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A collection of my pencil drawings...



Pan by JonoDry
(Self Portrait)

Pencil on paper

Materials : Arches hotpress 300gsm paper, 9B, 2B, B pencils and graphite sticks, Graphite powder, blending stumps, cotton wool, various erasers... I think that's about it...

1.15 x 1.70 m

I am so happy to finally be done with this piece. I might have injured my hand doing that background...

This is the first drawing of a new series themed around Hieronymus Bosch's "Garden of earthly delights" looking back on the work I cant deny there many influences like Jane Alexanders Butcher Boys and more...

This drawing took around 140 hours to complete 

Looking forward to hearing what you guys think.

Find pics of the process and other artworks on my Facebook page
Tongue Study by JonoDry
Tongue Study
Pencil on paper

Iv been exploring some ideas with creating illusions on paper and playing around how my drawings can use the paper they are drawn on to try enhance its presence in some way...

I hope you like this little one...

Check out my page for more work
Ear study by JonoDry
Ear study
Pencil and charcoal on paper

I was playing around doing a quick sketch and decided to work on a Trompe l'Oeil  technique that one of my favorite artists, J.D Hillberry uses.

I hope you enjoy.

Check out my page for more work.
The Apple by JonoDry
The Apple
Pencil on Paper

"The Apple"

2H, B, 6B, 9B pencils, 9B graphite sticks, Graphite powder, Blending stumps, Kneadable eraser, Rubber eraser.

It is finally complete. This drawing took far too long and I am so relieved to be able to share the finished product with you. 

I have heard a few interpretations of this piece which have been quite interesting. along the lines of circle of life to the garden of Eden. Let me know what you think...

Special thanks to 
Tschisi  and Abank for their beautiful photography. Without which i would not have been able to bring this work to life.

Please check out my art page for more drawings and updates here and


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Jono Dry
Artist | Traditional Art
South Africa
South African artist, Jono Dry, was born in Pretoria and raised in the beautiful seaside town of Hermanus, where he has lived, worked and exhibited for most of his young life.

Entirely self taught, his unique photorealistic-surrealist works are usually created on a large scale, using graphite on paper or board.

He currently lives in Cape Town, South Africa.

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rawalkalino Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014
Love your work dude
TraciKush Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your contrast is amazing!
kornellia2 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014   Traditional Artist
Amazing gallery
holipsism Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014
Gat Damn, you are an amazing artist!
Indigoblau Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey! ^^

Your work's amazing! :clap: I'm speechless... I love how you elaborate all the details. :love:
Please keep it up! I'm looking forward to seeing new drawings. :dummy:

Have a nice day!
LaidirSolas Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I must say... You're phenomenal at what you do.

I can't wait to see more! :heart:
DieForMetalocalypse Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist
Oh shit you got skill. 
I'm a in love 
Andy813 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, just came across your gallery and you are so beyond talented. your passion shows through every little line, I'm sorry for going overboard with the faves lol

NEW FAN. Heart 
JonoDry Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks Andy :)
duesterheit Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
your skills are sick! very awesome works :)
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