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Hi there and welcome to my blog! I'm a traditional artist from the UK. I specialise in detailed pencil drawings. I draw many things, including people and portrait drawings, gothic and fantasy art, animals, landscapes, fan art and more. On this blog I will post all my latest finished drawings. I will also keep you updated with work in progress pictures of the latest art that I am working on and keep you informed with any news regarding me and my artwork. My website - deansidwellart.weebly.com

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

New drawing - Jessica Alba. Very detailed and realistic pencil drawing of the actress. She is wearing a detailed white dress




Finally finished this, It's a drawing of Jessica Alba, I started this last year but kept putting it on hold. I'm glad to have it completed at last. 
I used various grades of pencil ranging from 5H to 5B, HB & 2B mechanical pencils(0.5mm), blending stumps, tissues, cotton buds and erasers. Nothing special about the paper, just 130gsm cartridge paper.
Size is A3(42x29.7cm), had to scan it in two halves and piece it back together.

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Alice - A portrait of a pet dog.

Hi. Just want to say sorry for not updating my blog for such a long time.
Anyway, here's a drawing that I did a while ago of a pet dog that I was asked to draw.
I will also have another new drawing to show you very soon.

Alice

This is a portrait of a pet dog that I was asked to draw.
I hadn't drawn an animal for a while and it was nice to draw something a bit different for a change. 
I really enjoyed doing this.
It's drawn on A3 (42 x 29.7cm) 250gsm extra smooth Bristol board.
I used various grades of pencil ranging from 4H to 5B, 
HB and 2B mechanical pencils (0.5mm), blending stumps, tissues, cotton buds, putty and normal erasers.


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Saturday, 1 September 2012

Work in progress: Rush trio part 1 - Geddy Lee

Work in progress:
Geddy Lee - Rush trio part 1

Part of a three piece project I'm working on, there will be two more drawings to go with it. This is a WIP of the first of one. It is Geddy Lee from the prog rock band Rush, he's the lead singer, bass player and plays the keyboards for the band.
Still needs plenty of work yet, you can now see where one of the guitars I drew the other day fits into it.
The idea for the background comes from Rush's current Time Machine tour.
Still got something else to add to it in that blank space.
The other two drawings to go with this will be Alex Lifeson ( lead guitar) and Neil Peart ( Drums).
I have not given up on the Jessica Alba drawing, just rested it for a little while and will be getting back to it soon.


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Friday, 24 February 2012

New finished drawing called Keeping Secrets. A very detailed pencil portrait drawing of a woman. She has her finger on her lips and has a secret.

Keeping secrets.
Keeping secrets
Lots of dark and black in this, I went through so much pencil lead doing it.
I used a photo reference from SaligiaStock on deviantart – http://saligiastock.deviantart.com/
I liked the contrast between the light and dark and thought it would make an interesting drawing.
Size is A4 (210mm x 297mm) 220gsm smooth cartridge paper, HB and 2B 5mm mechanical pencil, 

various grades of pencil ranging from 4h to 5B, tissues, cotton buds, blending stumps and erasers.


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Sunday, 1 January 2012

Happy new year!

I wish everyone a very happy new year and I hope 2012 will be a fantastic year for you all!