Wednesday, 29 October 2008
Tuesday, 28 October 2008
My first attempt at a landscape, 3.5x3.5 inches on Bristol board, influanced by the work of Trevor Grimshaw and John Waterhouse. I have quiet a few images of the local country side which I would like to draw in this style, so I think I may be posting a few more in the next week or so...
Sunday, 26 October 2008
This started out as just a head study and grew and grew,the finished image is around 7x8 inches, drawn on Mellotex, I started with the eye and just worked out from that point. once again the reproduction is in my opinion nothing like the finished drawing, the scanner gives to much contrast and the photograph gives a blue green hue, even after playing around in photoshop, also a lot of the detail has been lost. I hope to post a better image in the next couple of days. A big thank you to my mate Paul for re-scanning the image and getting a better result than I ever could.
Friday, 17 October 2008
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.
Sunday, 12 October 2008
I've been working on this head study of a Golden Eagle for the last couple of days, yet again the scanner has let me down so I have had to take a photograph and download the image, this has done no favours to the actual drawing, size is approx 5x4 inches, all comments welcome.
Tuesday, 7 October 2008
I have been working on this drawing for the last couple of days, size is approx 5.5 x 5 inches, I started with the eye and worked my way out from there, nothing was pre drawn, the background was achieved by painting graphite onto the paper with 1/4 inch acrylic brush, and re-using the waste graphite in my rotating sharpener. hope you like him.
I've played around with this drawing to try and loose some of the flatness, I wanted to lift the Lion away from the background, I dont think that having to photograph the drawing, and then transfer it to the computer does the final image any favours.
Thursday, 2 October 2008
Here is my first attempt at a large cat, this is an Asian Lion taking 40 winks before dinner! image size is 5.5x3.5 inches, I'm not to happy with the finished item I think I will give it a little more work later, the right hand side of the body needs to be darker, and I think the overall finish looks flat, so I may work on the background to try and make the lion stand out a little more. My apologies for the quality of the image but my scanner gives everything to much contrast, so I had to take a photograph which again doesnt give the greatest of reproductions even after messing around with it in photoshop, if I manage to achieve a better image I will post it here.