This might be a bit tough to guess….the photo reference is from a 1995 British miniseries. It’s a remake of a classic love story from the 19th century. Hub and I watched it over Valentine’s weekend, and although he was lukewarm at first, he and I really enjoyed the experience. It was the perfect way for us to celebrate Valentine’s Day. I drew him in character. The name he went by in the film (his last name) begins with a D. The actor has no D initials, and is still alive (and still dreamy, too!)
The weird brown eyes and shading aren’t an artist statement. I wanted to sketch him in graphite pencil first, so I could make corrections as needed, but then I liked the sketch so much that I didn’t want to redraw it in colored pencil and risk flubbing it. So I tried going over the pencil sketch with a polychromos, but I didn’t like the look of the poly over the graphite. So I decided to stop. I thought it looked kinda cool this way, so I decided to go ahead and post it as is. (Plus, I didn’t really have time to redo it.)
I hope you enjoy, and that you’re having a creative weekend, whatever that means for you! I’ll be back with an American actor tomorrow, one of my faves (and Hub’s also). See you then!