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Albert Einstein by jjkiefer Albert Einstein by jjkiefer
Portrait of Albert Einstein
12" x 16" Graphite (Mechanical Pencils) on Canson Plate/Smooth Bristol Paper

I just returned from picking up my work from my first drawing exhibit at a local art gallery and discovered I no longer am the owner of this drawing.  Pretty cool.  Cheers!

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SamanthaMessias Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015
INCREDIBLE! love this one of Einstein :)
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jjkiefer Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!  Loved your gallery of work.  Thanks for the fave, too!
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SamanthaMessias Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015
Your welcome and thank you :)
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minkorarin Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist
your works are great!
can you please share a tip on how you draw white hair on a black background?
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jjkiefer Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sorry it took so long to respond.  Been working 60 hour weeks so don't have a lot of time for DA these days.  The best way to describe how to draw fine white lines is you have to do negative drawing.  By that, I mean you start out with a wide line and then draw around it to make it thin.  I also use a razor blade to cut the eraser to get a sharp edge on it.  Here is a link to a tutprial I wrote.  Disregard the misspelled words in it.  I was in a hurry when I wrote it.  Albert Einstein Hair Tutorial by jjkiefer
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minkorarin Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Hobbyist
thanks a lot for your tutorial and time. it's very helpful!
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jjkiefer Featured By Owner Edited Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
 
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BringMeTheSirens Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You are insane with your photo-realistic art pieces! I love this.Love 
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jjkiefer Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much - it's one of my favorites.  Thanks for all the faves as well!  Cheers!
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BringMeTheSirens Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem!
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ArtsyVal Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow! This is excellent! Once again, all the detail you've put into this makes it that much better :)
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jjkiefer Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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ArtsyVal Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Student General Artist
You're very welcome :)
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LOOSEGERMS Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Super!  You captured the Einstein character well.  I just finished an Einstein portrait and his hair was definitely a 'highlight.'  Very fun to work with.  
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jjkiefer Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much and thanks for the faves as well!
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milad10 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Student Interface Designer
very nice!‌ Hug 
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jjkiefer Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much and thanks for the fave!
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silverwingpam Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
xcelent! It's good to see a different picture of the man. The hair is amazing.
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jjkiefer Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!  I wrote a little tutorial on how I drew the hair.  It's in my tutorial folder (only 1 tutorial).
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RoArtAr Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
bueno!
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jjkiefer Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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keef75 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Fantastic
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jjkiefer Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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jexass Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
caramba !! muy bueno
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jjkiefer Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
muchas gracias!
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iceman52 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
your drawings tip-toe on the line between a drawing and a photograph ,my first glance at your gallery i thought you were a photographer ! .their absolutely breathtaking .
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jjkiefer Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you - you're too kind.  It's been quite a journey to delve into realism these past few years.
Cheers!  Thanks for the fave!
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Yagmurengin Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it
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jjkiefer Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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RainReedshimmer Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

I am in awe of your work!

Incredible :love:

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jjkiefer Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much and thanks for the faves! I really enjoyed viewing your work as well, very creative pieces. Cheers!
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AdrianMinotaur Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
He was a lecher, but such a brilliant mind!
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jjkiefer Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I did not know that! Thanks for the fave!
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RainReedshimmer Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks Jj really appreciate your comment. I'm just starting off with my interest in art. Left it abit late, but oh well its better late than never hey.
Artists like you make dA such a great place to visit. Looking forward to more postings from you:sun:
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jjkiefer Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks and you're quite welcome. I know what you mean I started drawing when I was around 6. My mother was a fantastic portrait artist in oils but she never got to develop her full potential due to an illness. She forced me to draw. I gave it up for 21 years and started back about 7 years ago and have become addicted to pencil. I use to paint in oils and acrylics. Cheers! Jim
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RainReedshimmer Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well we're all better off here at dA for having the privledge of viewing your work. There's an amazing amount of talent here on this site and z gr8 arena to start building on one's own abilities and interest etc. anyhow i'll be keeping a close eye on any pieces from you over time. Bye for now. Michelle
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jjkiefer Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're too kind - Thanks!
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AdrianMinotaur Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Could be wrong, but now I want to read his biography. Anywho, your drawing is magnificent!
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jjkiefer Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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JohnnySteele666 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
youre the man!
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jjkiefer Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! Welcome to DA. You'll find plenty of inspiration here. Thanks for the fave as well! Cheers!
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JohnnySteele666 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
honestly... how are you doing these? tools?
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jjkiefer Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
On this particular piece, everything but the hair was drawn using 2B 0.5mm mechanical pencil. I use Canson bristol smooth paper. If you follow this link [link] you'll see how I drew the hair. Thanks for asking.
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fractalhead Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
yes
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jjkiefer Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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fractalhead Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
my pleasure
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Whit3NBlack Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am stunned by your ability to capture such realism in your work.
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jjkiefer Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! I still have a long way to go. I really appreciate your kind words of encouragement! It's what keeps me plugging away at it. Thanks for the faves and watch! Cheers!
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Whit3NBlack Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'd really appreciate if you have some pointers for me. I too am just a hobbyist and would like to learn as much to get better at my work. Please critique my work and let me know what you think of them. I am posting a few links to them. Kindly go over them and let me know.

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