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    Famous Figures: 870 Historic Figures, One Picture
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    I’ve had the idea of doing a big drawing of Historic Figures (in the format of the Simpsons Cast Poster) for a while and finally have decided to do it and so after many time spent on collecting figures to appear in the drawing; I’ve begun to darw the figures, all 876 + of them.
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    The figures will be drawn in a semi-realistic style (I’ll post pictures later) and are from all eras & classes of world history including:

    -Monarchs, ancient an modern
    -Generals, well Known & unknown
    -Politicians from all the sides of the Political Spectrums
    -Scientists, from Newton to Darwin
    -Religious Figures, including cults
    -Artists such as Picasso and Van Gogh
    - And so much more including even animals & photographs

    Here is as a sample of some of the figures:
    • 50 Cent
    • 1988 Jamican National Bobsled Team
    • Abay Qunanbayuli
    • ABBA
    • Abbas I of Persia
    • Abbott and Costello
    • Abd ar-Rahman I
    • Abd-ar-Rahman III
    • Abdullah of Saudi Arabia
    • Ablai Khan
    • Abraham Lincoln
    • Abu Bakr
    • Acamapichtli
    • AC-DC
    • Adam West
    • Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto
    • Adolf Hitler
    • Æthelred of Wessex
    • Afghan Girl
    • Agnes Baden-Powell
    • Agrippina the Younger
    • Agustín de Iturbide
    • Ahab
    • Ahmad al-Mansur
    • Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Kathīr al-Farghānī
    • Ahmose I
    • Aisha
    • Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan
    • Akhenaten
    • Akihito
    • Akira Kurosawa
    • Al Capone
    • Al Gore
    • Alaric I
    • Albert Einstein
    • Albert, Prince Consort
    • Albrecht Dürer
    • Alcuin of York
    • Aleksandr Pushkin
    • Alexande Graham Bell
    • Alexander the Great & Bucephalus
    • Alexey Pajitnov
    • Alfred Hitchcock
    • Alfred Nobel
    • Alfred the Great

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    Countries with the most figures (86 countries repersented in total):
    United States of America 266
    United Kingdom 98
    China 48
    Germany 44
    France 34
    Italy 34
    Canada 31
    Japan 23
    Russia 18
    Egypt 17
    India 17
    Iran 16
    Turkey 14
    Greece 13
    Vietnam 13
    Spain 13
    Palestine & Israel 12
    Iraq 11
    Austria 11
    Korea 10

    Figures, Continent Wise:
    N. America 315
    S. America 10
    Africa 36
    Europe 295
    Asia 187
    Oceania 8

    I admit it's Amero-European Centric.
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    So I posted this before I barely started the actually drawings to get feedback on what you think of the idea and for you guys & gals to answer some questions of mine:

    1. I will be putting many historical figures of Islam in the picture and so do you think I should put veils over their faces? (I’d rather not)

    2. I’m trying to make the figures historical accurate so Biblical figures of the Middle East won’t be European-looking, is that okay?

    3. Would you guys like to see the full list?
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    If you have a historical figure you want to be in the picture, please ask and I'll add him or her if there not on the list.
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    “You need to help people. I know it's not very Republican to say but you need to help people.” DONALD TRUMP, 2016

  • #2
    That's a major project!
    If you can't set a good example, be a glaring warning.

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    • #3
      Yes, It will probably take at least 1 1/5 to 2 years but I'm up for it.
      Last edited by Jonathanrex1; 15 Jun 10, 20:54.
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      • #4
        Two figures are finished: 50 Cent & Abay Qunanbayuli
        Will have more tomorrow.


        So what do you guys & gals think of how I drew them?
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        • #5
          Finished another: 1988 Jamaican National Bobsled Team

          Okay is anyone gonna give me feedback?
          If not then I'm gonna stop posting pictures and just let this thread die.
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          • #6
            hey, your doing well, keep going, dont let opinion on here stop you .....

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            • #7
              Stick with your style and keep going. I'd like to see how you combine and compose the individual portraits into a composition.

              Frankly, I think your choice of historic figures is going to meet resistance. At least based on the first 3 you have shown here. I can think of alot of people I would come up with for almost 900 before 50cent. Dre, Eminem, and those bad jewish boys from brooklyn might have been choices of mine in that vein...even so, they all might get pushed off the list unless there were some categories or time periods established upfront.

              Keep going, keep posting, I'm an artist among other things also, so an open mind is derigeur.

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              • #8
                Thanks for the advice & support guys.

                I had a feeling my figure choices would cause trouble but that's why I'm posting here.


                Oh and I added Dr. Dre & Enimen to the list.

                Speaking of the list here it is continued from the OP:

                Alfredo Stroessner
                Ali
                Ali Pasha
                Al-Jahiz
                Alp Arslan
                Amelia Earhart
                Amenemhat III
                Amerigo Vespucci
                Amina
                An Dương Vương
                Andrew Cunningham, 1st Viscount Cunningham of Hyndhope
                Andy Warhol
                Angela Merkel
                Anna Pavlova
                Anne Boleyn
                Anne Frank
                Annie Jones
                Annie Oakley
                Ansel Adams
                Antiochus III the Great
                António de Oliveira Salazar
                Antonio López de Santa Anna
                Anwar El Sadat
                Archduke Franz Ferdinand, of Austria
                Archimedes
                Ardi
                Ariel Sharon
                Aristarchus of Samos
                Aristobulus II
                Arnold Schwarzenegger
                Arthur Guinness
                Ashikaga Takauji
                Ashoka
                Ashurbanipal
                ASIMO
                Aslan Maskhadov
                Atahualpa
                Atilla the Hun
                Audrey Hepburn
                Auguste Rodin
                Augustus
                Aung San Suu Kyi
                Aurangzeb
                Averroes
                Aylmer Hunter-Weston
                Babe Ruth
                Babur
                Backstreet Boys
                Bahá'u'lláh
                Baibars
                Barack Obama
                Basil II
                Beach Boys
                Beast of Gévaudan
                Benedict Arnold
                Benedict of Nursia
                Benito Mussolini
                Benjamin Franklin
                Berlin Archaeopteryx
                Bernard Heuvelmans
                Bernardo O'Higgins
                Bernie Madoff
                Beyoncé Knowles
                Bill Clinton
                Bill Cosby
                Bill Gates
                Bill the Goat
                Billy Graham
                Blackbeard
                Blondi
                Bob Barker
                Bob Marley
                Bobby Orr
                Bonnie and Clyde
                Bono
                Boris Karloff
                Boudica
                Britney Spears
                Bruce Lee
                Bryan Berg
                Buffalo Bill
                Butch Cassidy
                Buzz Aldrin
                Last edited by Jonathanrex1; 23 Jun 10, 19:44.
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                • #9
                  That's a lot of doodling.

                  You understand, we all want to see them, but we will hardly be blathering on daily while waiting. Add em as you can, and you WILL get input.

                  I want to see em at least.
                  Life is change. Built models for decades.
                  Not sure anyone here actually knows the real me.
                  I didn't for a long time either.

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                  • #10
                    Abbas I of Persia and Abd-ar-Rahman III


                    So what do you guys & gals think of them?
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                    • #11
                      The drawings look good, but the colors seem a bit muted. When you put them all together maybe having brighter colors will help the different people stand out. Just my two cents.

                      Thanks for looking!!

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                      • #12
                        Yah I'm having trouble with the colours, especially the skin colours. Many colours I get from the reference pictures don't always transfer well into Photoshop.
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