Pencil Drawing

June 4, 2021

Rare Leonardo da Vinci Drawing Expected to Break the Artist’s Auction Record

A rare drawing by one of the world’s favorite Renaissance men is set to go up for auction next month. Leonardo da Vinci’s Head of a Bear—a small-scale study of the normally ferocious creature, sketched in a more gentle and docile state—will be offered for sale on July 8 in The Exceptional Sale at Christie’s in London. The piece is expected to go for somewhere between £8 million and £12 million ($11.2 million and $16.

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July 10, 2020

Striking Drawings Use White Pencil on Black Paper to Show Gently Lit Faces

Malaysian artist Kay Lee explores the relationship of light and shadow in her series of spectacular illustrations. She uses a white colored pencil to illuminate select portions of her subjects on black paper. The atmospheric use of dark space gives these small, minimalistic drawings an alluring sense of mystery and depth. Lee received her formal training in fine art at the Nanjing University of the Arts in China, where she majored in oil painting.

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