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From Eden to Gethsemane by KidfromKzoo From Eden to Gethsemane :iconkidfromkzoo:KidfromKzoo 15 2 FETG: WIP - 10 by KidfromKzoo FETG: WIP - 10 :iconkidfromkzoo:KidfromKzoo 3 0 FETG: WIP - 9 by KidfromKzoo FETG: WIP - 9 :iconkidfromkzoo:KidfromKzoo 1 0 FETG: WIP - 8 by KidfromKzoo FETG: WIP - 8 :iconkidfromkzoo:KidfromKzoo 1 0 FETG: WIP - 7 by KidfromKzoo FETG: WIP - 7 :iconkidfromkzoo:KidfromKzoo 3 0 FETG: WIP - 6 by KidfromKzoo FETG: WIP - 6 :iconkidfromkzoo:KidfromKzoo 6 2 FETG: WIP - 5 by KidfromKzoo FETG: WIP - 5 :iconkidfromkzoo:KidfromKzoo 6 3 FETG: WIP - 4 by KidfromKzoo FETG: WIP - 4 :iconkidfromkzoo:KidfromKzoo 2 2 FETG: WIP - 3 by KidfromKzoo FETG: WIP - 3 :iconkidfromkzoo:KidfromKzoo 3 0 FETG: WIP - 2 by KidfromKzoo FETG: WIP - 2 :iconkidfromkzoo:KidfromKzoo 1 2 FETG: WIP - 1 by KidfromKzoo FETG: WIP - 1 :iconkidfromkzoo:KidfromKzoo 1 2 A Proud Moment by KidfromKzoo A Proud Moment :iconkidfromkzoo:KidfromKzoo 6 7 Margaret - Table for Twelve by KidfromKzoo Margaret - Table for Twelve :iconkidfromkzoo:KidfromKzoo 66 42 Margaret - WIP-6 by KidfromKzoo Margaret - WIP-6 :iconkidfromkzoo:KidfromKzoo 3 0 Margaret - WIP-5 by KidfromKzoo Margaret - WIP-5 :iconkidfromkzoo:KidfromKzoo 4 0 Margaret - WIP-4 by KidfromKzoo Margaret - WIP-4 :iconkidfromkzoo:KidfromKzoo 4 0


Futuristic woman by Whitesoul99 Futuristic woman :iconwhitesoul99:Whitesoul99 6 1 Dada by Alia-Moosvi Dada :iconalia-moosvi:Alia-Moosvi 5 4 Clint Eastwood  by TheArtCrate Clint Eastwood :icontheartcrate:TheArtCrate 2 1 The raven whisperer - Emiel Regis by Ilojleen The raven whisperer - Emiel Regis :iconilojleen:Ilojleen 150 28 Bodyscapes Series no. 5 by WickedIllusionArt Bodyscapes Series no. 5 :iconwickedillusionart:WickedIllusionArt 91 29 Metro Last Light Fan-art by Skelte Metro Last Light Fan-art :iconskelte:Skelte 3 2 portrait using white charcoal by mugarino portrait using white charcoal :iconmugarino:mugarino 3 1 Hawking  by Robert-Blancas Hawking :iconrobert-blancas:Robert-Blancas 3 1 Yadier Molina Catcher for the St. Louis Cardinals by marmicminipark Yadier Molina Catcher for the St. Louis Cardinals :iconmarmicminipark:marmicminipark 6 1 Aspie Girl by SproodleDoodle Aspie Girl :iconsproodledoodle:SproodleDoodle 51 7 Gossamer Gambol by MandyPalmerArtist Gossamer Gambol :iconmandypalmerartist:MandyPalmerArtist 3 2 Self Portrait  by star-socks Self Portrait :iconstar-socks:star-socks 15 2 Hale-Bopp over Stonehenge by Deimos1704 Hale-Bopp over Stonehenge :icondeimos1704:Deimos1704 3 3 Stevie Ray Vaughan by mgclz Stevie Ray Vaughan :iconmgclz:mgclz 3 2 Hello There by CaraliaS Hello There :iconcaralias:CaraliaS 40 8 Katz7 Revisited by FredsterNL Katz7 Revisited :iconfredsternl:FredsterNL 122 34


A white pencil on black paper drawing is a departure from the "traditional" method of drawing in many ways. It requires a different way...

