Graphite Pencil Drawings
This gallery displays graphite pencil drawings by Jon Amdall in chronological order. Click on an image to jump directly to the original post. This tiled view allows social media-like artwork browsing.
Oy the Billybumbler
Roland the Gunslinger Outside of the Dark Tower
Wedding Present Sketch
Faith No More, around the Angel Dust album
Star Trek TNG – Picard, Data, and La Forge
Dak Prescott in action, Jason Witten background
Extended family sketch
Granny, Mom, Sister, and the Kids
Cheesy smile on our youngest girl
Dad and Oldest Daughter
Family Portrait Original
Edgar, King of Figaro, from Final Fantasy
Sabin from Final Fantasy
Dirk game-winner, 2011 Finals Game 2
Roland, Susannah, Jake, and Eddie outside the City of Lud
Dogs and cats, living together…mass hysteria!
Throwing stuff away
Waiting at the train station
Step 4: Details are pretty much complete at this point, and I usually spend a bit of time making sure the final product matches the subjects. I think it’s important to think about this from a broad, overall perspective first. Then, consider individual features that might not be accurate, especially the eyes, nose, and mouth.
English literature cover
Young Jon Amdall
Step 1: First, I measure the grid lines. In this drawing, I used a 1″ x 1″ grid. After the grid is in place, I start filling in the outlines of the figures. Realistic proportion is very important to me, especially if the subjects are real people.
Step 2: I start to fill in the details. I almost always start with faces, since I think it’s the most interesting part of a drawing.