Description: pencil, 18''x25'', 13 hrs
Posted by ryanjames26 on April 16, 2011
Beautiful. This is great.
Posted by ren on March 23, 2010
Posted by mirotrimay on March 09, 2010
I love chairs, love THIS chair!!!
Posted by youyve on March 10, 2010
yes chairs are pretty awesome. I'm partial to stools haha.
thank you, by the way!
Posted by vkezerashvili on February 24, 2010
Posted by yevgeniya on February 24, 2010
Posted by youyve on February 24, 2010
thanks so much
Posted by akaclem on February 24, 2010
super idea and realisation!
thank you, it makes the effort worth it :)
Posted by rina on February 24, 2010
Posted by embodyimagery on February 23, 2010
i love the details !
Posted by youyve on February 23, 2010
thank you...it took me so long to finish! haha
Posted by fotioszemenides on February 23, 2010
Follow up: (I pressed post before I finished!) This is one of the best surrealistic pieces I have seen in a very long time. The detail is wonderful, and the variety of moths is facinating. The only thing I have trouble with it that the wings of the moths (while rendered completely) look very stiff and heavy, as if their rigidity prevents them from taking flight. We all know that the stiffness of the wings its what gives the creature its lift, but somehow I feel that if they were somehow curved or the edges soften it would cement the illusion of flight and motion. Beautiful mind you have.
wow thank you! the detailing was extremely tedious.I almost wanted to abandon this drawing because I felt like it wasn't getting completed quickly enough (I had a due date) since I refused to sacrifice detail. I agree with the stiffness of wings. I was considering doing a motion blur...do you think that would help?
I know how you feel! I have ended up ruining perfectly good work, by not pacing myself and getting over anxious to finish. You used pencil, so it becomes a little harder to blur without burnishing the graphite, but what you can try is a two fold method. Use your kneeded gum eraser to gently lift some of the edges and using a feathered brush (sable or soft sythetic) sweep some of the left over graphite in the direction of the wing's angle, hopefully this will give that effect..
haha yes! Unfortunately I was not blessed with patience. People, the learning process, the artistic process...ect ect. But I'll try that. And it's pretty ironic that I was trying to avoid spreading around the lead and leaving smears prior to putting this up for critique! Looks like I'll be intentionally smearing it now..
Don't use your fingers though! I've made that mistake many times in the past, it ends up leaving the oils from your skin behind and it burnishes the graphite making it all shiny.
ah yes. I almost want to wear gloves every time I work with pencil since the oil taints the paper and the lead taints my hands. I don't really mind the latter though.
I'll definitely give the eraser and feather brush a try. I have a few left over from painting class that haven't been used yet. :)