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January 19, 2007
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Shannon Hoon by StingingPistol Shannon Hoon by StingingPistol
Shannon Hoon, leadsinger of Blind Melon.
One really talented young man who left us way too soon.
Gone but not forgotten...

I used some tools I usually don't use:
-charcoal (the face)
-pierre noir (the hair)

And besides that, I used:
-2B pencil
-Blending stick
-Reference pic ( [link] )

I didn't intend to make this looks all smoosh and realistic and stuff.. I just wanted to put a certain feel to this...
I hope I captured him well!
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Hatchetgabby Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
man, he was one beautiful guy^^ you got his features just right :D
BelleRebelle Featured By Owner May 13, 2011
Weird I drew the same picture!!! But it was six years ago when I was fifteen =/ yours is of much better quality, especially the tones in his skin. love it!
Cowpeace Featured By Owner May 24, 2010   Writer
Fantastic job..I love how you drew the hair!
takeon1or2 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer

Amazing piece!!

I was wondering if you would allow me to publish your piece in an upcoming Blind Melon inspired book.

Please visit my site [link] to see what it's all about.

Hope to hear from you soon!!

Brad Weitz
quart--knee Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009
This is fucking Amazing. I wish, WISH!!, i can do something this detailed in the future. :D
SKELETONJARR Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
That's amazing
lancea Featured By Owner May 6, 2007
And apparently, yes, you do always pay attention to detail. Nice work again.

And again, I'll be a spoilsport.

The shading on his chin... I can't quite put my finger on it, but something's not kosher. Given, I don't know how Shirtless Man looks in person, so maybe this is as it's supposed to be, but I'm thinking there needs to be more shadow on the base of his jaw.

This may be because of the charcoal, which I don't even know how to hold properly, let alone work with, but the jawline seems to be actually brighter than the face now, while the light source seems to be positioned above. I don't know, does this make sense to you at all?

The rest is perfectly fine; hair looks cool (if not particularly... fresh :D)

StingingPistol Featured By Owner May 8, 2007
Haha, I know what you mean! You see things I don't even see in the first place :lol: You're right though, I put like.. a little lighter "line" at the jaw that doesn't seem to occur in the reference picture ( [link] )
This didn't take me as long as the Aguilera one, because it's done in -I suppose- a different style, with the charcoal and everything!
I wasn't as focussed on doing some sort of remake of the original photograph this time, I just wanted it so somewhat look like him... :)
lancea Featured By Owner May 13, 2007
No, no, the resemblance is spot on. He does look a bit... cheerier? in your version, but that's not a bad thing by any definition (unless it were some sort of a weltschmerz goth-thing, you know, he people who never smile and put on way too much mascara).

The thing with the shadow on his jawline... yeah, there doesn't seem to be a line there in the photo. Then again, I'm thinking if you had shaded it like in the photo, it'd blend with the shadows on his neck, and he'd look as if he had no chin :]

Britne Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2007
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