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This one means a lot to me as it includes a lot of personal superlatives:
-it took the most time to finish. I never even started paying attention to how long I sat down drawing
-Before I started drawing I promised myself that this one would become the best drawing I've ever done and in my opinion I succeed.:deviation: I'm very proud of the outcome and I'm confident, that everything is possible :la:
-It's also the biggest drawing I've ever done (size: see below)
-Furthermore it's my most realistic (e.g. I used the circulism technique for the first time, to achieve a realistic skin texture), it has by far the longest "artist's comment" and it will hopefully become my most successfull deviation here on dA. :fingerscrossed:


Some information about the drawing

Size: A3 (~30cmx40cm or 11.7" 16.5")
Paper: Bristol Paper (about 300g/m I think)
reference: [link]
time: eternity (honestly, I have NO idea :D)
Tools I used:
-mechanical pencils 2B,HB,H (0,5 and 0,3)
-graphit pencils and clutch pencils 4H,2H,H,HB,B,2B,3B,6B,8B
-cotton pads/Q-tips/estomps for blending
-3 sheets of copypaper to cover already finished (and unfinished) parts
-normal and kneaded eraser and eraser stick
-Adobe Lightroom 3 to adjust the brightness and contrast to make the scanned version look more like the original drawing


Take a look at the ~Work in Progress~
Yes, I'm a HUGE House MD fan :love:

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Every :+fav: and comment is very appreciated and I'll gladly answer all your questions.

P.S.:
:frustrated: Waaah, I just wanted to start a poll at my profile about what I should draw next, but.... I really need a subscription guys, please help me by donating :la: [link]

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Q: Can you share a little about how you accomplished such a realistic beard?
A: The beard was the part that took the most time to finish. As I already mentioned I never used such a big format before so I kind of often still used the same hand-motions as on smaller drawings. Thus I created a good deal more facial hairs than on the reference which are also shorter (if you compare), but I still like the result.I basically drew every bearded area in three steps:
1. I draw one blended area with the shade that is found most, already sparing parts where I want to add the brighter hairs (negative drawing). Don't be too careful with leaving these spots white^^
2. I draw single hairs with a softer pencil (usually one or two grades)
3. I use a kneaded eraser and (for really bright hairs) a pencil stick to lighten up the single bright hairs.

It's important that you always draw facial hairs curved, also the single white ones. They only go into one direction very roughly (some guidelines to indicate the directions prevously are recommended).


Q: I've been trying to get that realistic skin texture, but I just can't get it. Any tips?
What is the circulism technique?

A: Circulism is basically drawing very tiny overlapping and intertwining circles. Therefor I abrade the tip of my pencil , e.g. by using a piece of sandpaper or a nail file, to make it larger. As soon as you filled an area with graphit you blend it using a tissue, Q-tip or tortillion, by moving your tool in the same little circular motion. It's a great technique to attain a realistic skin texture.

Q: Do you have any suggestions for drawing realistic hair? Mine always looks streaky/stringy.
A: Drawing (human) hair has always been the thing I struggled most with when drawing. But I discovered a few major mistakes I now try to avoid.
-never hesitate while drawing hair
-follow the shape of each strand with your pencil while drawing them
-try not to blend too much (this makes the hair look flat) and if you do so, also follow the directions given by your reference
-keep particularly an eye out for highlights. A high contrast creates a more three-dimensional effect
-patience, patience, patience (even more than for the rest of your drawing)
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:icontranslyania:
translyania Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
my dose he look like makarov XD
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:iconphinabell4ever32:
phinabell4ever32 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
how tell me ur secret on how to draw that!?!
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:iconkermiethefrogette:
KermieTheFrogette Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome
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:iconshralen:
Shralen Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*faint*
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:icongreekfellows:
GreekFellows Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
amazingly detailed,
perfection and expertise.
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:iconcalicot-zc:
Calicot-ZC Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
~ Whoah !!! Amazing artwork ! *O* ♥ I LOVE IT !!
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:iconpromet-he-us:
Promet-he-us Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011   General Artist
Fabulous level of detail. You have captured the essence of the character, what a feat! Thank you for sharing!

