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Jason + Lars - Progress by Cataclysm-X Jason + Lars - Progress by Cataclysm-X
Jason Newsted and (the outlines of) Lars Ulrich from the Until it Sleeps video, which is my favourite Metallica song and video since the first time I saw it many many years ago. This song turned me into the vivid Metallica fan I am nowadays! :nod:


This project and its meaning is growing on me, with Jason being my favourite of the whole gang so far. :) However, from the beginning I am most excited about sketching Lars, who will be the 4th and last to be drawn.


The idea of drawing scenes from Until it Sleeps had been on my mind since I was 12, but I waited and waited until I had the skill to draw it the way as I had always pictured me drawing it. (:



In January I started with James Hetfield...



...and have been working on- and off on the drawing.

At one point, I screwed up the part of Kirk Hammett AFTER I posted this finished part, which was very upsetting. But after 50 hours of redrawing, erasing & redrawing again I finally managed to make it look better than it already did. Perfectionism can be a curse, but it paid off this time. :)



Anyway, I cannot recall how much time I've spent in Jason because of what happened to Kirk's part, but, on overall, I think its entirety took me about 200 hours of work so far.

Done with Derwent Coloursoft pencils, as usual
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Hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoy the process <3 cheers!




P.S. I used to have a major crush on Lars Ulrich :flirty: good old days...
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CeriButton Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Did you ever finish this :) ?! <3
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ginno-b Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
wanneer...? Waaaah! Wink/Razz 
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juju60983cameo Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Student General Artist
I am looking at this right now and listening to Metallica
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Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice! Maybe I should finish this drawing after all... :noes: I need more time!
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juju60983cameo Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student General Artist
yeah you should!
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dark13neko Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*0* incredible!!! looks like a picture!! *__*
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Fboss90 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
soooo... did you finally ended this picture?
i been waiting since... the last year?
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Fboss90 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
when are you going to be done with this pic?

WHEEEEEEEEN?????
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CharmedNostalgia Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Were you ever able to finish? :D

I love Kirk, but my subconcious has been dreaming of Lars more than any of the other Met boys O_O
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y2jenn Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012   General Artist
I absolutely cannot wait to see the finished piece. Each panel is absolutely stunning (Even unfinished Lars!). I'm excited for you! You're so close!
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Sabrinashae Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
I am so jealous of your awesomeness!!!!!! So cool!!!
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RAMENmanga-ka Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Student Digital Artist
It's so photorealistic!
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mymelynx Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What about this drawing, Nic?^^ I'm looking forward to seeing it finished :D
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SmushSMush Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Student General Artist
Wow! That's really amazing! You wouldn't be able to tell me what brand of colouring pencils you use would you? I'm only a beginner and I really want to try out colouring with some good pencils!
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DaveLopes Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
you have to finish this... :la::la:
I'm so looking for this drawing...
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MetallicaFan03 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
Hey I am LOVING your work on this. When I first seen james I thought it was a photo. Then I seen the drawing tool right beside it :jawdrop:
Quick Question: While you were drawing kirk in the description you said that James represented Anger and Kirk sorrow. What is Jason representing??? And do you know what Lars with represent??
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CookieMonster95 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
Metallica is amazing band. This picture is amazing. I love the colours :heart: Actually Kirk is my favourite part :D I can't wait to see finished drawing!
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ywylyny Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'M BEGGING YOU TO FINISH IT ASAP! I just can't wait to see the result of your extremely hard work; you're my inspiration!
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Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
yeah I know ^^; I really should finish this drawing once and for all. It has been lying on my desk since... forever :noes:

better hurry then :#1: thanks!!!
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LP4eva Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:wow: hell I can't wait for this to be finished no! I've been following closely since you posted James back in Jan, waiting excitedly for what it will look like on completion.
You are AMAZING. I know it's been said before (including by me on more than one occasion I think :XD:) but it should definitely be said again. :D
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pearleyed Featured By Owner May 18, 2011   General Artist
Wow, you sure haven't been lazy since my last visit. Looking absolutely amazing so far :heart: AND I love Metallica, thanks so much for introducing me to their music! <3
My absolute favs: Until it sleeps, Unforgiven ll and Enter sandman and Battery and and.. :faint:

Can't wait to see it finished.
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MotherBlessing Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This is so awesome! :D
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GraphiteStrike Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
How can you wake everything look like a picture? o.o
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xanethia-anarae Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
Another great update. :) I can't wait for the finished work. i loved the image you picked for Lars. That was my favorite scene in the video too. The realism is totally superb. Keep up the great work :)
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alexman26 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
Jason, before Cliff it' the best bass man in Metallica.
I like the scene in One, when they play...

