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August 1, 2012
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David Lynch by HyperionDreams David Lynch by HyperionDreams
UDPATE: new scanned version

..:: David Lynch ::..

Staedtler Mars Lumographs : H2, B, B2,B4,B5,B6,B7,B8
Staedtler Mechanical Pencils : 0.3, 0.5 and 0.9
Tombo Mono Zero
Kneadable gum, gum pencil
A3 Canson Bristol Smooth with grid of 36x27cm
Reference on Photo Paper
Reference on iPad for Details

About 46 hours...


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David Lynch : Full SpeedvideoSo, I did about 7 livestream sessions while drawing the David Lynch Portrait.
A slimy, but great Frog, once said, it would be a good idea to combine them into one big.
Here is the result.  18 hours of video, rendered into 17 minutes.  Some parts look bad though... there is also a 1 minute freeze, no idea how & when this happened.
In a time where fake drawings & artists are a hot topic, it's maybe a nice thing to see how real drawings are created :D

Read here, the horror of Fixation going wrong
Fixation Troubles ResolvedSo, I wanted to fixate my David Lynch drawing.  It has a lot of B8, so I felt it was important to fixate it properly.
Still, I have no experience with it, so I applied the first layer.  It didn't look like it had any effect, so I applied a second one.
After drying I saw that some dark spots had fixate on it, other had not.... it was not looking well, so I applied another one.....
A number of layers later, my paper is all curled, it still looks no good, and I have the feeling I have ruined the drawing....
What can I do, how should u apply a proper fixate layer.... or is it just that a lot of B8 just doesn't fixate well.... HELP
Well it's clear, I ruined it, I panicked, this is the result.... I thought I read somewhere that after fixating the coating should hide the shining of the graphite, so I thought I had to apply more... :iconcryingemote:
Update 2:
The mighty highlander from the north, suggested to
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I must begin by applauding your effort. The amount of detail in this portrait is stunning! The eyes look extremely real, to a point where this looks like it's a photograph. Plus, you captured his emotion very well.

The stark contrast between his face and the background make his features stand out fantastically, and the placement of the shadows is just perfect. I love how you rendered the wrinkles under his eyes, on his forehead, and below the cheekbones. The eyebrows are extremely intricate, as are the pores on his nose. The stubble looks very real, which is difficult to achieve and you managed it extremely well. Also, the capillaries in his eyes are so well detailed! Kudos on that!

As far as improvements are concerned, there's just one, and this is probably just me nitpicking. The hair on the darker side of his face seems slightly unrealistic. This, however, may be due to the scanner/camera, and feel free to ignore it. To me, it just seems minutely less detailed, but that's probably because of the brilliance of the rest of his face. On the other hand, it draws more attention to the face, so that's a very good thing! ;)

All in all, a fantastic piece! I hope my critiquing skills have been up to mark. Good luck with more portraits to come! :D
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sigma1984 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013 is so the skin put so much attention to details..amazing!!
HyperionDreams Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
Thank you
SweediesArt Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fabulous piece of art:love:
HyperionDreams Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
Thank you :-)
SweediesArt Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome:heart::hug:
vanceinfinity Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wow!! This is amazing work! So inspiring!
HyperionDreams Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
filmshirley Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
So beautiful. Wonderful portrait; haunting.
HyperionDreams Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
Thanks, I really enjoyed drawing this, as I admire him a lot...
BobCatD Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Mind-blowing portrait !!  You managed to infuse it with life and to capture that  dreamy, mad man genius on Lynch ... if you allow me (:   ~ (: You are amazing !
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