Just a very short post to say that I’ve been working some more on the beak of my hornbill today. I wish I had more time to draw but I’m so swamped with other things at the moment. I’ll be trying to get a lot more of this done on Wednesday and Thursday this week.… Continue reading Hornbill progress update
Apologies for the lack of updates, I really need to update this blog more often to keep up with my instagram and facebook accounts! I’ve just made a start on a 29 x 20.5cm portrait of a hornbill. I saw a photo on wildliferencephotos.com and felt a flash of inspiration! I just had to draw… Continue reading Hornbill Work In Progress and Toto Portrait Update!
“Dennis” Portrait Commission, 21 x 30cm in coloured pencils. Just finished drawing this beautiful boy! I had a lot of fun experimenting with warm greys with this piece. Now it’s ready to be shipped off to its new home. Thankfully the sun has decided to peek out from under the rainclouds today, so I was… Continue reading Dennis Commission and progress shots
Just a quick little update on my portrait of Toto! I’ve got the darkness of his facial fur to the value I want it to be after much changing and fiddling. I’m currently adding fur details and then I’ll be moving on to his ears!
I started on two new animal portraits yesterday. The first one is a graphite drawing of my meezer Toto, who I’ve been meaning to draw since he came to live with us. He’s the cheekiest and sweetest cat I’ve ever met and I feel so privaliged to have him! The second piece that I’m doing… Continue reading Two new portraits!
I took a step away from this drawing for a while and I finally finished it last night. I feel so relieved that it’s done! I learnt so much throughout drawing this, for one I finally bought a tombow mono eraser, which arrived while I was working on the neck, it did WONDERS for picking… Continue reading Finished giraffe portrait and progress shots
Being an artist whom works regularly in graphite I try to experiment with as many different brands of pencil as possible. Caran D’ache Grafwood pencils are my current tools of choice, however my interest was peaked when a fellow artist was having a discussion on Facebook about how happy she was with using Derwent Graphic pencils for her portraits. Curious, I decided to hop down to my local stationery shop to buy them and try them out.
A friend of mine was asking what tools I use for my graphite drawings the other day, so here they are! 1.) Faber Castell 9000 6H pencil – I use this for embossing signitures or whiskers/light hairs in dark areas of the drawing because it is a really hard and faint lead. I also rarely… Continue reading Graphite tools of the trade
Current work in progress that I started today! Giraffes are one of my favourite animals. Not a very good photo because it’s dark outside, but it’ll have to do! Graphite on hot-pressed Daler Rowney Aquafine paper, 21cm x 13cm. Reference provided by the wonderful wildlifereferencephotos.com
Today I thought I would share a couple of quick doodles with you! I recently splashed out on some new art supplies including soft pastels which I have never used before now. I was surprised at how lovely and fast they are to draw with!