The following pen drawing, or sketch, is a portrait of a girl, which was drawn in 1998. The majority of the detail is in the eyes, and a few well placed delicate lines make up the rest of the face and hair. The white of the paper was utilized heavily in this art, in order to experiment with how much of the negative space could be filled in subconsciously by the viewer. This effect, along with the alternating black, white, and grey tones in the eyes, helps to achieve a ghostly appearance in the art. A slight wash of water was then used to move soft tones of gray around the paper, diluting some of the harsh contrast while still keeping the striking image in tact.

Pen Drawing of a Girl, Portrait

Pen Drawing, Girl Portrait

13 thoughts on “Pen Drawing, Girl Portrait

  • October 11, 2007 at 2:15 am

    I am ujas,
    I like your sketch style.
    Thank you

  • October 11, 2007 at 3:28 am

    Thank you Ujas.

  • September 29, 2008 at 8:51 am

    this is very simple, but so beautiful at the same time, the proportions on it are perfect.
    very nice.

  • September 29, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    Thanks Joshua, I appreciate you taking the time to comment! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • November 5, 2008 at 11:01 pm

    Like the ghost of the dead little sister I never had ๐Ÿ™‚ This one has an unsettling perfection to it.

  • November 8, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    Thanks for your feedback on the drawing, Capt_Poco! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • December 14, 2008 at 10:28 pm

    i really like this drawing! !

  • December 23, 2008 at 10:59 am


  • December 27, 2008 at 3:10 pm

    Thank you mika! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • December 27, 2008 at 3:10 pm

    Thank you as well, youya! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • August 26, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    wow, this is beautiful painted
    she looks a bit like a dutch artist
    itยดs really beautiful

  • August 27, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    Thank you, linda! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • February 12, 2011 at 11:15 am

    You are the most talented artist whoยดs art i think i have ever seen. Your art is something you should be as proud of as you can :’D
    The eyes are just amazing! They make the picture so deep! And every little detale makes the picture so beutiful. Nothing is perfect but this is pretty dawm close!
    Keep up the good work ;’) :’D

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