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John Lennon by jjkiefer John Lennon by jjkiefer
John Lennon 19" x 24"
Graphite (Mechanical Pencils) on Bristol Smooth Paper
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:iconaegiandyad:
aegiandyad Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015
My 'impression' of John Lennon John Lennon Sings Yer Blues by aegiandyad , not nearly as realistic.
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:iconjjkiefer:
jjkiefer Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Maybe not as realistic but still John!  Thanks for the fave and watch!
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:iconfranzenltd:
franzenltd Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Professional Artist
Great work
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:iconjjkiefer:
jjkiefer Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, it's one of my favorites!  Thanks for the fave as well!
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BorisG4 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014   Digital Artist
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:iconjjkiefer:
jjkiefer Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Seriously?
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BorisG4 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014   Digital Artist
Well.. at least last seven times I googled images.
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ArtsyVal Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow :wow: The level of detail you've incorporated into this piece is outstanding!
Very well done :)
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:iconjjkiefer:
jjkiefer Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like this piece too.  I gave it to my son for a house warming gift.  He's a huge Beatles fan.
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ArtsyVal Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Student General Artist
How sweet :)
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:icondorianoart:
DorianoArt Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Professional Artist
I'm nearly impressed! Are you sure is not a photo! I'm speechless!
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:iconjjkiefer:
jjkiefer Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very kind.  Thank you!  I spent several months drawing it and it is one of my favorites!  Cheers!
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DorianoArt Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Professional Artist
Wow I loved and love actually John Lennon and play with my guitar his songs, your is a "masterpiece" congrats again..you're Great!
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jjkiefer Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He's a big fan of mine, too!  Cheers!
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topazlights Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
Al your drawings are the most skilled in artistic approach and I like them all. Beautiful work throughout your gallery.
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:iconjjkiefer:
jjkiefer Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! I know much of what I've done lately has been with fractals, Cheers! -jim
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topazlights Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
sounds just like me. taking a break from drawing because i don't have time to do art at moment being busy with work that has taken a lot of my time.
The fractal program has been giving me ideas for future work :hug: :)
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:iconjjkiefer:
jjkiefer Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree. Since I started doing fractals, I've gotten several ideas for some great surrealistic pieces.
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topazlights Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
That is similar to what i have been doing and its amazing ideas we get from some of these images we create.
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:iconjjkiefer:
jjkiefer Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Definitely!
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topazlights Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
:hug:
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GypsyH Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful . .
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:iconjjkiefer:
jjkiefer Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! It's one of my favorites. Thanks for the watch as well! Cheers!
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:iconannakoutsidou:
annakoutsidou Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Love the soft shadings :aww:
So realistic work !
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:iconjjkiefer:
jjkiefer Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! I enjoyed your work as well! Thanks for the fave!
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:iconannakoutsidou:
annakoutsidou Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
It is my pleasure ! And thank you so much :aww:
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:iconpls1960:
pls1960 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really like this. Very realistic!
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:iconjjkiefer:
jjkiefer Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much and thanks for the fave and watch!
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MLS-art Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Great job !
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:iconjjkiefer:
jjkiefer Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! I really enjoyed your gallery of work as well!
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Akiko0o Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
Just stunning!! :iconwowplz: Great job with the denim texture, it looks so photo realistic!! :D (the whole drawing too, but especially the denim jacket!!) Amazing job!! :iconclapplz:
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:iconjjkiefer:
jjkiefer Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you and thanks for the watch and fave!
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Akiko0o Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
You're welcome!! :D
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:iconrupshree:
rupshree Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013   Traditional Artist
So very good!!! Love it! :wow:
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:iconjjkiefer:
jjkiefer Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's one of my favorites! Thanks so much! Cheers!
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:iconrupshree:
rupshree Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013   Traditional Artist
You're welcome. :)
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:icontheperian:
theperian Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Superb work - Kudos!
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:iconjjkiefer:
jjkiefer Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! I visited your gallery and love your colored pencil work. I've been thinking about going there. What colors do you use for the skin tone? -Jim
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theperian Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm honoured - thank you!

I use Prismacolor pencils, which I like for the soft, easy-to blend leads; though I have heard several other brands are excellent (Koh-i-noor, Faber-Castel and Lyra come up often). For skin tones I use a range of yellows, pinks, oranges and browns; Cream and Light Peach for the palest tones; Jasmine, Deco Pink, Blush Pink, Seashell Pink and Deco Orange for the light colours; Yellow Ochre, Mineral Orange, Goldenrod and Burnt Ochre for mid-tones; Pumpkin Orange, Terra Cotta, Dark Umber, Tuscan Red and Black for dark tones. Not all of them on every picture - it depends on the individual. And then whatever colour I use in the background, I add some of that in the reflective areas of the skin, to make the subject blend in to his or her environment.

I think Prismacolor has a skin tone set with most of these colours, but you can buy them individually at most art stores, as well.

I hope that helps. Love your work, by the bye. :)
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jjkiefer Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! I have a box set of 48 prismacolor pencils that I bought about 30 years ago but have not gotten around to using them much. Perhaps I should give it a try. Thanks again. Cheers!
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jvel4073 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
All you need is Love.
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:iconjjkiefer:
jjkiefer Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So true! Thanks for the fave!
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Rathsi Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
One of my hero's.
Drawing is becoming a lost art ... to bad.
Very good rendition.
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:iconjjkiefer:
jjkiefer Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! Drawing is back on the rise. Thanks for the fave!
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chong-yi Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hey may i ask how long did you spent drawing this?
i like how you draw his jacket. it is very realistic!
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:iconjjkiefer:
jjkiefer Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It took somewhere between 40 - 60 hours. Thank you for your comment. It is greatly appreciated.
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Intergrativeone Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
John Lennon was defined by his music as well as that glorious nose which you have handled so perfectly....
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:iconjjkiefer:
jjkiefer Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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dreamarian Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
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jjkiefer Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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