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” Valentino “

by Alex Castro

” Valentino ”

I could of not think of a better person for valentine’s day than the silent era legend ” Rudolph Valentino ” his striking good-looks , handsome features and hypnotic stare made him an idol in the 1920′s and a legend of the silent screen era …

Please except my sincere apologies I wanted to have the drawing completed for valentine’s day , so please except this work in progress drawing , I will repost the completed version on Face book on completion …

First let me say I stay away from portrait because I’m not in the business of flattering persons and prefer my own creation over portraits not to say I haven’t done my own share of portrait in the past and admire and respect the great artist that do wonderful portrait professionally …

The Drawing:
From an artist view you immediately run into technical issues …
In drawing or painting a portrait of a deceased person you obviously have to work from photos or film instead of life which is always preferable ..
Finding a picture that best represent the person and one that is clear to work from…
After looking at tons of his pictures the “Sheik” just stood out not only was it a great picture but in my opinion this was one of his most iconic roles of his silent screen acting career …

Enjoy and have a wonderful Valentines day Love ,

Alex Castro…

“Valentino” from the film “The Son of the Sheik” , I used a common yellow number 2# graphite pencil , charcoals and white conte

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David Hodge March 4, 2013 at 10:41 am

Hi Alex your drawing of Valentino is very dynamic an insprational. I always get hyped on seeing great artwork done by a Living Art Master. Thank You

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