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!
Today I completed my latest dog portrait of my friends’ german spitz, Taz. Taz’s silly smile and adorable little baby-face has always amused me and I really wanted to capture that in this piece. I thought it would be nice to share my drawing process with you so here’s a step-by-step of how it was… Continue reading “Cheeky Smirk” Process