Saturday, October 6, 2007

Illustration Friday - Open


This week's Illustration Friday topic is Open. This is a drawing I did for a WetCanvas Weekly Drawing Thread. I used techniques I learned in the book Drawing Realistic Textures in Pencil by J.D. Hillberry. The drawing is on hot-pressed watercolor paper. I used pencil, charcoal, and frisket film to render the image.

15 comments:

cpinnow said...

Beautiful pencil work!

studio lolo said...

Wonderful drawing, Laurel. I can feel the cold metal. Nice job!

rbaird said...

Lovely work.

Valaine said...

Awesome drawing! Great technique :)

Craig Lamberton said...

cool piece of work.. and great technique..

suzanne said...

Wowzer...this is impressive. You make me want to purchase this book!

Teri C said...

Beautiful pencil work.

Sherill said...

Thanks for your comment on my work. WOW! Your technique is amazing!

tusen said...

great technique. I like the way the padlock shines.

Nancy Bea said...

Excellent! Reminds me of William Harnett.

ksklein said...

wow. wow. wow! this looks like a black and white photograph.

Josh (musarter) said...

Beautiful Pencil drawing. Great contract and good composition to show open...it is a little mystrerious whic is cool.

DesigningFairy said...

Very nice pencil work.

Kstyles said...

Wow it looks so real. Great job!

bee'nme said...

Simple yet powerful imagery - really beautifully rendered - great technique here! Love it!