Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Fearless


After over 40 hours of drawing time, my latest work is finished, measuring 20 x 10 inches it is my largest piece to date, my biggest problem all the way through, has been to think of a title, so I looked through all my Pink Floyd cd's for insperation, when I reached the album that turned me on to the Floyd back in the 70s
''Meddle'' the track ''Fearless'' jumped out at me, it just seems the perfect title. Hope you like him, as much as I did creating him....

20 comments:

Kathleen Coy said...

It's perfect, Grahame! The title, the drawing...I love it! :-)

Grahame Butler said...

Thank you Kathleen, I tried to sit him on some ground with a shadow but it spoilt the effect, so it's best he stays as he is

pencilportraits said...

very apt title Grahame, superb piece, I'm sure you must be so pleased with how it turned out, I know I would.

Grahame Butler said...

Very pleased Karie, thanks for your comments

Laurene said...

Beautiful work Grahame. It was certainly worth the 40 hours of effort that you put into it!

Fábio Cembranelli said...

I have no words to describe your "fearless"....wonderful, fantastic, brilliant..!

Peter Brown said...

Great work Grahame! After spending 40 hours on your largest piece to date, I bet you're itching to begin a 4 x 4 inch sketch featuring anything without stripes.

Grahame Butler said...

They are great words Fabio, thank you

Grahame Butler said...

Thank you Laurene, I'm pleased you like him..

Grahame Butler said...

Thanks Peter, your right! after a Zebra and Tiger there will be no more stripes for a while, I have a drawining in mind already though featuring a lion and cub, and not as big....

Dors said...

I have really enjoyed this WIP Grahame. It's just superb and the title fits perfectly.

Thank you for sharing your work with us. Looking forward to your next project.

Jennie Norris said...

Thanks Grahame, This turned out really beautiful- I wish I could see it up close! I too am a Pink Floyd fan, my favorite album being Animals. Good thing you looked to Meddle for a name, Pigs on the Wing just wouldn't have worked for that piece : )

Grahame Butler said...

Thank you Dors, I sometimes wonder about the WIP postings, do people get bored with them, do they just want to see the end result, so thanks for your comments, the next project is already on the drawing board, a lion and its cub, and I already have a title

Grahame Butler said...

Hi Jennie, I went through a few PF albums before Meddle and that was just the only one. Thanks for your comments.

Sally McLean said...

Such a majestic animal! I have been following your WIP never expecting the drawing to be the complete Tiger. Every time I looked you had added a bit more. A beautiful drawing!!

Grahame Butler said...

Thank you Sally, he was well worth all the hard work..

Wendy Mould said...

I love your picture and I love the openness. I often leave my animals 'sitting in space'. I love that white space around them or just a bit of shading in the background.

Grahame Butler said...

HI Wendy, thanks for your comments, I tried the background forground, cast shadow, effects but it just didnt work for me...

davelarson said...

Great work Grahame!you should be very pleased

Dave

Grahame Butler said...

Thanks Dave, I am hopeing to enter this into a exhibition later this year with 4 other pieces