I found this quaint little fellow on the net and immediately saw the challenge of getting smoke to look realistic, whether or not I have succeeded will be judged by others. Drawn in a mix of Faber Castell and Prisma coloured pencils on a 30×40cm illustration board with an ink background and lots of white acrylic paint.

I am a self taught coloured pencil artist residing in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. My passion at the moment is human portraiture, especially celebrities, as due to their high profile nature the margin for error is minute and an intriguing challenge. I also do commissions, both human and non-human, when the occasion arises. Thank you for viewing my work and feel free to leave any comments, good or bad, and I will certainly respond.

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  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sedicialmost 4 years ago

    Excellent work – the smoke looks very realistic, you achieved your goal.

  • Many thanks Mary, its one of those pieces that goes in the ‘I just don’t know’ category.

    – Gary Fernandez

  • Margaret Sanderson
    Margaret Sande...almost 4 years ago

    Excellent piece of work Gary! Everything looks very authentic, down to the press stud on his cap! Brilliant!

  • Thanks very much Margaret, I wasn’t sure if to keep it, fix it or bin it. I think you have made my mind up

    – Gary Fernandez

  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusalmost 4 years ago

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBalmost 4 years ago

    November 28, 2010

  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusalmost 4 years ago

  • RobynLee
    RobynLeeover 3 years ago

  • Thanks very much for the feature Robyn.

    – Gary Fernandez

  • Tricia Winwood
    Tricia Winwoodover 2 years ago

    Brilliant, well I think it looks like smoke x

  • And thank you again Tricia, you are too kind.

    – Gary Fernandez

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