Sunday, September 5, 2010

Lela Stankovic - Puppy


Artist: Lela Stankovic
Medium: Graphite pencil on paper
Size: 5" x 4"
Artist's blog: http://www.lelacreations.blogspot.com/
Artist's web site: http://www.lelacreations.com/

12 comments:

Angela said...

Lela this is beautiful. I don't know how you achieve so much with black and white. All the details are great but I am especially in awe of the glassy eyes. There is such a presence of life in them.

Tilen's artplanet said...

great contrast of black & white! nice detail

SYLVIANE said...

Wonderful, Lela!It was a good idea, with the difficult somber color, to draw it, and you marvellously succeeded!

Pat Koscienski said...

Lela, I'm amazed that you created a high key drawing from a low key photo and managed to get all the values in the right places. What a fantastic and unique rendition.

Linda Young said...

I agree with Pat, this is really a great study in values. What a challenge this one was! Thanks for posting it.

Nancie Johnson said...

Wonderful work! Wow!

Paula said...

Lela, I can imagine you getting in close to the photo or blowing it up really large in order to see all of the detail of the individual hair clusters. Very detailed and specific, especially the flow of the hair. The only suggestion I could make is to add even darker sections on the chest of the dog and between it's eyes. Your drawing is fantastic but at first glance the dog is sort of black and white evenly all over. If that makes any sense.

No one has yet to mention the glow behind the dog. The fading gray in the background keeps the focus on the dog, like you can't even look away. A really genius touch.

Horst said...

Truly a work of art, beautiful detail and very expressive.

Lela Stankovic said...

You are all too kind. Thank you kindly for all encouragement and support. Don't we all nee it?

Yes Paula I agree with you 100%. There are small places where fur should have been darker to resemble black dog. I would definitely tone down some small chosen areas.

Here is a small tip I discovered today I would like to share - Today I got Staedler Mars Lumograph graphite 8B pencil. I wish someone else told me before that this particular brand and only 8B and 7B are made with a very special kind of black dark graphite that has no shine. It produces mat black deep dark tone impossible to achieve with any other 8B or 9B graphite brand on the market.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

This is such a wonderful example of controlling values to give depth and realism. Absolutely fantastic!

Dusty Pines said...

wowie - amazing! i am in awe of your drawing & tonal abilities! you did the nose area really well, too - that was hard!

Dianne said...

Wow, great depth and texture, amazing work with graphite. It encourages me to do more drawing again.