D is for … ?

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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!

42 thoughts on “D is for … ?

                1. You’re extremely talented! Look at what you can do. I promise if you picked up a pencil every day and immersed yourself as I’ve done since September (no joke), you could do it too. I used to think people can or can’t. Now I know based on my own experience … you just have to keep doing it. And reading about it. And watching videos. But mostly just doing it. Seriously. I’d bet serious $ on it. You could do it. So can anyone reading this!

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  1. I don´t know the series, but this is sure a really cool portrait!!! I have absolutely no clue who this could be, but it reminds me on Colin Firth. Plus he is English and really quite dreamy (still…)… Actually I don´t really know English actors… Anyway, the drawing is wonderful!!!

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