Norman Finished

08 Feb

My little monochrome friend is all finished.  Fortunately, I did manage to finish this drawing before my art show last weekend.  The show, I’m happy to say, went very well and I had a great time!  If you visited my booth at the Banbury Art Crawl, thank you very much for stopping in!

After thoroughly pushing the darks all over, as well as finishing the shoulder, thinning out the whiskers, and adding some other last-minute touches, Norman is complete.


– Measures 8×8 inches.  Drawn on Strathmore 500 Series Bristol Plate paper.

– Drawn with Sakura Pigma Micron pens.  005 was, as usual, the most frequently used size, as well as 01 and a touch of 03.  For the tiny changes in light and shadow in the white parts of the fur, I actually preferred to use a 005 pen that was mostly dried out.  It leaves much smaller dots since it is getting dry, yet it is still very consistent and trustworthy.  It helped a lot in those faint, tiny dots you see around the nose and mouth, as well as the throat and chest.

Norman Finished - CR

Here are some close-ups.

Thank you for looking!  I hope you enjoyed watching this drawing take shape, and would love for you to join me in my next drawing work-in-progress! 🙂


Posted by on February 8, 2016 in All Artwork, Pen and Ink


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6 responses to “Norman Finished

  1. Jo Castillo

    February 9, 2016 at 3:00 PM

    This is a real, WOW!!

    • Jenna

      February 9, 2016 at 3:29 PM

      Hi Jo. Thank you so much! I really appreciate your kind comment. 🙂

  2. Mary

    February 9, 2016 at 6:01 PM

    Awesome finish to Norman – really amazing work.

    • Jenna

      February 10, 2016 at 10:53 AM

      Thank you so much, Mary! 🙂

  3. Catherine Kendrick

    February 10, 2016 at 6:05 AM

    Such a talent you have with those pencils! Lovely!

    • Jenna

      February 10, 2016 at 10:54 AM

      Hi Catherine. Thank you very much! That’s so kind of you. 🙂


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