Sunday, August 23, 2009

figure #35

This Friday's drawing done in my sketchbook. I use a .3mm size lead drafting pencil. I don't know why, I became addicted to the lines a few years back and never got back to the regular pencils. That explains why there is rarely and shading, just crosshatching. I was happy with the likeness here though.

15 comments:

Jeremy Elder said...

This has a beautiful gesture and expression. Nice work!

Nasan Hardcastle said...

Very nice! What kind of sketchbooks do you prefer to work in?

Adrian Lubbers said...

i love the feel to your drawings dave. i find the "regular" pencils too thick at times and it's refreshing to see the softness you are able to achieve with your style. Love it!

Castor said...

espetacular!

Eldar Minibaev said...

Great drawing! And thank you for your answer.

Kate (Cathy Johnson) said...

Dave, I've said it before and I'll say it again--I love your line quality and clean, crisp drawings...

benjatoon studio said...

yes! great line, really cool edges man, going to paint it?
benja

Anonymous said...

Beautiful work, as usual! Question about the pencil though, is that the same lead size as a .3 mm mechanical pencil? Reason why I ask is that I've been using one for drawing recently, and I'm constantly breaking the lead compared to drawing with a .5 mm lead. Just wondering whether it takes a bit of time to develop a better touch or if it's something I'll learn to put up with.

David Malan said...

You are correct, it is .3mm. I guess you just learn to handle it more delicately.
Benja- Hello, no plans to paint it. I have no color reference and the model was only available for a couple hours.

david puerta said...

great work, i love the style :)

opacquingjr.blogspot.com said...

I admire your works that it prompt me to copy them if you don't mind. Of course I have to mention your name when I have to post them. As they say emulation is the best form of admiration. Thanks for continually inspiring me with your art.

Double "D" said...

Beautiful drawing and great use of
your wee little pencil. I really like this one.
Great expression and capture of the pose.
My new favorite.

krystyna81 said...

wonderful work. the model is lovely, of course. It feels sculptural on the jaw line...i like that it is not all equally developed.

Adam Ford said...

Hands down one of my all time favorites of yours Dave!

Dave McClellan said...

Great likeness AND a great drawing. Always nice when you can pull off both at the same time.