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Mandela Portrait - WIP

Hi All,

Haven't been around for a while, but have popped in occasionally to see the work entered, and always a pleasure to do seeing the improvements of peoples work.
I usually do wildlife, but I thought let me try a portrait of a famous person, and because I'm from South Africa, I thought I'd draw Nelson Mandela.
Here's the start of it.
It's on 200gsm Heavy Duty Paper, and the size is A2 (about 420 X 580mm).
I've used between 6B and 2B pencils so far.
Let me know what you think plse.

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Post Wed Jan 04, 2012 4:38 pm

Re: Mandela Portrait - WIP

A nice start Adrian ..
Who's next, F. W. de Klerk ?? :mrgreen:
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Hehehe, funny one Brendan...don't think so ;o)
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Post Tue Jan 10, 2012 2:23 pm

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Here's an update...going a bit slow as I haven't had much time to work on it...

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Post Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:19 pm

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Any reason why you start at the bottom of the picture and work up?

I would think it would be harder to prevent smudging that way.
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Post Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:12 pm

Re: Mandela Portrait - WIP

I fully agree with you Watcher, and I don't usually start my drawings at the bottom of the page...I guess this time I was just led that way. I can always just turn the paper around and draw upside down to prevent smudging. I also use a blank sheet of A4 paper under my drawing hand to prevent smudging ;o)
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Post Wed Jan 18, 2012 3:08 pm

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Here's an update with a bit more done.....

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Post Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:41 am

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The texture on his jacket is awesome! Is that circulism or what technique? :D
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Post Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:50 am

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Ajcury....the technique on the jacket is circular shading, but nothing magic to it really, it's actually just the texture of the paper. :wink:

Here's an update...

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Post Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:52 am

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Looking good! :D
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Post Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:11 pm

Re: Mandela Portrait - WIP

Always in awe.
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Post Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:39 am

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Excellent!
Feeling like a freak on a leash.
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Post Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:46 am

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Thanks for the Compliments Guys...the latest

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Post Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:24 pm

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This just blows me away.
I am doing a portrait right now and I just can't understand how people like you get that texture in the skin. It amazes me and I can't figure out how to do it.
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