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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Wrinkled- Pencil Portrait of an Old Man

Pencil on Paper
17"x11" Strathmore Bristol Paper
This is the drawing I have been working on since last week.It took me about 16 hours of work, but I enjoyed every hour!The reference picture was taken about 3 years ago, in my hometown Rishikesh, which is  a spiritual town of India.There are many,many of them, like this old man here, sitting around on the banks of the Ganges river; spending their time in a blissful inertia.

33 comments:

  1. Arti, your pencil portraits are the finest I've ever seen, truly. You'd be hard pressed to discern whether this is a black and white photo, for sure. Absolutely beautiful work!

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    1. Thanks Sherry!I changed my paper this time and the results were different.

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  2. Beautiful portrait Arti. I totally agree with the previous comment.

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    1. Thank you for dropping by, Sue.

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  4. This is photorealism at its best. Really outstanding work!

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    1. I don't strive for photo-realism, but I guess its my natural instinct.Thanks!

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  5. Wow Arti, that's amazing! Great work

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  6. Wonderful portrait. So much attention to detail.

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    1. Thank you, Tony.Pencil art was my original calling.I have been doing it since I remember...only now I am trying to get better at it!

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  7. Have been having internet problems lately and got waaaay behind on blogs. Just took a few minutes to go back over some of your recent posts - looks like you had a great crowd at your opening, and of course, I always love your portraits. Keep up the good work!

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    1. Thank you, Deb.I appreciate it so much.

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  8. how I would love to be able to draw like that - just amazing!

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  9. Beautiful, really an outstanding portrait! Ciao Arti!

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  10. Holy crow, that's an incredible portrait! The beauty in those lines, in the draping, in his eyes, leaves me breathing differently.

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    1. Oh you are generous there, aren't you!Thank you so much, Julie.I love sketching aged people, their faces tell so many stories...

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  11. Beautiful Portrait.....very sharp detailed work...!
    All the best...!

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  12. You are Wellcome to my blog varnathoolika.blogspot.com

    Thank u...............

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  13. Arti - Wow I'm in awe of your skills. You really are a very talented lady.

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  14. Wow, an incredible portrait!

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  15. Wow from me too Arti, this is incredible work. You are so talented...You said you changed your paper, can I ask what you used?....

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    1. Thank you so much, Stephie.It means so much to me.I recently bought Strathmore Bristol 300 series (vellum) paper pad and this is the only drawing that has been done so far; but I am quite happy with the results.

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  16. Stupendous!! Looks so realistic :)I would like it to try this sketch.

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  17. Love your work realy great work Arti...

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