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Willem Dafoe

Postby kennyc » Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:54 am

Willem Dafoe - movie/hollywood celebrity. I'm thinking this will be a quick on, mostly for hair practice, but ...

Willem Dafoe - 9 x 11 Graphite on Mellotex paper
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and a few marks just to get started - about .5 hour

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Re: Willem Dafoe

Postby kennyc » Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:28 pm

I don't know man! This hair! This Hair! .... of course that is one reason I chose it....I need lots of hair practice something you dog-drawers are all very good at. You may have wondered why all my portraits have hats or are bald. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Almost embarrassed to post this but WTF!
I reserve the right to abandon this one at any time!

after about two more hours..

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Re: Willem Dafoe

Postby Laurene » Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:50 pm

Dog-drawers?!?!? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Ok, first things first. Hair is hair is hair, whether it's on a human animal or any other kind of animal so I think we dog-drawers might be able to help here. :D

Seriously Ken, check out Mike's hair tutorial online: https://www.sibleyfineart.com/tutorial--draw-hair.htm . It's free and I think it can help here because his demo is for dark hair just like Dafoe's. Dafoe's face is just full of character so I think this is right up your alley!

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Re: Willem Dafoe

Postby kennyc » Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:28 pm

Yes will take a gander at his tutorial again.....this is just sitting here at the moment...the hair needs lots more work....hopefully it will get better than this first pass...if not.... :o
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Re: Willem Dafoe

Postby kennyc » Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:52 am

about 3-4 more hours on that hair....still not happy with it, but I do hope it's getting better....more to do...or may move on a bit and come back... about 7 hours total so far....all hair....sheesh....

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Re: Willem Dafoe

Postby Laurene » Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:00 am

:) :) :) :) :) Looks great Kenny!

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Re: Willem Dafoe

Postby kennyc » Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:03 am

Laurene wrote::) :) :) :) :) Looks great Kenny!


Some day I WILL draw a dog! Someday! :lol:
or a cat....
:mrgreen:

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Re: Willem Dafoe

Postby kennyc » Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:05 pm

Laurene wrote::) :) :) :) :) Looks great Kenny!


Just had to get the wireframe in place first. :lol: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=6019

and here's my Drawing desk this morning Sept 1, 2017
Lookit all that hair waiting for me. LOL!

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Postby kennyc » Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:09 pm

No additional work in the last few days, but here's a (hopefully) better pic of where I'm at and hope to make significant progress this week. about 7 hours so far.

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Re: Willem Dafoe

Postby kennyc » Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:56 pm

Another 4-5 hours on the forehead, forehead, forehead, one eye and a few touchups at the hair/face interface....I'm feel it is at the 'really ugly duckling' phase but still hoping it can become a swan. :lol:
Not happy with the forehead yet but going to work on the other (our right) eye then maybe some rework on the forehead before and as I move on down. About 12 hours at this point.

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Re: Willem Dafoe

Postby kennyc » Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:15 pm

an hour or so last night mostly on the right eye....pretty darn ugly at the moment....everything here needs lots of 'finishing touches!' Trying to be very careful around the eyes as they are the 'whitest' part of the image.
I see I've already smeared graphite all over the bottom/shirt area...not that big a deal, but that's why I have to stay away from charcoal. :lol:

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Re: Willem Dafoe

Postby kennyc » Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:38 am

couple more hours.... about 15-16 hours....at the 'pretty ugly' stage. :)

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Re: Willem Dafoe

Postby Laurene » Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:28 pm

You really captured his eyes Kenny! Looks great so far!

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Re: Willem Dafoe

Postby kennyc » Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:14 pm

Thanks Laurene! Eyes and Hair on this one. :)
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Re: Willem Dafoe

Postby kennyc » Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:42 pm

about an hour this morning on the right (viewer right) cheek. Getting there....probably lots of adjustment/cleanup/finishing on everything...... :D

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