posted on Jun, 27 2013 @ 12:00 PM
Originally posted by Gazrok
reply to post by new_here
Here is some of my 'photorealism' work.
Quite a talent you have there... Beautiful work.
Here's one of mine. It's a pencil drawing I did of a friend's grandfather (I did it as a Christmas present for him, his grandfather had passed that
year). I did it as an 8x10 (easier to frame that way) from an old 3x5 wartime pic he had of him...
EDIT: Doh, didn't realize I had already replied before!
edit on 27-6-2013 by Gazrok because: (no reason given)
WoW, Gazrok... so very life-like-- incredible.
There is something about working with pencil. Do you agree? It is my favorite, if I had to choose. I find it incredibly versatile... like in your
'grandfather drawing' you've captured the essence of fabric, flesh & metal using just the one 'color.' Do you use smudging sticks and/or a
kneadable eraser? Those two things are what I took away from my one art class in college (in which I made a "B" because my sketches were, according
to the professor, too detailed in my notebook we had to turn in weekly.
) Whatever. I can't change who I am. Or maybe I just don't want to!
(stubborn streak?!) Anyway, life taught me to draw. I just took a class in college, banking on an easy A.
What about you? You've drawn as long as you can remember, right? If you ARE 'professionally trained' that only really served to provide a
structured time for you to progress (and pick up a few tips) because you already had the recipe for success in that realm... Belief + Desire =
Success. (You believed in the core of your being + You were driven = There is no other outcome but to accomplish it!)
Yeahhh... I know I answered my own question up there, but I see it in your work... in the softness of the cheek shadow, in the hard shadow delineating
the emblem on the hat. Shadow and light defining each other. I recognize myself in your work. (I hope that doesn't sound conceited. I just see the
way you see, it seems... if that makes any sense!)
Tell me... how many hours have passed in the blink of an eye while you were drawing, yet you felt rejuvenated instead of stiff from sitting so long!