Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Graphite Perspective Study

I keep waiting until I have time to do a proper post... and then I keep not having time to think of something brilliant to say. So my apologies to anyone who has wondered where I've been lately. School has been keeping me BUSY!! It's the 5th week of classes already, can you believe it? I'm going to try really hard to just post little posts every day or two instead of waiting until inspiration hits me.

Here's what I've been working on for the last couple weeks (there's acetate over the drawing so unfortunately I have a little ceiling light reflected across the drawing in the photo).

Anyway, this is all done in pencil (mostly 4B and 6B soft pencils). It started as a rough sketch, then was scanned in and re-drawn in Illustrator, then printed out and shaded in about 5 times until we knew exactly how we wanted the final piece to look... THEN we transferred it onto illustration board and shaded it very carefully until it looked "realistic" (or as realistic as balls and checkerboards in space can look).

And here's what the weather was doing this afternoon as I left school. It's been a pretty rainy week, but the sun came out briefly today and WOW!!! I just love fall-time, don't you?


  1. That is a VERY challenging angle to draw - you nailed it! I didn't even think about bringing drawings into Illustrator to perfect them before shading - that's brilliant! And hey that rainy fall photo is absolutely stunning - the colors look amazing!

  2. what a gorgeous picture of the sun trying to come out after the rain :) you are very good with the camera!


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