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My Passion

onlypencil . Posted in Tutorials 173 11 Comments

Well before any tutorials, i would like to talk about my art. Ive always loved drawing and ive been doing it ever since i can remember. Its something that i enjoy and that im passionate about. I’m interested in anything that is artistic and enjoy sharing ideas with other artists out there.

Why Pencil? Well i have tried other mediums and i have enjoyed using them. They each have something that makes them unique and portrays art in a different way. I can remember finishing my first detailed pencil drawing. It was back in high school and it was a drawing of mother Theresa. The effect of lines and shadows and how they came together got me hooked on what is now a passion for me. Pencil is so unique, the intensity from its contrast of black cannot be compared. Ive always been interested in black and white photography and pencil has that and more. It communicates feeling through lines and shades of black. A really good pencil drawing can bring the viewer into that world and let them experience what they are looking at.

Pencil, unfortunately does not get the recognition it deserves. My goal is to change at least someones view on this incredible medium. There are some great pencil artists out there and they help tremendously bring pencil to where i want it to be. Pencil is a medium that when used correctly can go toe to toe against a traditional oil painting. There is something that attracts people to a pencil drawing. Maybe its the thought that a pencil, what we have come know as the starting point of any art piece,article or story,can create a complete art piece.

Well thats a bit of how on what i love to do, you might not agree with me and i would love to know what your feelings are on this.

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  • AmyW

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    I also love using the pencil more than paint or ink or anything else. There’s just something about it that draws me in. I’m sure you know what I mean.

    I like colored pencils but a drawing in black and white is more appealing to me for some reason. I love the contrast, just as you do.

    :)

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  • onlypencil

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    its a tedious medium, but it gives you much more control of what you want to express. Its a challenge expressing feeling through shades of black and white.Once you have an understanding of this medium, the end results can be incredible.

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  • onlypencil

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    its a tedious medium, but it gives you much more control of what you want to express. Its a challenge expressing feeling through shades of black and white.Once you have an understanding of this medium, the end results can be incredible.

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  • artbyljgrove

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    Thanks for the great tips. I’ll be reading and practicing your tutorials all day today. So glad I found them! While I do love the romantic nature of pencil art and will probably always work in the medium, I’ve also found that understanding pencil art has done wonders for my oil paintings. Be sure to stop in to the Animal Loving Artists group at ebay once in a while, if just to say Hi. We all love to see your latest work and hear about what you’ve been up to. And thanks for the tutorials and tips! It’s just what I need right now! Laurie

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  • artbyljgrove

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    Thanks for the great tips. I'll be reading and practicing your tutorials all day today. So glad I found them! While I do love the romantic nature of pencil art and will probably always work in the medium, I've also found that understanding pencil art has done wonders for my oil paintings. Be sure to stop in to the Animal Loving Artists group at ebay once in a while, if just to say Hi. We all love to see your latest work and hear about what you've been up to. And thanks for the tutorials and tips! It's just what I need right now! Laurie

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  • M.L. Schaefer

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    THANK YOU for your tutorials. I had a stroke last year and art is one of the few things remaining. I love pencil…what you say is true, it does not have the recognition it should. I am trying to apply some of your techniques to color pencil (a new medium) and pastel pencil (I can no longer hold large pastels “blocks”, with some good results. However, I find both mediums challenging, and I may go back to graphite (I am hoping to sell some of my artwork on Ebay, thus learning these new color mediums). I feel as you do…you can capture any mood, any lighting with pencil. It has the same art worthiness as oils, pastels or watercolor. Your tutorials have helped me recapture some of my skills, and add many new ones. I can’t thank you enough!

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  • M.L. Schaefer

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    THANK YOU for your tutorials. I had a stroke last year and art is one of the few things remaining. I love pencil…what you say is true, it does not have the recognition it should. I am trying to apply some of your techniques to color pencil (a new medium) and pastel pencil (I can no longer hold large pastels “blocks”, with some good results. However, I find both mediums challenging, and I may go back to graphite (I am hoping to sell some of my artwork on Ebay, thus learning these new color mediums). I feel as you do…you can capture any mood, any lighting with pencil. It has the same art worthiness as oils, pastels or watercolor. Your tutorials have helped me recapture some of my skills, and add many new ones. I can't thank you enough!

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  • Calem Bendell

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    What do you think about Charcoal? I did your amazing 'drawing the human eye' tutorial and did it in charcoal wish some fair results. I am nothing compared to you or likely anyone here, but wouldn't charcoal be a more controllable medium (besides getting absolutely EVERYWHERE).
    I really appreciate what you do here,
    Thanks a bunch

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  • Diane

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    There's something intriguing about the contrasts in shades and textures in a pencil drawing. Plus the fact some incredible artwork can be created from such a simple tool as a pencil. Pencil drawing can be relaxing, (if it's going well!) almost like meditating because you're so focused that it takes you away from the present and you can lose track of time. Thanks for the informative and easy-to-follow tutorials. Keep them coming!

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  • shades

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    i hope i'll someday be as good as you

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  • angela. m

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    Me encantan sus dibujos, en especial aprecio el arte Que se plasma gracias a un lápiz.Gracias por los tutoriales y los consejos de como poder engañar al ojo humano, y decomo hacer muy buenas técnicas. ☺

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