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A Solid Display by NezoElyk A Solid Display by NezoElyk
"A Solid Display"

My first unofficial assignment.

Edit: Many people asked me :"What is it?"

My answer: It's a rock, on a cloth, on a stool, on a wooden flooring, in front of a lead pipe and a wall behind everything else.

This work is sourced from a learning art book published from China and this book displayed many of the still life elements that students in China would draw to improve their skills. I was given this task to gauge my capability in expressing realism drawing.

I humbly state that I have a lot to learn from this experience, and one of the biggest lesson was that I seriously had to work faster. Faster not in a sense that my movements had to be rapid, but rather in time management. Procrastination is probably the word best fit the situation. More often than not, I'd be doing something else rather than focusing my time and effort solely in my work, and thus the great delay in the completion of the work.

I do suppose my journey begins here, from the advance basics of pencil drawing. We will see how far my patience in stretch. :)

Time : On-off close to 2 months.

Tools :
-2B, 3B, 4B, 5B, 8B Pencils (Mix of Faber Castel and Staedtler)
-Sharpened eraser
-Natural blending (by means of accidental friction from the palm while drawing)

Minor Editing : Photoshop CS5

Yours sincerely,
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PGonz Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Student General Artist
Looks amazing! 2 Months is insane bro. The longest Ive spent on a drawing is maybe a week on/off. Would have been nice to see the progression as you went through with this building it up over the weeks. Drawing is the fundamental of all art and you have displayed a great talent!
ConfusingLis Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
vbiz Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
fcking awsome
meregoddess Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful pencil work, the shading is marvelous. I love how you did the cloth, it's breathtaking. This is a great deviation!

NezoElyk Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Student General Artist
Thank you for your kind words, I really appreciate it. :)
LeoAnnaRs Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
Very good, I especialy like the cloth :)
NezoElyk Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Student General Artist
I like the cloth too. :)

Thanks for the compliment.
LeoAnnaRs Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
You're very welcome. It loos like the stone might be very light tho? (I don't think I'd be patient enough to do something like this even
NezoElyk Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Student General Artist
I drew the stone out of the interpretation of what I see from the reference picture, whether it should be lighter or darker, I'm not too sure. Also, some parts are already in 8B shades, but somehow I couldn't get it any darker, might have to find out why. :P
LeoAnnaRs Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
I meant light as in doesn't have much weight...^^
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