I'm pretty nervous you guys... Here it is, my first 'creative' drawing! :
This drawing took longer than anything I have done before (and I'm pretty certain I don't ever want to draw wood again for the rest of my life! So much of it! :faint:); setting this up/composing it before any pencil touched the paper took a good chunk of that time.
Made a humongous boo-boo along the way that nearly had me toss the thing out (when I was about 3/4 done), but I think I managed to camouflage it enough. You'll find it though if you go searching for it. ;)-
I used only one reference, for the hand, from ~Jay-B-Rich. The rest was drawn 'from life'; the thumbtacks, the crumpled paper with tape and the wood (which was referenced from my kitchen drawing table).
This is one of those drawings you can keep tinkering with endlessly, trying to make it more and more realistic, but at one point you just need to call it done. I'm calling it done. ;)
(Although I might at some point do the border of the 'photo' with ink or acrylics or something, because despite my best efforts, I did not manage to keep it completely clean.)
This piece was obviously inspired by the work of *JD-Hillberry.
If you like this drawing, you'll love his work! So be sure to pay him a visit!
* Winsor and Newton Extra Smooth Bristol Board A3 (someone please remind me next time that when I try something new, it might be a better idea to start SMALL :facepalm:)
* Graphite pencils 4H through 8B, Tombow Mono 100 & Staedtler Mars Lumograph
* Every eraser you can think of and a few more
* Everything that can blend and then some