Monday, June 28, 2010

Ship in Fog

Moleskine 5"x8" Large Sketchbook with 2B, HB, 2H, 4H Pencils

Just a quick sketch and playing with tones on my Moleskine. I have not use some of the pencils I bought and thought that I should let them spend some of their purpose-built led of different grades. It's the scene I saw of the movie "Shutter Island" which is right in the beginning before they show Leonardo DiCaprio puking ^^
Thanks again everyone for your comments and feedback! I greatly appreciate them all, and I am not sure what was the reaction of Uncle Lee, I need to visit them soon to find out. Other projects are still put on hold, I've got so much more to post but I just can't do that yet... =) Does anyone know how that feels like?

27 comments:

  1. I love the the way this comes out of the mist at you. Sometimes a few pencils is all you need to create something really good.

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  2. Alex,

    This is lovely. I can almost hear the foghorns in the distance.

    Is it charcoal?

    xoxo

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  3. Wonderful stuff, Alex!! I love the moodiness you've created with the pencils! I haven't seen Shutter Island (it's next on my Netflix list), so I was afraid to read your description too closely in case of a "spoiler" :-)

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  4. Wow! This is fantastic...so subtle! You really captured the atmosphere of the shot...very moody.

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  5. This is beautiful - such a romantic look!

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  6. I love the haze-zy quality, makes me "feel" the fog!

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  7. Excellent drawing and very expressive.

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  8. Oh yes, I know what it feels like to be behind in posting. I think you are doing a great job with your postings.
    This sketch is awesome and a little bit erie.

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  9. Really lovely work! You really captured the misty quality very well!!!

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  10. Wow Alex, this is mysterious and gorgious!

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  11. Beautiful lost and found edge stuff!
    And yea...I know exactly what you're talking about. I need to hire somebody to update my blog regularly. Or maybe a student volunteer? An internship in exchange for the priceless opportunity to dwell in my shadow? Oh, i'm becoming sarcastic, sorry :)

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  12. Wonderful shadowy image - very evocative of a foggy night.

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  13. Alex- this is spectacular! Such an artful rendition- painterly, ethereal, stunning.
    I'm in continuous awe of your talent.

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  14. What atmosphere! The sea spray, and the ship - so well done. Love how you used all the pencils of different grades. I've done that and it is great when it is done right, like this one. Wow. You always surprise me.

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  15. Well done, Alex! I love the soft lost and found edges. It's very moody and romantic.

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  16. Excellent job in capturing this atmosphere! And I love the waves. This is terrific!

    And yes, I do know how that feels. I'm going through it myself at the moment!

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  17. Beautiful, so much atmosphere, I like the waves. The ship and the fog too!
    Waiting to see all the work you have been doing.

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  18. Love the most and all! It looks good... Oh I can totally understand how it feels with all the 'to-post'! But that's a good feeling too, considering you are working more live than on the net!! :)
    We'll wait for more updates

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  19. Great sketch (again) Alex, really atmospheric. A perfect tonal study, you really get a sense of the mist enveloping the ship.

    You've made me want to see the film now too!!!

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  20. Beautiful Alex. You are truely talented.

    Thanks for your regular visits to my blog, I always appreciate your comments.

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  21. I think I am always behind in my posting! This is beautiful Alex. Graphite in a moleskine sketchbook is lovely.

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  22. Great Work!

    Ps. You have been awarded! <3

    http://4-corner.blogspot.com/2010/07/my-first-ever-blog-award.html

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  23. Great work Alex, wish I was there as it looks foggy/misty and cool.....sorry I missed the update had no internet for a couple of days

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  24. Lovely artwork! I found you through Tanna's blog :)

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  25. Lovely use of suggestion, Alex! The fog is very misty and dreamy.

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  26. i like the misty feel. your rendering is so artsy!! love love it

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