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Persona by JD-Hillberry Persona by JD-Hillberry
In psychology, the word Persona is a term used to describe the mask or appearance one presents to the world. It is also used to describe the many versions of self that all individuals possess. Here are three versions of myself. The one I present to the world, the way I think I am perceived, and under it all is who I really am. The three appear similar because I believe it is impossible for us to ever view ourselves objectively.

The entire image is drawn including the tape and background.

This drawing will be featured on billboards, posters, etc. advertising a juried art festival September 16th - 18th in Wichita Kansas. I was selected to be the featured artist at this exhibit and will be conducting a realistic drawing workshop there following weekend.
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ChaosKatie Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This drawing has been featured here ->[link]

Thank you for joining #Graphite-Graphics!! :wave:
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highlife84 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013   Artist
wow
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ChiaraPi Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Particular job and favolous work!
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AllexiaLeeBeaumont Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Another brilliant piece of art :icongrin--plz:
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dmasque13 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I own one of your books! Love your work and looking forward to seeing more.
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ArtGoldArt Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh I love it!
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MBKKR Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
Hi, i featured this wonderful drawing here [link]
Hope you don't mind :)
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Blacleria Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I have featured this work in my journal, hope you don't mind :aww: [link]
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friedinsanity Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
Wow. A truly profound piece of work. Very interesting, and your talent at drawing is mightily impressive!
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br3ak-the-1ce Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I think I like the idea behind this the most. This has evoked the strongest personal response from me out of all your drawings. Pity only the hole in the paper gets to show of all of your skill but it is very effective.
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JD-Hillberry Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
Thanks for your comment. I love it when my work can evoke an emotion.
Take care,
JD
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TheRedNeckercheif Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
Congrats, and wonderful drawing!
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MBKKR Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011
Congrats looks great and nice concept
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Eddgar2 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A good drawing with a good concept.
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hartr Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
This is an extraordinary drawing! Well done!
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TwistedAlyx Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
nicely executed concept. :nod:
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anmeher Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is absolutely incredible. Also, wonderful concept.
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op2rules Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011
This just might be the coolest drawing I've ever seen!
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artangel-demon Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Student General Artist
VERY cool. i like how well detailed and realistic it is!!
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Kalgoras Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning realism there! :) Something to aspire to! The different textures you convey are amazing :)
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Priestess-Of-Ra Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Student Digital Artist
May I saw that you are AWESOME!
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theblackproject Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
What a great illusion!!!!
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WeepforPlutonium Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Student Writer
I have to say, realism really is your thing! The bent paper, the slightly torn edges, the tape appearing to be losing its stick. All of it makes this look like it could be hanging on the wall.
That, and the concept is fantastic.
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Timmycom Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Student Photographer
Breath taking... Photo-perfect.

How did you do the shadow behind the tape and the paper of the main image? I can't see any pencil lines or anything.
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JD-Hillberry Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
Thanks, Timmycom
The dark background is drawn with charcoal. The look of the paper is drawing with graphite pencils and the tape is rendered with a carbon pencil. All of these areas are blended with various materials to even out values and create different textures. I have a technique book and some free tutorials available on my site that shows my techniques. I'm also working on some videos that show me in the process of creating my work.
JD
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