A Long Drawn Out Journey, Folio 1
This image gallery is Folio 1 of A Long Drawn Out Journey.
Most of the images were drawn within the last few years, and most of them are done using traditional media.
Some of the images show a sequence of stages or steps in the creation of a finished work and you may find that progression entertaining. Or you may not. Click on any image to see it full screen.
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1460 heightmap2 crp
1460 heightmap2 crp2
2016-06-29-0006 colored a
917 2bMod c
917 2bMod d
: 917 2bMod2 a
an ordinary scowl
: 917 2bMod2 b
surprise, shock headshot concept art inspired by Day 917 Daily Drawing Challenge FB group reference photo it's a combination of graphite pencil inked with fountain pen and noodled in photoshop. for this version i tried to give him a surprised look
917_926 Mod a
"Les Izmore, Administrator, Discipline Section" Les specializes in debt collections for Dephectz Corporation, a front for the mob of which he is a long term member. prompted by the day 928 daily drawing challenge FB group, my version of an anthropomorphic creature this is a scan of a print on 9x12 Daler & Rowney Drawing paper printed by an HP Deskjet 9650 inkjet printer. the image character is a mashup of a couple of modified ink drawings i had posted previously. the image is 17.5x25 inches if it is printed at its native resolution of 400dpi, so the print posted here is about 800dpi.
95 north to boise
Ala Baster daily drawing challenge reference photo this is vintage Dixon forest green Anadel pencil on (x12 Daler-Rowney drawing paper. drew this as a bedtime sketch, about half an hour. she was fun to draw
aleph 06 x200
aleph pair x200
: anatomy challenge
Anatomy challenge (wip) this is a quick gesture for an anatomy group challenge drawing. 15 or 20 minutes using a Dixon Forest Green Anadel 1965 pencil on Canson 9x12 drawing paper. he was fun to draw.
angry girl a
aries girl x400 a
aries girl x400 C
aries girl x400 graphite
: atlas wc
when Atlas dropped the ball [maybe a wip] this was another experiment. first i drew the figure with a Faber-Castell 2B graphite aquarelle and also lightly shaded it all over with the same. smudged that with a medium firm paper tortillon. then i lightly shaded again with a Colerase cherry red pencil, and finally i wet brushed it all with a No5 brush. the Colerase pencils are not described as aquarelle, but overlaying the graphite and then wetting the combination with a brush makes a kind of an in situ gouache. the ink is india ink from a 0.7 Staedtler pigment liner. all on Canson XL Mix Media paper 9x12.
wip drawn after a photo of a sculpture in classical anatomy & figure drawing group. experimenting with harder graphites than my usual, this faber-castell 2B graphite aquarelle, some Colerase tone, and india ink from a staedtler 0.7 pigment liner. wet brush is next, in fact doing that now. amazing media.
birds of peace
birds of war
blodwyn smallworth inv
: blond doll band
Blond Doll, the band (WIP) concept from day 809 daily drawing challenge this is 8B Jumbo graphite pencil sketch and Waterman M nib fountain pen inks, shaded with 2B woodless graphite smudged with paper towel. on 14x11 canson drawing paper.
blond shag costume color
blond shag costume
bound angel 2
bound angel 3
box of dreams girl
box of dreams ink
Buggsy (wip?) another bedtime sketch. a girl and her pet bug, or maybe an alien encounter. Dixon Anadel forest green and HB 0.7mm mech pencils on Daler-Rowney 9x12 drawing paper.
: candy cane
: cheeky one
cheeky one 9x12 canson sketch paper 6B faber-castell graphite aquarelle
: cheetah child 400 fin
day 802 daily drawing challenge added some color pencils to my graphite and ink drawing. this is on canson XL mixmedia paper 9x12.
: cheetah child 400
Cheetah and Child (WIP?) day 802 daily drawing challenge this is soft (8B) woodless graphite smudged with paper towel and inked with a Waterman M nib fountain pen on canson XL mixmedia paper 9x12
: chica2 a
Chica a bedtime sketch 2B 0.5mm mech pencil inked with a Waterman F nib fountain pen. just doodling, no reference photo.
