Dwelling In Darkness by Simon Aberle
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Rembrant White Pastel and Charcoal on Reeves Black Paper
Freehand drawing
Completed 4th Feb, 2009

Special Thanks to Matt Bottos for letting me use his Reference Photo

I will always welcome photographers giving me permission to use thier photos as reference photos, so if anyone out there would agree to let me choose a photo of thiers to draw, It would be very appreciated :)

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I am a South Australian practising artist specialising in graphite pencils and soft pastels. I take portrait commissions and can be contacted at www.facebook.com/sigh.artist or simonaberle@hotmail.com

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  • JimFilmer
    JimFilmerover 5 years ago

    a beautiful silhouette…love the lighting

  • Thanks so much, You can thank Matt for the inspiration though:)

    – Simon Aberle

  • Peter Zentjens
    Peter Zentjensover 5 years ago

    Fabulous lighting, very artful nude indeed!

  • Thank you I appreciate you viewing my work :)

    – Simon Aberle

  • Julia  Thomas
    Julia Thomasover 5 years ago

    Very cool simon – what do you mean by freehand drawing?

  • In the past I have measured distances from edges of the paper to certain points and convert to the paper size I am using to get precise proportions, but I am starting to take risks and draw totally freehand, just using my hand eye coordination.
    I started out with the freehand method, and I was crap at it so I started measuring and the work improved heaps. It’s not like I’m cheating, it’s just that I’m a perfectionist.

    – Simon Aberle

  • colorblind
    colorblindover 5 years ago

    DUDE I THOUGHT THIS WAS A PHOTO GRAPH……..DAMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN
    EXCUSE MY LANGUAGE BUT WHOAAAAAAAAAAAA …..THIS IS SO AWESOME AND I LOVE IT
    INSTANT FAVORITE…….I KNEW YOU WAS A MONSTER ……BUT YOU GO KEEPLY ABOVE THAT ….I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO CALL YOU…………….YOUR SKILLS OF REALISM CAN FOOL THE EYE………..I KNOW WHAT I CAN CALL YOU ………………………..SIMON ABERLE……SIMPLY PUT…..

  • Thanks for the awesome coment dude.
    As soon as I saw Matt’s photo, I knew exactly how I wanted to draw it.
    You are right…I am Simon Aberle!

    – Simon Aberle

  • connieelaine
    connieelaineover 5 years ago

    This is great. Nice choice with the lighting. It does almost look like a photo.

  • Thank you. And check out Matt’s work. He is what inspired me!

    – Simon Aberle

  • mimi yoon
    mimi yoonover 5 years ago

    i thought it was a photo too…
    amazing amazing amazing…

  • Thank you!

    – Simon Aberle

  • Laurie Search
    Laurie Searchover 5 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful

  • Thanks Laurie!

    – Simon Aberle

  • Kim Buck
    Kim Buckover 5 years ago

    incredible!! her hair… her hand… quit the day job and draw, simon!

  • Thankyou!
    How do I earn a living though, no-one is buying!

    – Simon Aberle

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonover 5 years ago

    Absolutely wonderful Simon!

  • Matt Bottos
    Matt Bottosover 5 years ago

    Awesome Job Simon! The hightlights in her hair look great

  • Cheers Matt! I couldn’t have done it without you!
    Thanks again for the photo buddy!
    I hope it is what you anticipated.

    – Simon Aberle

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