Joe Valtellini


Here is an exercise of trying to do accurate likeness.  I was asked to do a design featuring former Glory fight champion Joe "Bazooka Joe Valtellini".

So how do you draw his likeness accurately?  I had to see observe that his hairline was a little bit like a widow's peak.  Also, his lips were interesting and different looking from a normal man's lips.  They are thin, but a little puckered at the top lip and fatter at the bottom lip.

Arguably the eyes are the hardest to draw.  I drew and redrew it at least ten times.  I figured that his eyes sorta have that classic almond shape to them, so I accentuated it.

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