drawings dated before about 2002 most of the
drawings are on cartridge paper. From here on I used better quality
is acid free and of heavier weight and smoother finish. Those in black
were originally done using normal writing pencils, some are charcoal.
I use graphite drawing pencils. The full coloured drawings
were drawn in Faber-Castel water coloured pencils. The monochrome (one
pictures were drawn in Derwent 'drawing' pencils. The later pictures
blending tools applied to them, such as tortillons, tissues, felt and
information on a particular drawing don't
hesitate to contact me at [email protected]
pictures I use for
my drawings come from various places.
Originally, before I was a more enthusiastic internet user, most of my
material came from magazines. These are still very
useful as they are often high quality images and are a good size to
draw from. These days, there are so many internet fan sites with
high-definition celebrity portraits I cn source most of my material
online. I either print out the images or
draw directly from the computer. The latter allows me to see greater
detail and manipulate the images so I can draw outlines more easily.
Non-digital photographs are consequently harder to draw from as they
are usually a standard size that is of lower resolution. The more
detail you can see, the more detail you can draw. More skilled artists
might view this differently.
had a few lessons in art and drawing at school and local community
centre. I didn't do art of any kind at school
beyond the compulsory subjects in Year 10. I simply practiced, because
I enjoyed drawing.
recently I have learnt a great deal about
drawing techniques. As I had acquired the basics for drawing;
tone; I could improve my realism. This came from a book by
J.D.Hillberry and you
can see his work here.
came in contact with a lot of artists at a forum
who share their artwork and their techniques, which is fantastic for
your horizons and as 'support' for artists who are struggling to make
professionally or as an amateur.
the drawings in my galleries are for sale. However you can commission
your own portrait. This can be a wonderful gift for any sort of
birthdays, anniversaries or to remind someone how special they are to
simple, you send me a photo(s) of someone and I create a pencil
portrait. If you
are interested, or you think a friend might be, go here
for further details.
name is Jessica Slinger. I reside in Victoria,
Australia. I am not a professional artist, I am studying Social Work, I
simply love to draw, and don't like to keep this to myself.
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