This is a series of photos showing my process in creating an illustration of a bonsai tree using pen and ink on scratch board.
In August of this year the Corpse flower, Amorphophallus titanum, bloomed at the Denver Botanic Gardens. This is a sequence of photos of the process I used in creating this drawing using graphite and carbon dust.
The initial contour drawing on Strathmore 500 series semi-smooth bristle
I began by brushing on carbon dust to establish some soft light to middle values. Then I started to draw in the details of the folds of the blossom with an F graphite pencil.
I continued adding carbon dust for the soft shading followed by graphite for the details of the folds.
The upper-most part of the blossom is mostly carbon dust.
The finished piece with labeling,
This is a time-lapse video of a quick study of a tomato. I used two pencils (a 2H and a B) and a kneaded eraser.
This is a time lapse video of me drawing a study of a gladiola blossom. Notice the initial rendering of the basic large shapes done lightly with a 3B pencil and then the refinement of these shapes into smaller and more detailed shapes with a 2H pencil. I finished with the darkest detail switching back to the 3B pencil.
This is the subject.