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Jared Leto - Oblivion by Ilojleen Jared Leto - Oblivion by Ilojleen

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:pointr: size: A4
:pointr: Koh-i-Noor pencils: F, B-5B, a regular eraser and a kneaded eraser
:pointr: time: AGES. I guess, 'cause after a couple of weeks I lost the track of time.
:pointr: reference photo:…

Jared Leto - Oblivion WIPs by Ilojleen Jared Leto - Oblivion: Details by Ilojleen

Oh hell yes, Mr. Jared Leto again. I love this guy and the rest of band a lot, as you must have noticed very long time ago ;)

I've wanted to use this particular reference photo since the moment I saw it for the first time, but I've never had guts and courage to give it a try. It was way too tricky. His hair, his clothes, the background, all these things used to make me stay away from this wonderful photo [in my humble opinion: one of Leto's best pictures].
I surprised myself one month ago, because finally I felt like portraying him from that photo. I promised myself this would be my best portrait ever. Then I thought: "If it doesn't turn out to be the best of the best things I've drawn, it must be the best portrait of Jared at least". To decide, if I managed to do it, is up to you, guys :>
Anyway, this time I'll skip the advantages/flaws part. I only tell you, that it's the most time-consuming portrait I've ever done. It took me a few weeks to finish it, of course, with breaks. The total time might be [approximately] 45h.
The title... I like his gaze here. So oblivious... so it's certain why I chose "Oblivion". It's the title of one of the Thirty Seconds To Mars' first songs. Considering his clothes, "This is war" would fit, too :giggle:].
Check out the word on the pocket... "calf". Not sure if such a phrase exists in English, but in Polish does - if someone's gaze looks abstent or dreamy, we call it "a calf gaze", so it fits here :XD:
One last thing to tell you... it's the last portrait of Jared I've drawn. Yes, you read well: I did mean last, not latest. I've portrayed him so many times, that I decided to do a little break and rest. It's time to draw Tomo and Shannon, don't you think? :) I haven't drawn them since months so they need some attention for sure! Though I'm pretty sure I'll come back to the younger Leto one day.

Sorry for my long speech. It was kinda farewell speech :lmao: Every time I want to describe sth briefly, I end up writing an essay :rofl:

P.S. I must confess something: can you imagine I had to re-draw his hair? When I drew it for the first time, I didn't like the way it turned out, so I erased it and drew again :XD: Only I can be SO stupid.

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Marcysiabush Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Zajebiste !!! Tak wpadłam do twojej galerii na chwilkę :D Żeby sobie podziwiać mistrzynię ołówka :D
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013   Traditional Artist
I powiedziała ta, co jest wszechstronną mistrzynią :giggle: Dziękuję ślicznie :tighthug:
Marcysiabush Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Nie ma za co , mówię co myślę . Jak na osobę która się uczyła sama na własnych błędach, nic tylko podziwiać :hug: . Mnie trochę wpoili do głowy a reszta to próby i ewolucja ;)
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013   Traditional Artist
Jej, dziękuję raz jeszcze, bardzo mi miło słyszeć od Ciebie takie słowa :blushes: Ale widzisz, sama też się uczyłaś! Wszystkiego nie nauczą w szkołach ;)
Marcysiabush Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Nie ma za co ;)
No nie , niestety nie nauczą :) Malować olejami nauczyłam się na przykład sama :)Skończyłam liceum i dopiero wtedy zaczęłam na poważnie malować. :)
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013   Traditional Artist
Naprawdę? Całkowicie sama? Jestem pod ogromnym wrażeniem :worship:
Marcysiabush Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
No serio , na DA są moje pierwsze prace ,ewidentnie widać prymityzm :P [link] , mało zróżnicowane kolorystycznie , postać jakaś taka brudna :la:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013   Traditional Artist
Tym bardziej Cię podziwiam, bo nawet tamta stara praca reprezentuje jak dla mnie super poziom, nigdy bym tak nie potrafiła!
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jaredwarrior Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
OMG, this is just amazing! :o
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot :iconloveorangeplz: :aww:
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