Total Art Soul - for artists

" The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art "
Albert Einstein
Welcome, Guest
Please Login or Register.    Lost Password?
Go to bottomPage: 1234...12
TOPIC: Pencil Drawing
*
#2402
Pencil Drawing 4 Years, 6 Months ago  
I came across this site with photo realistic pencil drawings. I'm just so amazed at how smooth it looks.

www.amusingplanet.com/2009/02/photoreali...awings-by-linda.html


I also don't know how you get the textures to look so real, like the shiny cap and the lip gloss. Would this be achieved with a normal range of drawing pencils?
Cathy
Cathy
www.cathysavels.com
Admin
Posts: 2842
graph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Gender: Female Cathy Savels - Artist Location: France Birthday: 09/27
Last Edit: 2010/02/21 22:00 By Cathy.
The administrator has disabled public write access.
Mixed Media Artist
www.cathysavels.com
Co-Creator of Total Art Soul
 
#2405
Re:Pencil Drawing 4 Years, 6 Months ago  
Wow, what great work. I went to her website and there is some astonishing stuff there. In answer to your question, I would say yes. An ultra smooth 'board' will enable very delicate tones with the use of plenty of blending. I find it makes it difficult to get the darkest darks then though. So a lot of layering without much blending at all for the darks.
MightyFineArt
MightyFineArt
www.mightyfineart.co.uk
Posts: 92
graphgraph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Gender: Male Location: England
The administrator has disabled public write access.
If you lend someone £20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.


www.mightyfineart.co.uk
 
#2412
Re:Pencil Drawing 4 Years, 6 Months ago  
Oh yes, the paper! Duh, I hadn't thought of that. Could you also use charcoal for the very dark bits? Or would that look different to the pencil.

I'm off to Belgium on the 28th for a week and I'm taking my box of pencils and paper. I haven't done any proper drawing for ages so it will do me good to get back into it.
Cathy
Cathy
www.cathysavels.com
Admin
Posts: 2842
graph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Gender: Female Cathy Savels - Artist Location: France Birthday: 09/27
The administrator has disabled public write access.
Mixed Media Artist
www.cathysavels.com
Co-Creator of Total Art Soul
 
#2414
Re:Pencil Drawing 4 Years, 6 Months ago  
Wow incredible work!
Blu
Blu
blucamels.blogspot.com
Posts: 231
graphgraph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Gender: Female Location: France
The administrator has disabled public write access.
The richness I achieve comes from Nature, the source of my inspiration. ~ Claude Monet
 
#2420
Re:Pencil Drawing 4 Years, 6 Months ago  
cathy wrote:
Oh yes, the paper! Duh, I hadn't thought of that. Could you also use charcoal for the very dark bits? Or would that look different to the pencil.


Charcoal is great, I especially like the charcoal pencils which come in 'Light' 'Medium' and 'Dark'. I find it best to use a paper with a little more tooth for charcoal, so you lose a slight amount of the finest detail but get a more loose drawing which I like sometimes.
I experimented with charcoal and pencil in the same picture below. The horse is charcoal and the rider pencil. Personally I wasn't too keen on the result.


It looks OK here but in real life there is a reflective sheen to the pencil whereas the charcoal is matt finish, which grates a bit to me.
MightyFineArt
MightyFineArt
www.mightyfineart.co.uk
Posts: 92
graphgraph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Gender: Male Location: England
Last Edit: 2010/02/22 09:58 By MightyFineArt.
The administrator has disabled public write access.
If you lend someone £20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.


www.mightyfineart.co.uk
 
#2423
Re:Pencil Drawing 4 Years, 6 Months ago  
Oh right, that would annoy me. If it was the other way around, it could look like the horse's hair was shiny which would have been OK but the other way around would probably seem a bit strange. You could use this though for other works. I like the idea of it. I will be experimenting! lol
Cathy
Cathy
www.cathysavels.com
Admin
Posts: 2842
graph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Gender: Female Cathy Savels - Artist Location: France Birthday: 09/27
The administrator has disabled public write access.
Mixed Media Artist
www.cathysavels.com
Co-Creator of Total Art Soul
 
Go to topPage: 1234...12
home
blog
forum
gallery
members
login





 













badge

Copy the code below to add this badge to your site:-






 

RSS Feeds

Subscribe to our site blogs here:-

Main Site Blog

Members' Blogs


Banner
Banner
Banner


 




© Design by Biro Design