Day #044 – Charlie from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia Pencil Drawing

I hadn’t done a portrait in a while so today I decided to draw one of the all time greatest characters in TV comedy: Charlie from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, played by Charlie Day.

I’m pretty happy with this drawing. I feel like the mistakes in proportion are small in comparison to my earlier portraits which I’m taking as a sign that I’m progressing. I’ve made more of an effort with this drawing to include as much variation in value as the source portrait warrants. I’m still not getting this exactly as I want it. I find it’s easy enough to get the darkest areas dark and the lightest areas can just be left but the subtle gradations between can be tough to lay down. It not only takes seeing the differences accurately but it also requires good technical skill with the pencil which I lack. I think it’s also something that improves with confidence so hopefully over time I will naturally get better at this aspect of drawing.

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Pencil Drawing of Charlie from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

 

If you’re a virgin to the genius of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia I suggest you start watching immediately, starting with the first series. For those who need a first hit before they commit to buying the whole needle, here’s some charlie in action:

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