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Jensen Ackles with Camera - Graphite Portrait by DragonPress Jensen Ackles with Camera - Graphite Portrait by DragonPress
This took me forever! what a challenge! yegads those circles! but i'm REALLY happy how it came out

okay, so all pencil - 2h, 3b, 5b, 7b and 9b 
kneaded eraser, soft cloth for blending.

time elapsed. 11 1/2 hours (certain) PLUS something within a 7 hour time frame. that 7 hour time frame was spent at a con with constant interuptions and no time to really write down when i stopped and started. so, i know it was less than 7 hours for that segment, but i couldn't tell you how much.
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JackieDeeArt Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
I just love this one! Look at that gear! The camera, the watch, his ring: BEAUTIFULLY DONE. Serious kudos due on this piece. Well done.Valka Hand Icon 
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DragonPress Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017
THank you SO MUCH (and for the fave too)

this was the second of the 4 SPN portraits I've done (so far) and it took the LONGEST. i lost track on the camera because i was working a con and working the picture at the same time. but i can tell you the jacket sleeve, the shirt cuff and watch took 2 hours...

This and the one I did of Misha (Which is SIGNED! Misha really seemed to like it and asked me questions about how i made it - well tried, as we were hurried along anyway) are my favorites of the four...i can't stop STARING at them...and think, "HOLY SHIT! Did *I* make these?" Even though I know full well that I did....

isn't that weird?
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JackieDeeArt Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Of course! 

Misha is so amazing. He always made it easier for me to show him my artwork when I laid it down like, "Okay, I know this is bad or weird or whatever, but just sign the bottom and I'll be on my way," but he always takes a minute to look at it and compliment it. One of the many reasons i lurve him so much <3

I think it's a damn good day when you can look at something you've done and feel like you like it so much, someone else must've made it. Kudos to you for reaching the artists high lol <33
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DragonPress Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017
I'm still really upset at myself for not being brave enough to ask Misha for a hug at my one opportunity to have met him :( 
six months and im still mad at the fact that i pretty much chickened out.

but he was definitely really awesome - my daughter and i were both dressed as cas and she had white wings on (i was supposed to have black wings - her idea to fit HER head-canon, but my wings fell apart) and he started playing with her wings in the photo op and asking if we made them ourselves (no....) 

hours and hours later, AFTER she took her wings off, we got his autograph (she got the book i made for her signed and the handler (or whatever they're called) slid my portrait over (withOUT the paper i tried to give so that he wouldn't get his hands dirty while signing it) and he was asking me if the picture was fresh and i'm ...my brain died right about there cause i was like "fresh? no...." (No, i made that months and months ago, of course it's not fresh...) and he asked how i managed to draw without smudging it (so i explained the cloth) 

the rest of that is a daze but he seemed to like it and as we walked away he's calling out to my daughter "I still really like your wings!" 

should have seen how wiggly happy she was :D so yeah, totally agree!

Agreed! i've had few pieces that i can look at years later and thinkg "this is...still awesome? Wow!" so when i do, i really treasure those...
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Pappa60 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017
The camera is very skilled done. Inspiring gallery with many good drawings :-)
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DragonPress Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017
thank you very, very much! that camera was SOOO Hard to do and accounts for a lot of the time taken for the pic (i mean, like i mentioned somewhere, i completely lost track of how much ACTUAL time was spent on that camera but it was A LOT! lol) 

thank you again, very much ! :D
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Pappa60 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017
You´re welcome :-)
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Cre8tivedesignz Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Amazing work
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DragonPress Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016
thank you so much! and for  the fave (and the watch!) 
have you seen the other SPN portraits I've done? i just finished the fourth one last week...and thinking of doing one of Charlie next if i can find a pic i like :D
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JournalMTW Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016
How did you get my picture? - smile
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DragonPress Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016
lol.....
to be honest, i don't even KNOW where i found the picture i used to make this. wish i did though!

