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

16 comments:

Sheona Hamilton Grant said...

First comment would have to be: Off to a good start...!
He has a great expression love all the grey on his nose.

Totally Timmy said...

It looks great already! What a good friend he looks to be.

Grahame Butler said...

Thanks Sheona, I just wish I had a little more idea on how to use these CP's Love your portrait by the way!

Grahame Butler said...

Thanks Timmy, he's one of the best dogs I've ever known

Kathleen Coy said...

Hi Grahame, thanks for following my blog! Biscuit is a grand old gentleman, isn't he. Your work is beautiful, and for not knowing how to use colored pencils, I'd say you are doing a wonderful job! Looking forward to seeing this progress.

Grahame Butler said...

Hi Kathleen, thank you for your comments and for following my blog too.

Laura said...

I'd say you're off to a great start and are handling the coloured pencils well - look forward to seeing this one progress:)

Jill said...

Looking great and I'm anxious to see it progress!

Jill said...

Looking great and I'm looking forward to seeing Biscuit's drawing progress!

Judy said...

I like your boxer and you are doing a great job with colored pencils. I have been messing with them lately too and am really enjoying the change of pace.

Jennie Norris said...

He is turning out great!! Can't wait to see him finished. I have to give you credit, I don't have the patience for colored pencil.

Grahame Butler said...

Thanks Jill twice!

Grahame Butler said...

Thanks Judy, dont know if i'll stick with the CP's unless I can use them on Bristol Board, I just dont like the way the CP paper fluffs up when your drawing.

Grahame Butler said...

Hi Jennie, I dont think cp's will ever become my first love over graphite.....

Felicity said...

It looks wonderful already, I'm looking forward to seeing it finished!

Grahame Butler said...

Thank you Felicity, I've been away for a few days celebrating my sisters birthday, but I hope to pick up the pencils again on Monday.