On A2 300 series Bristol vellum sheet
mechanical 0.5mm HB, 3B, 9B and black pierre noire conte pencil
Finally completed him
'considered the most influential physicist of the 20th century. He produced one of the most famous equations ever, E=MC2 (energy equals mass multiplied by the speed of light)'
He truly knew about the way the mind thinks and is an inspiration to all.
Quote "I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world".-Albert Einstein.
I truly loved drawing him
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I still don't know how to acquire a black colour without using one, its the only thing I use to create the black contrast in my work for more depth, detail and to make it as realistic as possible.
I would love to know what other Artists use to create there black colour on there pencil drawings.
It is very soft and very easy to blend with, but difficult to rub out if you make any mistakes though.
Thanks for the comment
No worries I love to here what other Artists have to say and I am always excited to answer any questions. mmmm I've never tried the 'Kimberely 9xxB' may give that a go.
I actually picked the conte pencil up from a local art shop on a whim in the hopes it may create the black colour I needed for my work and It work amazingly,
Not to sure what its made from either, I don't think its charcoal or graphite its a completely different texture. I'm know expert but it works well for me, the first time I used it, I didn't no what to do with it, but the more I'm using it on every piece of my drawings I'm understanding where I should apply it and how to blend it. Best bet is to practice with it.
Thanks for your interest in my work too, and I use the Conte a Paris, pierre noire 3B, I have tried the 2B and its a bit like charcoal, which goes through me hehe
Hi, Thank you for the lovely comments, much appreciated. Iit took me just under 6 weeks to complete, so a very long time I guess for my first portrait.
Thank you so much for your comment and I would be more than happy to help and share my techniques with all you guys out there.
It was my first realistic portrait and tried out many different techniques. I believe what worked for me was layering with pencil, I did three layers in each section blending constantly with a small rubber like blending tool from my local art shop which was a fantastic help to acquire the minute bits of detail and also cotton buds worked wonders too. I don't think I ever do circulism with the pencil just layer upon layer upon layer with blending and a lot of patients lol.
Much love to you and hope I have helped answer your question.
have left you a note and thank you so very much for your lovely comment much love to you and all the other wonderful artists support. appreciate it greatly
much love to you all
Could anyone but a "true artist" truly see and reproduce all the minute details, tone shifts
and textures so accurately? I respect everyone's opinion...I just disagree. No doubt you could (likely have) set free
your creative juices and imagination and create something equally as outstanding. Beautiful work.
Once again, well done! (OMG! His forehead is SO real!)
I think because I know I can draw really sketchy drawings with a pencil I wanted a BIG challenge and trying to draw in a hyper realistic way was one of them it really pushed my limits and expectations on what I can achieve.
much love to you