I am encouraged by the artist accepting such a complex subject. In this single drawing I see a wide variety of textures - the skin of t...

First, I invite everyone to look at the other White on Black portraits that are in NightMagican's gallery. It's the only way to appreci...


From Eden to Gethsemane

There are two gardens of prominence in the Bible. The Garden of Eden is found in the Jewish Testament. In the Christian Testament is the Garden of Gethsemane. The two epic stories that took place in these gardens come together as Jesus holds, in his hand, the apple with two bites missing.

White pencil on black paper.
34 x 54-inches / 85 x 135cm.

Selected by The Pencil Club as a Daily Deviation, Week Nine.
Selected by Inspiring-Creation as a Featured Weekly Deviation, March 11, 2019…
Selected as a Colour-Pencils March 2019 Art Feature
FETG: WIP - 10
This will be the last WIP I will be posting. I have told the frame shop I would deliver the drawing next Tuesday. They have the glass and frame, so they're waiting on me. I have to get it done! 

The title is, "From Eden to Gethsemane." I took photo references for the face, hands, and feet. The rest, including the clothing, is created. The olive trees are in flower because that is what they do at Passover time. The apple in Jesus' hand has two bites out of it. The Garden of Gethsemane is where Jesus spent his time after the Last Supper and before he was apprehended.

White pencil on black paper 
85 x 135 cm
Heading into the final stretch. I ordered the glass last week. This Saturday I'll be going to the frame shop to pick the matte and frame. I hope to have the drawing complete by February 14th.

White pencil on black paper.
Finished size 85 x 135cm.

Started creating the elements of the background - olive tree trunk and foliage with flowers.

White pencil on black paper
Finished size 85 x 135cm
36 hours

My 100 x 150cm black paper is now dry mounted and I received 19 white PrismaColor pencils last week. There is snow on the ground. Nothing will hold me back from drawing!


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Bill Fritsch
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
I started out drawing stick figures when I was a little kid, just like everybody else. When I was 12 I took a group art class. Steve Pugsley was the instructor. I remember really liking the "follow the edge of the object" drawing exercise. In high school I was the year book photographer for three years. I might have taken an art class but I can't say for sure. In college I had one art class that involved graphite, ink, and acrylic paint mediums. My classmates and instructor said I should change my major but I stayed with health sciences. 27 years later I took Drawing & Composition I at the local community college -- just to see what it was like. I was hooked and took Drawing & Composition II followed by Life Drawing. I haven't had time to take anymore classes in the last four years. I have a pretty rough work schedule now, 40-60 hours a week and I work out of town a lot, but I try and fit in portraits when ever I can. Some are commissions, some are family or acquaintances. At first, I couldn't draw for more than two hours at a time before my brain became mush. Now I can work on a drawing for up to nine hours. Time just stops, it doesn't exist when I draw. I think this is a good sign.

Current Residence: The house next to the driveway where my car is parked.
Favourite genre of music: Portugese Jazz
Operating System: Is there really anything other than a Mac?
Skin of choice: Massaged
Favourite cartoon character: Frazz, Zits, Get Fuzzy
Personal Quote: The mind needs to express itself, it's our connection with the past and our link to future.



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McGrafite Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2019  New Deviant Professional Traditional Artist
I loved your work! Congratulations on the great talent
KidfromKzoo Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2019  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! Obrigado!
Nayalda Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
You are very proficient at black and white pieces. it can be quiet challenging to remove the color, yet keep the mood of a piece, but you seem to have gotten it quiet well!
KidfromKzoo Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2019  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, Anna. I'm sure you will enjoy the challenges of white pencil on black paper. There are many good examples of creative work in my Favourites Folder to show you the possibilities. I'm looking forward to seeing your next drawing.
HennyBode Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for giving back a llama. :-D 
MandyPalmerArtist Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2019  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fave and comment on my work :D 
KidfromKzoo Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2019  Professional Traditional Artist
I'll be looking for your next white pencil drawing.
FredsterNL Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Amazing detail and perfect in capturing the emotion of the moment. Really good!

KidfromKzoo Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2019  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
PandiiVan Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2018
Sir! Your collection and gallery is amazing! Thanks for sharing your wonderful art and have a nice day!
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