Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Rat Catcher new version

I did after all decide to put a little colour into this, I think I prefer it without but unless you try you don't know.

Friday, 19 August 2011

The Rat Catcher finished

I have decided not to put any colour on at this point, I may change my mind later on.  There may be a little more contrast on this scan then the original but it's very close and better than the photo version.

Thursday, 18 August 2011

The Rat Catcher WIP

This graphite drawing was inspired by an Edwin Smith black and white photo.  I have changed and added a few bits.  I have used mainly a 2B pencil on Mellotex.  When it's finished I am thinking of putting a little subtle colour into it with coloured pencil.  This bit has taken about 5 hours and the size is about 23x20cm.

Thursday, 11 August 2011


Size 14x20cm, Prismacolor on creamy yellow Pastelmat with some blending with Zest-it.  It's a while since I did a portrait and I am really pleased with the result.  Again it was one that I started at a demonstration last Saturday and I so enjoyed doing it I managed to get it finished.  I guess it has taken me about 6 hours.

King Charles Spaniel called Charlie of course

Well it is ages again since I updated my blog but at last this week I have managed to get some proper art done.  This is my second picture of Charlie but he was only a pup last time.  Unfortunately I forgot to photograph it before I framed it so this one is through glass.

Prismacolor on Pastelmat size a bit smaller than A4.  Wish I had given him a longer neck but as he was only intended as a demo piece  I wasn't too particular on the crop.  e is not for sale and will stay in the family.