This is one of the things I wanted to draw ever since I saw the photo... which means for years!
It was very interesting to draw an instrument, especially such a beautiful one like a violin. And yes, I had to use a ruler as a little help
The whole drawing was a bit more timeconsuming than I expected and some parts of it were very boring to do (background) Materials I used:
Bristolboard, actual size 33x24cm
Faber Castell Pencils H, HB, 2B, 5B, 8B
Tombow Mono Zero erasers
Tissues and tortillion
totally 26 hours over several weeks
The beautiful ref is from
Thanks for looking!