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Lee Jeffries Revisited by ronmonroe Lee Jeffries Revisited by ronmonroe
This is the second time I used a Lee Jeffries photo as a reference to draw. He is probably one of my favorite photographers.

Here is my other Lee Jeffries drawing:

And here is a link to some more of his photos: [link]
You should really check him out.

Tools: 97% ballpoint pen. 2% art pen (I couldn't quite get the darkness I wanted with just ballpoint) and 1% white gel pen (for those accidental little ink blobs I still get with ballpoints) on smooth bristol.

Here are a few wips:
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:iconchibi-chanz:
This is a BEAUTIFUL drawing. its so realistic and emotional. it looks like you can see into his soul through his eyes. he looks like he could be homeless by his fly away hair and the bags under his eyes. if that's the impression you were trying to give, its right on the money. the eyebrows are a bit lop sided, but it gives it character. I love the dark tones you used and how much definition it has. im still a little iffy one his gender, but that happens a lot with kids. especially in drawings where they look a little messy.
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Hello!This is incredibly hard to do with pencils, and I think it looks great. You did an amazing job giving the image three dimensions, and it looks as if it has all the proper shadows to me. The eyebrows are very striking too, they were exceptionally done well. Her eyes really bring you into the piece, and I love the depth and clarity you gave her eyes. Photos like this have a bigger impact when done in pencil in my opinion, as the medium visually has that black and white contrast, drawing viewers in better. My only critique would be maybe her neck and shirt? It is like her head is perfection, and the neck and shirt are very basic. You may have just been tired, idk, but it still is an AMAZING piece.
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AntoninaN Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow wow wow! Love this so much! Well done!! 
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:iconronmonroe:
ronmonroe Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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roundtower Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
* ¡Fantástico trabajo! Lo hemos destacado dentro de la carpeta "Featured nº5 o Destacados nº 5" en Special-Groups. (Es la carpeta donde se exhiben los mejores trabajos del grupo).
¡Por favor, queremos ver más trabajos tuyos en el grupo! 

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* Fantastic work! Featured in Special-Groups in folder Featured nº 5. (Best works of the group). 
Please, We want to see more works in the group of you!
the self portrait Gold Medal Emote :painting: 
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:iconronmonroe:
ronmonroe Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the feature!
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roundtower Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
A real pleasure dear friend Ron!!! Huggle! 
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AlecBell Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
You have a formidable drawing technique. I could look at this picture for as many hours as it probably took you to draw it!
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:iconronmonroe:
ronmonroe Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! 
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artofjaguar Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Great artist. Love your pencil works. ('''')
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:iconronmonroe:
ronmonroe Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! (but I'm not really too good with pencil, most of my drawings are pen)
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:iconhaharius:
Haharius Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
awesome artwork !
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JasmineSFox Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013   Traditional Artist
wow this is incredible Nod Clap 
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:iconronmonroe:
ronmonroe Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconsweediesart:
SweediesArt Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful art!!!!
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:iconsusanjo:
susanjo Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
stunning!!
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:iconronmonroe:
ronmonroe Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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KirstenRowe Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is pretty freakin awesome. 
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:iconronmonroe:
ronmonroe Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconartbycher:
ArtByCher Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013   Traditional Artist
Wow!! This is excellent!
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:iconronmonroe:
ronmonroe Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you Cher!
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:iconphilippel:
philippeL Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Remarkable!!!
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:iconronmonroe:
ronmonroe Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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J-Henrique-S Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Remember me Mama movie
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:iconronmonroe:
ronmonroe Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ya, it kind of does!
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6133 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Very good painting.
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:iconronmonroe:
ronmonroe Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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kayjensen Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Professional Photographer
woah :clap:
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:iconronmonroe:
ronmonroe Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Kay!
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shirls-art Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
my gosh wow
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:iconronmonroe:
ronmonroe Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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shirls-art Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
you are very welcome
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KW-Scott Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Excellent work my friend :D
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:iconronmonroe:
ronmonroe Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Kevin!
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KW-Scott Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome :D
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Angel-Dust-Ryuuki Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Student General Artist
The detail of this is beautiful! I love the shading and highlighting. She seems kind of sad though.
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:iconronmonroe:
ronmonroe Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!I think she is sad.
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cataliney Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist
me da miedo la verga esta :D
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ronmonroe Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
??
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Globaludodesign Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
So beautiful!!
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:iconronmonroe:
ronmonroe Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Nolamom3507 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
Featured here [link]
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ronmonroe Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the feature!
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Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really fine work!! :D
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ronmonroe Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you Rick!
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ChuckTheCanuck Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
Nice job.
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:iconronmonroe:
ronmonroe Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Chuck!
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MoonwalkingHorse Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the intensity here. And the fact that it's in ballpoint pen makes this even more amazing :faint:
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:iconronmonroe:
ronmonroe Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Goodbye-kitty975 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013   Photographer
Absolutely haunting!
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:iconronmonroe:
ronmonroe Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Bobbykim666 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow this is amazing! Great shading and I love the hair and the eyes :D
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