Pencil on paper
approximately 10 hours
reference photo by Clay Patrick McBride
Sully Erna is the founder and lead singer of Godsmack, one of my favourite bands. The photo I used for reference is on the cover of his book "The Paths We Choose" ***PLUG WARNING*** which is a terrific read even if you're not a fan of the band and has enriched me spiritually in many ways.
Ok, to be honest with you... I'm quite proud of this one. I think this might be my best pencil drawing so far, and it taught me a good lesson. About half way through I noticed something weird about the glasses. It became clear that i messed them up in the early stages and didn't realize until I had already detailed them. I thought that the drawing was screwed. The lesson I learned is: always pay attention to the proportions and never neglect any mistakes if you notice them. Instead, get at them mercilessly and you might be able to save the drawing. I just hope I will remember it.
I used a blending stump this time, and it was a pleasant surprise to see what it can do.