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Commission WIP- Tyrone Wells by Doctor-Pencil Commission WIP- Tyrone Wells by Doctor-Pencil
Here are the reference photos and future step-by-step page: [link]

I normally don't like to post works in progress, but this is taking me a LONG TIME to finish. This is about 10 hours so far, because it's 2 people and larger than anything I normally draw. This will be approx 13 x 15 inches and about 16 hours?

This is very challenging to me for this reason, and also because I've never drawn a complete profile, so it's hard to capture someone's eye and have it look like that person from the side? At least with a straight on view, you have 2 chances of getting the eyes right? :D I also still suck at drawing ears, and his is right there! There is a cool microphone between them, which is gonna be fun to draw. I also don't draw full heads, as you know, so even that is different, but that's okay!

It's a commission drawing for Tyrone Wells and his wife, Elina. I am not sharing any progress pics with him. I want him to be surprised! He is a very well known singer-songwriter (Google him) and is currently on a 6 week tour with my son Andrew Belle.

She is a singer too, and aside from him being the main act, she later comes up on stage and sings 3 songs with him. THIS one is my FAV!
Youtube: [link]

I had to take this with a camera, at night, as it's too large for my scanner. The FINAL photo will be much better.

I should be done by this weekend, and will post then. I will post both the complete drawing, along with each person separately :D:D
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:iconlaikee:
laikee Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
great job bud!!!
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:icondoctor-pencil:
Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks much Berry!! :D:D
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lee100188 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
wow i can really see the time and effort with this one rick, its absolutley stunning mate. proper good like
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:icondoctor-pencil:
Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you so much!! Done this weekend :D:D
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Zhifay Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
I like the woman's expression, it makes you believe that she is actually a kind person, but you have never met her in real life! And I like the shadings on the chins, there is something about them what appeals to me :iconteheplz: It's such a sweet picture!
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:icondoctor-pencil:
Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! She is a sweety!! I just posted an update :D:D
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Zhifay Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
Really? I'll go and check it out :D
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Spydi-mel Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D:D:D
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:icondoctor-pencil:
Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you so much!! :D:D
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:iconlinina:
linina Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
Its looking great. Keep it up! :)
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:icondoctor-pencil:
Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you so much!! :D:D
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daniel4132 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
Amazing!!:D
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:icondoctor-pencil:
Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you so much!! :D:D
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Leksan Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely awesome. :)
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:icondoctor-pencil:
Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! I'm another 3 hours into this. I have this desire in me to make it my masterpiece? Regardless of time and money factor :D When ever I finish a drawing, in reality, there could still be dozens of loose ends and details I could add, but I don't :(
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Leksan Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
That's exactly what I was thinking when looking at this for the first time : it could be your masterpiece because it's extraordinarily more accomplished than your other pieces of art (which are awesome though). It makes me think of an Armin Mersmann's work. Perfect shading, perfect details. Just wow... concerning the never-ending aspect of a drawing I think that I'm like you. I could add lots of things or correct some wrong details but I don't or I would spend too much time on it and never draw anything else. :D
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Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh man that Armin guy is Supernatural lol! But thanks so much tho!! :D:D Doing another big one now, just posted WIP :)
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Leksan Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep I worship this guy. He's one of my three references (with you) for drawing.
You're WIP is excellent, I cannot wait for the final drawing. :D
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:icondoctor-pencil:
Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! I've had a few conversations with him. He gave me a few compliments, that made me smile :D:D
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:iconleksan:
Leksan Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
... that you deserve. :)
I agree to believe that this must be surrealistic when this guy compliments somebody else, he's on the top. He's an alien. :D
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CaronCecilia Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
this is turning out very well! his ear looks like the real thing, too! i am with xaqt...your larger work does suit your talents! can't wait to see the finished product! :)
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Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you so much!! :D:D I think it does too, but I find I need to really like the subject or I just don't have the desire o spend THAT much time on any one drawing? Maybe I will change over time?
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XAQT Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
Hey Rick, this one looks real promising. I must say the larger paper portrays your skill even better. Sometimes when I look at your normal drawings the scale is a bit to small... pencil strokes are bit too obvious or too recognizable and distract from the drawing.

I've read your comments about size and motivation =) but larger size really suits you ;)

I'm looking forward to the finished piece. Keep it up!

Cheers
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Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you so much!! :D:D I think it does too, but I find I need to really like the subject or I just don't have the desire o spend THAT much time on any one drawing? Maybe I will change over time? Remember, just 20% larger adds 50% more time :D
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XAQT Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
But don't you think size adds 50% cooliness? ;)
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:icondoctor-pencil:
Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
true, but for ME, I have now found I REALLY need to like the subject? But I did like going large, so I found something else I can do large, which is a Gone with the Wind scene for my parents :D:D
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XAQT Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
I'm looking forward to it =D
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kaori92 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
Awesome !
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:icondoctor-pencil:
Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you so much!! :D:D
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Art2Sacrifice Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Impressive!
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:icondoctor-pencil:
Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you so much!! :D:D
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NatiaGreenleaf Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
So far it looks Awesome! They're going to love it. :D
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:icondoctor-pencil:
Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you so much!! :D:D
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NatiaGreenleaf Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
You're always welcome. :D
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DloriTA Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This's amazing :wow:
I love the way you shaded his bald;)
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:icondoctor-pencil:
Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOTS more to do but thanks much! :D:D
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DloriTA Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
=D
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Mode88101 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
Omg so so awesome like always :] It's the perfection of the small details that just amazes me :]
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:icondoctor-pencil:
Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you so much!! :D:D I plan to make it my masterpiece!
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Mode88101 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
I looks like a masterpiece so far :D
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ifeyescouldtalk Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
AHMAZING...i can't believe Tyrone Wells himself commissioned this..rock on Rick...
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:icondoctor-pencil:
Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks greatly!! :D:D If I have failed to comment on your work lately, forgive me. VERY busy with life stuff! :(
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ifeyescouldtalk Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
no one ever comments or fave my work. it's okay. i don't really do it for notary, so if you are too busy it's cool. i don't always comment your work, i just fave it. you are so amazing. get back to work now, slacker!
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blacknimproud Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow...that's awesome! Love the side profiles!
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:icondoctor-pencil:
Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks greatly!! :D:D
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Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
Keep going ...This is good dear Rick...!!!
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:icondoctor-pencil:
Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks greatly!! :D:D
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aBates99 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010  Professional Photographer
A-MA-ZING!! I love it :)
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:icondoctor-pencil:
Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks greatly!! :D:D If I have failed to comment on your work lately, forgive me. VERY busy with life stuff! :(
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aBates99 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Professional Photographer
Don't bother! I don't make comments to have comments, i make them because i love what you do :) That's all!

Have a nice day/night
xx
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