A giraffe in pencil by agenttomcat

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Giraffe. The latest in a string of Christmas sketches in 2008. This one is for my aunt who, obviously, collects giraffes. Drawn on 50# paper with mechanical pencil (2H lead).

This was featured on the Red Bubble home page.


2h, 50, christmas, giraffe, graphite, lead, neck, paper, pencil, present, shading, spots

I’m terrible at writing 500-character short bios, so just take my word for it: I’m cool.

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  • BlaizerB
    BlaizerBalmost 4 years ago

    magic work, cheers

  • Wow, thank you so much!

    – agenttomcat

  • Imagedust
    Imagedustalmost 4 years ago

    Amazing work!!

  • Thank you! I appreciate the accolade.

    – agenttomcat

    KILLPAINTalmost 4 years ago

    so good.

  • Thank you!

    – agenttomcat

  • Watson  Mere
    Watson Merealmost 4 years ago

    this is really good

  • I really appreciate that. Thank you.

    – agenttomcat

  • Matto19
    Matto19almost 4 years ago

    really cool, i love giraffes
    quick question! how do you get you’re drawings on here, i’ve tried scanning my drawings and they just dont look as good, any tips?!

  • Levels are the key. I scanned right into Photoshop CS2 and leveled the values until it matched the original I had in my hand (assuming my monitor’s gamma levels were correct, which they must have been). Auto levels can do a good job in a pinch (ctrl + shift + L), but just levels works even better (ctrl + L), and creating a levels layer in your layers palette works the best because you can go back and edit them later. So basically, with the clearest, most true original scan possible (which was kind of green due to the glass on the scanner), it was post-production that made my picture work.

    – agenttomcat

  • Lorraine  Stern
    Lorraine Sternalmost 4 years ago


  • Thanks so much!

    – agenttomcat

  • Imok
    Imokalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful work!

  • Thank you!

    – agenttomcat

  • Padhopper
    Padhopperalmost 4 years ago

    awww!!! So lifelike, I feel like a could reach out and scratch him on the nose!

  • Ha, that’s great. Thank you. I’m sure he’d love it. :)

    – agenttomcat

  • TannerRagland
    TannerRaglandalmost 4 years ago

    It’s a giraffe!!!

  • Yes. Yes it is.

    – agenttomcat

  • And thank you for the favoriting.

    – agenttomcat

  • trekkerguy
    trekkerguyalmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful work my friend, you have a gift

  • Thank you! Hey, you’re just in the next room.

    – agenttomcat

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