‘Armin van Buuren’

'Armin van Buuren'

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“The best new TRANCE and PROGRESSIVE in a 2 hour Mix — Th-This is a state of Trance-Trance-Trance”

These words kick-off the most famous music show world-wide, a session from Armin-Van-Buuren’s ‘A State of Trance’.

Trance genre and I go way back. Been in love with this genre of music ever since I listened to ‘In and Out of Love’, before that I listened mostly to Techno and other Electronica sub-genres.

To the newbies out there, trance and progressive music is very euphoric, melodic and even hypnotic! It induces strong emotion (as classical music did, maybe due to its tempo between 125 and 160 bpm). Hence, in an art-block, am I? Let’s listen to some Trance (and maybe Bach’s Preludium in C Major too).

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Pencils: 2H 1B 4B 6B 9B EE (super dark) charcoals

I find much of the art in these side-effects of creating art in itself. I would not use the eraser when most necessary. The rather polluted negative-space has created an aura of dream-like qualities- has as it not?

Mandela

Mandela

© Ibrar Yunus

“Whew” finally done!
Now I can move over to the other portrait I have an idea about. I can’t really for sure say how much time this one took, but seems like a total of about 2 and a half hours – give or take some minutes.
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This is what it looks like after going through all of it many times, correcting the tones here and there- and using the darker charcoals to have a greater variety of tones in it. Giving it an overall realism.
P.S. Made on my new sketchbook~~

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