Archive for July, 2008

Slideshow of pencil drawing stages on YouTube

Saturday, July 19th, 2008

Coffee Anyone - Pencil Drawing

Coffee, Anyone?
Medium: Graphite Pencil
Paper: Canson Grain
Size: 25 × 20 cm (10″ × 8″)

I just uploaded a video in slideshow format of the above drawing on YouTube earlier this week. Here is the link: Coffee Anyone Slideshow.

Faith took the step-by-step stages from the “Coffee, Anyone?” progress page on the Drawing Board and turned it into a moving series of pictures. It’s the first “movie” we have ever done, so please let us know if you have any suggestions for improvement. We will try to make more slideshows of our drawings in the future and post them on YouTube as well.

The drawing “Coffee, Anyone?”, by the way, is the first piece in the “Coffee” series. The other two are called “Afternoon Break” and “Coffee and Table Napkin”. If you are interested in purchasing the original drawing, please let me know by sending me an e-mail: .

Have a great weekend!


Coffee and Table Napkin: Stage 5 and 6 – Pencil Drawing

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

Here are the last two stages of Coffee and Table Napkin before the final.

Coffee and Table Napkin - 5 - Pencil Drawing

Coffee and Table Napkin – Stage 5

To make the coffee more realistic and also to give the impression that it is hot, I added some steam. For this purpose, I made coffee in the steel cup (which has been serving as a model for this drawing) to observe the rising steam and blackness of the coffee. The steam was done by lightly dragging a kneaded eraser across the coffee and the inside of the cup.

Also started working on the handle using mostly mechanical pencil and continued on the table napkin.

Coffee and Table Napkin - 6 - Pencil Drawing

Coffee and Table Napkin – Stage 6

Here, I applied graphite powder for the shadow of the cup. With a kneaded eraser and a 0.5 mm 2B mechanical pencil, the seam of the table napkin is drawn.