New Renato Laranja ballpoint portrait (pics)

After the 27-time Mundial champion gave my portrait of Renzo (or "Renzinho") some air time at the end of the first episode...

https://www.facebook.com/artofthedojo/photos/pb.172873689427998.-2207520000.1399421800./666193763429319/?type=3&theater

 

I thought it was time I add the Maestre himself to my ballpoint gallery of cultural icons...

https://www.facebook.com/artofthedojo/photos/pb.172873689427998.-2207520000.1399421800./666193763429319/?type=3&theater

https://www.facebook.com/artofthedojo/photos/pb.172873689427998.-2207520000.1399421800./666603863388309/?type=3&theater

https://www.facebook.com/artofthedojo/photos/pb.172873689427998.-2207520000.1399421800./666603903388305/?type=3&theater

 

"The Maestre" (8.5x11" ballpoint pen & prismacolor design marker on 70lb paper)

https://www.facebook.com/artofthedojo/photos/pb.172873689427998.-2207520000.1399421800./666994073349288/?type=3&theater

 

I've talked to Krs10 over at Live To Fight about raffling off the original to raise funds for Renato's 2nd favorite charity (the first being his ongoing fight against child support, obviously), so if that happens one lucky grappler could have this handsome visage staring back at them each day. I'll update this thread if it comes to pass. 

 

Blessings from the Dojo,

JM

Your ability to do that is truly amazing!

Great drawing Phone Post 3.0

Nice!

Ep32nv - Your ability to do that is truly amazing!

Great drawing Phone Post 3.0


Thanks Ep. Ballpoints are fun because they feel like I'm back in middle school drawing in the margins of my notebooks during class.  :)

BTW, this is based on the pic I was lucky enough to get with Renato before he put the beatdown on Weidman at Renzo's... 

 

You do this with a pen? Thats awesome. Has he seen this yet? If not, I can send him the pic

Yeah that's awesome work. TTT Phone Post 3.0

Caralho!

I looked at the first pic (orange ink) thinking that 'was it'/done and I thought: "Yeah, datch dat guy, I guess so, dacth guy"

then I saw there were more pics. Bro, good stuff.

Very impressive. You got skillz! Phone Post 3.0

Very legit dude. That is awesome.

awesome

Jesus dude..70lb paper is called wood! Good work :) Phone Post 3.0

Great job JM!!!

Reggie Warren Jr - 


You do this with a pen? Thats awesome. Has he seen this yet? If not, I can send him the pic



Yessir. Cheap colored ballpoint pens from Office Max, actually. :)  



For this one I used orange (of course!), then brown and black for Renatch himself and green (in honor of Brasil!) for the background. He's seen it and I just sent a few prints of it to him and Eddie yesterday as well. 

But the real question is...

who wins in a battle royal of these guys?

 

 

bom work man!

love that "Sho Nuff" pic!!!

MARC BULGER - 

Dude your art is awesome. I was looking how you did it with every detail and I got a few ideas based off your work. Great work man! Phone Post



You a fellow artist? If so, I'd love to see some of your work.  :)

subwrassler - love that "Sho Nuff" pic!!!


Thanks man. That one took forever because of how dark it was overall. Lots of layering of reds, greens and purples on that one. 



 



If you guys dig any of them and want a print, they're available for only $10 each at https://www.etsy.com/shop/DiscipleDojo or larger, gallery quality prints are available by contacting me via http://jmsmith.org/art/ballpoint (Free shipping on any enlargement for all UG/OG members)