Friday, 30 March 2007
Thursday, 29 March 2007
Tuesday, 27 March 2007
It's been a few days since my last post. I have been working on a commission which I couldn't really post here.
This is the beginnings of a new piece - still on the farm scene, but this time it's horses. These two aren't too detailed as they're only about 4cm each in length. They will be in the background, on top of a hill. The entire piece should finish up at about 30x20cm.
Wednesday, 21 March 2007
Saturday, 17 March 2007
There certainly is a lot of grass to get through here. I have almost done the easy part, the grass in the distance (let's face it, that just requires a bit of scribble), but still have the grass in the foreground that will require more detail. Plus, there is a lot of negative drawing to get through to finish the foliage of the tree...
Thursday, 15 March 2007
A few more hours done today on this. I appear to be procrastinating when it comes to the grass and foliage (come on, there's a lot of it!) but, now that I have drawn everything else, I don't have much of a choice but to dive right in.
Anyone want to finish this for me???
Wednesday, 14 March 2007
Another few hours done - you can probably tell that i'm doing everything I can to avoid the foliage and grass. I'm not quite ready to face it right now. I think I will continue with the barn and fence, leaving all of the foliage, grass and hay until the end (at which point I will go crazy)
I have been planning on drawing cows for some time now, but have only just managed to come up with an interesting composition (at least I think it is interesting!)
There will be quite a bit of black in this piece, so I may need to order more leads!
Saturday, 10 March 2007
Thursday, 8 March 2007
A few more hours on this today and we're about half way through - just three more characters left. Once the other three are done, I will revisit all of them and tweak the contrasts and darks to get the balance right across the entire drawing.
I must admit, I find motivation and concentration much harder to maintain when drawing multiple people in one piece. I'm not sure why, but I don't have the same problem with animals, nor do I have a problem spending 5 times as long on a scenic drawing, but when it comes to people, I struggle after the first two. I tend to get around this by taking a LOT of breaks.
Okay, break time....
Wednesday, 7 March 2007
Ok, so its looks as though i'm not going to get started on the next animal drawing within the next couple of days, so I thought I would give you a sneak peak at a celebrity drawing I am working on. This drawing will include 6 of the main characters from the series 'Lost'.
It's going to be quite a few heads to draw (which is probably why i've been procrastinating on this one for so long). I'm only a couple of hours into it here, so the shading is still a little sketchy. This section is about 10 x 8cm - the finished drawing will be 40x30.
I've always enjoyed the celebrity work, and find it nice to switch between animals and people whenever I can. When finished, this will be available as a print from Kadinsky Art. Kadinsky publish around 30 of my celebrity prints, ranging from classics such as The Beatles, Muhammad Ali and Marlon Brando, to more recent celebs such as Russell Crowe, Jessica Simpson and David Beckham.
Monday, 5 March 2007
To provide more 3-dimensionality to the drawing I faded out the middle goat's rear into a light mist. I have a tendancy to fade my drawings out into the white of the paper, but I found fading it to a light mist worked really well with this piece. I cropped the drawing fairly harshly to help the composition.
Sunday, 4 March 2007
This is called 'The Great Escape' and shows 4 piglets making a run for freedom through a ricketty gate. The stonework, whilst being a challenge, was somewhat dull once I was about half way down but once you've started...