View Full Version : Tortoishell WIP

02-02-2006, 02:13 AM
I'm stalled on Mimi. Maybe if I post a WIP it will spur me to finish..
It just takes so darned long.

1. http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Feb-2006/41822-sketch1.jpg




3 mm mechanical pencil, graphite, strathmore bristol board smooth
cc welcome
Oh, this is like three times the real size. I like to see an artist's pencil work.. thought you might too? let me know if I need to shrink this sucker down.


02-02-2006, 02:14 AM
When I first started to scroll down I thought perhaps you were doing a rhinoserus. Then I saw the kitten. Very nice.

02-02-2006, 02:22 AM
I sometimes think I'm doing rhinocerouses (si?) too! lol. Thanks for your encouraging words.

02-02-2006, 09:21 AM
Oh this is going to be magnificent! I am pulling up a chair to watch you work!


02-02-2006, 01:12 PM
WOW! This is looking fab, I'm rubbish at drawing negative! Whats the difference between sketching pencils and mechanical pencils? :clap::clap::clap::clap::clap:

02-02-2006, 09:22 PM
Oh, thank you, Cyber! I don't know what you mean by drawing negative, however And mechanical pencils are those pencils that you put lead into, in a little reservoire I guess, and click where the eraser would be to advance the lead.. in this case, polymer lead. They maintiain a consistent line for my style of drawing.

I learned to draw by reading "drawing on the right side of the brain.." can't recall the author, but it changed my life.



02-04-2006, 12:41 PM
Oh right, when i say negative drawing i mean drawing the black so that it looks like the white :D

02-04-2006, 02:49 PM
This is fine work. You have such a gift with the graphite.
I am following along with your progress.

I love this cat. She reminds me of my little sweetie, Babette.
My little cat is my best friend.

02-04-2006, 03:06 PM
Looks wonderful, Adriela! You have a real talent for graphite. I love that it is 3 times real size. I've been toying with trying a human portrait in graphite in a massive size too.

You should cross post this in drawing and sketching. They'll really appreciate it too!

02-04-2006, 06:29 PM
This is coming along beautifully. Can't wait to see more progress, you're doing a great job!

02-05-2006, 12:38 AM
Blue, Tracy and Kathy,
Thank you guys so much. The photo is 3 times the size of the actual drawing, I meant to say.. but that is approx. life size. It's so sloooow.. I am not sure I'll ever finish here. sigh.

re: negative drawing to cyber: Ah.. well.. if you are drawing something that is white, you sort of have to "draw around it" .. neh? the trick is keeping it clean, and so far, so good, but it's not pristine by any shot. Kneaded eraser time when I'm finished, I think..


02-05-2006, 12:39 AM
'Scratch that.. I was thinking of another drawing. .this one here is about the size I'm working on. I don't know how I could get so small otherwise!

02-05-2006, 05:00 AM
Adri, its looking very very impressive. Such attention to detail, no wonder it takes a long time to do. Keep going!!