altocello: sam heughan (sam heughan)
By now it should be obvious that I've gone and fallen for another show.

And I'm genuinely pleased with this drawing, which is not something I feel like I can honestly say all that often.

This piece was an effort on my part to learn to draw Sam's face better, and to aid in that I used a technique I'd never tried before to attempt to keep me on track with the likeness. And as much as I wanted it to not be so good, because setting up the grid is kind of a pain, I have to admit that using a grid really, truly, does make it easier to get the likeness right (you can see the grid in the gif I made of the WIP shots).

Thank you to Miranda Penn Turin with Emmy Magazine for taking the amazing photo of Sam that I used as a reference!

Thanks also to Lord Huron for creating the Strange Trails album, which was playing on repeat in the background while I drew this. I will forever associate this drawing with that whole album, but especially "The World Ender." :D

And last but not least, thank you to [livejournal.com profile] jelazakazone, [livejournal.com profile] rocknvaughn, [livejournal.com profile] amphigoury, [livejournal.com profile] gwyntastic, @csophae, [livejournal.com profile] alby_mangroves, and [livejournal.com profile] k_nightfox for being the best cheerleaders and enablers an artist could ever wish for.

Drawn with pencil (HB, 4B, 8B) on white drawing paper and photographed. Contrast adjusted and signature added in GIMP.

This is a non-profit fanwork; no harm intended, no money made.







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