically if you can smudge with it then it will blend. Oh and he was 25 when he vanished, never did sort his problems out but needs help doing it now. Big brother to the rescue ( just nice to know he's still alive and well). On your last note i know that sometimes the standard takes a big leap forward but most of the time it's little steps at a time. You have experimented with your skin textures to good effect on your recent drawings which is a good step forward and you paint beautifully :D
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Shazhutch Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well thank you soo much for tips, I will start an experiment, I already have loads of make-up brushes lol :giggle:
Glad you are there for your brother, you are very special big brother for him.
I will be more patient with my pencil art, practise practice practise and experiment is the key. Glad you like my paintings :hug:
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Sivine Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
I love how you did the benny and the jersey. Especially the benny.
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markstewart Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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SnowWildgoose Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your work is beautiful and inspiring. thank you for sharing it with us! :)
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markstewart Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you for your kind comments, they are appreciated :D
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ErnestoVladimir Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awww look at that, the glowing effect is awesome! and the texture on the sweater and his... what do you call those kinds of hat again? Idk it's just awesome I love it.
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markstewart Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you, nice of you to say, i'm glad that you like it :D
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ErnestoVladimir Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Of course :D
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bpyho Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
5*
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markstewart Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thanks :D
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kleinSmilla Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
Wow the softness is awesome! I love how you captured the light on the hat and the jacket.
Your brother must have been very proud when he saw this. I think it is very hard to draw a person you really know and to be satisfied with the result. Particularly if the person is your little brother^^
Kudos!
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markstewart Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you, i appreciate that. Yes it was not easy but he loved it. I have a 14yr old boy who i still haven't attempted yet for that reason .. one day lol :D
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kleinSmilla Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
:)
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Liennepien Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cuute!
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gregchapin Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
excellent work, Mark!
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markstewart Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thanks. A hard expression to capture. Took a few attempts. Changed paper type twice. I find i can't do all my work on the same paper type but haven't worked out why yet and that is driving me nuts lol.
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gintmfgb Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
Cute portrait - nice work !
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grafittifreak Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
its breath taking!!
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esayelemay Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011   Traditional Artist
wow! amazing :)
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LisaPlokker Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
LOVE how you did the clothing.
Clothing is so hard to draw..
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Joilieder Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
I like this! I love the details of the boy's cap, shirt, hair and sweater. His expression is lovely. Great job!
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valeka Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Perfect!!!
At 1st place, perfect textures!! One of the best drawings that Ive seen lately. Perfect background and great expression!
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markstewart Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, i appreciate that a lot.
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Leannee1993 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love this :D very realistic! :)
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sameerbelly Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
my goodness!!!!
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tamis83 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Student Artist
omg he is adorable very good detail in the hand face and the sweater how didi you do that omg
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markstewart Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thanks for that, the sweater was drawn with a 4B pencil doing rough circular scribbles of all sizes and directions, more in dark areas and then i used an old cheap flat hogshair paintbrush to roughly blend but not too much. Then get an old dirty kneadable eraser and roughly dab off patches, this helps to make it look old and well worn. The hat was just about looking and understanding what was going on and just giving the impression of it without getting too detailed, done with a 2B, I found it intimidating but it was easier than i first thought. Try it yourself.
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tamis83 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Student Artist
omg you have to teach me all this or let me know where you were trained.
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tamis83 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Student Artist
omg he is adorable very good detail in the hand face and the sweater how didi you do that omg
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Earleywine Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
wonderful drawing !!
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markstewart Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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ScionicSpectre Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
That's pretty slick. Not bad at all for traditional media- your work continues to fascinate me. I'm sure this took you some time- how large is the actual media you were working on? I always have a hard time getting much detail into smaller sheets.
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markstewart Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you, size is A4 and it took roughly 15hrs
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ScionicSpectre Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Not bad at all. :)
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PaulTHutchins Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
Ecellent as usual.....just love how you have captured the different textures of the clothing...
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markstewart Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thanks,Yes i am pleased with the look, it's the first time trying wooly stuff. It was a good learning exercise. Getting the eyes right was probably the hardest part
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PaulTHutchins Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
The eyes are the key to a true likeness, so important to get right, so its worth taking that bit longer to get right....
I have attempted a few friends and my daughter but not entirely happy with them. Find it difficult to draw close ones...
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markstewart Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011   Traditional Artist
Yes, i find it hard to do family and have drawn my son but was never happy. I may try him again but i expect i wont be happy with it again. I did my sister and she has it on display and i avoid looking at it when i visit. They are never right.
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