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Portrait of Stan
14" x 22" Mechanical Pencils on Canson Plate/Smooth Bristol Paper
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Dam-B Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015   Traditional Artist
It's superb! The texture is so natural, is an amazing portrait!
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jjkiefer Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've not been able to reproduce that texture since this one.  Thanks!
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SamanthaMessias Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015
BRILLIANT! amazing drawing! great work :)
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jjkiefer Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!  It's one of my favorites.
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rodin78 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
good work
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jjkiefer Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much and thanks for the fave!
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RoArtAr Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
muy bueno!!!!
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keef75 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Great great job !
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jjkiefer Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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Yagmurengin Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So hard and amazing work!
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jjkiefer Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much and thanks for the faves and watch!
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fractalhead Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
very good
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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
very welcome
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GlennT59 Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a great drawing in so many ways, well done, a great accomplishement :thumbsup: There is so much goodness, the skin texture, the glasses and the slight distortion they make (and you even managed to get his bi-focal part) great job :-)
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jjkiefer Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. I really enjoyed drawing this one. I liked the contrast and textures it presented. Thanks for the fave as well. Cheers!
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Alp Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DAFUQ
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jjkiefer Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, I think...
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Meduwyn Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a wonderful piece of art! You are, of course, not only a master of shadows and textures, you also captured the expression really beautifully! An impressive and very touching portrait!
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jjkiefer Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. He was in the middle of having an epiphany while visiting me one evening. I enjoyed your gallery of work as well. Cheers!
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Kyreks Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing work..
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jjkiefer Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! Thanks for the faves as well!
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sonia-p Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
Great!
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jjkiefer Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! Thanks for the faves as well! Loved your gallery of work!
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robersg Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
WHAAAATTT?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!@_@
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jjkiefer Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hope that's a good thing. Thanks! and thanks for the fave as well! Cheers!
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robersg Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
yes, I was amazed jejeje great job
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FionaFraser Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
super drawing x
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jjkiefer Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! I enjoyed your gallery and welcome to DA!
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Serpiente-Solida Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You... are not human... No! Get away! LOL

Shocking.
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jjkiefer Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! Got lucky with this one. Thanks for the fave as well! Cheers!
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nartbits Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Great Work!
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jjkiefer Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! Enjoyed viewing your gallery - great work!
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AmberLeach Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can't believe this isn't a photograph...
My jaw = On the floor. AMAZING, fantastic job!! :)
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jjkiefer Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! That's very kind of you to say. Cheers!
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Aline96 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! Those 80 hours were really worth it :D
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jjkiefer Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! I get more comments on this piece than any other. What makes it different is I used a powdered charcoal undercoat with a brush on the dark skin areas. I've only used pencils on most of my other pieces.
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Aline96 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I will try that too, then :)
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csonger Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Unbelievable!!
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jjkiefer Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! 80 hours of patience!
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yvonne-marry Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
wow that is incredibli detailed
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jjkiefer Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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fakewebname Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
Incredible. What a wonderful job.
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jjkiefer Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much and thanks for the fave as well.
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sketcherXD Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is beautiful! What do you use to get the background that dark?
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jjkiefer Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! I used a charcoal undercoat, then went over it with a 4B pencil. Thanks for the fave as well!
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sketcherXD Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh. Does it still have that shining effect? I hate that. If I want something to be dark, I just use straight charcoal. I might have to experiment. Thanks!
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jjkiefer Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I suppose it gets some of that shiny effect but not as badly as without the charcoal. I have learned that using charcoal causes different effects, especially with lighting. It seems when using charcoal it gives the appearance of absorbing the light, especially when used to draw fabric. In other words, it is a cooler dark.
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sketcherXD Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're absolutely right, there are certain instances where you should use charcoal, and some where you should use graphite. I never pressure a pencil into its darkest form, I think that the reflective qualities of graphite ruin the 'photo-realistic' look. This would be a lot more important is my work was of a good quality, but still.
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