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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 Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing !!!!
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AdamR83 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thankyou!
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G33Z3R Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  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!
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AdamR83 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Hello Mr Anderson.

The drawing is A4 in size, the pencils that I used are Faber Castell and I did think that the capital of New Zealand was Auckland, until I googled it and discovered that it is Wellington.

I haven't really had a reaction from my tutors yet, because I have't submitted any photo-realistic work to be assessed. I get the impression that some of them are not be overly enthusiastic about realism in general, so I'm not really sure what to expect.

I don't mind the dialogue at all,  thankyou very much for taking the time to comment and thanks for the watch.
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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!
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AdamR83 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
That's very good to hear, thanks very much.
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lariotus Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Professional Photographer
wow!
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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 Board....it really is nice to draw on :D
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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!

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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 :)
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