Johnny Depp – Secret Window

Hello again!

After watching Secret Window, I think I fell in love with Johnny Depp as an actor. He’s amazing. It’s rare anyone knows the real him because the roles he plays are always so well portrayed; Willy Wonka, the Indian from The Lone Ranger, Edward Scissorhands, The Mad Hatter and of course, Captain Jack Sparrow.

However, his performance as Mort Rainey, I think, is his best yet, hence why I decided to draw him.

It took me around 4 hours to completely finish. The first hour was focused marking out the features using a 6H pencil; the eyes, lips, nose, hair line, jaw line and the main shading spots on his face.The next hour and a half were dedicated to his hair, which quite frankly took forever to do. To start with, I couldn’t get the strands the right shade, at one point I’m sure he had a mop on his head! Then he look like he’d had a neatly trimmed bob as I couldn’t quite figure out how to shade the curls in correctly. Once his hair was finished, it took me only half an hour to shade his clothes and another half an hour to shade the facial features, doing the glasses last. The remaining time was spend going over and darkening patches so they blended together well, especially on his hair and forehead.

I’m not going to lie, my hand looked like that of the Silver Surfer’s because the pencil had smudged down my hand and arm… The joys of being a lefty 😀

Any feedback or drawing ideas you could give me would be greatly appreciated, thanks again guys! 🙂