Best one yet! I finished this last weekend. This has been my most realistic by far. Specifically because of the background element. Without the surroundings, the subject looks merely like a portrait. For example, the horse looked incredible when it was finished, but it was definitely just a portrait. With the background, it would have better achieved photorealism. The Lighting in the background is what adds that element of photorealism. I always seem to get something wrong. In this drawing, it was the nose. Just a bit to long.
If you are part of the Keller family, or know Sureva , don’t ruin the surprise! I wan’t to see Granny’s reaction :)
Finals ended Wednesday! Hard to believe they were only 4 days ago. Anyway, I’m starting a couple new projects. The first is for a big occasion, done in graphite on 14×17 paper but I can’t say anything more about it. It’s a surprise!
Then next drawing is of a dog named Precious. This was requested by a Deviant, M-Bae on DeviantArt
It’s been so long! All this week I haven’t found any time for updates. Studying for finals has kept me very busy. My last final is on Wednesday and then I’ll be a junior! Anyway, regarding art, I haven’t gotten much done lately. I’ve made almost no progress on the cat. However, I’ve added a lot to the “Dog Named Peaches” drawing. I moved the eye down a tad bit but it’s looking great. The original is from the DeviantArt user, littlebear1337 and this is the photo.
Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers out there. I decided to (of course) incorporate art into my gift. The drawing of my dog, Bean (here) was originally dedicated for my mom so I kept it for this occasion. Here’s what I’ve finished with (the photo next to it for comparison):
I’ve got a lot of catching up to do. You can see just how bad I am about finishing my art from my latest posts:
First, there’s my eagle. It may appear finished or “purposely unfinished” but looks can be deceiving. The head is the most intricate part I have to detail. (And that’s the case with most human/animal subjects). That’s a good thing. Now can go back and continue to smooth out and fill in. I didn’t get past what I currently have, because I only had printouts of two sections of the birds head. When I didn’t have time to print, my interest ran low and I moved to the dog.
As for the dog, you can still say it looks “artistically unfinished”. But again, the rest of the photo is background. I want background. the art just doesn’t look quite as realistic if you don’t incorporate the out-of -focus parts of the image. It adds depth of field making it look more photorealistic.
A Dog Named Peaches
The dog named Peaches is coming along a little more. there’s quite a bit of detailing to do on the white neck fur and the fur on the side of the mouth. The rest is a lot of subtly detailed black fur. I’ll post extra progress tomorrow.
The more recent cat drawing has a deadline, Sunday. That’s a little more incentive to finish. I’ve still got two in-focus legs and an out-of-focus body. I can’t wait to see Charlotte’s reaction. I’ll upload any additions tomorrow.
I drew a little something tonight. I don’t know if I was trying to incorporate meaning into it or not. I just saw one of those “Objects in mirror are closer than they appear” labels and drew a symbolic sketch based off of it. Stay tuned to see it tomorrow. I just didn’t have time to scan the picture tonight. That’s all for today folks!
So I’ve informed my friend Charlotte not to look a my blog or else she’d ruin the surprise. (Of not knowing what I’m drawing her). I hope she doesn’t hate cats. That would pose as a dilemma. Because here’s my progress on the drawing:
I am drawing something for my font, Charlotte. The subject was chosen at random. It’s supposed to be a surprise for her. Can’t let her find out. So for that reason, I also can’t share the photo. I’ll have it done by this weekend hopefully.
So as an attempt at a timelapse video, I’ve been periodically taking pictures of my progress. I’ll upload the gallery and the video/slideshow when I’m done. I might even do a step-by-step of techniques and stuff. Not really that fancy, but once I get a camera that can handle time-lapse, I’ll really have something to show for. So again, find the picture I’m drawing off of here. I take that back. The actual picture is much smoother than my drawing but then I would have to draw bigger for better looking art
Here I go again, beginning yet another piece of art without finishing the last. I will continue my eagle. But I’m drawing this one for a girl I know. This is the progress on the dog that I had posted in my “Project – Subjects” post.
This is a collection of animals I am going to draw. I am using them all as practice. Of course ill complete all of them to the best of my ability; they are practice to improve my realism. They will all be drawn in graphite for the highest detail and realism possible. I’m starting with the eagle.
Dog Drawing (Unfinished) Hee’s my progress. I’m happy with the way its turning out so far. I had been having difficulty getting the right lighting. I figured out that I need to actually sketch a gray layer over most of my drawing, but leave the parts with glare untouched. <- I’ll go into detail on lighting/shading in the How-To-Draw section soon.
Once this drawing is finished, you can find it in the original post.