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how i met your mother by kitsunegari16 how i met your mother by kitsunegari16
I'm so happy! After 27 hours it's finally done! The background was very fun to draw. The faces of the people were not in the picture so I had to make up faces which turned out to be fun! Please comment and critique!

I put all the Work-In-Progress pieces in the scraps folder now:
WIP 1: sketch
WIP 2: Cobie Smulders
WIP 3: Neil Patrick Harris
WIP 4: Josh Radnor
WIP 5: Jason Segel
WIP 6: Alyson Hannigan
WIP 7: clothing + beer
WIP 8: table


General description of the drawing:

I just started a new project. I'm a huge fan of the TV show "how i met your mother" and I love all the characters so the logic step for me was to draw them.

I thought that I hadn't done a "Work in Progress" series in a long time so here we go.

First I had to find a nice reference picture. I wanted to do a drawing of the five of them sitting in their booth at McLaren's. I Found a nice picture online in a pretty good quality ([link]) but I didn't like that you couldn't see Barney and Lilly well in it so I searched for pictures of them individually that I could work into the picture, Barney: [link] and Lilly: [link]
Then I printed them out in the correct size so they would match and so that it's easier to get the proportions right.

As always I started with a sketch of the whole thing. I always have to make sure to get the proportions right because I don't wanna end up having Robin and Barney perfectly right and nicely drawn and then I mess up Lilly and everything is ruined. So when I first do a sketch of all of them I can be pretty sure the drawing will turn out ok in the end. Then I start drawing from left to right, and again I usually draw the heads first and then I fill in the rest; reason: see above.

Elapsed time: 27 hours

Material:
3 Reference pictures
Bristol paper (65x50cm)
2b Pencil for sketch
Cretacolor Nero pencil Nr. 1(extrasoft), 2 (soft) and 3 (medium)
tortillions
eraser
pencil eraser
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:icontheturtleswaterfall:
Theturtleswaterfall Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2017  Student General Artist
Shading. Wow
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PropellerYellowToad Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017
wow this is a wonderful drawing
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:iconseancouttie:
SeanCouttie Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2016
I love this.
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TheGothWeaboo306 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
THIS. SHOW. IS. AMAZING!!!!
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:iconiamartofficial:
IAMARTOFFICIAL Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent work. Everyone is so expressive.
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:iconlonewolfxxx1997:
LoneWolfXXX1997 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2016
Amazing work. Amazing Show. Loved The Ending.
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:iconworksart:
WorksArt Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Looks great! I especially like the way you drew the pitcher, and beer mugs, they just seem like the right texture. I am a dummy! 
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:iconelisatollon:
ElisaTollon Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2016
This is amazing! Really good work
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:iconpaulacritikian:
paulacritikian Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016
OMG
this so well done that it seems I'm watching the seriesLa la la la 
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:iconpaulacritikian:
paulacritikian Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016
one of the best series in the world and drawing this super real
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:iconanoneemoos:
anoneemoos Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2016
That is just simply. Wow. I don't know what to say, but it almost looks like it came off a monochromatic episode! Awesome! :D :D :D :D
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:icontorienglish:
ToriEnglish Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This thing is very beautiful!!!
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:iconfredreindl2019:
fredreindl2019 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016  Student General Artist
Love it!!!!!
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:iconlesbainfangirl:
lesbainfangirl Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
this is amazing
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:iconalleemaria:
alleemaria Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015
Oh my God EPIIIC!! This is wonderful, beautiful, and it must have taken so much effort to draw!! This is legen - wait for it - dary, haha :-p   (Good old joke ;p )
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nilescclover Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014
didn't like the show but that's one he!! of a pic.......
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:iconalleemaria:
alleemaria Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014
This AMAZING well done!!
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:iconshimazun:
Shimazun Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This....looks.....so.....incredible....AWESOME! WOW ! Good Job ! Love it and the show ;) <3
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:iconmee-mee-chan:
mee-mee-chan Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Job wel
l done!!!! It's legend.... Wait for it~!!! dary!!!!!;) (Wink) 
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:iconladygeorgiana:
LadyGeorgiana Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
Amazing!!
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:iconkristiano:
KrIsTiaNo Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing job!!!:happybounce: 
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:iconnemangawolf:
NeMangaWolf Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Student General Artist
GOOOOOOOOOD this is awesoooomee!!! 
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:iconobesequeen:
ObeseQueen Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is fantastic!
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RainbowSkittleDrops Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wait a second- this was... this was DRAWN?! I thought it was a black and white photograph from the real show! Geez, you have LOADS of TALENT!! This is absolutely GORGEOUS!! <3
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:iconsara201:
sara201 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
this is awesome x)
  
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:iconbroneko:
BroNeko Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
It's... BEAUTIFUL. REALLY BEAUTIFUL.
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:iconsweetiebelle03:
SweetieBelle03 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is legen - wait for it ...
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:iconfabulous-leon:
Fabulous-Leon Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW!!!! 
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Somelarder Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is LEGENDARY ! :w00t:
Really gorgeous ! :heart:
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lotrluvr Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
THIS IS AMAZING.
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:iconfrenchbird:
FrenchBird Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
Amazing!
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:iconnerdyanime:
NerdyAnime Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
THIS IS VERY GOOD
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:iconred-rose-12:
Red-Rose-12 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
this is legen wait for it wait for it dary!
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:iconsjsharks39:
SJSharks39 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
This is the most LEGENDARY thing I have ever seen in my life. I <3 NPH & Ted!!!
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:iconkrzysiek-jac:
krzysiek-jac Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
Love it!:D
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:iconle-laa:
Le-laa Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely (:
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:iconnikloaus:
nikloaus Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing o.o
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Boss1688 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013   Traditional Artist
Awesome!!! I love that show:-)
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DanAshrulez Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
AWESOME :D
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:iconinuit333:
inuit333 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful ♥
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:iconspoox79:
Spoox79 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
Perfect work! New favourite!
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:iconscenicsarah:
ScenicSarah Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
Love their facial expressions, you've drawn them really well :)
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:iconjayysalvatore:
JayySalvatore Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
27 hours is worth this awesome picture c': Great Job!
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:icondreerose:
dreerose Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
um wow! - I don't watch the show but this is wonderful - you have a lot more patience than I!
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:iconblanket86:
blanket86 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing and very realistic work! :-) Congratulations!!
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:iconarticalys:
Articalys Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
if i could, i would buy this and hang it on my wall in a frame! amazing!
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:iconkitsunegari16:
kitsunegari16 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
You can buy it if you want to. Send me a message.
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SmooToni Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
Awesome! *_*
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:iconhegie:
hegie Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This is soooo good!!!!!
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MoonRise28 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
Wow....It is fantastic!!!!!
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