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Hannibal Lecter - A. Hopkins by Doctor-Pencil Hannibal Lecter - A. Hopkins by Doctor-Pencil
I did Sir Anthony Hopkins over a year ago on 1/28/10
View my old drawing HERE [link]

Paper: Strathmore Bristol Smooth
Size: 5-3/4 x 7 inches
Pencils: Staedtler Mars Lumograph - B, 2B, 3B, 5B, F, HB, H
Time: Approximately 8 hours?

The enlarged view of 600 pixels above is larger than the actual drawing :D:D
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:iconannelda:
Annelda Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome
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Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks MUCH!! :D:D
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ephoni Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
So much love for this man it is ridiculous..../obsessed with the books and movies.
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Chel-R Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hannibal <3
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PeterBoyd Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This picture is absolutely mint, mate. Nice one
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Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!! :D:D
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JohanaJ Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*doing the strange sniffing sound of his*
This is so awesome I am a huge fan of especially Silence of the Lambs!
Awesome job I love the eyes and the concept of the darkness surrounding him!:D That's so Lecter!:D
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Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol...ya he's creepy! His new movie looks seriously scary! Thanks a lot!!:D:D
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wystemd Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
my favourite actor, love that look.
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:icondoctor-pencil:
Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hey Thanks mucho!! :D:D
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BrokenViolet Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
oh my!! amazing capture, it looks perfect!
great job on the wrinkles and the lighting! I wish I could capture a realistic portrait...but I'll never give up, I'll draw more and practice!! :strong:
well done sir! :nod:
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Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks a lot! I appreciate it much!! :D:D
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BrokenViolet Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
you are very welcome! :D
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Player-Designer Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Looks great, nice shadows.
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Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks much!! It was a fun draw :D:D
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Jordy22 Featured By Owner May 8, 2010
oh my fuck this is brilliant!!!!!
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:icondoctor-pencil:
Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol thanks a LOT!! :D:D
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Geter86 Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Like his character...your artistic ability is haunting.
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Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hehe thanks a lot dude!! :D:D
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Aniren Featured By Owner May 5, 2010
Hes my favourite cannibal - Hannibal the cannibal...great job with contrasts and shadowing..absolutely progress! ;)
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Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
really? Thanks so MUCH!! :D:D
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philippeL Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree with Julie aka :iconbluemystic: about the eyes and the forehead. Great job!
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Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks much P! :D:D
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philippeL Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconmypleasuresignplz:
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Hsesis Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
but Congratulations to this wonderful piece.....
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Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks SO much!! :D:D
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HappilyDeluded889 Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow....:aww:...wow!
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Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks sooooooooooo much!! :D:D
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HappilyDeluded889 Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! ^-^
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bluemystic Featured By Owner May 3, 2010
Excellent drawing, Rick :clap: I love the highlights and great work with all of the details around his eyes and forehead. :D
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Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks soooooooooo much!! :D:D
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bluemystic Featured By Owner May 3, 2010
Hey, you're welcome Rick! :D Thought I faved it but I guess I didn't. Oops :giggle: It's faved now ;) By the way, what do you use to blend? I love the texture of his skin. It looks so real! :clap:
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Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pasted from my TIP GUIDE I am updating :D:D

SHADING and BLENDING: The type of shadows that are in the photo, obviously determine how dark you will be drawing. I usually start around the eyes, just after I do the first layer of the eyebrows. I take my pencil of choice & hold it lightly and sideways, so that the side of the tip is rubbing the paper, NOT the point. This makes for a larger coverage area, and can also be used to create certain effects of the skin. “Hard Shadows” are the toughest I think? Like my Sean Connery portrait. I never start the shadow or darkest part, AS DARK as it will later become. It’s something I build into, in case I need to erase.

