I’ve done a handful of recognizable faces of yesteryear, so I thought I’d try an iconic face from my generation (even if it is a fictional character). It feels like a while since I’ve drawn a male portrait - and since I’ve worked from a picture with such crisp detail. It was so crisp and textured, in fact, that it began to feel less like a portrait and more like an excuse to do unnecessary acrobatics with detail. I found out I'm not a fan of this type of thing and I'm just glad this is done.
The face takes up almost an entire sheet of 19” X 24” paper ergo those are two (one and a half?) of the biggest eyebrows I’ve ever done, my goodness. But I must say Daniel has beautiful eyes and those heavy dark brows only accentuate that.
I gave up on the stubble but I felt like there was so much going on everywhere else that it wasn’t a big deal. Also, sooo much solid black. Too much graphite. My favorite 6B pencil died during the process.
#2 pencil, 6B pencil, 7B pencil
q-tips, Kleenex, vinyl eraser, electric eraser
19” X 24” bristol
Levels adjusted in photoshop – tried as hard as possible to get rid of the abundant graphite glares.
Had to sign it digitally after my pencil signature disappeared in the background. -_- I thought of just adding a watermark but eh. Curious - what do you think of watermarks? Worth it?