"Landmine has taken my sightTaken my speechTaken my hearingTaken my armsTaken my legsTaken my soulLeft me with life in Hell"
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alexman26 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
Sorry, "after Cliff Burton"
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Lily-Box Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Oh my god... that is some true dedication. It took me like 10 minutes to realise it was a drawing!
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MorgothPalantir Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
Lars will be best I'll bet eee... 10 Carlsbergs on that! ]:->

Awesome and most likely hard job, but I think you have a lot of satisfaction :D

Can wait to see my idol finished :D:D
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Yellow-Lycan4177 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Student Digital Artist
That's looking awesome ^^
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AimanStudio Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
indeed I'm interested in your fingernails color :lol:
cute drawing an usual
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Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
haha really? It's black and sparkley
:thumbsup::iconimhappyplz::horns:

Thanks my friend! :)
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AimanStudio Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
lol yes....black is sexy and I love french as will ;)
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OttergirlIssa Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
i am quite a fan of your current submissions!
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Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
are you now?? :D
:iconjameshetfieldplz::iconsaysplz:ARRRRR
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CarlooSolrac Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
THIS... IS.... AMAZING!

+200 hrs, wow... I need ur patience >.<
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Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha the more fun you have, the faster time passes by :)
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CarlooSolrac Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
I know it, but sometimes I despair drawing the hair!
I need too many practice :3
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Tatsu-Kitty Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Student General Artist
Holy shiz, man. that's just... I wish i could do that. >
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Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
who says you can't? have you tried it before? :D
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Tatsu-Kitty Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Student General Artist
Yeeeah. XD I'm not so hot at mixing skin tones. I need more practice and better pencils.
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Goonlalagoon Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
Looks epic so far.
And I think you meant 'avid' fan rather than 'vivid'
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Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
nah I meant vivid :)
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Cathy272 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011   Traditional Artist
simply amazing! There's something wrong with his fingers ? Maybe I'm wrong i don't know what the original looks like.
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Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Nope, it looks that way :)

Thing is, I had to take the screencaps from a HQ YouTube video, but the original video is quite dark with lots of movements, so it was hard to get a sharp shot of each bandmember in a certain emotion surrounded by 1 specific colour, in a specific pose/angle (so in this case Jason in despair, surrounded by earth tones, lying on the ground, en profile from the left)

there goes a lot more thinking in those refs than one would imagine!
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Cathy272 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011   Traditional Artist
I think it's pretty cool, also how much thought you put into the entire piece - picking screen caps isn't easy. Can't wait to see the finished drawing! Oh and i like the frame thingy's (the thorns and leaves that seperate each picture) How'd you do that?
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Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
How I created the frame made of thorns you mean? Or how I'm gonna finish them? Because I'm still not sure what colours I'm going to give them. Probably something along the lines of the cover of The Black Halo album with a few hints of green. But yeah, like I said, not sure about that yet :)

Aside its metaphor, the video itself (= Until is Sleeps) has a lot of thorns too so I thought it would make a great addition to the drawing :nod:
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Cathy272 Featured By Owner May 2, 2011   Traditional Artist
Yeah how you created the frame made of thorns! I like the design. You could also leave it white, the contrast to the color is nice :)
I'm sure you'll find something suitable for it ;)
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BlindingSunlight Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Student
Amazing use of coloured pencil!
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Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you :)
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ZoMg1010 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
....................:faint: Wow, this is just so....BEAUTIFUL! I thought it was a photo you were drawing, but now I see!!! Gosh!
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