size: A4 H-6B Koh-I-Noor pencils, a regular eraser, a kneaded eraser, a Pentel white gel pen time: approx. 40h reference photo: hersonski.com/images/articles/… a commission
About the drawing
This portrait of 30 Seconds To Mars members: Shannon Leto, Jared Leto and Tomo Milicevic was commissioned. Somehow I prefer drawing celebs for commissions as I always get a good quality photo, taken by a professional photographer, not some "party pic" which might be unsharp and too pale. So I was even more pleased when I was drawing the musicians that I actually like. The reference photo had been chosen by the commissioner, a girl, who gave this portrait to her sister as a b-day present. Both girls love it, what makes me really happy Although I was sad when I was at the post office to send it As I tend to complain at what I draw, this time I'm quite happy with the outcome. Well, Jared's hair may seem less realistic in comparison to Shannon's and Tomo's; and the studs of Jared's jacket were huge pain in the ass! I found the exact copy of the studs impossible to render, thus I let my imagination do the job Shannon's head was the biggest challenge - it is ~9cm from the top of the hair to the chin and 6cm from the ear to the cheek!
Hope you enjoy it But please, no comments like "OMG it's 30 Seconds to Mars, I love them!" without saying a word about the drawing itself. I would appreciate some critique.
I think you are soo talented and this is an awesome drawing! I love the technique! Their hair is one of the most realistic things in this drawing. Shannon's face is great, but I prefer Jared and his beautiful hair . You caught Tomo's face very well. I think the whole drawing is amazing. My fav part is Shannon's jacket, or coat. It's awsome!! I think you should work more in jared's sunglasses but it's awsome in this way too, it's just an idea. You caught the background very very well, it's color is amazing! A lot of people (sometimes me too) do a weird thing. They are coloring the background darker than anything in the drawing and it's not really good is it? But you didn't do this thing and I am really glad! At least, I really like your drawing. Fantastic job!