|This incredible drawing by Stephen Wiltshire is named Rio de Janeiro. It is obviously named after what the drawing is which is the largest city in brazil Rio De Janeiro. This image is a very famous one but for someone to draw it in such detail is truly spectacular. The media that this artist chose to use is the dry media of the simple pencil. Stephen Wiltshire is a very famous artist for these exact kind of pieces. All his pieces of of very famous spots around the world such as london, new york etc etc and he draws them completely in pencil. It is truly amazing the detail that this artist achieves with such minimal tools. The way he captures the values of the buildings and the mountains is incredible in my opinion. A very incredible drawing overall by a very talented pencil artist.|
Friday, March 23, 2012
Thursday, March 22, 2012
This is a self portrait drawing by JD Hillberrry. It is called "The Man Behind the Artwork." This drawing consists of a combination of pencil and charcoal. This gives the drawing texture and depth. He uses different types of pencils, varying in the hardness and blackness. His shading and multiple values makes this drawing realistic. He has enormous details in this drawing varying from the wrinkles on his forehead to the rough edges of the paper hes ripping.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
- John Marchetti
This drawing is done with charcoal. The artist probably used this drawing material because it is easy to smudge therefore creating lifelike shadowing without harsh lines. The charcoal also allows the background to be darker therefore the flower is able to be lighter and pop on the paper.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
This is a charcoal drawing of the famous actress Drew Barrymore. This drawings media is black charcoal on a piece of paper. The artist uses a wide array of values in the picture leaving some areas white and some fully black. This image is very life like and has much detail to it. Every hair coming out of her head is seen and every crease on her face is visible. I enjoy this picture because there is no color, but you still can see in your mind Drew's pale skin and dark hair. The use of charcoal was a perfect choice because you can get the full effect of the shadows and details in the picture.
This graphite drawing of Vice President Biden is a great example of this particular medium. One can see the difference in the pencils used in the value of his two shirts. Also, as seen in his face there are various pigments seen. In a closer view of this drawing one can see the smallest of wrinkles around his eyes as well as the folds in his shirts, as well as the different shades of pigment that create shading in his hair.
The picture shown was drawn by Juan Fransisco Casas using a few 14p BIC ballpoint pens. Most of his ideas for drawings come pictures he has taken during nights out with friends. This drawing, which uses liquid media, because it is done with pen and paper, shows looks extremely realistic. The man's facial hair as well as the hair on his head looks so real. The folds and wrinkles in his shirt also give the image a realistic look. The artist used different values to show shading around his forehead and glasses. This choice of media seems to be perfect because he used such intricate detail. I don't think it would have looked as realistic if another type of media was used, for example charcoal or crayons. The pen gives the image a smooth, natural tone and the blue highlights of the pen kind of give the drawing more depth.