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About Traditional Art / Professional Bill FritschUnited States Group :iconblack-white-club: Black-White-Club
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A white pencil on black paper drawing is a departure from the "traditional" method of drawing in many ways. It requires a different way...


I am encouraged by the artist accepting such a complex subject. In this single drawing I see a wide variety of textures - the skin of t...


First, I invite everyone to look at the other White on Black portraits that are in NightMagican's gallery. It's the only way to appreci...

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I live in Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA, so for me the Art Hop is a monthly, local event featuring 2D, 3D, and performance art. I've participated in the past through an art show, sponsored by Kalamazoo Valley Community College, that is held during the April Art Hop. Back in 2015 "Art for All Ages" was chosen for Best of Show and People's Choice.
Art for All Ages by KidfromKzoo

This year, another venue asked me if I had enough drawings to do a one man show for the March Art Hop. Most of my work is gone, but I still have four portraits and two new Narrative Art drawings, "The Next Supper" and "The Next Big Step." I'll have seven pieces all together.
The Next Supper by KidfromKzoo The Next Big Step by KidfromKzoo

All of them will be NFS except "The Next Big Step." I'm kind of excited about that because it's the first drawing I've ever done that wasn't a family drawing or a commissioned drawing. I consider "The Next Supper" as kind of a family drawing, too, because all the characters at the table are people I know from church.

I'll let you know how things go.
I live in Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA, so for me the Art Hop is a monthly, local event featuring 2D, 3D, and performance art. I've participated in the past through an art show, sponsored by Kalamazoo Valley Community College, that is held during the April Art Hop. Back in 2015 "Art for All Ages" was chosen for Best of Show and People's Choice.
Art for All Ages by KidfromKzoo

This year, another venue asked me if I had enough drawings to do a one man show for the March Art Hop. Most of my work is gone, but I still have four portraits and two new Narrative Art drawings, "The Next Supper" and "The Next Big Step." I'll have seven pieces all together.
The Next Supper by KidfromKzoo The Next Big Step by KidfromKzoo

All of them will be NFS except "The Next Big Step." I'm kind of excited about that because it's the first drawing I've ever done that wasn't a family drawing or a commissioned drawing. I consider "The Next Supper" as kind of a family drawing, too, because all the characters at the table are people I know from church.

I'll let you know how things go.

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Bill Fritsch
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
I started out drawing stick figures when I was a little kid, just like everybody else. When I was 12 I took a group art class. Steve Pugsley was the instructor. I remember really liking the "follow the edge of the object" drawing exercise. In high school I was the year book photographer for three years. I might have taken an art class but I can't say for sure. In college I had one art class that involved graphite, ink, and acrylic paint mediums. My classmates and instructor said I should change my major but I stayed with health sciences. 27 years later I took Drawing & Composition I at the local community college -- just to see what it was like. I was hooked and took Drawing & Composition II followed by Life Drawing. I haven't had time to take anymore classes in the last four years. I have a pretty rough work schedule now, 40-60 hours a week and I work out of town a lot, but I try and fit in portraits when ever I can. Some are commissions, some are family or acquaintances. At first, I couldn't draw for more than two hours at a time before my brain became mush. Now I can work on a drawing for up to nine hours. Time just stops, it doesn't exist when I draw. I think this is a good sign.

Current Residence: The house next to the driveway where my car is parked.
Favourite genre of music: Portugese Jazz
Operating System: Is there really anything other than a Mac?
Skin of choice: Massaged
Favourite cartoon character: Frazz, Zits, Get Fuzzy
Personal Quote: The mind needs to express itself, it's our connection with the past and our link to future.
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Elsuri Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
thanks for the fav! :3
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diosrubra Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2017
welcome from me also ;) 
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Emerald-Thrakena Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2017
Hi Bill,
 Welcome to the Inspiring Creation group.  Thank you so much for accepting the invite. I am so glad you decided to join and I hope you enjoy being a member.

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Joshua-Mozes Featured By Owner Edited Jan 1, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The finished picture of Dasha fav.me/dasg1fa

and Happy Newyear :D
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KidfromKzoo Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing - a great composition.
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Joshua-Mozes Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you
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luke24v10 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for pointing me towards some different types of white on black art. It and your own work are amazing and show just how much detail you can do with it! :D
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MichiSora Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2016  Student General Artist
I took at look at your favorite folder and it is astonishing how far people can go with just black and white. Your works are also amazing and I can sense the amount of time it took to draw them. Made me think how much better my drawings could be if I spent more time on them.
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KidfromKzoo Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Your comments are very welcomed. I look forward to your discoveries as you explore White on Black art!
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Larien1121 Featured By Owner May 3, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconthxfavplz: :hug: :D
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