Wet

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I recently discovered Reddit. Then, far more interestingly, this morning I discovered Reddit Gets Drawn (hat tip to Thomas over at One Drawing Daily for mentioning it), a handy community wherein people basically offer up photographs for you to have a go at drawing – great for practice, especially if, like me, you’d rather not constantly be doing self-portraits to that end. I had a lengthy browse, and there are lots of potentially fun drawings, but this one immediately caught my eye, not least because our subject is soaked. The wet look is, I feel, another one of those rather ominous features that could make or break a portrait. Moreover, I don’t think I’ve ever actually tried to capture it, before, so, feeling slightly bullish, I had to at least have a go. I hope you like it!

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18 comments
  1. Geke Hop-Wassink said:

    I love this, I really like these type of man. So if you look like this….. and Single, please tell Jacob, he will let me know…. NO just kidding and making fun. Also I will print him out and hang him beside my bed.
    I love the drawing, but you must have understand that by now. Still you surprise e over and over again Jacob, you are really gifted. Thank you for sharing 😄😆

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    • Jacob said:

      Hahaha! As I read this, my eyebrow was creeping higher and higher; thankfully dropped back to where it should be on hearing you’re messing around. Indeed, he’s a handsome guy. Great pose.

      Thank you for your kind comments, Geke!

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  2. Great work! How long did you spend on this one? Where can i find the reddit post? Impressive how you rendered the drops!

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    • Jacob said:

      Thanks so much, Moses!

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  3. Geke Hop-Wassink said:

    No Jacob, Thank you 😆
    And you’re comment was hilarious,but I do hope there’s no permanent damage to your eyebrows, lucky you that they dropped to there original spot 😅😂
    It’s a beautiful drawing, and that’s no joke. Somehow I feel more free, after what we shared yesterday, to react more like me, I do hope you understand what I’m referring to
    But it’s a wonderful and detailed drawing. If I can a me a suggestion, Freddie singing Princess of the Universe, I wonder how you catch his super male and macho looks in the video, and I don’t mean it in a sexual way, but the look on his face and in his eyes….Freddie was The Highllander during that song, and I wonder how you translate that on paper. I ķnow it’s not common to request and also not polite, but I was just wondering. Also Where and What trigger you’re Inspiration?

    I hope you can forgive me my fooling around, but I was no disrespect towards your drawing, that is beautiful, I hope you understand what I’m trying to say in not my first language, but thank you for the amazing drawings you posted so far ❤

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    • Jacob said:

      I’m not actually that familiar with the Princes of the Universe video, I shall have to have another look and see what I can take from it.

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      • Geke Hop-Wassink said:

        Thank you, I`m already looking forwad to it, but I`m sure it will be amazing. I wish I had such a talent, you re very gifted an use it for good causes, that`s what I like also. Kep up he great drawins coming and I have time to wait, but his one today, your drawing was/is splendid. Thank you for sharing!!!

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  4. Lee Hesketh said:

    I think you picked it just because he’s cute. Awesome Jay. He looks great, the droplets are fab!

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    • Jacob said:

      Ha! I love how that’s seasoned with only a full stop, leading me to read it in a disappointed tone… as it, no doubt, was intended… my answer to that is ‘Oh, be quiet!’

      I did it for the drops!! Which you like. Thank you.

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      • Lee Hesketh said:

        Bus-ted!! 🙂

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  5. Awesome sketch!! The drops are excellent! I can’t draw people well at all, so I’m sitting here in awe and impressed! 😉

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    • Jacob said:

      Thanks so much, Charlie! It was a bit tentative with the drops, but I’m pretty chuffed with how they came out.

      Ah, well, ’tis all down to practice. I found to my horror that my drawing muscles had gone very rusty, so I set up a blog to push me into fixing that!

      Your style is very charming and I’m in little doubt that you could create an equally beautiful portrait!

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      • Thanks so much!! I actually did my first one today, but didn’t love it. I think I may still like buildings better. Hehe… but more practice is always good! 😉

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      • Jacob said:

        Ahh, well, awesome that you had a go, and do keep going… I believe in you Charlie! (waves big foam hand and cheers!)

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