: chippie day 751
chipmunk with prize acorn day 751 daily drawing challenge the original drawing was a bobster bedtime snack done in woodless graphite and kneaded eraser, paper towel smudging. the majority of the ink here is Parker 45 noodled F nib fountain pen with some 0.01mm ink liner for the fine lines. the tones are colerase pencils applied after the inkwork. this is on Pacon Drawing paper 9x12.
Mikhail Fyodor Zushen Choy. A polymath and a prodigy, Shen was one of the first augies (augmented biologicals) produced by the sinorussian regimen. Shen eventually made a number of significant discoveries in physical chemistry which led the sinorussian faction to the first successful design and fabrication of the heavy nucleus polycarbon atoms that formed the basis of of the monomolecular cables used in the Lift. A series of small leaks of his new discoveries seemed to plague Shen's career. While Shen was never convicted of the leaks, suspicions remained and he was soon promoted to a research fellowship position at the sinoRuss Southern polar station on Mars. It was there that he made and most certainly divulged the discoveries that allowed the belters to gain their freedom from Earth. Even today he is known as the creator of the Choy Solution. ---------------- this guy was a bobster bedtime snack. 8B woodless graphite inked with Parker 45 noodled F nib fountain pen on 9x12 Pacon Marker paper. toned with prismacolor Colerase pencil, two colors red and blue. this is a scan of the drawing.
day 1531 mod.jpg
clown factory colored
clown factory print
conquering armies 2 colored
conquering armies 2
conquering armies ink
country lawyer a
dali + bono 1
dali + bono 1c
dali + bono 2a
dali + bono 3
day 1000 ink
: day 1001 mick a
Mick Day 1001 but our dog Mick instead This is 8B Castells Jumbo 9000 graphite pencil inked with a Parker 45 stub nib and Parker Super Quink permanent black ink with some Prismacolor and Conte White drawing pencil on Pacon Art1st Drawing paper 9x12. Decided to just sketch our dog Mick, part chihuahua mix. Rescue dog sure rescued me. - feeling blessed.
: day 1002
the elder Day 1002 daily drawing challenge reference photo this is different for me, but i used the tan or light brown cardboard back from an empty 9x12 tablet of drawing paper and a white Faber-Castell PITT soft pastel pencil along with an 8B Castell Jumbo 9000 graphite pencil. he was fun to draw, i'd like to try this again. this side of the cardboard has no tooth to speak of, so you can't touch or lay your arm /hand on what you have drawn. so that was interesting.
: day 1003
Happiness is a warm gun momma Day 1003 daily drawing challenge reference photo This is black No3 conte crayon and white conte crayon on the cardboard from a box of wheat thins about 5x8. Just playing with contrasts in black and white on toned media.
day 1004 johnny cash
day 1005 janis joplin
: day 1006
Cat Pirate Day 1006 daily drawing challenge reference photo this is Conte black No3 crayon on manilla paper 9x12 colored with Prismacolor pencils
: day 1007
Day 1007 Daily Drawing Challenge photo reference this was a quickie in 8B Castells Jumbo 9000 graphite and Conte white drawing crayon with some Prismacolor toning on 9x12 manilla paper
: day 1008 Spanish writer Ramon Maria del Valle-Inclan
Spanish writer Ramon Maria del Valle-Inclan Day 1008 Daily Drawing Challenge reference photo bedtime drawing using 8B Castells Jumbo 9000 graphite pencil and Conte white drawing crayon on 9x12 manilla paper. he was a lot of fun to draw trying to get my drawing to look remotely like the subject. my bride and best buddy made some suggestions for some slight changes from my original effort.
: day 1009 girl
girl this is a bedtime sketch with a Parker 45 stub nib and Parker Super Quink permanent black ink over my graphite, some Conte white crayon highlighting, and a touch of Prismacolor to tone the hair, eyes, and lips, all on 9x12 manilla paper. the paper is not real good for FP, it feathers for one thing and it was hard to lay down a fine line.
: day 1010 mod
The hazards of being an urban superhero.
