Merry Christmas =lilhazelstar
I totally cheated and signed up for Secret Santas over at #DisneyDreamers
under my stock site. So I guess I should post this from there but I don't post my fanart on my stock site, so here it is.
I did a blind pick for my Santa gift just like everyone else, so I was all
yay I picked someone I knew!
Among the things =lilhazelstar
listed as faves were "Anything Pirates" and "Will Turner". As I had never drawn Will before, I figured I'd try him this time.
I hope she likes it.
: 11 x 14 inchesTime:
About 4 hoursMaterials:
100 lb Bristol board paper, 4B condensed black charcoal stick, 2B 4B and 6B charcoal pencils, white condensed charcoal stick, white charcoal pencil, medium black vine charcoal, kneaded rubber eraser, white pearl plastic eraser, fingers for blending, Lava brand soap for clean upMethod:
Charcoal Reduction Notes:
I used a screencap from Dead Man's Chest (I think). He was quite scruffy in the screencap but somehow he ended up all clean and suave looking in my version. I did not do that on purpose. There were two light sources on the original, a bright one to the left (a fire, I think) and a softer one to the right (candles?).
I'm actually pretty happy with this one. He doesn't look exactly like Orlando Bloom but I think (hope) he still looks like a cartoon version of Will.
Piece is photographed and unfixed. Once it's covered in fixative it will darken significantly.
I don't like the ear so much but I swear it measures out to the original (this is 1.5x the size of my printed ref). So whatever. There's some scratches on the paper from the charcoal sticks; they seem to always do that. It might be my old as dirt art table. I really fought with the eyes.