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December 29, 2009
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Dec 29, 2009, 3:44:57 AM
Will Turner for lilhazelstar by AreteEirene Will Turner for lilhazelstar by AreteEirene
Merry Christmas =lilhazelstar! :iconsantalaplz:

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. :D

I did a blind pick for my Santa gift just like everyone else, so I was all :la: 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. :flirty:


Size: 11 x 14 inches
Time: About 4 hours
Materials: 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 up
Method: 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.
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winterwidow Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009
how is it that i always miss theses secret santa things? :tears:
anyways...its easily recognized as will. You did a nice job on the face structure and the slight wrinkles on his forehead. :clap:
AreteEirene Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010   Photographer
I don't know. :( If we do it next year should I just note you directly?

I tried to stick as best I could with the ref I had. The forehead wrinkles were so prominent I just had to include them. :giggle:
boot-cheese-3000 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009
wow this is pretty cool tina. nice work baby doll.:love:
AreteEirene Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009   Photographer
Thank you :D
boot-cheese-3000 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009
oh most definitely.:hug:
lilhazelstar Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009
:excited: I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!! AND OMG HOW DID YOU GET ME AS A SANTA LMAO :glomp: thank you for the wonderful portrait of my lovely Will Turner. :D I love it. ;D Thank you!!!!
AreteEirene Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009   Photographer
Yay! :iconweekenddanceplz:

I waited for about half of everyone to pick then I went through and picked five and narrowed them down, just like everyone else was supposed to do. :lol: Of the five three were people who watch either this site or my stock site. Yay for similar interests! :dummy:

I'm so happy you like him. I enjoyed this one a lot. :glomp:
LeftWingDuck Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
she better like it...charcoal is a betch to work with XD

I'm sure she'll love turned out quite well.
AreteEirene Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009   Photographer
I find charcoal rather easy to work with, but knowing me I likely have everything backwards to what people normally think. :lol: I really like them because they free me from my compulsion to add every tiny detail or make things look 100% realistic. :D

She does really like it. Yay! :iconfingerdanceplz:
LeftWingDuck Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
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