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Hello! :wave:

I finished in time! :party: Happy Birthday Jin! :party: :lol:

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. :giggle:

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. :XD: 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!

Title: Jin
Medium: Prismacolor pencils; a handful of Kimberly watercolor pencils; bristol board
Size: Approx. 8 x 9 inches
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naturalshocks Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
COLOUR! :excited:

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. :bucktooth:
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jennieannie Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!!! :tighthug:

As for how I found Prismacolos on Bristol...I really have nothing to compare it to. :shrug: I didn't hate it, but I was always under the impression that colored pencils should be used on smooth surfaces. Is this wrong? I tired to find the smoothest surface I had and it happened to be Bristol. You know me, I like to make my drawings as smooth as possible! :lol: I'm actually thinking of trying another piece using the same medium combination. 

How is it with cartridge paper? Is it difficult? Actually, what is cartridge paper? :blush: 
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naturalshocks Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've been told that colours seem less intense on Bristol. :shrug: I've used this one www.theartshop-watergategaller... and it felt quite nice, it had just a tiny bit of tooth and the colours looked great. I also like how Prismas look in Moleskine sketchbooks. Ugh, must try Bristol sometime.
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jennieannie Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the link! When I get a bit of extra cash, I'll grab me some of that paper and give it go!

Hmm, the colour might not be as bright on Bristol than on other, more proper, paper. I really don't know---sorry! 

But, I guess the best thing would be to try the Bristol and see how you like it? You never know right? You may either love it or hate it. :lol: Whenever you get around to trying Bristol, could you let me know how you found it? Especially if you end up hating it and decide against uploading the final product. I'd love to know why you hated it and which paper you found the best of the three: cartridge, Bristol, and Moleskine (that's an awesome paper---I have a sketchbook of that somewhere).
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shinjistar Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
uwahhh i was too busy this year to make anything for his birthday >w<

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 :D
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jennieannie Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's sad! Maybe next year?  Then again, you could always draw something without it being his birthday...

Thank you so very much! :) It's one of my favorite photos of him too, for the same reasons! :lol:
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shinjistar Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

ahaha yeah i was just thinking "oh when i have free time i'll draw some fanart of him...for no reason :XD:"

or maybe i could say it's celebrating his comeback, right? ♥ man i'm so excited for his new single lkjslfdj

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jennieannie Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know me too!!!! :dance: :squee: :dance: :party: :dance: :squee: :dance: Can't wait for the single release!!! :party:
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shinjistar Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

have you heard the title track though? it was leaked today by someone LOL take a listen to it before it gets taken down -> shinjistar.tumblr.com/post/557...

 

(again idk if you've heard it, so...)

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jennieannie Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so very much for sending me that link!!! Luckily I managed to hear it off of FB before it was taken down!!! I, honestly, really like the song. I think it's catchy. :sing: :music: Hey, What's Up? :music: :sing:

I'm happy with the title track, and it's a good thing too, b/c I purchased all four editions before hearing it. :facepalm:  However, I'm not entirely sure about the other two tracks, as the little clips really haven't given me much to go on. I think I'm really going to like Key to Your Heart and my best friend really likes what she's heard of Summer Loving. I'm not to sure about either of them yet, but I didn't hate the clips when I first heard them---I just need to hear the full song first, you know?

What about you? Do you like what you've heard? Or do you think Jin's being a dumbass again, going for club when he really should learn to put out more ballads? :lol:
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shinjistar Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

nah, i prefer pop/club music over ballads lol so i'm happy with these tracks :D

but tbh i'm just happy hearing his voice, i don't care what forme/style of music it's in :XD:

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 :D 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]

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jennieannie Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Being young doesn't mean anything! I had trouble coming up with money myself. When you don't live with your parents you have all these bills you have to pay first just to live and then you can think of spending money. I ended up selling a bunch uni text books and DVDs I didn't want anymore. :giggle:

I really do like the song myself. It's my kind of song and like you the first thing I commented on was: how wonderful it was to hear his voice in a new song. I really wanted at least one Murasaki/Seasons type ballad but oh well, I can wait! :)

The PV definitely looks great! It's so wonderful to see him looking happy!
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s-noriko Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
woaaah *-* Beautiful! *-* ♥
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jennieannie Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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s-noriko Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
welcome! :)
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