Since I started drawing 4 years ago, my goal had been to draw things as realistically as possible. To eliminate paper texture, shading, and any hint of a handmade process. This drawing is a departure from that philosophy. While maintaining a high level of realism (for some, photorealism), I tried to display this piece as not just a copy of a photo, but a drawing. Instead of blending the graphite into the paper, something I have always done, this drawing was completed almost entirely with pencil strokes (very little erasing). Tiny 0.3mm mechanical pencils were replaced with dulled pencils. Why? Because a technical work is not necessarily a work of art. Art involves style and personality; a copy of a photo, while impressive, fails to completely satisfy this (in my opinion). While my past few years in photorealism have been fun, I believe that my style is starting to evolve into something more loose and free.
The drawing itself is based off this reference photo:www.morguefile.com/archive/dis…
The original picture has a blank, gradiented sky, something which I found very bland. I decided to instead use the sky from a picture I took in Canada this summer. The sky is an essential component of a landscape like this one, and I think the contrasted, almost troubling sky gives the piece much more depth.scontent-a-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hp…
10 x 18"
-Fabriano Artistico hot-press watercolor paper
-Tombow Mono pencil set
-Papermate Tuff Stuff eraser stick
-Chamois (for light touch-ups)
Thanks for viewing.