Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Milby Lock

A slight deviation from the norm for me here. This is Milby Lock on the River Ure at Boroughrbridge. I walk past this lock most days with my dog, Brinkley (as you can see) and have thought for a while how interesting it would be to tackle in graphite.

The finished piece is 38x24cm and took about 60 hours to complete.

Thursday, 13 March 2008

A few book drawings

I seem to write this a lot, but I haven't posted anything for a while now. I have been finishing off work on a second book for Walter Foster Publishing in the US. Here are a few of the drawings in the book. First up we have a Husky. I went for a bit of a different look with this one, throwing in a slightly blurred background to set off the white coat of the Husky.

Second, we have a couple of kittens hiding away in a paper bag (I know, going for the 'Ahhhh' factor there!)

And finally, we have a head study of a Dalmatian.
All three of these, plus many more will appear in the book 'The Art of Drawing Animals'. This is a collaboration between myself and 3 other artists and should be released later in the year.