:typerhappy::worship::clap:
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:icontallybird:
TallyBird Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011   General Artist
Wow thats amazing! i love it!
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:iconcrackdtoothgrin:
Crackdtoothgrin Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011   Digital Artist
Very good rendition. But, I have to ask: What is the big deal with everyone on this site drawing House?
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:iconomnomn0m:
OmNomN0m Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
I usually draw for myself, so I chose themes and references I'd like to hang in my room. House MD is one (if not THE one) of my favourite series, so... ;)
Thanks for your comment!
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:iconannmariebone:
AnnMarieBone Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Very good drawing!
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:iconevie9207:
evie9207 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Student Interface Designer
well done :) I have also found House to be a very interesting face to draw : [link]
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:iconpalantirs:
Palantirs Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
PRO! i mean nice work :)!
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:iconsternentee:
Sternentee Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
I love it ,really i do <3
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:iconevelinevdp:
EvelineVdp Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful! It almost looks like a picture!
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:iconleaves-in-the-wind:
Leaves-in-the-wind Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic work! I love it! <3
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:iconkairi410:
kairi410 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh. Very very good!
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:iconostria:
Ostria Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
I am both happy and sad about this picture.....Happy because it's freaking awesome :3. Sad because...you've put in so much time to get so little views and faves :<
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:iconsayonaraserti:
SayonaraSerti Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Can you teach me? please? LOL :D
But seriously. This is amazing. Aside from CSI, I'm a huge House fan.
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:iconkritari:
Kritari Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing I this was a photograph at first!
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:iconcrackdtoothgrin:
Crackdtoothgrin Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011   Digital Artist
It's very good. I've seen too many House pictures on this site, but at least this one is good. Kudos!
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:iconcolorfulde:
ColorfulDE Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011
Whuat!! It isn't a drawing DDDD:!!
DAMNED
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:iconpanda209:
panda209 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thats intense!! good freaking job! lol. :]
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:iconsolvernia:
Solvernia Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Student General Artist
Beautiful... O_O [link]
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:iconsorianouk:
sorianouk Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011
very nice work well done :)
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:icondidyabringyagrog:
didyabringyagrog Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
I love the hair, I know from personal experience that drawing hair like that is nearly impossible so well done, my hat goes off to you! :tux:
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:icondashdoggirl:
dashdoggirl Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
If I didn't know better, I would think you took a picture of him and made it greyscale. The detail in... well, everything is just amazing! :)
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:iconwagn18:
wagn18 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Really awesome. Art like this is what makes this site worth coming to.
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:iconblackava:
blackava Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
wow! this is breathtaking! looks like a real pictures
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:iconluxdani:
LuxDani Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is STUNNING.
Like, wow. Holy details.
I'm blown away by his hair, it looks so...perfect. So lifelike.
Amazing :heart:
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:iconlordscythe:
LordScythe Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great!
I've seen a ton of versions using this reference... but yours is truly amazing!

good job! :clap:
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:iconlilkty:
lilkty Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
wow, this is genius! I love it! it looks like you just took the picture in black and white! I really respect traditional artists for their patience!
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:iconkoinou-mitei:
Koinou-Mitei Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Talk about a dead ringer. Looks just like him.
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:icontintacity:
tintacity Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
this is very detailed. keep it up!
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:iconsonarsnow:
SonarSnow Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Student General Artist
Woah! I hope the /actual/ Hugh Laurie sees this, this is amazing!
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:iconnekateiskyblaze:
NekateiSkyblaze Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, you really captured his expression in great detail. I almost thought I was looking at a photo.
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:icontofumee:
Tofumee Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh wow, this is just so amazing 8O
:+fav:
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:iconvincentdorian:
VincentDorian Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
this is even better than gollum, you're great!
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:iconbad-story-blog:
bad-story-blog Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
Fantastic!
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:iconcold-in-the-north:
cold-in-the-north Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Very impressive
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:iconkiyoizuru:
KiyoIzuru Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the shading look so realistic it's crazy. It literally looks as if you took a colored image of house and made it grayscale. very impressive work. good job!!
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:icondarkalfar:
darkalfar Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
this is a drawing???? astonishing. one of the best i've ever seen! How about laurie's old partner Stephen Fry as a complimentary piece hahaha
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:iconpredator-fan:
predator-fan Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Student General Artist
this looks so amazing i love his eyes great job
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:iconkassyselska:
Kassyselska Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Student Photographer
Wow!! :wow: That's so amazing!! Great work!!! :clap:
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:iconxmallory08:
xmallory08 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Amazing details, I love this :D
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:iconreinheaven:
reinheaven Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it is so trully amaizing ! i love the detail you have!
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:iconsalohcin19:
salohcin19 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
that is amazing, I though it was a picture at first, it is that realistic.
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:icondislexas:
Dislexas Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011
looks just like the photo, well done!
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:iconkarinacho:
karinacho Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Wow this is stunning. It looks like a photo!
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:iconluthrai:
Luthrai Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Hobbyist
Very wow. I love all the strong contrast. It's very striking. And huh, I'd never heard of circulism before. Sounds like a really good technique. I think I'll have to try it sometime.
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