Donnie Wahlberg / NKOTB Gallery

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If you hadn't noticed yet that I'm a fan of Donnie Wahlberg and the band NKOTB (New Kids On The Block), with this gallery, I guess there isn't any doubt left. Yes, NKOTB Blockhead and proud! ;)

I'm above all a "Donnie girl" but there will also be portraits of the other members of NKOTB, i.e. Jordan Knight, Jonathan Knight, Joey McIntyre and Danny Wood, in the future because I love all of them. Hence the name of that gallery. Official website: www.nkotb.com

Danny Wood (NKOTB), February 2014

Art Drawing - Danny Wood Portrait - NKOTB
Portrait of Danny Wood, from New Kids On The Block

source: Official picture found at newkidsnetwork.ning.com
style: photo realistic
graphite on watercolor hot pressed paper
Time to draw: 50 hours

 

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Donnie Wahlberg #8, July-August 2013

Art Drawing - Donnie Wahlberg Portrait - NKOTB - Package Tour
Portrait of Donnie Wahlberg, from New Kids On The Block

Made from a picture taken during a "Package Tour" concert in Fort Lauderdale (June 22, 2013)
source: Donnie Wahlberg Daily
style: photo realistic
graphite on watercolor hot pressed paper
Time to draw: 60 hours

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Joey McIntyre (NKOTB), May 2013

Art Drawing - Joey McIntyre Portrait - NKOTB
Portrait of Joey McIntyre, from New Kids On The Block

Made from a picture taken during a NKOTBSB (NKOTB & Backstreet Boys) concert
source: An article from BostonHerald.com, picture by Matthew Healey
style: photo realistic
graphite (*) on watercolor hot pressed paper
Time to draw: about 70 hours

(*) graphite is the main medium used in the drawing. The background was made using watersoluble sketching pencils (HB, 4B and 8B).

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Donnie Wahlberg #7, Dec. 2012-Jan. 2013

Art Drawing - 'Cover Girl' - Donnie Wahlberg Portrait - NKOTB
"Cover Girl", Portrait of Donnie Wahlberg,from New Kids On The Block

Made from pictures taken during NKOTBSB (NKOTB & Backstreet Boys) concerts at Fenway and Boston Garden during the song "Cover Girl"
source: thanks to Beth - @Cuttersftbll
style: photo realistic
graphite (*) on watercolor hot pressed paper
Time to draw: 110 hours

(*) graphite is the main medium used in the drawing. I also added a little charcoal in the darkest area of Donnie's pants in the biggest frame and the dark background was made using a 8B watersoluble sketching pencil.

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Jonathan Knight (NKOTB), November 2012

Art Drawing - Jonathan Knight Portrait - NKOTB
Portrait of Jonathan Knight, from New Kids On The Block

Made from a picture taken during a NKOTBSB (NKOTB & Backstreet Boys) concert in Washington, DC (June 3, 2011)
source: thanks to Beth - @Cuttersftbll
style: photo realistic
graphite on watercolor hot pressed paper
Time to draw: 45 hours

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Donnie Wahlberg #6, November 2012

Art Drawing - Donnie Wahlberg Portrait - Horst Cali - Kill Point
Portrait of Donnie Wahlberg as Horst Cali in the TV show "The Kill Point".

source: a screen capture from the episode "No Meringue" (ep. 3)
style: photo realistic
color pencil "Walnut Brown" on watercolor hot pressed paper
Time to draw: 50 hours

 

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Donnie Wahlberg #5, September 2012

Art Drawing - Donnie Wahlberg Portrait - Horst Cali - Kill Point
Portrait of Donnie Wahlberg as Horst Cali in the TV show "The Kill Point".

source: a screen capture from the episode "Who's afraid of Mr. Wolf? Part2" (ep. 2)
style: photo realistic
graphite on watercolor hot pressed paper
Time to draw: 50 hours

 

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Donnie Wahlberg #4, July-August 2012

This drawing is made as an exercise: turning a low resolution picture into a realistic portrait. The reference picture I'm using here is from an MTV event that took place in 1991: MTV Rock 'n' Jock Basketball.

