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Sherlock and Irene by AtelierKatyHaecker

A white pencil on black paper drawing is a departure from the "traditional" method of drawing in many ways. It requires a different way...

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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...

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Tomorrow is a big day for me. My wife and I are hosting a debut party. If all goes well, 11 of the 12 people who were the models for my drawing "The Next Supper" will be meeting each other for the first time. They will also be seeing the completed drawing for the first time. Margaret, the woman at the very end on the right will not be able to attend because tomorrow is her 87th birthday. I've been told she is having a surprise party, so she's having her own celebration. I wonder if Leonardo da Vinci did this?
Flower Girl - WIP-1 by KidfromKzoo
Flower Girl - WIP-1
White PrismaColor™ pencil on Canson Mi-Teintes Stygian Black paper. 

Finished size - 46cm x 61cm
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On top of having a great run at ArtPrize 2016 last month, I also finished a drawing I started 15 months ago. I'm okay with working on projects that take a while to complete - however, it does take its toll. The accomplishment is there, but now there's an emptiness.

So today I'm starting something new - a drawing for the sole purpose of selling. Not a portrait commission or a scene depicting a famous location. Just a pleasant composition, something spontaneous that I can get done quickly.

I already have a title in mind - "Flowergirl."

I'll keep you posted!
The Next Supper by KidfromKzoo
The Next Supper
White PrismaColor pencil on black matte board, 84 x 147 cm

At the table - left to right - Alexander, Michael, Lisa, Noah, Guy, Arthur, Betty, Salvador, Matthew, Colleen, Frances, and Margaret.

On the wall - left to right - "Welcome," Thomas More, Desmond Tutu, Dorothy Day, Thomas Merton, Mother Theresa, Oscar Romero, and "Peace Dove."

In the background - St. Thomas More Church and Stetson Chapel Bell Tower.
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ArtPrize starts in four days. Last Tuesday, my neighbor and I drove up to the venue to do the installation of "Art for All Ages." I couldn't use my car for the transport because the frame is about 5cm too big to fit. His car is a bit bigger.

The installation went very smoothly - math and a knowledge of proportion make drilling two holes in a wall a snap.

Next on the list are a couple of artist's receptions before opening day on September 21. Then 19 days after that the winners will be announced and I'll be rehanging my drawing back in the dining room.

If it ends up being more - that's nice. As far as I'm concerned, just having the chance to have 400,000 people view my drawing is prize enough for me.
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ArtPrize attracts artists from around the world. It takes place in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. The event begins on September 21 and concludes October 9.

My drawing, "Art for All Ages" (Vote code: 62744), will be on display at the JW Marriott Grand Rapids Hotel, 235 Louis Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI - viewing hours, Sunday - Saturday, 8:00AM to 12:00 midnight.

For more information about ArtPrize see ArtPrize.org
Tomorrow is a big day for me. My wife and I are hosting a debut party. If all goes well, 11 of the 12 people who were the models for my drawing "The Next Supper" will be meeting each other for the first time. They will also be seeing the completed drawing for the first time. Margaret, the woman at the very end on the right will not be able to attend because tomorrow is her 87th birthday. I've been told she is having a surprise party, so she's having her own celebration. I wonder if Leonardo da Vinci did this?

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Bill Fritsch
Artist | Hobbyist | 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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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  Hobbyist 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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KirstenRowe Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the Fave!! Much appreciated.
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midgardart Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You've got breathtaking skills :) Greetings from Hamburg, Germany.
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KidfromKzoo Featured By Owner Edited Mar 28, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well thank you, Pheonix! Salutations from Kalamazoo, Michigan!
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LombaxChaoLy Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Wow, you told me to check out your favourites for some good art, but your own stuff seems even better in my eyes!

Truly, you have amazing skill, and your artwork looks incredibly real, like photos some of them. Really cool! :D
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KidfromKzoo Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
[Laughing] Well, thank you! I'm looking forward to seeing your creativity stirred.
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deidara1444 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the pictures in your gallery and in your favourites, too!
Thank you for the advice! :)
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