thanks for the fave :D
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Lyndriel Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is awesome! :o *-*
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DragonPress Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2016
thank you so very very much - for both the compliment and for the fave :D
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Lyndriel Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome and I think it definitely deserves more faves! :D
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DragonPress Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2016
thanks again! Did you see my other portraits? i've got a misha one and a jared one as well... :D
Though i do think i need to do some touch up on the one for jared :(
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Lyndriel Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Uh I didn't see them but now I've faved them both! They are amazing as well! *-* Supernatural is the best! ^^
Yeah, Jareds eyes look a bit wrong but except that the drawing is perfect! :D
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DragonPress Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016
thank you very very much :D
yeah, i think the shadow is just so dark it make it look off. but there's gotta be a way for me to fix it. sadly, i haven't had the time to try yet.
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LorisDegerman Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015  Student General Artist
You did a really great job !
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DragonPress Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015
thank you so very much - and for the fave as well :D
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GREVALOIS Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015
I'm astonished the most by the camera !!
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DragonPress Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015
it was pretty hard! and trying to read some of that text so i could try to get it to look accurate, that was hard too! 

Thanks so very very much! and thanks also for the fave :D
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fromthatedge Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015  Hobbyist
Amazingly detailed work:meow:
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DragonPress Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015
Thank you! it was difficult but worth it! :D
thans for the fave too :D
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fromthatedge Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015  Hobbyist
You're very welcome:):)
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EmmaEsme Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous! Love your attention to detail! Jensen's great to look at, but that watch looks amazing! Haha
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DragonPress Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015
thank you thank you!
oh the detail - definitely a challenging part of this picture! it took me 2 hours ALONE just to work on that watch, the jacket sleeve and the bit of shirt sleeve peeking out from under it. i had to sharpen my darkest pencil a million times (or so it felt) just to keep a point to get so i could get into those teeny tiny areas accurately!!  lol, but totally worth it in the end :D

thanks for the fave :D
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littlemissbaggins Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015
I love this so much!! Especially the camera looks amazing but also his clothes and hands and aargh just everything is perfect!! *-*
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DragonPress Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015
thank you so very much for all the kind word and the fave  :D 
I myself continue to find myself staring at each different part of the picture just reveling in how well i got it done (and almost disbelieve that i did it! I've improved SO MUCH over the years and pictures like this just push that point home!)
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littlemissbaggins Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015
I always think it's so motivating to see how much you can improve your drawing skills in just a short time! Or also to see other artists improve!  It's what keeps me going with my own art :)
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DragonPress Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015
indeed!

I actually have a couple of projects in a special folder dedicated just to see if/how i've improved. i basically take a picture that i'd drawn before and do it again....i'm actually about due to do another one...last time i did something like that was 5 years ago...

and its amazing though, cause you can get so caught up in what you're doing sometimes you don't SEE the improvements and all you see is a long road still to go...which is why i specifically revisit old pics - so keep it up! :D
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jamborri Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gonna go shoot some monsters
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DragonPress Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015
:D
I think he picked up the wrong tool for shooting :D unless they're modeling monsters :P
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jamborri Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol could you imagine?
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DragonPress Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015
why do i feel a charlie montage coming on?
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jamborri Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes. With him in the background saying " Oh yes, yes now you're a cheetah!"
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DragonPress Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015
LMAO....
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FuelForLifeByDiesel Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015
Awesome !!
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DragonPress Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015
thanks so much! and for the fave :D
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dragondoodle Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That turned out amazing! :wow:
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DragonPress Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015
I'm quite proud of it myself, thanks so much! I had other art to finish of course, but i NEEDED to finish this first!

thanks for the fave too :D
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Earth-Girl-42 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this is really good! I love all of the detail and shading. Keep up the great work!
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DragonPress Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015
thank you so much! its a far cry from what I *USED* to be able to do. but i bet that one club i try to enter it in will still reject my work as always as "not good enough" ah well...but  I keep trying. why do i keep trying?
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Earth-Girl-42 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Because you know you your art is great, and think other people should see it. Which I also think.
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DragonPress Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015
Thank you SO much :D
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Earth-Girl-42 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are very welcome! SPN FREE HUGZ 
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