A graphite pencil drawing of Angelina Jolie. I used graphite pencils, blending stumps and a kneadable eraser. This is my second attempt at this drawing. It took a week to complete, working on it for a few hours each night and most of the weekend. I always seem to struggle with hair, so any advice would be appreciated. Thanks for looking
A graphite pencil drawing of Mike Tyson, on bristol board. This is the first time I've used bristol board and I can see why people use it, I'm definitely going to use it again. thanks for looking. Here's the link to the photo I used as a reference.[link]
A most time consuming drawing that was a challenge to say the least. With so many other drawings waiting to be done, I couldn't move on until this was finished. Finally after about 3 weeks on and off, it's done. Once again it's such a crap photo Graphite on canson
Affandi (1907 – May 23, 1990) In the 1950s, Affandi began to create expressionistic paintings. Carrying the First Grandchild (1953) was the piece that marked his newfound style: "squeezing the tube." Affandi paints by directly squeezing the paint out of its tube. He came across this technique by accident, when he intended to draw a line one day. As he lost his patience when he sought for the missing pencil, he applied the paint directly from its tube. The resulting effect, as he found out, was that the painting object appeared more alive. He also felt more freedom to express his feelings when he used his own hands, instead of a paint brush. In certain respects, he has acknowledged similarities with Vincent van Gogh.
As a renowned artist, Affandi participated in various exhibitions abroad. Besides India, he has also displayed his works in the biennale in Brazil (1952), Venice (1954), and won an award therein), and São Paulo (1956). In 1957, he received a scholarship from the United States government to study the methods of arts education. He was appointed as Honorary Professor in Painting by Ohio State University in Columbus in the United States. In 1974, he received an honorary doctorate from University of Singapore, the Peace Award from the Dag Hammarskjoeld Foundation in 1977, and the title of Grand Maestro in Florence, Italy. (source: Wikipedia, [link])