: day 1010
Super Hero just hanging out mashup of Day 1010, the guy in the costume, and Day 975, the pose of the guy hanging off the side of a stairway, Daily Drawing Challenge reference photos the character is a bedtime sketch using a Waterman F nib fountain pen with Parker Super Quink permanent black ink over a graphite gesture. added the background and some Prismacolor pencil this morning, smudged with a tortillon. i left the suspenders and the embellishments off the costume, my guy is more for the street than the ballroom. the drawing is on 9x12 Pacon Art1st Drawing Paper. notice he casts no shadow... and maybe some sky or something at the building edge on the left. i had also thought maybe some pigeons on the ledges, maybe some pigeon poop on his foot. i also thought about putting him on a skateboard.
: day 1011 silver surfer A
Silver Surfer after a character by Jack Kirby day 1011 daily drawing challenge this is a pen and ink drawing done with a Parker 45 M stub fountain pen lightly toned with some graphite and Prismacolor. the original drawing is on a 9x12 sheet of Pacon Art1st drawing paper , but for this version i deleted the drawing's background and substituted the star field. digital mayhem on traditional media. lol.
: day 1011 silver surfer
Silver Surfer after Jack Kirby's comic character day 1011 daily drawing challenge, draw a jack kirby character bedtime sketch using a Parker 45 stub nib fountain pen with Parker Super Quink permanent black ink, some color/shading with Prismacolor and graphite on Pacon 9x12 drawing paper. i don't usually draw "fan art" so this was different for me, and fun.
: day 1012 concept
Chiaroscuro, the Italian fellow day 1012 daily drawing challenge concept from ref photo this is a bedtime sketch using a Conte No3 Black Drawing pencil on Pacon Art1st Drawing paper cropped to about 9x9. my attempt at humor using the day 1012 reference photo as a concept...
day 1013 sprinter ink2
: day 1013 sprinter ink2a
Sprinter Day 1013 daily drawing challenge reference photo not sure what i was trying to accomplish here except to convey a sense of action, motion. anyway this is 8B Castell's Jumbo 9000 graphite inked with a Parker 45 stub nib and a Parker 45 F nib fountain pens using Parker Super Quink permanent black ink and then some light coloring with Prismacolor pencils. not real thrilled with my motion blur lines.
: day 1013 sprinter ink2b
Streak ok, this is it for now
day 1013 sprinter sig
: day 1014 a
this is some yellow and orange shaded ultrabright (they are dayglo) pencils on a sheet of 9x12 "construction" paper, inked with a Parker stub nib fountain pen
day 1014 fin
: day 1015 color
this is a scan of the drawing on 9x12 canson paper. i am thinking to add some background, nothing too busy.
: day 1015 ink a
the original fountain pen over my pencils drawing, before i added the sword and the shield
: day 1015 ink mod
this is before the coloring was applied, basically fountain pen ink. the gray tone occurs because after i ink my initial pencil line work (this was Conte No2 Extra Fine Drawing pencil) i then smudge the whole piece, generally using a piece of chamois but sometimes paper towel or a tortillon. another approach would be to erase the pencil gesture, leaving just the ink work. one of my problems is that the Parker Super Quink permanent black ink i use with my fountain pens is NOT waterproof. the permanent terminology means that after most of the color has washed away there is some residual coloration retained by the paper reflecting the original markings. but the ink is entirely unsuitable for use with a wash or watercolors. so smudging my pencils gives me a tone without use of a wash.
: day 1015
a body builder (wip) day 1015 daily drawing challenge reference photo this is a Conte No2 Extra Fine Drawing Pencil inked with a Parker 45 stub nib fountain pen and Parker Super Quink permanent black ink on Canson XL recycled drawing paper 9x12
: day 1016
Bubble gum popping teeny bopper bobby soxer day 1016 daily drawing challenge reference bedtime sketch on Pacon Art1st Drawing paper with 8B Castells Jumbo 9000 graphite pencil then inked with a Parker 45 stub nib fountain and Parker Super Quink permanent black ink. chamois smudged and some highlighting with Conte White Extra Fine Drawing Pencil, pinkified the gum with a dayglo pencil. i was thinking of making a short animation with this one, stay tuned...
: day 1017
this is a scan of the drawing, you can see it could use more contrasts, ie darker areas
: day 1018
Claudia Cardinale Day 1018 Daily Drawing Challenge reference photo a bedtime sketch with a pink dayglo pencil and inked it with a Parker 45 stub nib using Parker Super Quink permanent black ink, colored with a "gold" colored pencil and some dayglo colors on 9x12 Pacon Art1st Drawing paper.