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November 30, 2012
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Jonathan Knight by aurelia-acc Jonathan Knight by aurelia-acc
Portrait of Jonathan Knight, from the band New Kids On The Block (NKOTB)

Yes, I've broken my « Donnie Wahlberg fanart year » but since it's one of his 'brothers' (it's a NKOTB term ;) ), it's not really a problem, huh?
While I was making my latest portrait of Donnie Wahlberg (#6), I heard of the fan birthday project a friend was organizing for Jonathan and thought I'd participate in my own way. The initial deadline was only a week away when I started working on it so it was a little stressful to say the least as I wanted to make a realistic portrait and not just a sketch.

May I say I hate my scanner? Since I used a graphite stick for the background (first blended with a tissue and then with a brush) that doesn't have the usual shiny aspect a 6B graphite pencil would have, it makes the hair (done with a 4B pencil) look kinda « flat » next to it. /end of rant

Now, about the artwork:
graphite (Mars Lumograph) for the portrait and a soft graphite stick (Derwent) for the background, on watercolor hot pressed paper
Size of the paper: 26x36 cm
Size of the artwork: 20x30 cm
time to draw: 45 hours
Source: @Cuttersftbll on Twitter

All the steps of the work in progress can be seen in full size at my website here:…

If you're interested in other New Kids On The Block (NKOTB) fanarts, here are some:

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outside1980 Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh... This is so beautiful! It makes Jonathan really come to life :)
aurelia-acc Jul 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :hug:
Starfirechelle Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I loved NKOTB when I was growing up!! I still get excited when I hear their songs! This is fantastic!! great job!
aurelia-acc Dec 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, I'm glad you like it :hug:
I loved them as a kid/teen, too, and I can't believe I heard about the reunion only in March this year! Since then, I'm on my little NKOTB cloud, trying to catch up with everything I've missed :D
Starfirechelle Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I try to get as much as possible. When I'm not squealing with delight when I hear/see about them.

You're very welcome! :blowkiss:
rkelc Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic job!
aurelia-acc Dec 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :hug:
khinson Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! This looks amazing! The skin tones you've achieved are perfect!
aurelia-acc Dec 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for your kind comment, Karen :hug:
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