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: www.aurelia-art.com/index.php/…
If you're interested in other New Kids On The Block (NKOTB)
fanarts, here are some: