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Jared Leto by RayPelesko Jared Leto by RayPelesko
Graphite pencil on bristol paper. 7.5" x 9.5"

Here's my tribute drawing to the musician, actor, director, producer, and front man of 30 Seconds to Mars (one of my favorite bands). The portrait drawing is based on a photograph by Terry Richardson.
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xAMBERSTYLES Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
Amazing drawing! I love Jared as well ♥ looks so good
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RayPelesko Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Amber! He's quite the talented individual. I appreciate your kind words!
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AnastasiyaKosenko Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Student General Artist
Really amazing portrait!
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RayPelesko Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! I think this was one of my best in terms of smooth shading for the skintones. I'm a huge 30 Seconds to Mars fan! :)
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AnastasiyaKosenko Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Student General Artist
This is great! I love their music! :hugs: And your portraits! I love deviantART! 
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beate1236 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG ! That looks so real ! Amazing work <3
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RayPelesko Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Bea, thank you so much!! I'm thrilled you like it! :thanks:
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TheParadisegarden Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
C'est magnifique , tu es tellement talentueux Jared.
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RayPelesko Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Merci beaucoup! Jared is awesome! :)
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nakedcrayon23 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My jeez! This is absolutely  flawless!
 Ohh my,  you are truly amazing.
Im so in love with your drawings.:heart:
Just keep your feet on the ground:)
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RayPelesko Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:thanks: You're very kind! I'm flattered! :heart:

I can definitely say the same for your gallery. Your ability with both color and BW is extraordinary. I love your portraits! :)
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nakedcrayon23 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Its an honor that you like my works.:)thank you so much:heart:
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Confident111 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cool...
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RayPelesko Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! You have some incredible traditional work. Beautiful paintings!
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juliankerremans Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
Waaw awesome drawing :D

Looks great! :D
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RayPelesko Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! Yeah, I'm a huge fan of Jared and 30 Seconds to Mars! :D
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juliankerremans Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
My pleasure :) I'm a fan of 30 seconds to mars too :)
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Shazhutch Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just amazing penci work! :faint:
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RayPelesko Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Sharon! He's one of my favorite musicians, so I spent a little longer working on his portrait! :D
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ahsr Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Jared! My favourite! Perfect work! :)
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RayPelesko Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! I'm a big fan of his music! :)

And thank you so much for the watch as well! I'm honored you like my work.
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jennasartwork Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013   Traditional Artist
:iconlainloveplz: very beautiful work
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RayPelesko Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, Jenna! I'm honored you like my work. Your drawings are quite stunning! :)
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jennasartwork Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013   Traditional Artist
I'm flattered, thanks so much :) have a good day
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swisdo Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Very nice, I love this singer and this looks just like him-very good:)
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RayPelesko Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! I'm so happy you like it! I'm a big fan of his music as well. :)
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swisdo Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You are very welcome:)
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Sherlover221 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my God! It's impressive! The perfection of this drawing give a excellent image of Jared's perfection! *_*
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RayPelesko Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:thanks: Thank you so much, Sandra! When drawing portraits, I always struggle trying to capture a likeness. Knowing you like Jared, it means a lot to me that you like my drawing so much! He's pretty cool, isn't he? Haha!
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Sherlover221 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahaha that emoticon is fantastic!
And yes, I adore Jared! Oh you know what? I just discoveder Thirty seconds to Mars! Maybe I know them since 3-4 days (?)
Do you think I should punish myself for that? Geez, HOW did I live without them?

Recpect, my fellow Echelon! :highfive:
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RayPelesko Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha! I felt the same when I first heard them. Many years ago, their song, "Attack," and the music video for "From Yesterday," made me an instant fan. I was fortunate to see them perform live once, and it was awesome! If you ever get the chance, I highly recommend it. I love their sound, kind of atmospheric at times.

Thanks for the watch!! I'll definitely watch you as well, my fellow Echelon! :D
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Sherlover221 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh gosh I would REALLY love to go in a concert! Is it expensive? 
Today in Italy there is a concert, but I'm not going there :'( Parents can be so annoying sometimes xD
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RayPelesko Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
30 Seconds to Mars likes to tour a lot, so you might get another opportunity to see them. :) It actually wasn't too expensive. They're pretty reasonable as far as cost goes. Sometimes they sell more expensive tickets and you can meet them in person. I haven't done that yet, but maybe someday! :thumbsup:
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Sherlover221 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I all start a draw of Jared! I'll be happy if you see it when completed :D 
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RayPelesko Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cool, I'm definitely interested in seeing it! :)
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Ariba-05 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
Beautiful! How did you blend the skin so neatly? Looks so realistic!
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RayPelesko Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:) Thank you so much!!  I spend a lot of time using tortillons to blend the skin tones, gradually building up layers. Though I must say, after seeing your gallery, you're very talented with blending skin tones as well! I'm flattered that you like my work! :hug:
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Ariba-05 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
And btw,thanks for the faves and llama! :D
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RayPelesko Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :)
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Ariba-05 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
So just tortillions? Cool.I use'em too, but I mostly end up wearing off my paper somehow. :/ My work is never that neat. Guess there are a lot more things to learn!
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RayPelesko Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:) Haha, yep mostly tortillons. Usually, I'll lightly shade in the area with an H or F pencil, to build up the tones, then smooth them out with the tortillons. When shading, be careful not to press too hard, or the paper will wear down. That's happened to me before too, so I know what you mean. For paper, I like to use a thicker stock such as a smooth bristol, which should help when blending.

Hey, I'm always learning too! It's always good to learn new techniques. That's what I like about deviantArt. So many talented artists, I'm always inspired seeing what others come up with!
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Ariba-05 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
Hmm.I knew it! It's my paper! Cuz I really work on blending a lot. Smoothly and patiently but somehow it always doesn't come out well. o.O Gotta order Bristol someday..not anytime soon.

True! I love DA too! There are sooo many awe-inspiring artists out here who just get me thinking "man,did a human think of that?!" It's truly amazing!
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Indigoblau Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
His eyes are so beautiful! :love: Amazing work! :wow:
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RayPelesko Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, thanks!! I love drawing eyes, as I feel they have the ability to really connect the viewer with the drawing, and make you feel some emotion. :D
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Indigoblau Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome! =D
So do I. ;) Exactly!! Eyes are so expressive. That's simply awesome. Do you know the quote: "The eyes are the gateway to the soul."? It's so true... ^^
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RayPelesko Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D Haha! Love that quote! I pretty much always start with the eyes, and then also finish a piece by retouching the eyes in the final stages. Just getting things right!
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amaldea Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist
This drawing is amazing!!!! I love it!!!! 
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RayPelesko Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:aww: Thank you so much, Kate!! I'm happy it caught your eye! :hug:
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AphroditesParadise Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg i'm in love
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RayPelesko Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:lol: Thanks!! Yeah, Jared is awesome. I love his songs. I'm happy my drawing caught your eye! ;)
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