Thursday, 28 May 2009

Caught in the Act



After approx 35+ hours I'm calling this piece finished. Seeing it develop from the top left hand corner to a finish in the bottom right hand corner has been the most enjoyable part of this drawing for me, Image size is approx 8 x 5 inches, drawn on Mellotex paper which is the only paper I will be using from now on, due to its strength, I only used 3 pencils 2h hb and 2b, and lots of Blue tac, hope you enjoy looking at this as much as I did drawing it, all comments welcome.

24 comments:

Kathleen Coy said...

It's wonderful, Grahame! My favorite part is the old weather-beaten wood, it looks so real. Great job!

Grahame Butler said...

Thank you Kathleen. the wood took the longest time to complete, but it sound like it was well worth the effort. PS I would love to draw your JR...

Laurene said...

Beautifully done Grahame. Each texture si so well rendered. Congratulations.

Grahame Butler said...

Thank you Laurene it looks like the hard work was worth it

Teresa said...

It's wonderful!!

I admire your patience and attention to detail - not to mention your perseverance! Great job, Grahame.

Fábio Cembranelli said...

I like both face expressions, they mean a lot here. Excellent. Thanks for sharing your drawing process.

pencilportraits said...

Wow, this is so good, your art is just moving on in leaps and bounds, really I am very impressed Grahame

Grahame Butler said...

Thank you Teresa, dropped in on your blog the other day, love the portrait

Grahame Butler said...

Thank You Fabio.

Grahame Butler said...

Thank you Karie, so pleased you like this piecs.

Laura said...

I totally agree with whats already been said - what a beautiful finish to this drawing. Excellent.

Must admit I fancy trying Mellotex paper ...... I also want to go to one of Mike's workshops:)

Grahame Butler said...

Thank you Laura, Ill leave you a message on your blog concerning Mellotex and the Sibly workshops

Dors said...

Just awesome. Congratulation on a beautiful piece. Patience pays..

I can see you enjoyed Mikes workshop...I do envy you..

Grahame Butler said...

Thank you Dors, I know Mike wanted to run a few workshops in Aus, but not enough people signed up, I believe he is still running one through another artist in Queensland, which I think you have just moved away from...

Wendy Mould said...

Your picture looks great. I really enjoyed watching it grow on the blog. Good work!!

Grahame Butler said...

Thank you Wendy for your kind comments

Chrissy said...

Sometimes when the composition is complex like this, it seems to take forever. But, the end result is worth it, it is a lovely piece :D

Grahame Butler said...

Your right there Chrissy, seeing the drawing develope, to its conclusion bit by bit is what makes it worth taking your time over, thanks for your comments

Leann said...

Awesome drawings. I'm glad I stumbled across your site.

Grahame Butler said...

Thank you Leann, good to have you here..

Gary Keimig said...

very nice work, Grahame. Glad I found your blog and will be checking in on you.

Grahame Butler said...

Great to have you here Gary, and thank you for your comments, I'll check out your blog later

M-Art-Ina said...

This is definately my favourite "Butler"! I deeply love the atmosphere and the details, one have to look and look an d everytime there is something new and beautiful to see.

Grahame Butler said...

Thank you Martina I'm pleased you get so much pleasure from my work.