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Intoxicated Drawing by golfiscool Intoxicated Drawing by golfiscool
I originally got the idea for drawing broken bottles from a pencil artist that I greatly envy and respect, Matti Kataja. His piece "Break Away" was total inspiration for this drawing I have done. So I just wanted to make mention of him and thank him.

I am finally done with this. It has been on my desk for about 2 months I am guessing. I have countless hours into this project. I have to admit it's a great relief to finally have it done. I did enjoy the drawing but I am ready to move on to something else now.

I know alot of people will probably ask me how I went about setting this up and rendering it so I will explain it. I have been wanting to draw a broken bottle for a long time. I was over at a buddy's house a few months back and noticed he had an empty Jack Daniels bottle on his bar. So I asked if I could have it and he agreed. When I got home I grabbed a cardboard box and placed a decent sized rock in the bottom of it. I then stood up and dropped the bottle onto the rock from about 7 feet. So I had all the shards contained in the box when it shattered. Then I took the box full of glass to my drawing table and started laying out the pieces how I wanted them and playing with the lighting. When I liked the composition I took some pictures of it and set the box aside.

For the most part I have been working from the photos while drawing this. However there were times when I wasn't happy with the highlights or something so I would change them in the drawing. I still had the still life scene set up in the cardboard box also throughout the drawing so if I didn't understand something going on, I would just refer to the real life set up.

The most tedious part of the entire drawing was probably the lettering on the label. It took a long time to negatively draw around all the letters. During the WIP I asked everyone what they thought about me putting some custom lettering on the label and everyone said I should go for it. So at the bottom of the label I put "Original Pencil Drawing" "Brian Duey". So it should be fairly hard for someone to try to rip this drawing from me.

Thank you for all the support throughout this drawing. I appreciate all the nice words from everyone and the helpful tips along the way. I hope you all like the drawing. Time to start something new :D

14"x20" Fabriano Hotpress
3B, 3b mechanical, 2h, b pencils
blending stumps in some places
Approximately 60 hours

Please check out my website at [link]
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ivancito97 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2017
amazing Eyepopping  the details , the light, the shadow , the proportion Clap 
anjeff Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks real enough to touch... And now I've gone and cut myself :)
ansdesign Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, this is amazing!! :wow:
subhendu17620 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Fuckin awesome
Nox44 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017  Student General Artist
Thug Lyf bottle
Cresynchro Featured By Owner May 4, 2016   Traditional Artist
This is perfectly detailed! Awesome.
qweenqwillava Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2016  Student Artist
Spacekitty24 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing!!!
Caligirl4eva Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
This is just pure phenomenal, crazy mad beautiful artistic skills!
Soulless-Periah Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
flawless shading
DomiDean Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is insane !! WHOOA I love it ! :)
SANIMLA Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
BowlFreak Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014   Traditional Artist
LwanB Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so beautiful. Furthermore, it is of my favourite whiskey, Jack Daniel's. Amazing work.
Aline96 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great details :o
Paul2960 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow... Thats outstanding work!
iamsotwinkie Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
This is super cool, man. I love the customized label (lol!) and the details! Thanks for sharing your work.
eat-sleep-sketch Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
wow... that is incredible. I love it :)
ZairGou44 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
This is amazing... I bow to you
fallberry Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
... wtf?... its.. just WOW!
Shen10811 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is amazing. Fantastic job, I love it. :)
lumeus Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist
You don't know who I am, but so glad to have found you again.

Years ago around 2007 I found this drawing on your website and it gave me such huge inspiration and if not even obsession to work very hard on my own artwork, I absolutely admire your ability to create such detail and the idea to add your own name to it is the best watermark you could possibly think of, it makes it just that much more special. :)

And even though I don't drink alcohol I just had to go buy a bottle of Jack Daniel's which still sits very sturdy on my shelf... And it's not going anywhere.
edhobakhtawar Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
gila keren nemen sung
ArtSnarks-Artifacts Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012   General Artist
DREDS-10 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
love it!
mismotorik Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
where i want to be in a while...
lilacluna Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
looks like a photo....
pro-heaven Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just can't believe its made with pencils o; pure magic.
Firedblue Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Were you at ArtPrize? I'm pretty sure I saw this there, and I was struggling to figure out where I saw it before. :'D
My friends and I stared at it for a good half hour...
pxiestx99 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
SesshosGirl Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Man that's scary, just wow. i swore this was a photograph of a broken bottle.
artificm Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love it!
Sebmaestro Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Looks so great!
Cyberbi Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That is stunning!!!!
Lianne-Issa Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey Brian.. hope you and Tori are well...

I have sent you a request to feature this in our masters gallery at :icongraphite-gods: take a look and you will see that we only feature the very best graphite drawings! every piece of your artwork belongs there! :) hope you dont mind! keep up the pencil works... you rock more and more with each one!
rightfullyLE Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
Don't think I've ever appreciated a still-life this much. Brilliant work.
huskieshammer Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Good job!!!
blacsilk Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
Awesome work!!
Katyusha93 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
Zosi4 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011
Details are great, it all looks just like a photo:) Also congrats for patience!
OriginalNick Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
this is a drawing??

Holyyyyyyyyyyy Shit!

Amazing, amazing work!!!
fairytale7591 Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
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Husse1n Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
time well spent because this looks stunning :O
Coldstone02 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
i think it would also work without the shadow.
xJermainax Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome work :) so detailed
lovehurt123 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Charly1986 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
♥ jack daniels
aRtUSSELL Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent piece.

Did you really get that black tone on the label with a 3B pencil?

I love the fact you added your name to the label as well.

I like the way you explain your method as well with the box and the rock... Safety first. ;)

"This is a drawing of the latest bottle of Jacks the wife threw at me in our last argument". Lol that would be closer to my truth.

I'm just kidding obviously, (I had to say that or my wife would kill me).
JDouglas9 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice! It looks so realistic.
Great idea to add your own text to the label!
JDouglas9 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice! It looks so realistic.
Great idea to add your own text to the label!
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