I am convinced now that it’s ALL IN THE BLENDING!!! I use Blending Stumps, Tortillions, Torchillons, Paper towels, and sometimes Q-tips and make-up sponges. Many of the techniques would require me showing you, rather than describing them, but I will try a few. For one, I am always mindful of how much graphite is already on the stump, which determines how much pressure I apply when blending? I have many different sizes for both tight spots and large areas. Again, layering is the key. When a Blending Stump gets too much graphite on it, it tends to get slick and shiny, and stops blending. To extend it’s life, I will scrape off the excess graphite by turning it while scraping it on sandpaper until the fibers are useful again. Whether I am Shading or Blending (Rendering) I most Always blend in the SAME direction that the skin is going, in order to build the illusion of dimension and shapes. I also turn the stump as I blend, if more graphite is needed, it is usually on the other side of the stump. If not, I lay down some more with pencils, or rub it on a dark area, to get some. Keep in mind that you will need to go back over the dark areas you borrowed graphite from. More on the key to dark darks later. I do NOT always blend EVERY area of the drawing. For some effects, a light touch with a pencil only may do? But I do blend about 95% of the entire drawing (NEVER BLACK AREAS though)
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bluemystic Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
Wow, Rick! Thank you so much for that wealth of info :faint: Wish I could watch you draw sometime. I know what you mean, it's hard to explain technique in words. When you're working, your hands just go and you get to that point where you're really not needing to think about it anymore. Thank you for sharing here. I'll put it to great use and hopefully improve ;) I'm always eager to learn new ways to achieve different effects, textures, etc. I use a little sandpaper block for sharpening/removing the graphite/charcoal from my stumps too. I also like to use a slightly dirty one to create veins or indentations. I'm struggling with a male portrait because of the stubble.. It's driving me crazy because I'm wanting it to look realistic and not sure that I've done that with it yet :confused: If it doesn't work out, at least I'll have learned what not to do! :rofl: Thanks again! Can't wait to practice with this info :excited:
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Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well keep checking back to it. Because it is an online Google Doc, I am constantly adding to it and improving it in real time, like I just did 5 mins ago. The link will remain the same. I don't want to journal it to everyone just yet. Just my special buds ha! :)

I plan to add all sorts of things in the future, such as step by step for whiskers, eyes, lips, noses, hair, etc, ALL with illustrations. In fact, I would love to make it into a book someday :D Glad you likey! :D:D
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cell40 Featured By Owner May 3, 2010
Very well done!!!
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Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey thanks Sandra!! :D:D
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tho-be Featured By Owner May 2, 2010   Traditional Artist
you are really really good at shading. your drawing are always full of contrast :clap:
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Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks soooo much!! :D:D I appreciate it!!
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AkaAngelfangs Featured By Owner May 2, 2010  Student General Artist
"I do wish we could chat longer...but, I'm having an old friend for dinner. Bye."

LOVE that movie, and that immensely "charming" character that is Hannibal Lecter. Sir Anthony Hopkins did a wonderful job playing him. And you, good sir, have done a wonderful job in drawing him. :D
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Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ya he was really creepy in that! Thanks soooo much!! :D:D I appreciate it!!
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Hsesis Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
very good job can u see my galary.I expect you to critique
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Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! I did comment on one of your works? You not get it? Sorry, I get way too many messages each day to even keep up sometimes. I follow 400 people and have 700 wathers...whew! Not complaining - just busy :D:D
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VivalaVida Featured By Owner May 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, great contrast, very expressive. :clap::clap::clap:
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Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner May 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! I appreciate your comment! :D:D
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laikee Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
Nice work bud..great tone,expression...Berry
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Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner May 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks dude!! I could never have drawn a hard shadow drawing like this just 8 months ago? Practice makes better :D:D
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laikee Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
your welcome!!!
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Nadergevara Featured By Owner May 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great Detailed Portrait Dude .. :)

& Outstanding Skin shading ..:wow:
Bravo0o0o0 :clap::worship:
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Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner May 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much Nader! I appreciate your comment! :D:D
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