Tuesday, 24 October 2006

Getting there...

We are getting a little closer to the finishing line with this one. I have almost completed the background elephants. As I mentioned in yesterday's post, you can now see how light I plan on making the background. I will probably still need to tweak the contrast a little once the floor is done.

Here is a close up of the rear elephants:

My plan when this is complete is to release it as a Limited Edition Giclee print of 500 copies for around £35.

So, a little more information about myself and what it is that I do. Having spent the last 5 years trying to work as an artist in my spare time. I have recently (and finally) taken the plunge, quit my unbelievably dull job in HR (which I only started 2 year ago for a few weeks until my art business took off!), bought a Golden Retriever puppy for daytime companionship (or, as it turns out, to ensure that I no longer have time to draw), and now work from home as a full time graphite artist.

Now, from what I have seen and researched, there aren't many professional graphite artists around. This may be because once an artist has been asked for the thousandth time "Do you have this in colour?", they all actually switch to a colour medium. Alternatively, there may still be a small gap in the market - obviously, i'm hoping for the latter. The professional graphite artists that do exist are ridiculously talented like Mike Sibley, J D Hillberry, Terry Miller, Armin Mersmann, to name but a few. So, where do I see my work fitting in with theirs? I'll have to think about that one.....

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