My appreciation for him is going stronger by the day. Right now I'm reading his book "My Autobiography" and I'm waiting for 50 of his films to be delivered any day now.
I guess if I didn't tell you his name, you never would have thought this is Charlie Chaplin
in his younger days. :
Something which began as a simple sketch in my Moleskin Sketchbook, turned out to become a experiment to create an old looking effect by mixing several drawing techniques. No extra layers or effects with Photoshop were added to this drawing. The only thing I did was changing it's colour so it would look like a sepia photo instead of a greyscale one.
The smudges and scratches in the background were left on purpose (mostly caused by finger oils). While I usually try to prevent to cause smudges while drawing, it felt somewhat unnatural to create extra ones this time, but it was fun nonetheless!
Size is about A6 size (10.5cm × 14.8cm or 4.1" × 5.8"). Again a smaller size than preferred. I don't know what's gotten into me lately. C: I must be nuts.
Drawn with H & HB 0.5mm mechanical pencils. Took me about 3 or 4 hours.
Other drawing I've made of Chaplin about a month ago (my favourite I've drawn so far!)
Fun fact: When he was about 19 years old, Chaplin used to play in a Sherlock Holmes show for months.
Robert Downey Jr, who starred in Sherlock Holmes about a century later, played Chaplin in the autopic "Chaplin
" in 1992!