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Ryan Clark by crossfreak Ryan Clark by crossfreak
For those who don't know, Ryan Clark is the lead vocalist of Demon Hunter, quite possibly the best band in the world (sorry lacuna coil) He and his brother and band-mate Don are also graphic designers. Check out their work sometime, they are one of the best studios in Seattle, in my opinion.

Invisible Creature:

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They've been my mentors throughout art school.
Hunters Unite!

*color pencil on Canson Paper
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ruthcruz Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is incredible! I love Demon Hunter, I recently got hooked because my friend showed me the band. I really like everything about this piece: the shadow, the detail, his expression, it's great!! :)
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lindsaydphotography Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009   Photographer
wow, this is fantastic.
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sdwise Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2008  Student General Artist
Oh... wow. Lovin this. what did you use for reference?
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astritn6 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi!
You've been featured at "99 men" in [link] . :thanks:
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crossfreak Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008  Student
hey thanks. just for curiousity sake, why this piece?
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astritn6 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I wanted to have as many different styles of art represented as possible, so the first criterion was the medium you used. I have hard time drawing with colored pencils (still learning and not getting it yet)and I was taken how wonderfully you've managed it and created the nice warm- cold opposition and the texture, which gives it in a way pastel work look. At the same time the opposition brings nicely out the mood of the picture too, which itself is a bit contrary: serious, thoughtful, slightly arrogant even (brought me to think that it's made after some promo photograph?). The third reason was that I wanted the features to have meant something to their creators too, that they have some personal relationship, some reason, why they made the piece.
I hope it didn't come too long answer now :blush:.
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crossfreak Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008  Student
That was a very thorough explaination. Thank you very much for the compliment, and the honor to be featured.

It was incredibly easy. The key is to use prismacolor pencils, and draw in small circles, using different pressure for tones.
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astritn6 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
My problem, when it comes to coloured penciles, is that I use green as one of the first colors on the picture. I don't know, why I keep doing it, but that has ruined several potential drawings. I rather paint in PC thanks to this.
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crossfreak Featured By Owner May 23, 2008  Student
something i should have told you along time ago... is that when you want to use prismacolor pencils on colored paper (canson) and you really want to get a saturated color, especially on a dark paper, use white as a primer. If you use the white pencil lightly first (small circular strokes, not grinded into paper) and then a color over that, the result in a very richer color than if you just started using green pencil on a darker paper.

And now you know! lol
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astritn6 Featured By Owner May 25, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
:D I must be the only fool who actually didn't know it :D, that explains so much about why I can't get bright colours on dark papers :D
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