Friday, 17 October 2008

Hippo!


My latest piece of work, measuring 7 x 2.25 inches, The letter box framing suites this image well I think, I have tried to get the feeling that this Hippo has just emerged from the river and the water droplets are reflecting in the sunshine. Again the problem has been the scanner which gives a high contrast effect which I have tried to remove in photoshop, I would prefer not to manipulate the image once finished as, I think there is a danger of ending up with an image that is not true to the original drawing.

4 comments:

Tresses Art Blog said...

I simply love the textures here. Wet hide and what a beautiful eye peaking out of the water. Another job well done. BTW I like what you're doing with framing these!!
Teresa

Grahame Butler said...

Thanks Teresa, I think the framing effect just finishers them off.

Toni James , Toni, Tj, pencils4me said...

Hey.. nice work Grahame! Nice to see you here. :) Pink Floyd??? lol haven't thought of them in ages!

Jory said...

I like your Hippo, Grahame: I think you've done a great job accomplishing your aim. You can almost see the water droplets sliding down his tough skin!