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Nocturnal Tendencies by Cynthia Lund Torroll

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pencil on paper (Arches)

I really should have done this the reverse way than I did. Instead of trying to draw a mostly dark piece on white paper, I should have tried to draw white on black. But no. I went through over six 4/6B pencils to draw this. It’s rather old. At the time I had intended it to be a sequel to Heliotroped.

I recall bringing it to the northwoods while we vacationed one summer and I had been working on it in the screened porch one eve – only to leave that room screaming when it was invaded by bats. I didn’t work on it up there after that.

I’ve had it reframed since this VERY early shot of it. Wanted to show the scale of it:

Thank you for the gift of your presence.


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  • Madalena Lobao-Tello
    Madalena Lobao...over 3 years ago


  • Thank you so much Madalena ~

    – Cynthia Lund Torroll

  • evon ski
    evon skiover 3 years ago

    love your behind the scenes info. oh man that’s a lot of bearing down to get that dark value. yay for pencil nub extenders! well it turned out beautifully and enjoy the photo of you that shows scale.

  • THANKS! (ya – what a masochist!)

    – Cynthia Lund Torroll

    JUSTARTover 3 years ago

    great work

  • Thanks so much S!

    – Cynthia Lund Torroll

  • evon ski
    evon skiover 3 years ago

    ha ha nooo. . . . live and learn I’ve done that too. :))

  • scallyart
    scallyartover 3 years ago

    Beautiful drawing.

  • Sweet thanks kind scally…

    – Cynthia Lund Torroll

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorover 3 years ago

    A Masterpiece Cia!! :)

  • How did I NOT find this until now Keith!? A giant thank you!! x

    – Cynthia Lund Torroll

  • Aimelle
    Aimelleover 3 years ago

    this is wonderful art Cynthia! love it.

  • Many thanks – so belated dear Aimelle! x

    – Cynthia Lund Torroll

  • Trish Woodford
    Trish Woodfordover 3 years ago

    Wonderful work Cynthia….love the sense of mystery here.
    Congrats on the feature :)

  • A very late thanks – a very now find – thank you so much! It was truly a secret. x

    – Cynthia Lund Torroll

  • Solomon Walker
    Solomon Walkeralmost 3 years ago

    excellent work of art!

  • THANKS so much Solomon!

    – Cynthia Lund Torroll

  • deborah zaragoza
    deborah zaragozaover 2 years ago

    Excellent Image! 08/27/2012

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