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Elvis Presley - sneak peek 3 by LucaTedde Elvis Presley - sneak peek 3 by LucaTedde
Another little update of my Elvis Presley pencil portrait.

Sorry for the bad quality picture, still captured with my compact camera.
I'm still working on his right eye (the one on the left) because the angle of the portrait is pretty hard and even in the original photograph it looks a little odd... I hope I will be able to harmonize it with the rest of the drawing as I go ahead with the portrait.

Thanks for watching!
Luca

[...to be moved to scraps later...]
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:iconracoonsattackbydawn:
RacoonsAttackByDawn Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist
Is this using dry brush technique?
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LucaTedde Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I use brushes but I don't know if you are talking about the "dry brush" technique with oils. Some artists use brushes loaded with a very small amount of oil pigment and that's why it's called "dry brush". Search for Igor Kazarin for example.
I use brushes to blend graphite like others use tortillons or tissue or cotton pads.
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RacoonsAttackByDawn Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist
Oh I see! Okay, thank you. I love Igor Kazarin's work! I've just recently started doing dry brush (using oil).
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:iconlucatedde:
LucaTedde Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool, is it going any good?
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RacoonsAttackByDawn Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist
Not really no
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mercedessxo Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
what is the paint brush for? what do you use?
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:iconlucatedde:
LucaTedde Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I use it to blend graphite, like if it was a tortillon but I prefer a brush that makes me have more control over the shading...
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Leezyoconnor Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
those eyes though <3
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:iconsebus195:
sebus195 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
it already looks very good!!!! waiting to see more :-)
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:iconlucatedde:
LucaTedde Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks I think I can submit a small progress in a few days!
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Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent!!
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:iconlucatedde:
LucaTedde Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks "Dr.Pencil"!!! ;)
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:iconcarolinacantore:
CarolinaCantore Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the details, it looks perfect!
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:iconlucatedde:
LucaTedde Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so very much :hug:
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bluepygmy Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Probably asked you this before, but what is the technique you use for brushing graphite?
I have never used this method and would like to have a go at it. Appreciate your thoughts on
this.
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:iconlucatedde:
LucaTedde Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
just imagine that graphite is the medium.. you spread graphite using a brush (dry), just like you would use a brush loaded with oil or acrylic paint ;)
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:iconbluepygmy:
bluepygmy Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Are you using powdered graphite, or do you apply the values
with pencil first and then blend? Thanks for sharing!
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:iconlucatedde:
LucaTedde Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The second one! :) sometimes I also rub the brush on some other sheets of paper where I layered down random lines with a B pencil, so the brush gets a bit dirty, and then I use it on the portrait to create delicate shades of gray.
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:iconbluepygmy:
bluepygmy Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OK I get it now. Many thanks for answering my questions.
Much appreciated.
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:iconrohithela:
rohithela Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like how you come out with details :)
Using a brush is very time consuming process but it sure gives good results than tissues
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:iconlucatedde:
LucaTedde Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes I think there's much more control using a brush instead of tissues...
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:iconbluepygmy:
bluepygmy Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great so far. The brushwork is amazing.
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:iconlucatedde:
LucaTedde Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! Brushes are just my blending tools, the most of the portrait is done by pencils :)
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:iconrohithela:
rohithela Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey, nice work with the brushes :)
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:iconlucatedde:
LucaTedde Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot ;)
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:iconkaledrub:
Kaledrub Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
Beer is great, nice drawing and always chicken pizza.
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:iconlucatedde:
LucaTedde Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
uhauahuaaahuhuauha :lol: "chicken pizza"... :P ...btw I'm VEGETARIAN now, it's almost a year and I'm feeling great... no more chicken :)
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Kaledrub Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
Beer isn't made of chicken. Unfortunetely you can't make beer pizza. I've tried.

I could never be vegetarian. Hate green food. Hell, I even hate green clothes, green cars.
Only thing I can stand is a pretty woman green eyes. (my wife has green eyes)
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LucaTedde Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL :lol:
You're right, thank GOD beer isn't made out of meat! :D
I LOVE the color GREEN.. but being vegetarian doesn't really have something to do with it ahahahahaha
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Kaledrub Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
I know, animal rights and all that...
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:iconlucatedde:
LucaTedde Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's not easy to explain and the topic is much wider than just animals rights...
Anyway, the nice thing is that I don't feel the need to come back.. but it's just 1 year..
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Djinnduepuntozero Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
La perfezione Ŕ possibile :)
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:iconlucatedde:
LucaTedde Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
eehhhhh addirittura! Non cerco la perfezione, spero solo che esca bene e che sia poi riconoscibile come un "mio" ritratto, che in qualche modo insomma abbia una mia impronta nonostante Elvis sia stato ritratto giÓ da tanti artisti, questa foto inclusa :)
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Djinnduepuntozero Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ottima risposta :) e complimenti anche per tutti gli altri tuoi lavori!
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:iconlucatedde:
LucaTedde Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Grazie!!!
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:iconwhizziewhizzer:
WhizzieWhizzer Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
way to go Luca, looking great so far, it really looks like him even at this early stage, bravo!!
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:iconlucatedde:
LucaTedde Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :dance:
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francoclun Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ecco il soggetto del tuo prossimo disegno :D Usi fogli normali per proteggere il disegno? io ho provato a usare i fogli di acetato che, essendo lisci, asportano meno grafite se capita di sfregarli accidentalmente sul foglio (e ti fanno vedere quello che hai giÓ disegnato) :D
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:iconlucatedde:
LucaTedde Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ci ho provato ma il foglio di acetato mi fa sudare troppo la mano e il braccio :D
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CatalinaVelasquez Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, it's amazing to see what can come from nothing. Looks incredible already!
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:iconlucatedde:
LucaTedde Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you Catalina :)
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