Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Horses Head Study Finished

After approx 25 hours work my first Horse study ''Jo'' is finished, Lots of different textures to control in this drawing but its all a learning curve, lessons learnt here can be used and improved on in later drawings. All comments welcome.

Sunday, 26 April 2009

Horse's Head Study WIP

Whilst out in the country side near to home a few days ago, I met a young rider who very kindly let me photograph her horse, I have a couple of full body shots which I may draw later but wanted to first attempt a head study as I've never drawn a horse before except when I was 3 1/2 years old ( see earlier posting) what you see here is the progress I've made after approx 12 hours, size is 7.5 x 5 inches on Bristol Board, all comments welcome.

Sunday, 19 April 2009

Bassett Hound Finished

After working on the ears for some time I'm calling this finished, size is 5 x 4 inches on Bristol Board. all comments welcome.

Friday, 17 April 2009

Bassett Hound WIP

New WIP of this Bassett Hound, trying to get that ''sad and looking sorry for itself'' in it's eyes, hope to complete over the weekend, and will post more asap. Drawn on Bristol Board, finished size should be approx 5 x 4 inches.

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Char's Green Bucket

My sister is a big fan of Sherree Valentine Daines, one of her favourite paintings is titled ''Green Bucket'' as it reminds her of her daughter Charlotte when she was younger going for a paddle in the sea with her own Green bucket, as far as we know it's not available as a print, so as it was her birthday last week I decided to try and copy this painting with a few alterations so as not to make it an exact copy, but something a little more personal to my sister. I've been working on this in secret for approx a week, the size is approx 11 x 5 inches drawn on Stonehenge paper with Derwent Artist Coloured Pencils.

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Biscuit Completed

I'm suprised how much I enjoyed this coloured pencil drawing, maybe it's because I know him so well, the finished size is approx 5.5 x 5.5 inches, on Stonehenge Paper, and I used Derwent Artist coloured Pencils. All comments welcome

Monday, 13 April 2009

Biscuit Progress

After being away since last Friday celebrating my sisters birthday with the rest of my family, I've only had chance to work on this peice for a few hours this morning, a fair bit of progress has been made, as you have to lay down a number of layers to get the depth of colour your require, I'm hoping to finish this head study tomorrow.

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Biscuit WIP

This is an old Boxer dog I used to own who goes by the name of Biscuit, named because he is the same colour as a ginger biscuit, he is now around 9 years old and although going grey he is still full of life, I thought I would attempt to draw him in coloured pencils, and to be honest I have no idea how to use them so it's a case of just diving in and give them a go! I'm using Derwent Artist pencils on Stonehenge paper, I'll post more as I go along, all comments welcome

Sunday, 5 April 2009

Red Fox Completed

I keep playing with this head study of a Red Fox until I'm getting close to over working it, so best to leave it alone. finished size is 5 x 3.5 inches, drawn on Bristol Board. any comments welcome.

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

New work on the drawing board

I thought I would show how I set up my new works for drawing, I like to have a colour and black and white image to work from, the black and white image shows me tone and balance that I'm trying to achieve, the colour image shows the lights and fur direction better for me than the B/W image, I also use these sheets to rest my hand on to protect my work as I draw, I always work with mechanical pencils normally HB 2H 2B and sometimes 4B & 6B, the paper is Bristol Board or Mellowtex, I have a putty eraser which I very rarely use except for cleaning the tips of my pencils after sharpening, and the one thing I wouldn't be without is my ball of Blue Tack. Not sure if any one else is interested in any of this but it's sometimes interesting to see how other people work.