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
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