Friday, 1 April 2011

Every last crumb



After approx 40 hours of drawing time ''Every last crumb'' is finished. the photo has come out with a lot more contrast than the drawing so apologies for that.. drawing size is approx 16 x 11 inches, and it has been drawn on Mellotex paper..... Thought I would show the original photograph taken about 2 years ago.

6 comments:

Julia Ruffles | wildlife animal artist said...

WOW incredible Grahame :) well worth the wait on the progress shots, the stonework is lovely and as always your birds are magical, Jules

Brenda said...

Grahame this is fantastic. You brought that reference pic to life in graphite. :)

Grahame Butler said...

Thank you Jules, off to the framers today, and onto the next one, some thing a little smaller and no stone.....

Grahame Butler said...

Thanks Brenda,

Andrew said...

what is the texture of mellowtex? do you do alot of blending?
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Grahame Butler said...

Hi Andrew, Mellotex is a very smooth strong printers paper, it can take a lot of work and abuse!Its used by Mike Sibley and a few more pro artists, its difficult to buy except in bulk, I buy mine from Mike, on this drawing I did do a lot of blending on the stone work.