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A Pencil In Hand

The graphite art of Melanie Wood

Welcome to my gallery. For some time now I've wanted to showcase my graphite art since I consider pencil to be my favourite of any of the art mediums. Most of what you see here is rendered in .5mm mechanical pencil.  I am entirely self-taught and have been drawing for about 30 years. In that time I've learned that the slower the process the better the results. I take great delight in single hair placement in my drawings. That means that each strand of hair that you see in these pieces is meticulously placed and thought out. If you look closely at the boxer you can see that the fur is drawn on one piece at a time. The result is much more realism. I don't use this technique with everything that I draw, but I am satisified with the outcome when I do use it.

If you would like to see a larger version of any of these drawings, just click on the image. It will open in a seperate window for easier viewing.

NOTE: These drawings are copyrighted to me only (Melanie L. Wood) and may not be used without permission.

Andrew (2005)

Dellenfell Black (2005)

Two Brothers (2006)

Ashley (2006)

Boxer (2007)

Black Arabian (2007)

Before the Storm (2007)

A Star Over Mordor (2007)

The Messiah (2007)

Noir (2008)
My thanks to [Empee] for giving me permission to draw this photo of her:<img0*50:>

Fly (2008)
My entry in the Magic Competition

Fire (2008)

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