Graphite by Emma Wildman.
Graphite on Paper
I’m a self taught fine art pencil artist based in south devon. I started drawing around five years ago and haven’t stopped since then! I started by attending a day course in drawing; run by a very talented artist in Cornwall, since then I’ve refined and developed my skills.
I prefer to draw in realism and I’m generally only happy with my drawings if I can see great detail and depth within them.
I tend to draw anything that inspires me, most recently that has been these two drawings of the elephants and the lion. I chose these because of the amount of delicate detail in both subjects. They’ve both been a huge labour of love for me, from start to finish and I would say that these are two of the drawings that I’m the most proud of.
Generally I’ll start by drawing a very rough outline of what I want to draw and then I slowly build up layers upon layers of pencil until I have the detail and depth that I’m happy with. I find working this way, and working slowly helps to create what I need as well as being a superb time to ‘zone out’ for a little while, while I get lost in my drawings.
Lions head drawn with pencil layered on to pencil to achieve maximum detail in his beautiful mane.