I finished in time! Happy Birthday Jin!
I made myself a promise at the beginning of the year to make a portrait drawing for each member (current and ex) of KAT-TUN on their birthdays. Why you might ask? Well, so I would make sure that I would make at least six pieces of art for myself! Every year I spend the majority of my time making artwork for other people and this is my way of creating something for me.
I decided for Akanishi Jin, that I would try a full color pencil portrait. :gasp: I can't believe it either! I've never done an only color pencil portrait, as the past two attempts relied heavily on chalk pastels.
Color pencil portraits are so difficult! Especially when you don't know what the hell you're doing. I consulted these wonderful tutorials before beginning the drawing:
~Crimefish [link] ; *Elengwat [link] ; ~Verlisaerys [link] ; ~XFadedToBlackX [link]
Those all came in handy in various ways...thank you fellow deviants!
This was a study of medium, every bit as much as likeness. I mostly concentrated on the portrait and hair. Please disregard the fact that everything below his chin is unfinished. The shoulders were placed just to support his head.
I'll be back to update the image with higher quality. I wasn't going to post it, but then decided that even though I'm on my way out the door for a weekend Holiday, I really wanted to post this for his birthday, July 4th!
Hope you all enjoy! Thanks for stopping by!
Medium: Prismacolor pencils; a handful of Kimberly watercolor pencils; bristol board
Size: Approx. 8 x 9 inches
This is amazing! That medium is indeed quite tricky. How did you find Prismacolors on Bristol? I've heard people say that it's too smooth for coloured pencil work, so I've used cartridge paper instead, but I'm thinking of giving it a go.
wonderful colouring as always!♥ the hair looks so realistic!
this picture is one of my favourite photos of akanishi~~ he looks so happy and peaceful here
ahaha yeah i was just thinking "oh when i have free time i'll draw some fanart of him...for no reason "
or maybe i could say it's celebrating his comeback, right? ♥ man i'm so excited for his new single lkjslfdj
nah, i prefer pop/club music over ballads lol so i'm happy with these tracks
but tbh i'm just happy hearing his voice, i don't care what forme/style of music it's in
though i was kinda hoping at least one of the tracks would be a ballad on the single, esp. 'cause the others are all pop lol [i've heard previews of all the tracks, they're all uploaded somewhere on tumblr], i was kinda hoping for something more like "ムラサキ/murasaki" from his eternal single, though♥ [i really really like that song >w<]
the pv for hey what's up looks great though jin's dancing looks amazing as usual and the whole thing looks like a fun summer party >w<
i haven't purchased the single yet, but i'll probably see if i can get it later ;u; i don't really buy the CDs since i don't really have money orz [i'm still quite young so i live with my parents still lol]