2 hour sketch for fun of a fellow artist and friend. Regular 2B pencil on Strathmore medium sketching paper, 11x14 REFERENCE:

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Charalampos Laskaris 09 Mar 2010

Dear Athena what a great portrait. you are a fantastic artist. The painting (The Titan war) shows goddess Athena in the middle ready to kill a giant. Under Athena the half figure portrays Gaea (=Earth) the Titan's mother begging for mercy. Be happy

v blair 02 Mar 2010

Fantastic work!

Artist Reply: Thank you for your kind remark :)

Julian Baslyk 02 Mar 2010

wow this is fantastic art, good work!

Artist Reply: Thank you!

Anonymous Guest (IP: 02 Mar 2010

Stunning work. Remarkable textures. Do you have any tutorials or step by steps posted that we may see how you pull this off in only 2 hours?!

Artist Reply: Rough textured paper and thick, soft lead wood pencils always makes a drawing go much faster for me because I'm able to lay down the graphite rough and quick; there are not nearly as many details and of course I can't do much soft shading. When I'm using smooth paper, and a mechanical pencil, it takes much much longer. Hope that helps!

khris dixon 02 Mar 2010

keep it up!!! i love your art

Artist Reply: Thank you!
Artist Reply: The texture was mostly (and easily) achieved by using a rougher paper :) Thanks so much for your kind remark