The Wise Man by Jo Holden

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8B, 6B and 4B graphite pencil on A4 210gsm Art Spectrum (Australian) “Draw and Wash” paper. Not for sale, just for fun.

Featured in Graphite Pencil Artists and International Superheros of Drawing and Illustration. 1119 views as at November 5, 2010.


  • tego53
    tego53about 5 years ago

    I love this guy’s face!

  • Simon Aberle
    Simon Aberleabout 5 years ago

    Great Work!

  • JimmyJack
    JimmyJackabout 5 years ago


  • Jo Holden
    Jo Holdenabout 5 years ago

    Thank you so much for the feature! And thank you for the great feedback.
    Jo :)

  • Joanna Whitton
    Joanna Whittonabout 5 years ago

    I really love the whiskers – did you erase them from shaded pencil?

  • Jo Holden
    Jo Holdenabout 5 years ago

    Thanks Joanna! You’re right – I did predominantly erase the whiskers from shaded pencil. I used 3 or 4 different layers of shaded pencil and erasing and then I used a pencil to ‘highlight’ some of the erased whiskers to make them stand out more. I was really happy with the result.

  • CiaLundTorroll
    CiaLundTorrollabout 5 years ago

    This just drew me right in.
    I’m sure you’ll pardon my pun!

    love it.

  • Jo Holden
    Jo Holdenabout 5 years ago

    Thanks Cynthia!

  • Kartoon
    Kartoonalmost 5 years ago

    ohhhh!!!! it’s brilliant! and the way you portraityed him shows an atmosphere of peace and wisdom. perfect!

  • Thank you so much. He had such a great face to draw.

    – Jo Holden

  • themowerking
    themowerkingalmost 5 years ago


  • Thanks :)

    – Jo Holden

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