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March 1, 2010
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Canon
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Canon EOS 5D Mark II
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1/8 second
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F/9.0
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28 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Mar 1, 2010, 2:21:18 PM
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Cary Grant by casparofambrose Cary Grant by casparofambrose
A very young Cary Grant. I had planned to wait until I had more experience under my belt to go for this reference. I wanted to be sure I could do it justice but I was craving to take it on, so here we are. This turned out to be a great exercise for that soft focus effect. I used to be set on hard, angular lines and definition but I’m finding that softness and lack of definition is just as important…and really fun if I might add. The angle of the face was oddly tricky and I found the hair more complicated than I had imagined (this has to be the most structured hair I’ve ever done), but this was a relaxing drawing otherwise – it seemed a bit more simplistic than my last few, so I felt I had further room to focus on the details of the face alone, instead of a hand or the sleeve of a shirt. I really enjoyed it. About halfway through I moved and ended up with better lighting for drawing in my new place, so I think that helps things. I didn’t realize how poor my lighting had been before! Still could use one of those nice drafting lamps.

Mechanical pencil with #2 lead, 6B pencil, q-tips, Kleenex, and white vinyl eraser on 19” X 24” bristol paper.

I put down a base layer of soft grey prismacolor in the background because I thought it might set the background apart from his skin, maybe give the picture the “pop” it really needed. I tried the circulism technique too, which I ended up liking for the skin texture. I like the more textured yet soft look of circulism.

Took about the same time as my others…roughly 40 hours.
I uploaded the full size image because I thought it looked interesting this time in actual size.
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sjhowell11 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing. :)
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MrsGrapeJuice Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
Beautiful work.
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BearTrack Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
It looks so real! :jawdrop:
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GTracerRens Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
What a detail! The hair, the eyes and the mouth, absolutely wondeful! :D
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artlunatic23 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow!!Terrific drawing.He's my favorite actor.
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Aotenshi Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
I love how the eyes are very sharp and the rest a bit more blurred...amazing !
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casparofambrose Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thanks! ^-^ I'd like to try that effect on something else sometime, because this remains my favorite piece of mine mostly because of that.
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musicgal3 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
Incredible! :faint: :heart:
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:iconcasparofambrose:
casparofambrose Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011   Traditional Artist
Oh, thank you! And thank for the watch and the favorites. It is much appreciated.
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:iconmusicgal3:
musicgal3 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
You're very welcome. Your work is incredible.
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