But while I've always enjoyed sketching in pencil for myself, I never really thought of it as a serious form of art. I know that's silly, because I have seen some simply incredible drawings done in pencil. Maybe I just thought that I could never produce some serious pencil art.
I joined deviantart a while back (I might set up one specifically for this blog at some point...) and discovered some wonderful artists working in the medium of pencil. In the one above, I love the subtlety of some of her lines (I always tend to go for bold lines, and I forget that less can be more) and the delicate shading.