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Paul McCartney 1968 by SAU21866 Paul McCartney 1968 by SAU21866
Portrait of Sir James Paul McCartney - Refernce Photo from the White Album - 10x15 Faber Castels Color Pencils on Bristol Board - not sure how many hours this has taken me to complete but have to say am a bit proud of how he came out hope you all like it.
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zara2020 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent work! Xx
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Saphire-Rose80s Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
It came out nicely!
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julie090995 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Impressive!
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MasterLen Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010
A great piece of art. You've done very well. Especially the hair and his eyes.
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wildhype Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010
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Suanin Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congratulations! This portrait has been included in this week's feature at #CelebrityPortraits! :clap:
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CountryDreamer Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I first saw this in someone else's favorites, and looking at the thumbnail, I was sort of expectubg it to be digital art. I now see that it's colored pencil. Somehow, that makes me infinitely more impressed (no offense to digital artists, of course). The shading is so brilliant. Just lovely!
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CountryDreamer Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Please excuse my typo. I meant to write "expecting" but my fingers were off...
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LoveringArts Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
Fantastic portrait ,, so skillful !
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SAU21866 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much ;-) I really appreciate the comments
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otherdruid Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a great portrait! :clap:
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BTBArtist Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You should definatly be proud of this, stunning pencil work
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SAU21866 Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so very much for the wonderful comments ;-)
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ScottishBookworm Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Student General Artist
This is amazing! The shadows on the face and the colors are so life-like...:clap:
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SAU21866 Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the wonderful comments...I had alot of fun drawing Paul...my plans are to do the other three as well so that I have the complete series it may take a while to complete but I am sure it will be fun
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ScottishBookworm Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Student General Artist
You're welcome..and please do! I'd love to see them! :la:
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Mahican-Atim Featured By Owner May 18, 2010   Traditional Artist
Wow great finish!!!! :clap:
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SAU21866 Featured By Owner May 19, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much ;-)....I had alot of fund doing it but it seemed to take forever to finish LOL
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Mahican-Atim Featured By Owner May 22, 2010   Traditional Artist
Ahhhhh, but time well spent. I don't come on dA as much anymore so it seemed quick to me :giggle:
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evusha Featured By Owner May 15, 2010  Student Interface Designer
wooow this portrait is just soo stunning!!! amazing ! :love:
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SAU21866 Featured By Owner May 15, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much ;-)
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LeGa18 Featured By Owner May 10, 2010
very realistic, awesome job~!
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SAU21866 Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you....I had alot of fun doing this one and Paul is my favorite Beatle so it was a joy to draw him ;-)
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LeGa18 Featured By Owner May 11, 2010
lol col :) your welcome~!
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MollyMoo12 Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Student General Artist
Wow, this is absolutely FANTSTIC! Envy is gushing from my every pore! :XD:
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SAU21866 Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you....it's nice to meet with fellow Beatle Peebles here...they are my most favorite band of all time
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MollyMoo12 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010  Student General Artist
I love them, yus. :D
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SharpAce Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow. Wow. Wow. This is stunning! The detail is incredbiel ad really brings the piece to life! :D
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SAU21866 Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks you very much ;-)
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SharpAce Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Of course!

What pencils did you use?
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SAU21866 Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I used Faber Castel polychromos colour pencils...I use to strickly use prismacolours but I am finding that the Faber's to blend better the only thing I am not crazy about is that the colours are not as vibrant as the Prisma pencils they are much more earthy in tone but it is good for portraits to get much more natural skin tone I am now using them on my next piece which is a dalmation hopefully I will get similar results as the paul McCartney piece
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SharpAce Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice! They give that really nice '70s feel to it though, so it was well applied to this piece! :)
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MossyModels Featured By Owner May 8, 2010
Excellent work,so refreshing to see REAL art instead of computer manipulated images.:)
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SAU21866 Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks I sort of feel the same as you when it comes to the Computer images I think there is not enough work done in traditional medium anymore and sometimes it does make me wonder where the art world is going these days and what they are teaching the up and coming artist in Art Schools...I do think there is a place for computer drawing and illustrations as I do have it in my background as a graphic designer but i do feel that there is nothing like having a pencil or paint brush in your hand and seeing your paper or canvas come to life I feel it is more personal that way.
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MossyModels Featured By Owner May 11, 2010
Yes,my thoughts exactly.:)
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johnski42 Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
very very good,,is it pencil colours and pencil, graphite? it does have a very tight paint feel to it. well done
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SAU21866 Featured By Owner May 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi John, thanks for the comments...this portrait was done in Colour Pencil only. I had alot of fun with this one as i was trying out my new set of color pencils from Faber Castels, before I wouldn't use anything outside of my prismacolors, but now I have to say I think I may have found something that I like alot more it give a different feel to the drawing as the pencil is not as waxy as the prismacolors it appears softer and much more subtle. I can highly recomment them for this kind of work .
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manus-pellere Featured By Owner May 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Omg! I just want to draw like you! You are great!

Hugs! :hug:
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SAU21866 Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you ;-)
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manus-pellere Featured By Owner May 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome :Hug:
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ArielRGH Featured By Owner May 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yea, awesome.
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SAU21866 Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks ;-)
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dheck Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
maybe im amazed..but who wouldn't be with this stunning portrait..great work!!!
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SAU21866 Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you so much
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kc7655 Featured By Owner May 6, 2010
great portrait. very nice skin tones. this has an oil painting type feel to it.
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SAU21866 Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Sorry for the late response but thank you I enjoyed working with the Faber Castel Pencils I believe they are more of an oil base pencil verse the prismacolors that are waxy...I enjoy working with both of them but i am favoring the Fabers for more of my realistic work they just seem to give a nice soft feel to the drawing
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L1qw1d Featured By Owner May 6, 2010
excellent portrait! you should work with Marge Simpson and get the Ringo!
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SAU21866 Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you I do plan on doing the series for the white album now that I have finished Paulie
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