Shadowness - DeanoSidwell Hi, I'm Dean. I am a pencil artist and I love drawing. I draw many things including people, portraits, dark/... en Fracture <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />A coloured pencil portrait of a green eyed woman with red highlighted hair. A blue background with glass shattering behind her. The idea of the shattered glass behind the girl came from a smashed photo frame that I had at home. This is drawn on A4 Canson Bristol board. I started out using Derwent Academy colour pencils (only had a small set of those when I started this). I got myself a large box of Derwent coloursoft pencils and finished it off using them. The girl is based on a photo by Alraunie-stock on Deviantart - Sun, 26 Jan 2014 15:15:23 -0500 Ice the dog <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />Here's a recent drawing I did for someone of their pet dog called Ice. I was given a photo of the dog to use as a reference. It's an A4 sized drawing (21cm x 29.7cm), drawn on Canson Bristol board. I used various grades of pencil ranging from 8B to 5H, HB & 2B mechanical pencils (0.5 mm), normal and putty erasers. Blending stumps, tortillions, cotton buds and tissues were used for blending. Sun, 26 Jan 2014 13:15:18 -0500 Stormbringer <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />Bit of a dark theme in this drawing. I had a few ideas a while ago of things that I wanted to put into a dark, gothic style drawing, this is what I came up with. A woman in front of a round window, there's a crow on the window ledge outside. In the background, across a stretch of water, there's a cityscape. There's lightning in the night sky. Many thanks to lady-death-stock in Deviantart for allowing me the use of the photo I based the girl on - , and thanks to peroni68 for the crow reference - This is an A4 size drawing (29.7 x 21 cm) on 220gsm smooth cartridge paper. Many grades of pencil ranging from 5H to 6B, a 0.5mm mechanical pencil (2B), tortillions, cotton buds, tissues and erasers. Sun, 23 Jun 2013 04:35:49 -0400 Geddy Lee: Rush trio pt 1 <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />Geddy Lee, the lead singer, bass guitarist and keyboard player from the prog rock band Rush. I wanted to do something different than just a normal portrait, so this is the end result of what I came up with. All sorts going on here, there's his guitar on the metal studded wall, a keyboard hidden behind some clockwork and pipes and I drew Geddy as if it was a poster of him on the wall. The idea is inspired by their Time Machine tour they did a while ago. I will eventually draw the other two members of the band, with the same theme to match. The actual portrait of Geddy is only about 15cm x 16cm, less than half the size of A4. A4 (21cm x 29.7 cm) 220 gsm Winsor and Newton smooth cartridge paper. Various grades of pencil ranging up to 6B, HB & 2B mechanical pencils(0.5mm), tortillions, tissues, cotton buds and erasers. Tue, 07 May 2013 07:24:20 -0400 Mystery <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />This is a quick pastel drawing I did in a few hours. I decided to get my pastels out and started playing around with colours on a large piece of black card. The girl is roughly based on a stock photo by insomnia-stock on Deviantart - Sun, 04 Nov 2012 06:39:38 -0500 Jessica Alba <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />A drawing of the Actress Jessica Alba. I actually started this last year but kept putting it on hold. I'm glad to have it completed at last. I used various grades of pencil ranging from 5H to 5B, HB & 2B mechanical pencils(0.5mm), blending stumps, tissues, cotton buds and erasers. Nothing special about the paper, just 130gsm cartridge paper. Size is A3(42x29.7cm), had to scan it in two halves and piece it back together. Wed, 12 Sep 2012 14:57:49 -0400 Alice <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />This is a portrait of a pet dog that I was asked to draw. It's been some time since I've drawn an animal and it was nice to draw something a bit different for a change. I really enjoyed doing this. It's drawn on A3 (42 x 29.7cm) 250gsm extra smooth Bristol board. I used various grades of pencil ranging from 4H to 5B, HB and 2B mechanical pencils (0.5mm), blending stumps, tissues, cotton buds, putty and normal erasers. Sun, 03 Jun 2012 12:35:38 -0400 Keeping secrets <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />Keeping secrets. Lots of dark and black in this, I went through so much pencil lead doing it. It's a drawing I've been working on between doing some of my other larger drawings, finally got it finished. I based it on a photo reference from SaligiaStock on Deviantart - [link] I liked the contrast between the light and dark and thought it would make an interesting drawing. Size is A4 (210mm x 297mm) 220gsm smooth cartridge paper, HB and 2B 5mm mechanical pencil, various grades of pencil ranging from 4h to 5B, tissues, cotton buds, blending stumps and erasers. Fri, 24 Feb 2012 13:30:26 -0500 Rose McGowan <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />This is one of my older portraits, I drew it in early 2010. It's the Actress Rose McGowan. It's not as detailed as some of my later drawings but I thought you might like to see it. Drawn on size A4 paper using 0.5mm HB and 2B mechanical pencil, tissues, blending stumps, erasers. Sat, 21 Jan 2012 11:00:24 -0500 Eliza Dushku <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />My drawing of the Actress Eliza Dushku. This is one of the most detailed celebrity portraits that I’ve done. The necklace she’s wearing probably took longer to do than any other part of the drawing. It is definitely my favourite portrait that I have done. Drawn around August/September of 2010. I used HB and 2B 5mm mechanical pencil, HB 7mm mechanical pencil, various different grades of pencil ranging from 2H – 5B, blending stumps, tissues, kneaded and normal erasers, eraser pencil and lots of cups of tea. You can see work in progress pictures of this here - Tue, 08 Nov 2011 09:10:38 -0500