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Draw this again - Jensen by hoernchen610 Draw this again - Jensen by hoernchen610

Draw this again - Jensen Ackles



My second entry to the contest:yay:

I fell in love with the reference photo when I saw cataclysm-x's version of it. She did such a wonderful job and I thought I had to do this too.
So I started drawing the before image in 2011 but right after I finished and scanned it I was really unhappy with the outcome, everything was so blurry and there were no real highlights and shadows.
After some time in a folder I decided to frame and hang it to the wall above my workspace.
Just then I realized how I upset was with the result and so I reworked the old drawing.
And I really like what came out of it. The image is much sharper and the light and dark parts are better leveled now.

This is an even smaller improvement than my first entry. Only when taking a close look at the two drawing you can spot the differences. But I feel much better now when I take a look at my wall and see the new image.

The before image can be found here: [link]
The after image can be found here: [link]




Technical stuff:

  • paper: Bristol paper 300g/m²

  • Faber Castell 9000 pencils (HB for the sketch, 2B-8B for the shading)

  • reference used

  • Photoshop to correct the levels

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:iconsketchywhiskers:
sketchywhiskers Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
is that a photograph?
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:iconhoernchen610:
hoernchen610 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sadly no (because that would mean I would have met him...).
It's a drawing, just as it says on the tin!
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sketchywhiskers Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Its amazing!!!! It looks like a photograph... Who is it!??
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:iconhoernchen610:
hoernchen610 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you:heart: His name is Jensen Ackles, he's an American actor.
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:iconsketchywhiskers:
sketchywhiskers Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Lol.... He is extremely good looking! XD
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:iconsketchywhiskers:
sketchywhiskers Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I'll look him up
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:iconthavrisco:
ThaVrisco Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
I feel like you lost your touch...
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:iconhoernchen610:
hoernchen610 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't really understand what you mean...Blush 
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:iconthavrisco:
ThaVrisco Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
Oh, you know what i mean! Don't deny it! Meow :3 
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Pferdekopf Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
Oh mein Gott. Wenn ich nicht wüsste dass das ein gemaltes Bild ist dann.... würde ich sagen schwarz/weiß Foto....einfach nur wow....!!!
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:iconhoernchen610:
hoernchen610 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Vielen lieben Dank! Freut mich sehr:glomp:
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:iconpferdekopf:
Pferdekopf Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
Bitteschön ^^
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:iconuntoldpromises:
UntoldPromises Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
WOW. Both are BEYOND me.
AMAZING job :D
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:iconhoernchen610:
hoernchen610 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aw, thank you. I'm glad you like them:D
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Jezarae Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's really cool to open each of these two drawings in a new tab
then line them up
and switch tabs rapidly

Ha, I wonder if I'm the only one who did that. Anyway the amount of detail (I see the fibers on the shirt!!) is amazing and I hope to one day get that your level when I draw humans.
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:iconhoernchen610:
hoernchen610 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

That sounds cool, I haven't yet done that, but should try it.

And thank you for your kind words! I'm glad you enjoyed it:hug:


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EpicGhost3 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Student General Artist
*Screams* *rolls on floor* *wets herself* *dies*


But in all seriousness this is a lovely piece!
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hoernchen610 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aw, thank you! Jensen is to die for, isn't he;)
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EpicGhost3 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Yup :)
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miamary123456 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Wow! This is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great great job! WOW!!! How old are you? :iconrainbowwaveplz1::iconrainbowwaveplz2::iconrainbowwaveplz3:
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hoernchen610 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Thanks! I'm glad you like it:hug:

I'm 25.

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miamary123456 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
:iconyourewelcomesignplz: You're quite welcome! :iconluvluvplz:

Could you possible take a peek at my artwork? It's not that great, I turned 13 in late February (as if my age should be an excuse for the poor quality!) Oh well.
Thanks so very much! :iconsmilieplz:  :boogie: :)
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:iconsnowingplastic:
SnowingPlastic Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
sogood
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:iconhoernchen610:
hoernchen610 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks:hug:
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:iconwingflyer:
Wingflyer Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
Beautiful! I love Jensen!
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:iconhoernchen610:
hoernchen610 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you:heart:
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emichii Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i find that the second one is much more detailed and the features have been handled more delicately. i think the skin and the features on the face look much better, it's a great improvement. however, i think the darker shades on the older one offer more contrast and makes the face stand out more so next to each other the second one looks a bit flat.

incredible work and awesome improvement! :D
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hoernchen610 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for your thoughtful words:hug:
The bigger amount of contrast in the first one may result from balancing the levels in photoshop.
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Ms-Marvel-DA Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I definitely prefer the second, in that one you have managed to capture every 'imperfection' on the face which in my opinion gives it a life-like quality which the first one despite it being very realistic seems to lack in comparison. Although I think they both are incredible and display an impressive level of skill which I wouldn't be able to muster :)
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hoernchen610 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for your thoughtful words. The lack of all the details and imperfections, that make his face unique, was bugging me right after I finished the first version and urged me to draw this again.
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mintochiharu Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the old one because it's more blurry but I also like the second one because of it's improvement :) So I can't really say which I like more,they're both incredibly amazing! :wow: You're truly skilled at drawing! :D Fantastic work!! :la:
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:iconhoernchen610:
hoernchen610 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aw, thank you, hun! I'm glad you like them both!
And thanks for your kind words:heart:
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:iconmintochiharu:
mintochiharu Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome! :aww:
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:iconfmawhovian23:
FMAWhovian23 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the before better, but both are great! good job!!!
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:iconhoernchen610:
hoernchen610 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's funny how many people say that:D I didn't like the blurriness of the first image, so I redrew it, so maybe that's what you like better;)
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FMAWhovian23 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I looked at the two again. I think my reason of choice is that the second looks more etchy. Or pencil drawn. It just doesn't look as realistic to me. But that's just my opinion. Both are great though!
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RainbowPuffyUnicorn Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Give me that talent your have. I need it. Because of reasons.
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hoernchen610 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can only give you some patience, but that is equally good as talent:bucktooth:
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kiba-raptor Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
how long did it take you to draw both of them?
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:iconhoernchen610:
hoernchen610 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's hard to say as I tend to work on an off on a drawing. Sometimes I draw for ten minutes then do something different and sometimes I draw for some hours...:shrug:
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kiba-raptor Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
interesting
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:iconhoernchen610:
hoernchen610 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you:heart:
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:iconkiba-raptor:
kiba-raptor Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
your welcome, just keep up the great work.
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Skullflower90 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Student
Wow, in der großen Auflösung haut mich die neue Zeichnung um, super! Du hast seinen Gesichtsausdruck noch besser getroffen. Mir sind seine Sommersprossen noch nie aufgefallen ^^
(ich habe Jensen auch erst gezeichnet, allerdings etwas anders ;) [link] )
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hoernchen610 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Vielen Dank für die lieben Worte. Freut mich, dass es dir gefällt.
Ich liebe die Sommersprossen:bucktooth::love:
Deine Version ist ja auch klasse. Mal was ganz anderes:D
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Skullflower90 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Student
Wie soll ich sagen, ich wollte mich mal farblich ein bisschen austoben *g*
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yf19-sama Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
The improvement must be more noticeable in real.
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:iconhoernchen610:
hoernchen610 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It really is. Scanners always eat the little details....:D
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AlpacazMakeArt Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh I absolutely love this man.
I'm so glad you narrowed his face shape and added more stubble.
XD
It looks so much bettterrrrrr.
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hoernchen610 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He's wonderful, isn't he?:D
Thank you! Glad you like it:hug:
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