Monday, 14 February 2011

Basset in graphite

I started this a few weeks ago as a fur demonstration for a U3A drawing class.  Today I decided to finish it.  It is the first time I have done a background in pencil and in reality it is not brilliant although it looks fairly smooth here.  Not sure what I am doing wrong so will need to experiment more before trying another but I was quite pleased with the dog.  The white fur looks a little blue due to the photograph, I should have scanned it really.  It's about 7" square on Mellotex.

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Laycock, Wiltshire

I have been helping out at a U3A drawing class and last week I was asked to demonstrate buildings in graphite.  This was the outcome finished off today.  13x17cm on Melotex. I have really enjoyed doing this so may do some more.  This is from a photo I took last summer as I was coming through the the church gate.  Next time the subject is people so will have to get my thinking cap on.

Crabbing WIP2

This is coming along slowly. This is a closer crop to show more of the detail on the ropes.  The sky looks rather speckled but is much smoother in reality.