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James Dean by Hongmin James Dean by Hongmin
Dream as if you'll live forever, Live as if you'll die today. " James Dean is the legendary hero with a legendary story; live fast and die young. For over half a century, he has captured the world with his casual style, unflinching look and rebel attitude. James Dean has defined the essence of cool and without-a-cause for generations. His star continues to shine brighter and brighter.
Never has there ever been, never will there ever be. The one, the only, James Dean."( the quote from his official website.) I just remember a couple of movies i watched when i was so little, but since then he's been the most cool actor in my mind..The original ref photo I've used is the less known, unused cut from the Roy Schatt's Torn Sweater series. the size is 11inx14in using the mechanical pencils on vellum finished paper.. thanks!
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:iconwritingartist81:
writingartist81 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
Such a beautiful drawing! Love it. If I may ask, what type/brand of mechanical pencils do you use to get the dark values?
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:iconhongmin:
Hongmin Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
just regular kind.. I use 4B or 3B but not higher than them.. bcz the higher numbers tend to get too soft.. thanks
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:iconarn678:
arn678 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
nice work
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kingbike Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
beautiful!
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:iconaicmod:
aicmoD Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Student
awesome! gotta love James
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GertrudeFin Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Just... just wow! Again, I'm totally wowed in the best possible way!
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alifetoremember Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
it's absolutely my favourite drawing of james dean.
it's simply beautiful, just like him.
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:iconvasaturo:
Vasaturo Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
Awesome!! good work ^^
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Vasaturo Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
Awesome :) good work
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:iconmikesrox:
mikesrox Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
This is gorgeous, just like the man himself.
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desert-penguin1994 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
Amazing picture... amazing actor!
Well done :D
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ZoinksScoob Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Is there a way to get a copy of this reference? I can't find it.
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Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
this beautiful portrait keep the James Dean's youth for ever...!!!
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:iconletjenen:
letjenen Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010   Traditional Artist
Roy Schatt - best choice! Great technique, I love high contrast here and the ay you draw James's neck and hair :)
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sublimelove4life Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
You have been feature here : [link]
:D
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nikonS210 Featured By Owner May 29, 2010
Great movie star, brilliant drawing :)
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Beauty-Redsky Featured By Owner May 5, 2010
holy sh*t that looks just like Jimmy Dean! great work
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BananaBoyRy Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010
Umm, yeah so pretty sure I double take on this one as it's pretty much one of the best drawings that I've seen...ever!
And James Dean is my fav!
Fantastic job!
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LaurasMuse Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Fantastic! I like the inclusion of all his freckles and stubble. He had great expressive eyebrows.
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raw-truth Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010
Dream as if you'll live forever, Live as if you'll die today!!!!!!!!! one of my favourite quotes ever. simply yet true because no one is blessed that they will see tomorrow. love the drawing
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Libfly Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing! :clap:
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:iconmonica90:
monica90 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Student General Artist
:clap: perfect!

FAV :love:
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Hongmin Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you very much!! :hug:
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:iconmonte341:
monte341 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009
Beutiful!!!
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:iconhongmin:
Hongmin Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you very much! :bow:
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pyroclasticlux Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
looooooooooooooooove this. <3
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:iconhongmin:
Hongmin Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks a lot! :hug:
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Quenopandaelcunico Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009
Great work, I was lucky to see this piece in person and the amount of intricate details is amazing. Looking forward to see your next artwork.
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:iconhongmin:
Hongmin Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you and it is always nice to talk to you..
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brianv948 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Another masterpiece. I am humbled, having drawn James myself.
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:iconhongmin:
Hongmin Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
when did you draw it? maybe before i joined here i guess.. i'll check it out!! thank you!!!! :bow:
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:iconme3009:
me3009 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009  Hobbyist
Oh man, i wish i could draw like you!
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:iconhongmin:
Hongmin Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
with more practice you could get better! thank you!! :hug:
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me3009 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Hobbyist
Haha yeah, i hope so! You're welcome! :hug:
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DEMONxINxME Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
super handsome :heart:~
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:iconhongmin:
Hongmin Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
yes he's so handsome! i really appreciate it! :huggle:
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keys307a Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
excellent work!
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:iconhongmin:
Hongmin Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you very much!!! :hug:
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andomedo2010 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
IS THIS REAL OR NOT I CANT COMPAIR OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH HIS HAIR LOKE VERY REALY .........OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH HOW DO U DRAWN IT ??BY OIL ??? BY PENCIL ?? I KAN'T BLEAVE IT DRAWN BY PENCIL BECAUSE I HAVE BEEN DRAWN BY BENCIL 14 YEARS AND I CAN'T DO IT LIKE U U ARE AMAZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZING ARTIST ... U R THE BEST ARTIST IN THIS SITE .... AND I RESPECT THE PENCIL .... AND I DON'T LIKE DRAWING BY COMPUTER .............. U R ... I CAN'T FIND WORD TO FIT U .... I REALY CAN'T ...???
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:iconhongmin:
Hongmin Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
this was done with pencils only and thank you so much for the nice words! :huggle:
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:iconandomedo2010:
andomedo2010 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
amazing work !!!!!!
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sketchfanatic Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
incredible work! Love James Dean! :D :clap:
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:iconhongmin:
Hongmin Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you and we all love him!!! :woohoo:
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sketchfanatic Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009
:heart: your very welcome!
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ravensdojo Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
I think I've faved everything you've done since I added you to my watch. I'm always amazed by the detail. You even got his shaving bumps on his neck it looks like!
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Hongmin Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
i really appreciate ur ongoing support and encouraging comments. it means a lot to me!! :bow:
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borderliner26 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:omg: I think that saying "wonderful" would be quite reductive..
I made a version of the same imagine some months ago [link] (and it's one of my favourite of my works) but yours is definitely on another level, it's so realistic.. really impressive! Keep on with this great works!!
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Hongmin Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
HI! thank you very much for the compliment! and i think your work is not bad at all knowing that you used the charcoal also. I've never tried other medium other than pencils but want to try them later! thanks again and have a good one! :huggle:
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jeffro70 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009
nice work!....love the details!!
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:iconhongmin:
Hongmin Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi! thanks a lot! :woohoo:
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