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    Red face need advise

    im gonna do a picture of ray charles, and ive got this as a reference but im not sure how i should do the picture and what material/tools i should use. Any advice?
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    First, get about three dozen more reference pics. If you limit yourself to one, you may get the pic to look like the photo, but will miss getting the essence of the subject.

    As for media, that's an entirely personal choice. There's a lot of black and I know that I wouldn't have the patience for, say, pencils. Don't wait around for a consensus, though; there are as many opinions as there are artists.

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    on a piece with this much black,
    i would use a reaaaallllly dark canson paper,
    and draw most of it with white pencil.
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    My initial thought would have been to do a pen and ink illustration with a guache wash to fill in the dark areas. But yeah, unless you are doing a specific drawing of this particular picture, you will need a ton more reference.

    Good 'ol Ray... 8)
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    Same as DSillustration. But I would use black thick canson and chalks. Just because I love chalks. yes.. Powdery stuff.. hmmm yes.

    Is it just a replication of one pic you're trying to do or something original ?

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    yeah i have alot of references, but this one is my favourite

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