Archive for the ‘Finished Drawings’ Category

All the Abused – Eyes Pencil Drawing

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

All the Abused - Black Eye Pencil Drawing by Faith Te

All the Abused
by Faith Te

Graphite Pencil Drawing on Arches Paper
Size: 18 x 13 cm (7″ x 5″)

All the Abused is a rock band from southern California. In mid-2009, they commissioned me to do a pencil drawing of a pair of eyes to use as the band’s logo. For reference, I used pictures of lead vocalist and guitarist, Sky Green, wearing her signature black eye.

Their latest CD album, released in January, is entitled “A Never Ending Story”. They sent me a copy so I took a few pictures. Here is one showing the CD along with their logo.

All the Abused CD - A Never Ending Story - With Logo

I like how all the songs in the album convey a message of peace. I am privileged that All the Abused asked me to do the artwork for the logo. Please visit their web site to learn more about All the Abused, to purchase their CD, listen to their songs, or to get in touch: Here are a few more pictures:

All the Abused CD - A Never Ending Story Front   All the Abused CD - A Never Ending Story Back   All the Abused CD with Pencil Drawing Logo   All the Abused CD with Pencil Drawing Logo  

I will be posting another commissioned drawing soon which I did also last year, so please stay tuned for that.


Portrait of Tammy – Pencil Drawing

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

Portrait of Tammy Hext - Pencil Drawing

Portrait of Tammy
Medium: Graphite Pencil
Paper: Canson Grain
Size: 20 x 25 cm (8″ x 10″)

Faith and I have been neglecting this blog for sometime now. To start things rolling again, here’s a pencil portrait I did for Karin Jurick’s Different Strokes from Different Folks Year End Portrait Swap. The terms of the portrait swap was simple: participating artists sent pictures of themselves and, in turn, Ms. Jurick gave each artist a photo of another artist to draw or paint.

I was paired up with artist Tammy Hext. This lovely lady painted my portrait and I think she captured my character and personality perfectly.

Here’s a little behind the scenes look at the drawing I did of her. Before, I would usually take my time rendering a part of the face or skin with a pencil. This time, I used a flat brush dipped in a little graphite powder to lay down the first or basic layers of skin tone. Then, with the 2H Staedtler wood cased pencil, I laid down the second layer by making a chain of continuous diagonal strokes instead of the usual circular strokes. I blended it all together with a small piece of toilet paper. I hope you like it.


From Me to You – Christmas Graphite Pencil Drawing

Thursday, December 25th, 2008

From Me to You - Christmas Pencil Drawing

From Me to You
Medium: Graphite Pencil
Paper: Canson Grain
Size: 18 × 13 cm (7″ × 5″)

For the past two years, Faith had created the Christmas artworks for our site. But this year, I decided to produce one. The drawing is called “From Me to You” and it was drawn using graphite pencils. It features an angel figurine with a harp, ball ornaments, a gift, a greeting card and a bell, all of which are only some of the traditional things associated with the Christmas season.

I got the theme for the drawing from a thought I have about a “traditional Christmas” in which everybody is being merry and having a wonderful time.

I managed to save a few progress scans of the drawing and I have included them below.

From Me to You - 1 - Christmas Pencil Drawing
From Me to You - 2 - Christmas Pencil Drawing
From Me to You - 3 - Christmas Pencil Drawing

From Faith and I, we wish you a joyful Christmas and may all your wishes come true for the coming year!


Afternoon Break: Finished – Pencil Drawing

Friday, April 18th, 2008

Afternoon Break Finished - Pencil Drawing
Title: Afternoon Break
Medium: Graphite Pencil
Paper: Canson Grain
Size: 25 × 20 cm (10″ × 8″)

We finally had a chance to update the blog so here’s the finished drawing.

The wall was mostly done using a paint brush dipped in graphite powder and a shop towel. The darkest parts were rendered with an 8B wooden pencil. I also used the same brush on the frames and jamb of the French door and the underpainting of the bushes. To create the leaves of the bushes, I used the 8B pencil. I hope you like it. Please let me know what you think by leaving a comment.

This is number two in the series of five drawings entitled “Coffee”. The first one is on our website and it is called “Coffee, Anyone?

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Portrait of Grandfather: Finished – Pencil Drawing

Wednesday, November 7th, 2007

Portrait of Grandfather by Faith Te

Here is my latest finished drawing. I drew this as a present for Grandfather’s 90th birthday. I was going for a sketchy look and used linear pencil strokes instead of the usual light circular motions I use for tighter, more-detailed drawings. This took about half the time I usually spend on graphite pencil portraits using my usual method. I hope you like it and please feel free to comment.


Medium: Graphite Pencil and White Pastel

Paper: Canson Grain

Size: 28 x 36 cm (11″ x 14″)


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