Friday, December 5, 2008

jade frog

HB & B graphite pencils.
I bought this jade frog while in Chicago's China Town back in the early 90's.

18 comments:

Fannie said...

Simply amazing!

outi said...

wow:) and funny thing is that i have exactly the same kind of frog here in Helsinki on my window cill. i got it from my father when he visited China:)

Anish Daolagupu said...

i have a question... about the highlights, do you leave the space or do you erase it later on?

the gradation is perfect... you have absolutely mastered the pencil... :)

Christophe said...

Your technique is amazing ! It's beautiful.

Kate said...

Thanks everyone!

Outi - that is amazing...a coincidence for sure!

Anish - I leave the highlighted areas open as much as possible, and then go back into the drawing and pull out more with a kneaded eraser when the drawing is finished.

Thanks.

Anish Daolagupu said...

ahh... ok... i'll try making something... and shall look forward to your feedback... :)

Kate said...

Anish ~ Cool! Looking forward to it! Your watercolor technique is fabulous, by the way.

Candace Trew Camling said...

I love the little story that goes along with it!! I adore Chicago! you are so lucky to live there!

This is such a lovely drawing, as they always are! :)

Anish Daolagupu said...

thank you... but i don't have a technique... not yet anyways... i'm just experimenting a lot... :)

Bill Ross said...

Wow! Nice frog.

Joan Y said...

Wow, the reflections are zowie. It looks like I could pic the frog right from the page!

Dual said...

Un saluto dal Italia..
Buona giornata.

INDIGENE said...

You've created such depth in this image. Wonderful work!

studio lolo said...

I can't get over how crisp your edges are. Wow! And I can feel the substance of this. Great job Kate!

Aaron Rossell said...

thanks kate! I've enjoyed your sketchbook work....and I appreciate the comment

Edward Burton said...

Beautiful shading - really nice work and blog!

Thelma-Art said...

So beautiful! Great technique. Merry Christmas!

séarlait said...

very beautiful piece and i had a look at your website and you are doing great work! i love it! i am happy i found your blog : )