Archive for January, 2008

Afternoon Break: Stage 6 – Pencil Drawing

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

Just a little update today. Using the 2B mechanical pencil, I worked on the steel cap of the coffee pot. The tablecloth was done using a brush dipped in graphite powder.

Afternoon Break Stage 6 - Pencil Drawing

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Afternoon Break: Stage 5 – Pencil Drawing

Friday, January 25th, 2008

I did the steel coffee pot using a brush dipped in graphite pencil powder and a 0.5 mm 2B mechanical pencil. I originally intended to do a glass coffee pot but I was not able to think of a suitable design for the cap, so I just turned it into a steel one.

Afternoon Break Stage 5 - Pencil Drawing


Afternoon Break: Stage 4 – Pencil Drawing

Saturday, January 19th, 2008

Now I established the shadows here using 0.5 mm 2B mechanical pencil. I finished the last cookie and drew the “coffee” in the second cup.

Afternoon Break Stage 4 - Pencil Drawing


Portrait of Ron: Stage 5 – Pastel Painting

Thursday, January 17th, 2008

Here’s one final update before I post the finished portrait. I wanted to try something different instead of the plain green background, so I modified it for a blurry landscape effect.

Portrait of Ron Stage 5 - Pastel Painting

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Afternoon Break: Stage 3 – Pencil Drawing

Sunday, January 13th, 2008

In this stage, the second cup and the plate of cookies are almost finished. I used 0.5 mm 2B mechanical pencil for the coffee and cookies.

Afternoon Break Stage 3 - Pencil Drawing

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Afternoon Break: Stage 2 – Pencil Drawing

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

I worked on this yesterday, so here’s an update. Used a brush, 4H and 5H wooden pencils, and 0.5 mm B mechanical pencil.

Afternoon Break Stage 2 - Pencil Drawing

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Afternoon Break: Stage 1 – Pencil Drawing

Wednesday, January 9th, 2008

About the still life drawing I mentioned in my previous post entitled Portrait of Ankong – Stage 2, well here it is.

Afternoon Break Stage 1 - Pencil Drawing

It was transferred to a 25.4 × 20.3 cm (10″ × 8″) Canson paper by means of the graphite transfer method. This is actually included in a series of still life drawings called “Coffee”. Again, Faith and I teamed up for this project. She will be doing two out of five drawings.

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