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: Aretha Franklin


Jeff
06-06-2013, 08:17 AM
https://www.artistforum.com/art/aretha-franklin-ip1-5682-170.jpg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6YCxXQ6Scw
...talk about a voice....

1 night in, lotta work to do :)

Ernest Scribbler
06-18-2013, 10:15 PM
Looking good Jeff - as ever!

fabeer
06-19-2013, 09:05 AM
really she is singing with soul my friend Jeff

Jeff
06-19-2013, 07:25 PM
thanks very much my friends :)
a few more hours in.....
https://www.artistforum.com/art/aretha-franklin-ip3-6306-170.jpg

Sarah
06-20-2013, 07:32 AM
That's looking pretty darn amazing, Jeff! Your work's definitely inspiring to me.

Jeff
07-17-2013, 04:13 PM
hehe, you busted me chanda. I've been doing all kind of other stuff but finishing Aretha...hopefully I can get back in the next few nights... :)

Jeff
07-31-2013, 08:07 AM
mmmkay, almost done!
I still have some work to do on the face and neck and then the rest of her shirt- but at least Im done with all that hair.
.. https://www.artistforum.com/art/aretha-ip5-7777-170.jpg

Ernest Scribbler
07-31-2013, 08:15 AM
Another magnificent faultless piece of work Jeff!

Jeff
07-31-2013, 11:05 AM
WOW thanks chanda! and thanks ES-
I have such admiration ....i appreciate the motivation you guys provide- it is HUGE. !!!! :D

DLeeG
08-01-2013, 09:04 PM
You're the most prolific artist. The speed and perfection of your portraits (which you're able to draw left handed, right handed, over line and under line) would make any draw software enviest.

tricky raven
08-02-2013, 12:13 PM
Wow, so real and animating.....I can hear her voice...nicely done Jeff!

Jeff
08-02-2013, 12:18 PM
Thanks very much for the kind words Dleeg and trickyRaven. Not so sure about the speed part lately, I feel like I ve been really slackin.

Have to admit the use of grids has helped me with proportions and especially with establishing my starting points (I like to start at the eyes and work out).

+ I really got lucky with the texture of the canvas boards lending themselves to human skin. A little cross-hatching, some dots as blemishes- voila! (That totally landed in my lap).

Anyway- trying to stay on the path and improve each time- nothing like a bunch of kick-ass artists pushing you to keep going-

Thanks again guys!

Michael Graves
08-03-2013, 03:19 PM
Totally awesome jeff!

joeygn72
08-03-2013, 05:06 PM
Mind blowing!!!!

Blue Angel
08-08-2013, 11:53 PM
This all pencil? Amazing job!

desertdogg
08-18-2013, 02:29 AM
very nice work here. iam a native of detriot so Iam a big fan of her,s. ;]

Finbar
11-25-2017, 01:24 AM
I have just started drawing and find grids really useful to learn perspective and layout of faces and the like.

just
11-25-2017, 01:39 AM
Great first post finbar. There's nothing like restoring life to four and a half year old thread just to tout the false attributes of a misguided grid system.

Finbar
11-25-2017, 04:13 AM
Great first post finbar. There's nothing like restoring life to four and a half year old thread just to tout the false attributes of a misguided grid system.
Hi Just, love your albums. Regrettably I don't have a shadow of your skills so forgive me for using any crutches I find to get me off the mark.

just
11-25-2017, 08:38 AM
Hi Just, love your albums. Regrettably I don't have a shadow of your skills so forgive me for using any crutches I find to get me off the mark.

Most people don't. Using grids will keep you from getting here.

Jeff
03-10-2018, 09:25 PM
Great first post finbar. There's nothing like restoring life to four and a half year old thread just to tout the false attributes of a misguided grid system.
DaVinci used grids. And on one hand, I sort of admire your idealistic purity and pet peeve vs grids, but...on the other hand, you can bite me.