|I tried he would come out younger and younger
instead of older. A lot younger. I have done many graphite
portraits with out this trouble. I ask myself “why is this
normal task seemingly impossible to do?”
It was early on in the project so I just figured I would come
back to the face and fix it later. (never happened)
Well, as I moved on something odd would happen over
and over. As I would come to certain things to include or
leave out I felt moved on what to do.
When I rendered the ribbon on his left arm some
thing really strange happened. He guided me to put a jingle bell
on that ribbon . You see it had fallen off years earlier.
That is when I first became aware that this Crow Warrior
was right here with us. Maybe not in body but, his spirit
was ever present. I was literally numb from head to toe.
That’s when it dawned on me why I could not make
his face older. You see, I was the pencil being controlled
by this warrior's hand. I included this account for one
reason only. When you feel his presence.
Have peace not fear,
Have joy not sorrow,
Have love not hate,
There is no tomorrow
This is his message to us…………………..
|Done on cold press Strathmore series 500 board. I fought this board like crazy !!
Way to rough and bumpy I think hot press would have been a better choice.
|Stan and Ashley
|Recent Graphite Portrait
Done on Arches 140 lb. HOT press water color paper(back side) Kimberly pencils
Thanks for the tip on the paper and pencils JD. JD Hillberry
|Pencil drawings by J. D. Hillberry. Galleries of art
prints of western, still-life, trompe l'Oeil and others."
|Pronounced "Tromp Loy" : to fool, to deceive the eye, to trick
Below is my first attempt at creating a trompe l'oeil. Every thing you see is drawn or
painted accept the note. I am in the process of drawing the note on the art work. See
if you can figure out when I switch the photo below showing the note drawn on the
portrait below....Or is the note you see below drawn on already? Have you been
|Click here to see
how I tricked the modern day Master JD Hillberry at his workshop.
Told in his own words. Game on JD!
|Original for sale $999