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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.


Exposed (Drawing) by JonoDry
Exposed (Drawing)
New pencil drawing "Exposed" 

Im so happy to have completed the third drawing of the "Pan" series. 

This drawing speaks of shedding light on that which we would rather not. Exposing vulnerability and a sense of apprehension which accompanies the process.

Materials: 9B, 6B, 2B, B, and H Pencils, Mechanical pencils. Blending stump, Kneadable eraser, Mono zero Eraser, Graphite powder.

I often get asked how I achieve the background, It is layers of graphite powder applied with large pieces of cotton wool. It is a very slow and tedious process to get a rich, dark, flat tone. The image of the drawing is then taken at a professional art scanner to avoid having the glare of the graphite.

For more updates on my work. check out my page here
Vulnerability (Drawing) by JonoDry
Vulnerability (Drawing)
Pencil on Paper

around 190 hours of drawing and 2 months of planning work...

Part of the "Pan" series, this drawing tries to communicate the beauty and power of vulnerability and the fear we attach to it...

Materials: Arches 300g hot pressed paper, 9B, 8B pencils 2B, B, 2H Mechanical pencils, Blending stumps, Kneadable eraser, Cotton wool, Graphite powder

For more of my drawings check out my facebook page here
Eye Study 6 (Drawing) by JonoDry
Eye Study 6 (Drawing)
Pencil on paper. Eye study 6

56 x 76 cm

So its that time of year again, I have been drawing one eye a year every year since I started my career. This is the 6th eye, a tribute to sacred geometry...

Materials used, 9B 6B 2B H pencils. kneadable eraser, Blending stumps, cotton wool, Compass tool.

I hope you enjoy it.

Check out my page for more frequent works and updates here

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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

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Alyly06 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 24, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Your artworks are fantastic! You are truly an inspiration!
I was just wondering, but what materials do you use? Thanks
Jbergas Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

May I ask what type of paper you use and where do you purchase it? Thanks
JonoDry Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015   Traditional Artist
Hi, I use Arches 300g Hotpressed. I buy it from a art supply store in Cape town (Deckle Edge) but im sure you can order it from any supply store.
AmandaCCardoso Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your gallery is perfect!
congratulations for the work! :clap: :clap:
Minerida Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your artwork is sooooo amazing! Love it! I think I've fainted. Clap 
rawalkalino Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014
Love your work dude
TraciKush Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  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!
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