Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Martini Time...carbon and graphite

...Martini Time...
carbon and graphite pencil on paper, 6x9, double matted
prints available

This is the companion drawing to "Perfect Companions"

The Story Behind the Image: Martini Time was a special request by someone who had purchased the drawing, "Perfect Companions". She was a martini fan and her husband liked to sip his scotch and smoke a cigar. They wanted the two drawings for their bar area.

The photo for this drawing was taken from a vantage point just below eye level. I used carbon pencil for the darkest shadow areas, and graphite pencil to indicate the clear, reflective areas of the martini glasses. The shiny graphite is perfect for rendering reflective highlights on glass. I really like this drawing...the subject is timeless and the angle of the photo is unusual.

The drawing "Martini Time" is on a cream toned fine art paper and presented in a three inch double mat. It is offered in two sizes of Open Edition Prints...check my Portfolio for availability of the Original and prices.

Website ...Marsha Robinett Fine Art
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hbedrosian said...

What a great idea- this would be perfect for a bar area! Very well done, Marsha.

Jeanette said...

I quite like this drawing. I love the rendering of glass in graphite. All those little slivers of light and shadow are like putting together a jigsaw puzzle.

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