Monday, April 13, 2009

DeJa Vu



This is a drawing of Elvis I finished recently for a client who saw the same drawing I did 17 years ago and wanted one. I normally wouldn't do this, but they really wanted it, and I never got a really good copy of the first one anyway, so I did it.
It was very time-consuming because I build up the tone gradually and use a wide range of pencils- from 6H to 7B and a black colored pencil for the darker darks. In the hair, I used a black oil-bar, which is a bit darker than the black colored pencil and sticks out from the background. You can't really see that effect from this copy; you need to see the original.

8 comments:

jason quinones said...

looks great. i've always liked this one. love that he's playing a chicken leg!

Everybody's gotta be in a Gang said...

Thanks, JAson!
It's supposed to be depicting the time before he got fat, but showing that he's on his way...
"Love Me Tender".
No offense to Elvis- I'm a fan of his music, but it's no revelation that he let himself go...

Jesse said...

Awesome, dude! Love all the tonality throughout the whole drawing.

Everybody's gotta be in a Gang said...

Thanks, Jesse!

Nico Di Mattia said...

Cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Everybody's gotta be in a Gang said...

Thanks, Nico!
I WAS excited about it when I did the first one 17 years ago, but now it's like- "ok, it's been done already...what's next?"

The Keeper's Notes said...

Pretty darn nice.

Everybody's gotta be in a Gang said...

Well I sure do appreciate the comment I tell you what.