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Post Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:41 am

Third Nelson Mandela Portrait Finished

Sold both my previous portraits of Nelson Mandela so why not draw another one.
Same size, A2 on Daler Rowney 135gsm Paper...
Been about 6 or 7 hours into it so far...

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The teeth and mouth looks damn great already, so realistic.
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Adrian,have you thought about going down the selling prints route,you seem to have a good market for this well respected icon?
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A bit more done...

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Finished the chin and started doing the clothing.
Probably about 30 hours into it so far...

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Wow... This is looking great, Adrian. =D>



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This looks AMAZING so far!
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Post Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:42 am

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Amazing detail. is this pencil or charcoal ?
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Another great portrait. The teeth look fantastic, just the right degree of tonal variation!
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Third Nelson Mandela Portrait Finished

Finally Done!!!

Call it about 35-40 hours that it took. In for framing at the mo.

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Post Fri Aug 24, 2012 3:20 am

Re: Third Nelson Mandela Portrait Finished

You did a great job on the detailed skin shading and i am still fascinated by the teeth, they are so well done. Also the texture of his fabric looks very realistic.
But one question, is no hair texture visible on the original photo at all?
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