Tag Archives: James Bond

Graphite Drawing of Olga Kurylenko


This one was a bit of a challenge to pull back and try detail a little smaller. I liked the image and I wanted to give it a try… and when it was finished, I decided to add a little color by splashing some purple colored pencil off to the side to give it a little extra flavor. While I may still revisit Olga in a more detailed close-up drawing in the future, she saw this on social media and still liked it enough to share. 🙂 (Thanks, Olga!)

Etsy link for prints:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/531739349/drawing-print-of-olga-kurylenko-quantum

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Graphite Portrait of Gemma Arterton (with a hint of color)

Gemma-Arterton-copyI’ve been trying to mix it up a bit with the all-graphite portraits by adding an element of color to each one again. It seems easier to do this with pop culture-specific pieces, but it can be more challenging with a more straight forward portrait. This one of Gemma Arterton (Quantum of Solace) was a fun one to do.

Etsy link:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/275835766/drawing-print-of-gemma-arterton-quantum


Eva Green as Vesper Lynd in “Casino Royale”… Take 2

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I can imagine that many artists would want to do new things and not repeat past projects. This drawing was the first time I’ve been commissioned to do a drawing I’ve already done before. The original drawing was purchased some time ago, but a kind Etsy customer wanted it as well. Since it was gone and I had to draw it again, she requested a twist — a dash of color. So here is the 2016 second take of this image of Eva Green as Vesper.

Prints of both drawings can be found here:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/130254748/drawing-print-of-eva-green-as-vesper


New Originals Up for Sale!

I added a new batch of original drawings up for sale. Once they’re gone, they’re gone! Prints are still available for them, but these originals are first-come, first-serve. Thanks for looking!

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Newly added:

  • Chris Hemsworth as Thor in Thor: The Dark World
  • Tom Hiddleston as Loki in Thor: The Dark World
  • Bob Hope
  • Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock
  • Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow in Avengers
  • Jonny Lee Miller as Sherlock Holmes in Elementary
  • John Krasinski as Jim Halpert in The Office
  • Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Yvonne Strahovski from Chuck / 24: Live Another Day
  • Liv Tyler from Lord of the Rings / The Incredible Hulk
  • Jim Caviezel as John Reese in Person of Interest
  • Eva Green as Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale (007)
  • Marker drawing of Optimus Prime (Generation One)

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Pencil Drawing of Eva Green as Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale

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Every once in a while, when I’m not sure what to draw but I know I want to do something of interest, I’ll just randomly gravitate towards an image of a favorite character. I loved the James Bond reboot “Casino Royale.” It’s easily in my top 10 movies (if not at #5). I’ve drawn Eva Green as Vesper a few times, but I’ve barely been satisfied with any of them. This one – which appears to be from a deleted scene – just seemed different and interesting to me. The drawing is entirely freehand in graphite pencil on bristol paper.

Etsy link for prints:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/236154719/drawing-print-of-eva-green-as-vesper


Colored Pencil Sketch of Daniel Craig as James Bond in “Skyfall” On Black Paper

 

09-Skyfall-Bond-Bk-Paper-Feb-28-2015I started a sketch before this one — and a new detailed pencil portrait — but put those on hold once I picked up my first-ever pad of black paper.

I keep a folder of images on my iPad of ones that I may some day like to draw. Near the top (I guess cuz it’s one of the older finds) is a black and white wallpaper from Skyfall of Daniel Craig, the name of the film, and the image of the villain on the right. I just always loved the silhouette and monochromatic look of the image. Instagram artists can be super inspiring to me too, and when I saw some work done on black paper (or white paper turned black with markers and THEN drawn on top of), I felt it was time to try this image.

I ordered the Strathmore pad of black paper and sat down to try out this one in white colored pencil (I used Faber-Castell and Prismacolor, including one of their “Verithin” ones — so three kinds of white pencils). It’s tough to blend them and erase them, but it was a fun exercise. Also, the image gives Daniel Craig a blue pupil–which I loved–so I tried to replicate that here.

Oh, and I didn’t use a single graphite pencil, which is completely unusual for me and totally out of my comfort zone!


Pencil Drawing of Eva Green and Daniel Craig as Vesper and Bond in Casino Royale

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After completing solo Eva, I proceeded to attempt to finish the latest Bond/Vesper portrait. It still didn’t turn out quite as I hoped, but… oh well.

Like the solo Eva drawing, this is done with all graphite pencils.

Etsy link for prints:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/218932766/drawing-print-of-eva-green-and-daniel?


Eva Green as Vesper Lynd in “Casino Royale” Pencil Drawing

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Sometimes after drawing dudes one after another, a guy’s just gotta spend some time looking at a pretty face. 🙂 I’ve drawn Eva Green before — technically twice already (one solo, one with Bond), but I’ve never really been super happy with those. So, when it came time to pick subjects to work on, I actually gravitated to a promo photo of Bond and Vesper (Green) from Casino Royale and started work on that, but struggled with getting Eva’s likeness just right. So I put it aside and found this one, also a promo from Casino Royale, that was used for an ad for jeweler Sophie Harley who designed the Algerian Love Knot that Vesper wears in the film. I then juggled both pieces until finishing this one first.

This is a fully graphite drawing using various grades of Staedtler pencils, 0.3 mechanical lead pencils, and an Ebony Jet Black pencil.

(Side note… near completing this drawing, I noticed that other photos of Eva — and Eva in the movie — had her hair parted on the other side of her head… until I realized that whoever designed this Sophie Harley ad had mirrored her photo for the ad. *sigh* Oops!)

Etsy link for prints:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/218667785/drawing-print-of-eva-green-as-vesper?


A Handful of Original Drawings Now On Sale

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I find it difficult to part with many of my original drawings, but I realize I can’t keep them all… So I’m cleaning shop a bit.

These are original, 9×12 drawings — not prints/copies — so they’re one-of-a-kind, and once they’re gone, they’re gone!

What is available:
1. Thor / Chris Hemsworth (Avengers)
2. James Bond / Sean Connery
3. Vesper Lynd / Eva Green (Casino Royale)
4. Ray Stantz / Dan Aykroyd (Ghostbusters)
5. Indiana Jones / Harrison Ford (The Last Crusade)
6. Audrey Hepburn
7. Michael Scott / Steve Carell (The Office)
8. Luke Skywalker / Mark Hamill (Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back)
9. Michael Westen / Jeffrey Donovan (TV’s Burn Notice)
10. Evan Baxter / Steve Carell (Evan Almighty)
11. Bilbo Baggins / Martin Freeman (The Hobbit)

https://www.etsy.com/shop/JohnDiBiaseArt?section_id=15296732&ref=shopsection_leftnav_2

First come, first serve, so if you want one – this is it! Thanks!


Pencil Drawing of Eva Green and Daniel Craig in Casino Royale

Bond-Vesper-ShowerI decided to then return to screen shots and chose this favorite from Casino Royale. While it’s not exactly the happiest scene, I loved the emotion in it and the fact that the hard-hearted, coldblooded killing British spy lets down his guard for a woman he’s literally falling in love with. It was also probably the only time you’ll ever see James Bond in the shower with a woman and all they did was just sit there… fully clothed. I love this scene and hopefully did it justice.

I found the cropping of the scene a tough one to work around and had to use various moments throughout the sequence to put it all together. Also, the scene was shot through a plate of glass, so I actually had to watch and rewatch the scene over and over to catch their movements and work around the glass in the scene to draw just them directly. Definitely a challenging one.

Etsy link for prints:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/181256166/drawing-print-of-eva-green-and-daniel?