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Mads Mikkelsen in Death Stranding by blackyuna Mads Mikkelsen in Death Stranding by blackyuna
This is so hard to draw this that it took me more than a week to finish it. This is also the darkest photo I drew and thank goodness I have at least B7 pencil or it wouldn't go as dark as I needed. I still need to improve on my shading, for some reason I am having a hard time how dark or how light. I was conflicted on how I should draw the shadows. Because of this another first for me in this drawing is drawing this from right to left. Normally I would draw the left side first so that my hand won't get too dirty or smudge the drawing. But with this I have to since I wanted to draw the light parts first then intensify the dark parts. This is also the first time I resorted to using the grid technique, I normally draw an oblong and cross lines to guide myself where the facial features would go. But for this I was having a hard time to do that technique. I normally copy pictured from the computer so using grid technique never crossed my mind. I did find a website that digitally adds grid lines so maybe I would continue using this technique (here's the site). Somehow I'm happy with the out come. And before you point it out (especially if you've seen the trailer more than once) yes, I forgot to draw his growing facial hair. /heh

used: H4, HB, B, B4, B7 pencils (cause those are all I have lol)
photoshopped a bit to clean it up a bit and also add more contrast (here's the raw version)

reference screenshot || work in process || Death Stranding trailer
EriccoBlackhawk Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017
Awesome! I like it!
blackyuna Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
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December 23, 2016
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