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10-15-2007, 11:28 PM
Greetings fellow artists!

I have not been on here in a bit, so i though I'd show you one of the pieces of art which I am working on. I started this last night, I was up until 3 in the morning playing around with a micron pen.

This is a 'study' of possibility of line, creating the illusion of depth and also playing around with perspective.

Medium: Micron .005 Pen
Size: 8x8 inches


Thank you for taking the time to look at it

10-15-2007, 11:32 PM

10-16-2007, 11:10 AM
Very cool! I like the results you get when you play around. I need to do more of that. If only there was more time in the day . . .

10-16-2007, 10:42 PM
I can so agree with you on that Monica. Time is a restriction for many artists, its something we have to work around.What can I say, reality can be insanity. I didnt have time to work on it today, but tomorrow... tomorrow is full of possibilities.

10-17-2007, 01:38 PM
Ok this looks interesting, pulling up a chair

10-18-2007, 06:53 PM
Very nice indeed... I like the illusion. It looks like a rendering of one of the CAD programmes but with a human touch. Let's see how it goes

10-18-2007, 07:27 PM
Nice doodle. I love doodles. for a while, I hadnt posted anything but had a whole bunch of ball pen doodles from my office I was going to post. this got me to thinking, maybe we should do a thread of doodles. Its funny how you can pull a really good idea from them. I agree with Tammamo, looks like a CAD thing.

10-18-2007, 08:26 PM
Has a wonderful feel about it.

10-18-2007, 08:50 PM
Yeah, this is really different from my other work, I think. Heres about 3 more hours of work added.

Some more pointillism added to the universe and a little ball point pen shading to the tree. This is no longer just a study of line, I am incorporating other techniques that I know. lets see how it all comes together

Thank you for looking


10-19-2007, 10:50 AM
Oh! Good ...I love to watch your drawings evolve:clap: :clap:
I love your imagination too. Great start:clap: :clap:

10-20-2007, 05:29 AM
Maybe an hour more added

10-21-2007, 09:43 PM

10-22-2007, 04:32 AM
Coming along beautifully:thumbsup:

10-22-2007, 02:08 PM
Wow, I really like the tree in the middle. It has such volume!

10-22-2007, 07:16 PM
Yeah i really like the tree in the middle as well, i thought it through more so than the tree on the right, that one was more intuitive with a lack of listening to my intuition ha ha

I scanned this at school on a high quality scanner. It was scanned in grey scale rather than color, this is why the contrast looks different.

And another update on my home scanner, the difference is about 500+ dollars in equipment, my scanner was 50 bucks, but it does an alright job.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Oct-2007/49347-OctoberDoodle7.JPG

10-22-2007, 10:37 PM
Wow, this is looking great. :clap: :thumbsup:

Val. :wave:

10-24-2007, 12:12 AM
Hi Val, thank you =)

I think its coming along rather well too.

I actually did a tree tattoo on someone today, i used this kind of line work on it, and it came out looking great. No photograph yet. Its pretty cool to take my art work off of paper and throw it on some skin.

Heres another update, more pointillism added.


10-24-2007, 10:56 AM
This is looking great! I like the tall thing along the let side too. Did you take a pic of the tattoo? It's ink, so it will go here. :p

10-25-2007, 02:19 AM
No. no photo of the tattoo yet, should get it soon though. Ill post it when I do

10-29-2007, 02:17 PM
I like the contrast between the two trees and the landscape. Surrealism meets reality:D

10-30-2007, 08:49 PM

10-31-2007, 10:48 AM
Lookin good!

11-01-2007, 02:11 PM
Thank you Monica

11-02-2007, 02:47 PM
I dont feel that this is complete. but it is finished. I need to try different techniques on achieving depth of space with pointillism covering large areas.

I might have another update but this may just be it.

Hope everyone who was watching enjoyed the progress, i enjoyed creating it.


11-02-2007, 03:28 PM
Wow ... such a difference since I last peeked in. Awesome work:clap: :clap:
I was wondering how you were going to deal with stars and they are just terrific. Great job

11-02-2007, 03:39 PM
Yeah, pointillism over large areas is tough! But this looks finished to me. I really like how it all pulled together at the end.

11-03-2007, 03:51 AM
yes darker is better, well done.

11-03-2007, 04:21 AM
This is a great finish. :clap: :thumbsup:

Val. :wave:

11-03-2007, 01:17 PM
Thank you everyone. I will try a similar style again, but I will make it less intuitive and more logical.

11-05-2007, 06:09 PM
I love the line work on the left, the combination of flow and density is excellent! The greatest bit is the way the tree connects with the fabric of the universe. I would prefer the whole picture in the line style, but I understand you are trying out techniques :)

edit - oops didn't see you had finished it on page 2. How did you shade the lines? Could you show a close up of that shading?

11-06-2007, 04:18 PM
This looks very mathmatical. Are you by any chance a Math major?

12-30-2008, 02:31 PM
How did you shade the lines? Could you show a close up of that shading?

I just use a very sensitive tip pen. Such as the Zebra. You barely have to touch the paper surface to get a very thin line. I layer the same thin line over and over until I get a darker surface. Hatching in different directions helps create more realistic forms.

Hope this helps, unfortunatly I dont have a large format picture of this drawing.