Sunday, September 6, 2009

Illustration Friday - Strong


A strong padlock will keep your possessions safe. To render this drawing, 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.

9 comments:

blissful chick said...

amazing tone values, this is wonderful

Steve Cozart said...

Laurel,
A solid rendering. I have the same book that I use when I teach high school art courses.
My heartfelt condolences to you and your family on the passiing of your mother. She seemed like a really neat person.
BTW, thanks for the kind words at my blog.
Steve Cozart

Edrian Thomidis said...

Wonderful textures. Very nice techniques!

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Amy C said...

this is beautiful and incredible and such a great idea for strong.
I love hot pressed paper too!

salli s. swindell said...

beautiful rendering + interpretation

Emila Yusof said...

wow! that is amazing! what a great drawing!

Mike said...

Outstanding drawing. Great detail. It definately looks realistic.

Kristyna litten said...

amazing drawing

Jo Castillo said...

This is amazing for sure. Such descriptive lines.