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Larry Roots - drawing by dizzykid Larry Roots - drawing by dizzykid
portrait drawing of artist & gallery owner Larry Roots ...

Larry Roots

13 3/4" x 21 1/4"

charcoal & graphite on paper

2010
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:iconharevh:
harevh Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
oh my GOOD . that face looks real . you are uncredible !!! :D
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:iconnagahakim:
nagahakim Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ai yai yai!....beautiful!
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daxusx Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
AWESOME!! :sun: how many hours did it take you?
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:icondizzykid:
dizzykid Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
thank you - a few weeks i suppose
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DavidTs Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
Wow, Great Drawing.
David
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:iconorinoco1973:
orinoco1973 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Your work is outstanding
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:iconcundrawan:
cundrawan Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
very realistic drawing
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:iconandywyc:
AndyWYC Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
great!
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AlbertALWAWalker Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
my dear sir.....you are a genius.
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:iconfrankgo:
FrankGo Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Another amazing work from you! BRAVO!!
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:iconsautrik63:
sautrik63 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
You are a genius!!! O_O
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:iconmyloman:
Myloman Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Student General Artist
Incredible as per usual. Love your attention to detail.
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:iconhuntca:
huntca Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
Awesome
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:icone-d-l:
E-D-L Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010   Traditional Artist
I really Like the freshness of Your incisiveness!

Cheer!
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agre76 Featured By Owner May 8, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thats outstanding portrait.so alive can watch that for hours.amazing skills:)
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A-P-T Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010
Might seem like a silly question, but ive never really had any art education, I was reading your comments with dissonant, I've always tried with little success not to make the darker areas go shiney, i thought that was down to me pushing too hard? D'ya think using charcoal on these section solves this problem?

pretty amazing btw, love the hair, I always get lazy doing hair :P
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dizzykid Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010
thanks .. with graphite its just its nature to be shiny when applied over and over in a hard manner - ive been able to learn how to contain the shineyness a bit more by using a crosshatching method with certain pencils (Sanford Ebony) .. keeping them very sharp and building up the dark tones - but, yeah, with charcoal it all lays down in a uniform, matte fashion and its much faster to get to the dark tones - drawback is that the light tones are harder to control with coal so thats why i sometimes mix both mediums together - just cant put down too much graphite first or the coal has a hard time wanting to adheare to it and you can end up with splotchy tones
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A-P-T Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010
Will definitely grab a few charcoal pencils and start experimenting! thanks for the tips, much appreciated.
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A-P-T Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010
ps: the background reminds me of a public toilet of some description.. :)
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llama-whisperer Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010
Holy shit. Your work never fails to make my jaw hit the floor. It's so amazing!
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Odinakial Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010
W.O.W.!
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ShmoopiesRevenge Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010
I've been wanting to attempt to learn how to shade, I just don't know where to start! I'll hopefully be getting into an art class in april though at the community college here. You are incredible! How long ago did you start drawing?
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dizzykid Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010
shading is one of those things i learned by having alot of nervous energy in school - wasnt one paper i didnt turn in that didnt have abstact doodles in the margins - learned how to do it very fast and fluid with ballpoint pens actually so when using pencil it was even easier ... for the most part i have always been drawing in some way or another
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mehmetcaglar Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
:clap::clap::clap::clap:
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:iconpencilordie:
pencilordie Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010
Awesome!!!!!!
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Bernardumaine Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful drawing, congrats !
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dizzykid Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010
thank you Bernard
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:icondenis-peterson:
Denis-Peterson Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
Digging the really well done portrait here, seems like a trace of symbolism entering your work, nice contradiction between hair and screen
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dizzykid Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
thanks Denis - was a fun one to do really after a few lately that seemed more like "work" - loved the mad scientist hair when i shot the refs and knew would be challenging - original background was a brick wall but had some shots of him infront of this screen from months earlier .. has since been boarded up so i had to incorporate with what i had - just had to freehand all the lines in the screen since using a ruler looked to precise and sterile in juxtoposition to the movement of the face and hair
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Denis-Peterson Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010
Yeah, that screen is really insane, you did a great job in making it - and especially the hair - dimensional
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dizzykid Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010
still learning with that damn hair everytime .. but this was fun hair
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xneverxmindx Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow. Love the hair, the lines on his face the depth in his eyes. This is so, so well done.
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dizzykid Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
thanks .. always great to dig into those facial details
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:iconcifuso:
cifuso Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing piece Justin!!
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dizzykid Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
cheers Rodrigo
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puntaspilli Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
It's great.
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:iconloofami:
loofami Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
Holly crap the wrinkle on his face!
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dizzykid Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
got to love the wrinkles!
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:iconloofami:
loofami Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010
Indeed!!! God bless the wrinkle on his face :)
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:iconhyper-tom:
hyper-tom Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
good work justin.. id have to agree with simon, the lines help to add a lot more expression to the drawing..
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:icondizzykid:
dizzykid Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
hey, thanks tom - i feel like looser lines are on the way even more and more in the future perhaps .. dont hate me for it :beer:
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hyper-tom Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
hah dont be daft, you should always do what you feel is right :)
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dizzykid Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
yeah Tom, i dont think i could ever abandon this style completely but am growing more and more fond of drawings that really embrace the medium and gesture - i think there is alot of space in between to find the right place down the line ... or maybey that just how i am feeling this week!
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dissonantconsonant Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
Really Nice! So graphite & charcoal in the same piece? Could you tell me a little more about that? Its something I've been trying to incorporate, but its been pretty much a blind process...I'm not really sure how to effectively use the the two together. Thanks!!!
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dizzykid Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
yeah, practice is all and i still learn everyday .. i like the coal in majority to graphite when in the same piece though - i just use the graphite in the lighter areas that dont need to be saturated with it and let the coal do the rest - then ..
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dissonantconsonant Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
Thanks for the reply...thats basically what I've been doing...just keepin' the graphite to the lighter values & maybe increasing the graphite's range when I'm working on something metallic or shiny but then I'm novice at best so...

THANKS!
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dizzykid Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
no prob, ive found that laying down massive amounts of graphite first can make it difficult for the charcoal to adhere and/or blend into - and on the flipside, the graph will leave shiny marks on top of the coal - these can be the most tricky parts in the end - good luck
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Nadergevara Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic :D
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wh0rem0ans Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010
this is my DD for many many days ... too good.
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Powellz Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
very nice draw!
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