Friday, 19 June 2009

up close and personal!


Finished this piece sooner than expected, drawing time approx 25 hours, size is 8 x 5inches, drawn on Mellotex paper, using 4b, 2b, hb, and 2h Grahite, I seemed to have spent more time sharpening the 4b pencil than I have drawing, but I'm fairly pleased with the outcome, hope you like it too, all comments welcome.

24 comments:

Jennie Norris said...

He turned out great Grahame- Love it! I have no idea why my blog is doing that? Interesting... I may try to research the problem, Thanks.

pencilportraits said...

You should be pleased Grahame, this is fantastic, it's so realistic, I'll bet you are so proud of this

Grahame Butler said...

Thanks Jennie, I tried a while ago to list you on my site and it would not except your site?

Grahame Butler said...

Hi Karie, thanks for your great comments, yes I am pleased with the finished drawing, onto the next one now, when I can think of what to do!

Christine said...

Awesome piece, Grahame!

Grahame Butler said...

Thank you Christine...

Kathleen Coy said...

I love it! The fur looks so real, I want to reach out and pet him!

Dors said...

Great job Grahame as always.
Lovely detail. Love it.

Sally McLean said...

Such an interesting and unusual perspective. I love what you have done here!

Peter Brown said...

Grahame, like everyone else, I think the fur is rendered in great detail and is very realistic.

What impresses me more though is that you've cropped tightly and chosen an unusual viewpoint to create such an interesting overall design - it's almost abstract. For me, this is what lifts it to another level and makes it such an terrific achievement.

Cheers, Pete

Grahame Butler said...

Thanks Kathleen, you can pet and stroke him if you like as I have now fixed the drawing....

Grahame Butler said...

Thank You Dors, so pleased you like him.

Grahame Butler said...

Thanks Sally, I wanted the pose to make people look twice,

Grahame Butler said...

Thank you Peter, I seemed to have achieved everything I wanted to, mainly giving an abstract effect, when in fact its a straight forward portrait, and as always the impression of realism in the fur. by the way thank you for the name mention on your blog...

M-Art-Ina said...

I adore your artwork since a very long time, Grahame. You are definately a wonderful pencil artist. and as always, this portrait is wonderful.

Grahame Butler said...

Thank you Martina for your very kind comments

Teresa said...

This looks great, Grahame!

I can relate to the pencil sharpening bit... with cp I draw, sharpen, draw, sharpen.... then empty the shavings from the sharpener and throw away those expensive - and now shredded - colored pencils! :-)

Grahame Butler said...

Thank you Teresa, my little sharpener is full of graphite, but at least I can re-use it for backgrounds etc

Martina said...

Ups,
this was a great idea! I also have a lot graphite in my lead sharpener but never thought of using it, me ididepp!! (german mixed up word for a real stupid me!) :))

Grahame Butler said...

pleased to be of help Martina

Anonymous said...

This is great Gray, so realistic, you have the flair to be a great pencil artist, keep putting in the hours as they are obviously paying off, well done. G x

Teresa Mallen said...

I will echo Peter Brown's comments regarding your choice of composition. It really makes this piece! Fantastic work!!

Grahame Butler said...

Thanks dear sister you are so kind to your old brother...lol

Grahame Butler said...

Thank you Teresa, the abstract effect seemt to have achieved all that I wanted it to.