Mark, This pencil is great. I like your shading. Great job! Love the hands creeping up from behind. James
This is amazing! It looks so real...Amazing work...
You have brought this woman alive with your work. Great mood setting to. The drawing is excellent. Bravo!
Mark , how can you do this? , it is a really fantastic work and everything is perfect as her face , her clothes and you have done a wonderful work with her skin. She looks really alive and the background is wonderful too. TEACH ME!!!!!
Hi Lauren, Sorry , I didn't see your question when I read the list last time - The picture is roughly 25cm wide x 34cm tall. I don't have the original anymore and can't remember exactly - it was drawn on A3 paper if that helps?
This is my favorite in your gallery so far - though all I've seen yet has been lovely. Great work in particular on the shirt and skin. Out of curiosity, what size is this?
Jenny, I use photo reference for the work - usually from hotchpotch of magazines. I take a face or a feature I like and mix it with a stance or a movement. I use womens mags, sports mags(for action) and Nat Geographic for scenery (as well as my own mind for some of it).
Thanks for the comments people!
she looks so real!!!!! god, you're amazingly talented!!!
Very well done, Mark, it's always great to see another fan of monochrome pencil work around here. The facial expression is great, the whole piece is moody, and the hands reaching for her are a nice touch.
Now, THIS is the kind of art that I look for when I come here, You have a great technique, hope to see ALOT more from you.
I love the texture of her skin, especially that of her arms and hands.
Beautiful pencils, Mark! lovely details, so intricate! and your shade work is enviable!
Excellent pencil tech. Mark....
I really like all I've seen from you thus far, but this one's incredible. Wonderful work on the face, I love the angle and clothes. Do you use models for your pics, or photo reference? They look amazingly alive!
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