Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Medium: HB Pencil


Bryan <> said...

The pit is incredible!
Nice work.

christopher said...

You've finally delved into the beauty of heavy shadow, Paul, excellent. That fork is as real as anything I've seen. Great expansion on your talents.

Enbrethiliel said...


I was going to begin, "There's something different about this one . . ." (For there is!)

The apple and the nut totally pop! And the paper really looks like paper! And the fork's shadow is great! =D

As for the fork itself . . . Forgive me, but does it have an extra tine that doesn't show up in the shadow?

Enbrethiliel said...


PS--I guess that "nut" was really a pit! =P

Paul Stilwell said...

Thanks Bryan, Christopher and Enbrethiliel for your kind words.

Bryan, you want to buy? (kidding)

Christopher, the delving certainly feels right and good! You know, I realized later on that I had not actually done the shadows of the apple heavy enough, and consequently looks like it's levitating a little but still grounded. I like it that way though. It makes me think of a soul.

Enbrethiliel, I could just...you...arghhh!!! When I was drawing the fork (which in real life has four tines and not five) I found myself in the difficult place of having a big gap in the middle, having not mapped it out at all. I started with one tine on either end, then put in the other two, and there was the gap. "So", I said to myself, "Put in another tine; it's the drawing that matters and which has its own life, and besides, no one's going to pick up on there being an extra tine."

And I had an even trickier time getting in the extra shadow. It looks like there are only four, but there is indeed five. It makes itself invisible.

Enbrethiliel said...


If it makes you feel any better, it was the life of the fork that made me stare at it so! =P