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December 21, 2012
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Mike Tyson by AdamR83 Mike Tyson by AdamR83
A graphite pencil drawing of Mike Tyson, on bristol board. This is the first time I've used bristol board and I can see why people use it, I'm definitely going to use it again. thanks for looking. Here's the link to the photo I used as a reference.[link]
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Mehdiunkut Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing !!!!
G33Z3R Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Mike, what dimensions are you at here? What brand pencils are you using? What's the capital of New Zealand? ;)

You've listed yourself as a student; I simply must ask how your professors react to these Photorealistic drawings. Do you experience any animosity from the "Draw from Life Academics," as I call them? I've never had to push a drawing this far, myself—my subjects are usually very young and my drawings rather small, but this is where I see myself headed. Thing is, there is not a lot of support to be had from those who see art in black and white (no pun intended) with a clear set of rules, and these are the people I often find myself surrounded by.

I sincerely hope you don't mind all this dialogue. For now, you've made the fatal mistake of drawing too well; I have to watch you. There's no escape ...MWUHAHAHAHAH!
SeJason56 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I thought I was in the photography section, this is unreal, one of the best photorealism drawings I've ever seen!
AdamR83 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
That's very good to hear, thanks very much.
lariotus Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Professional Photographer
Cosmic-Cherry-Tree Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The skin texture is amazing...was it hard to do? :)

I also use Bristol really is nice to draw on :D
AdamR83 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist

Thankyou Lea. To be honest it wasn't really that hard, it was just building up lots of layers of dark marks with a soft blending stump, putting in highlights with a pencil rubber and then blending them all together.

I remember it being quite time consuming though.

Yeah I like bristol board, I use for all my pencil portraits...when I get the time to do them!

Cosmic-Cherry-Tree Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for sharing your tecgnique. I've recently started my first graphite portrait and can see already that it will take a long tome :)
AdamWien Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
This is amazing lvl of details,work is so realistic that there is no bigger lvl than this! WOW
AdamR83 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thankyou Adam.
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