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Mar 3, 2010, 1:53:33 PM
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Portrait Of David Cook by imaginee Portrait Of David Cook by imaginee
I started work on this portrait 2/16/10, the reference photo was taken by a friend Kathy when she saw Mr. Cook in concert. Once I saw the photo I knew I had to draw it. I love that dramatic lighting that forms his face, it's been a lot of fun seeing this one slowly come to life.

I started out using my 3b mechanical pencil, a small blending stump, kneaded eraser and a little B pencil.
for the BG I put down some powdered graphite and blended. To get the highlights in his hair I left the white of the paper untouched and drew/colored in around the areas. I put down another layer of the powdered graphite on the BG and then darkened the shadowed areas with a 3b mechanical pencil.

Finished portrait 2/23/10:
12 x 17 Graphite on Illustration Board

Edit 3/4/10: I took a new photo of the drawing, it looks a little better then the scan.

Thank you everyone for all the wonderful comments, I have read each and everyone of them! :heart:
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disnerd4life Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
WHAT DO YOU MEAN THIS ISN'T A PiCTURE :jawdrop: :jawdrop: :jawdrop:

(But seriously AMAZING job :shocked: :wow: :D)
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kelmalaz Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
woooooooow  (y)
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Steloart Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is soooo brilliant! well done! :D
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kamkamielala Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
NICE WORK
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judyeve Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
Beautiful portrait! The shading is superb!
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Kristina-Spahr Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So beautiful. I can tell if photo or drawing unless looked close
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Dragonchild1 Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
This is amazing absolutely beautiful
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benneido Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
where is the DD for this ???????????? This work deserve DD !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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benneido Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so real, madness !!!!! hair work and beard !!!
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mansourkfm Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
omg it's amazing wow.
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