Little explanation about the background:
I first wanted to keep the drawing "simple" but once the portrait of Donnie was completed, I felt it looked a little empty. I wanted to include the MTV Rock 'n' Jock Basketball logo but didn't have enough space around Donnie's face to make it in a similar way as what I did for the NYPD logo in the portrait of Danny Reagan (see drawing "Donnie Wahlberg #2"). So, I chose to use a part of a picture of Donnie and his brother Mark Wahlberg, known as Marky Mark at that time, who also participated at that MTV event.

Art Drawing - Donnie Wahlberg Portrait - MTV Rock 'n' Jock
Portrait of Donnie Wahlberg, from New Kids On The Block

source: thanks to Miya
style: photo realistic
graphite on watercolor hot pressed paper
Time to draw: 50 hours

 

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Donnie Wahlberg #3, June 2012

3rd drawing of the series "Top 3 reasons I love Donnie Wahlberg": Band Of Brothers

When I first heard of "Band Of Brothers", I knew I had to watch it because of its subject. I knew nothing about the cast so imagine my surprise when Donnie Wahlberg appeared on screen! I already knew Donnie had become an actor after New Kids On The Block had disbanded and I had seen him in "Ransom" but his part of C. Carwood Lipton in "Band Of Brothers" made me realize that my favorite New Kid was also an amazing actor. So, to end the series of drawings, I chose to illustrate one of my favorite scenes from "Band Of Brothers", from the episode "The Breaking Point"

Art Drawing - Donnie Wahlberg Portrait - C. Carwood Lipton - Band Of Brothers
Portrait of Donnie Wahlberg as C. Carwood Lipton in the TV show "Band Of Brothers".

source: a screen capture from the episode "The Breaking Point"
style: photo realistic
graphite on watercolor hot pressed paper
Time to draw: 62 hours

 

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Donnie Wahlberg #2, May 2012

2nd drawing of the series "Top 3 reasons I love Donnie Wahlberg": Blue Bloods

Why "Blue Bloods"? First, because it's a great TV show and Donnie, who plays Danny Reagan, is excellent in it. And who doesn't have a soft spot for a man in uniform? Just kidding ;) Second reason: if it wasn't for that show and my sister watching a few episodes of it, I probably still wouldn't know about the NKOTB reunion. I still have a lot of catching up to do about the last 4 years but the more I watch/listen to interviews and videos, the more I love Donnie Wahlberg and NKOTB. Hence "Blue Bloods" as the 2nd reason.

Art Drawing - Donnie Wahlberg Portrait - Danny Reagan - Blue Bloods
All the steps of the work in progress are available in the item "Donnie Wahlberg (Blue Bloods), May 2012", in the "Television" gallery.

source: an episode still from season 1 + NYPD logo for the background
style: photo realistic
graphite on watercolor hot pressed paper
Time to draw: 55 hours

Donnie Wahlberg #1, April 2012

1st drawing of the series "Top 3 reasons I love Donnie Wahlberg": New Kids On The Block

I've already explained a few things about the drawing itself when it was first posted in the "Music" gallery so I'm just going to add a few things about NKOTB.
I've always loved listening to New Kids On The Block because there's something about their music that just makes me feel good. I'll gladly admit that some of the old songs are "cheesy pop" but as long as I keep smiling everytime I'm singing along to "Cover Girl" or "You got it (the right stuff)", why should I really care? I've also been listening to the album "Step by Step" for more than 20 years and I'm still loving it as much as I did when I bought it. The album made after the reunion of the band, "The Block" is definitely more grown up and I love it, too. So, to sum up, I loved them back then and I still do. Good reason to make a drawing, isn't it?

Art Drawing - Donnie Wahlberg Portrait - New Kids On The Block
All the steps of the work in progress are available in the item "Donnie Wahlberg (NKOTB), Avril 2012", in the "Music" gallery.

source: made from pictures found at http://newkidsnetwork.ning.com. The older picture is from a magazine and the other one belongs to JESSILDAY
style: photo realistic
graphite on watercolor hot pressed paper
Time to draw: about 70 hours