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Drawing Jared Leto by RayPelesko Drawing Jared Leto by RayPelesko
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AutumnShadow98 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh my god! your drawing is amazing!
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RayPelesko Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! It took me a while, but that's one of my favorite portraits I've done so far. :D
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Righteous-Scalliwag Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this one.  Of all your portraits, this is the most lifelike.  Isn't facial hair fun to draw? :)
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RayPelesko Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:aww: Thanks! It is fun! When I was drawing both Jared and Johnny Depp's beards, I realized I couldn't go too wrong with drawing facial hair. Compared to the hair on top of heads, I don't have to worry to much about keeping a consistent direction, and enjoyed having some freedom. :)
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Righteous-Scalliwag Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome :)  I know, right? It's almost impossible to mess up.  I just start scribbling and zone out.  The portrait I'm working on right now includes a mustache & beard, so I understand the feeling.
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alwaysbelikelol Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
woow! so realistic!!! how do u draw hair like that??? for me it's really difficult :P
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RayPelesko Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:aww: Thanks Diana!! Let me tell you, I definitely struggle with hair too. Shorter strokes is easier for beards like his. But for longer hair, it's honestly hit or miss for me. I try to pay most attention to highlight areas, and hope it looks believable, lol. Check out some free videos of drawing realistic hair on youtube. Just watching the techniques others use definitely helped me get a better handle on hair. [link] [link]
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alwaysbelikelol Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
thank you ray!!! :D
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TalesOfNightWing Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Fantastic!
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RayPelesko Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, Phoenix!! A rare photo of myself that I actually liked, haha! :D
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TalesOfNightWing Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Student General Artist
What pencils do you use? Sorry, I am just an aspiring artist, and I can draw, and I am working on drawing better, and I think good tools will help that. I admire your work, it's flawless.
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RayPelesko Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:aww: Don't be sorry! I'm more than happy to share. I use a variety of pencils, but my favorite is the one in the picture. It's just a typical Pentel clickable mechanical pencil, the kind you find in an office supply store. I get the most use out of that one, with regular HB graphite refills. But, I also use a variety of Staedtler Mars Lumograph pencils, ranging from 2H to 4B. I rarely go outside of those values. Having a number of pencils will help you achieve many tones that you wouldn't get with just a normal HB pencil. I also use tortillons a lot, to blend skin tones.

I'm flattered you like my work! I'm definitely learning as I go, and always trying to improve. Let me know if you have any questions! :thanks:
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TalesOfNightWing Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you so much!
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maenzchen Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you have no idea how much i love this photo. not only because Jared is in it
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RayPelesko Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:aww: Thank you so very much! I'm flattered!

I usually don't the way I look in most photos, haha. So I don't post too many of those. But, this was one of the few I liked so thought I would share. By the way, thank you for the watch, and adding me on Facebook! :hug:
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reubelyn Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I look almost like you when I'm drawing xD Biting my lip and looking so serious that some people ask me if I'm feeling well. Oh, and I saw the finished piece. Awesome job once again, Ray! :heart:
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RayPelesko Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Its funny how "into the zone" I get when drawing. I kind of focus so deeply on what I'm seeing that I forget about what's happening around me. Although lately, I've been drawing while watching tv, which might be why it's taking me longer to finish the drawings, haha.

I'm happy that you like the final piece! :tighthug: :)
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RockabillyReese Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
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RayPelesko Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:tighthug: Thanks Reese!! Here's a link to the finished drawing. [link] Hope you like it. :)
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Pantoufle3 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
That's brilliant, Ray! Can't wait to see the painting when you're done. :)
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RayPelesko Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:) Thanks Bianca!! Here's the finished drawing. [link]
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Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
looking good!!
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RayPelesko Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Rick!! I actually just finished it a earlier today and posted it here on dA. Hope you like it. :) [link]
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30STMmylife Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oooh I'm also waiting for it... It's wonderful! :D

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RayPelesko Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! Only a few minor pencil touch ups... Any moment now, haha! :)
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30STMmylife Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome...
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mmkrys Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ooh, I'm waiting for it :D
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RayPelesko Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not too much longer now. The end is near...finally, haha. :)
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mmkrys Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool ! :)
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RayPelesko Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just posted the finished drawing [link] Hope you like it. :)
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mmkrys Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You don't have to ask if I like it. This is.... fantastic :D:D
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RayPelesko Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D Thanks so much, Magdalena!
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mmkrys Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:) :)
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