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Pencil on paper, Drawing from life – My Violin

My Violin  Drawing from life Pencil on Paper Nigel Borrington

My Violin
Drawing from life
Pencil on Paper
Nigel Borrington

I am a big believer that the skills involved in producing any kind of art work come from the base level of being able to represent the world around us, even the most abstract of painting and sculpture has to come from some kind of desire to represent thing in the real world.

So I wanted to before doing any more painting, take a step back into working on basic drawing skills.

The images here are taken over two nights during the week as I started and finished a pencil drawing of my Violin. they show some of the steps as I first worked on the basic outlines of the image and then moved into adding some details and shading.

I am happy with this first effort but will keep working over the next few weeks on different angles of the violin as well as working in different mediums such as pens and ink and charcoal.

Drawing progression






8 responses

  1. Way to go! This is lovely.

    January 14, 2017 at 5:02 pm

  2. Way better than I would have done! Going back to basics in any endeavor can be a great refresher.

    January 14, 2017 at 6:10 pm

  3. WOW, I’m so impressed. Sounds like you’re enjoying it greatly.

    January 14, 2017 at 10:54 pm

  4. i_am_the_daughter_of_a_king

    This is amazing! I’ve never been very good with drawing or any other ways in visual art… But I do play the violin, and admire this very much!

    January 28, 2017 at 12:14 am

  5. Wow! This drawing is so neat. Good job.

    February 28, 2017 at 7:15 pm

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