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Try to hide in the cover of dark, but the light will still find you.
Size: 6.5 x 3.5 feet (78 x 42 inches)
Media: Powdered Graphite
Paper: Strathmore Drawing (roll)

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This is a instant fav! The shading is beautiful and misty. And the highlights of the figure is soft. i love this piece. you did a amazing job!

of the ones i saw this is my fav

wow. i've been complimenting you on your drawings for like 5 mins now (i've been going through them)

you have a serious understanding of not just technique but also subject matter. This is not only illustrated in the actual work but also in the understanding of the itentions you have for your work upon the audience ( for example: your purpose for omitting a background in an earlier post).

once again- nice work.


You have a great line i luv your works.(sorry for my english:)

neg space :)

iv always loved ur style...i like the use of ur neg space without a backgroud...the peice in almost 7 feet high so i ko wat ur talkin bout wen u say the space can b made by the veiwer merely bc the peice takes up volume bc of how large it is...i personally love the compostion it gives a sense of the body "emerging" from the blackness...wich is also how u work with powdered graphite...well thought out i love it

I'm convinced

You're definitely afraid of backgrounds. This is the most context you have in any of your drawings on here, and it's because the figure is dissolving into the page, lol! Come on man! Let's see a figure lounging on a couch or something! I dare you to put a horizon in one of your pictures!

Anyway, backgrounds aside, this is a rather nice drawing. Just be careful on facial proportions, his eyes are too high. His hand is also a little awkward.

ornery responds:

Not afraid of background, the whole point of these large figures is to show that a background isnt necessary in a drawing and the figure can still feel grounded or in some sort of space by simply activating the blank areas of the page intelligently.

I always found backgrounds to be arbitrary in most pieces. In the ones where there is one it either dominates or plays little role in the piece. And in pieces where there is none the piece always seemed unfinished, or like the figure or objects were randomly placed and floating there, even with a shadow.

The purpose of intentionally omitting a background is to allow the viewer to create a space in their mind. This is much more effective in person since these things are large enough to make it feel as though the figure is in the room with you to some degree.

Credits & Info

4.54 / 5.00

Oct 10, 2009
4:08 PM EDT
Fine Art
File Info
1023 x 1900 px
1.2 MB

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