Eye/Nose/Mouth Study in Black & White. Done with ebony pencil, my art teach was preparing us for drawing portraits. The all belong to celebrities, the names are as follows from left to right:
Christy Turlington, Johnny Depp, Julia Roberts, Halle Berry, Melina Kanakaredes (no eye), George Clooney's eye in the top right corner, J Lo's mouth below it, and I have no clue who the bottom right nose belongs to.
Flowers in Ink. This was an illustration with text drawing. It's not my favorite because the contrast is too dark-- not enough whites.
Butterfly in Ink-- Contour Line Drawing. One of the first studies we did in art class was contour lines: one continuous line making up an entire image. This 2x1 butterfly is one entire line, I just stopped when class ended and started up in the same spot the next day. It creates a neat effect.
Dress in Ink-- Stippled. An assignment asking us to do an advertisement: I chose Marshall Field's and a designer gown. Once again, this dress is made entirely of tiny dots from a small-tipped marker.
Tree and Mountain scene in Oil Pastels.
Horse with Flowers: Black & White Still Life in Ebony Pencil. This won me a blue ribbon at the regional art fair-- I was 14. Our big art class project for the semester was to choose a portion of a large central display my teacher set up in the classroom and draw what we see. I chose this old horse wrapped with silk flowers. My family noted that if you look carefully, it appears to have the face of a pirate in it... so weird.
Teddy Bear on Tricycle: Black & White Still Life in Ebony Pencil. This I did when I was 16. Same concept as the above horse. I won a 2nd place red ribbon as I think some of the background is off and the contract could have been strong, but I'm liking it more and more as I get older.
Angela Bassett as Billie Holiday, photograph from "Face Forward" by Kevyn Aucoin, Colored Pencil.