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About Traditional Art / Professional Official Beta Tester Ricky CorbettMale/United States Group :iconbeauty-of-graphite: Beauty-of-Graphite
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Donnie Wahlberg #4 by aurelia-acc

I think you did a fantastic job! The details are amazing. The eyes are full of life. The transition from dark to light tone is realisti...

ACEO Like a star by WitchiArt

Real nice technique. The eyes are strong and powerful looking yet they have a certain innocence about them. The hair is amazing and wel...


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Jennifer Beals WIP 3 by rickcorbett
Jennifer Beals WIP 3
Here's a small update on my portrait of Jennifer Beals.  I'm still making adjustments as I go along.  I'm going to try to finish up her hair today and will upload an update.
Me by rickcorbett
I don't usually don't post selfies but I thought I'd give it a shot
Jennifer Beals WIP 2 by rickcorbett
Jennifer Beals WIP 2

Here's an update on my newest portrait, actress Jennifer Beals. This is 9 x 12 graphite on Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper.

I always like to start with the eyes and work from their. I tend to work dark to light while most work light to dark. I pick out highlights in the skin using a kneaded eraser where I dab the eraser where I want the highlight to be. I layer my graphite and blend using soft bathroom tissue paper, small tortillions, blending stump, q-tip cotton swabs, and a 2 in hake brush.

For hair, I tend to draw each strand,following the shape of the hair. I blend then darken the shadow areas and blend again. I "draw" the highlights with a Tombo Mono Zero Eraser pen which I cut the tip at angle so I get a super thin sharp edge, then I just draw the highlighted strands of hair.

More to come soon!

Jennifer Beals WIP by rickcorbett
Jennifer Beals WIP
Here's a work in progress image of my newest portrait of Jennifer Beals. This is 9 x 12 graphite on Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper. For pencils, I'm using Derwent Drawing Pencils with 4H, 2H, H, B, and 2B leads. For blending, I'm using soft bathroom tissue paper and a blending stump. I'm "drawing" the highlighted strands of hair using a Tomboy Mono Zero eraser pen. I picked out the highlights on her face using a kneaded eraser. More to come soon!
Felix Kjellberg aka PewDiePie by rickcorbett
Felix Kjellberg aka PewDiePie
9 x 12 graphite on Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper. Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg born 24 October 1989, better known by his online alias PewDiePie (pew-dee-py), is a Swedish video game commentator on YouTube. PewDiePie specializes in Let's Play videos of the horror and action video game genres. Since 15 August 2013, PewDiePie's channel has been the most subscribed channel on YouTube, being surpassed briefly in November and December 2013 by YouTube's Spotlight channel. Holding the position since 23 December 2013, the channel has reached over 33 million subscribers, as of November 2014. Additionally, his channel is one of the fastest growing YouTube channels, having grown from 3.5 million subscribers to 19 million in 2013.


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Ricky Corbett
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
I am a self-taught artist. I am also a member of the Woburn Guild of Artists. I am inspired not only by other artists but from life itself. I am inspired by people, textures, smells, sounds, all my senses seem to come alive when I draw. My drawings take me on an artistic journey of self discovery. I feel my soul awaken when I draw. GOD has given me a gift and it's a gift I hope to use to bring people closer together. It's a gift I hope to use to capture the beauty that's in this World. I don't want my drawings to simply be pictures drawn on pieces of paper - I want my drawings to be a celebration of life.

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Airgone Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015   General Artist
Thank you very much for the watch !! Have a very nice day and good luck for your art !!
LethalKitten Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015
thanks for the watch
BeironAndersson Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014
Merry Christmas Ricky :xmas:   

Peter Kitty eye Plz 
AnastasiyaKosenko Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Student General Artist
Many thanks for the watch! :hug:
holliday4u Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you SO much!!! I am SO happy that a great artist like yourself is watching me!!!!
rickcorbett Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
You're very welcome :iconholliday4u: I truly enjoy your work and I look forward to seeing more.
holliday4u Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Student General Artist
G33Z3R Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the watch, Rick!
LTLdesign Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for the watch! :)
MalcolmShortt Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the :+fav:
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