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ACEO Speed Lone Wolf Pencil Drawing

onlypencil . Posted in Speed Drawing, Tutorials 984 31 Comments

Here is a new miniature speed pencil drawing. I wanted to make this one different from my other ones. I combined two drawings in one to make a single image. The sunset and the single wolf. It gives the final image a different look and feeling. This one measures 2.5″x3.5″ and is done with pencil of course. If you don’t know what an ACEO is here is a brief definition. ACEO stands for “Art Cards, Editions and Originals”. These cards have one main rule – they are 3.5 inches by 2.5 inches – the size of a trading card. I draw these much more frequently than my larger drawings. I enjoy working on these because they have helped me improve my techniques in so many ways. Just the fact that they are so small has helped me in finding ways in adding as much detail as possible in small areas. When i decide to work on a larger drawing, i just do the same with those drawings by working in small areas allowing to add much more detail. They might me longer to finish but the end result is amazing because of the amount of detail that i have put in. One more reason they are great is because they affordable to art collectors. My larger drawings are much more expensive than the ACEOs. These miniature drawings are not only original drawings but they are also affordable. If the buyer enjoys these miniatures they can later purchase a larger piece. There are many benefits to making these tiny treasure, the biggest is that they look good.

Well here is a video that i recorded while drawing. I have sped it up because this one took me around 2.5 hours. Watch it and ill explain a couple of things once you’re done.

Tools Used:

-Pencils 5h,2h,6b

-Kneaded Eraser

-Mechanical Pencil 0.5(2b)

-Eraser Stick

-Color Shaper

-Stylus

Lone Wolf Pencil Drawing

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The reason why this one took me long is because of the hair detail. I have used the same technique that i explained in the Drawing Realistic Hair tutorial. I’m a big fan of textures, i love the look and the feeling that this technique gives to the drawing. It also gives an illusion and allows the viewer to study the drawing much closer out of interest. Looking at the image up close you can see the fine lines that have been made using the stylus, which proves that its a pencil drawing. But as you look at the image from a distance, these lines merge and give the illusion of hair and its texture. I know there are other artists that make hair look smooth, but i believe that it loses some realism if it looks like that because animal hair has texture. But there are all kinds of ways of drawing and this is how i enjoy doing it.

lone wolf hair

 

The image above is a closeup of this drawing. You can see the hair detail and how the indentations look up close. It not only gives the hair a bit much more realism and textures, but also a unique look that will separate it from other pencil drawings. Remember that this is a miniature so this is a close up of a tiny area of the drawing, about 1″x1″.

Look at the flow of the hair, the indentations are not straight, they criss-cross each other giving a more realistic look. If they were straight they would just look weird and unnatural. After studying other images of animals hair you will understand the flow of hair on the face, body and other parts. This understanding will greatly improve your drawings. Like I’ve mentioned before, you can’t draw what you don’t know or understand. You’ll be surprised that most animals have the same flow of hair on the face. The only difference might be the thickness of hair or color, of course shape of the head will also make a difference. Study different images and you will understand what i mean. The main focus on this drawing is the wolf of course, the trees and sunset in the background are mostly to give the drawing more impact. Well i hope you enjoy this drawing and if you have any questions please contact me. This drawing is for sale right now, so if you’re interested you can find it here.

 

 

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Comments (31)

  • Artist Anika

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    Very great job! Wolves are my favorite animals and I love the drawing you created. It is very realistic and well done. It almost looks etched, rather than drawn.

    Thank you for the video, amazing site!

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  • Artist Anika

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    Very great job! Wolves are my favorite animals and I love the drawing you created. It is very realistic and well done. It almost looks etched, rather than drawn.

    Thank you for the video, amazing site!

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  • lllazarrr

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    i recently discovered this blog and i really like it !

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  • lllazarrr

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    i recently discovered this blog and i really like it !

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  • werewolf moon

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    wolves are my favorite animals too and i love how u drew this. great job! i cant draw at all to i really enjoy watching u put magic on a page!

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  • werewolf moon

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    wolves are my favorite animals too and i love how u drew this. great job! i cant draw at all to i really enjoy watching u put magic on a page!

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  • onlypencil

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    thank you so much for the kind words. Wolves are one of my favorite animals as well. I enjoy bringing them to life on paper. Well thank you and enjoy your stay.

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  • onlypencil

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    thank you so much for the kind words. Wolves are one of my favorite animals as well. I enjoy bringing them to life on paper. Well thank you and enjoy your stay.

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  • claudio

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    Hi, I’m truly amazed by how fast you can perform all the drawings, I draw too but with other techniques, well but I do love the classic look of the pencil (graphite). You named before a very pecil that is very black or shady with some italian name, what’s it about? what paper do you use ? I consider myself a good drawing man …since I saw this, I mean it’s amazing sometimes I can draw like a a 5 year old boy and suddenly I’m doing birds in 15 min. that look like real decent colorful drawings. You’be been drawing for..10 years 15? I ask becaue now I realize that they’re tiny images, that’s even harder!.. well looking forward for an answer, bye man..

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  • claudio

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    Hi, I'm truly amazed by how fast you can perform all the drawings, I draw too but with other techniques, well but I do love the classic look of the pencil (graphite). You named before a very pecil that is very black or shady with some italian name, what's it about? what paper do you use ? I consider myself a good drawing man …since I saw this, I mean it's amazing sometimes I can draw like a a 5 year old boy and suddenly I'm doing birds in 15 min. that look like real decent colorful drawings. You'be been drawing for..10 years 15? I ask becaue now I realize that they're tiny images, that's even harder!.. well looking forward for an answer, bye man..

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  • onlypencil

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    Hello Claudio, thanks for dropping by, well these videos have been sped up so you don't have to watch me draw 3 hours. This way you can see a drawing from start to finish. In regards to the Italian pencil, i think you're talking about the progresso pencil. Its a great pencil for getting deep blacks. The one i use is a 4b and its great but if im not mistaken you can also find 6b which is darker. Well i've been drawing all my life but its just been within the last 4 years that i've taking it seriously. <br>These small drawings are called ACEO, and they are a bit more difficult than the larger ones because you have to take your time, especially if you want to add lots of detail. Well take care and if you have any other questions don't hesitate to ask.

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  • Alu

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    OMG!!! O.o
    so magic
    harry potter is true!!!
    woah thats beautifull
    its its…
    ah i dont have words
    its so incredible
    in the sky…did you use blue?

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  • JiinArts

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    just Incredible…

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  • erick

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    what papers used

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  • erick

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    que papel usas

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  • onlypencil

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    use bristol vellum para este dibujo

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  • jalalkhan

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    its amazing

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  • Alexis

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    I've been trying to draw a wolf for 3 years. they never seem to turn out right. I can only draw them from a side view. How do you do that?

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  • china Nike free

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    I consider myself a good drawing man …since I saw this, I mean it's amazing sometimes I can draw like a a 5 year old boy and suddenly I'm doing birds in 15 min.

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  • megan

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    brilliant work. im 12 and i love drawing and am drawing as you are. you tips help the little things i miss and make a big difference. thank you so much!!!<3

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  • VioletClouds

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    Me too! I think it's amazing! I'm twelve and I just got into drawing and I've loved it a long time. I didn't know what I was good at until now. VERY helpful! Thanks a ton!

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  • PJ Dolan

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    Are these videos on some other site? They have been taken down. Would love to see them. Thanks for all the tutorials. Great site

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