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Friday, 6 January 2017

Rock, the Belgian


To be more precise Rock is a German cold blood or draught horse with amazing eyes and the latest portrait off my board in time for the festive season.

Big honest kind eyes, smooth velvety nose, massive round cheeks, wavy blond hair... what's not too love.

Drawing this gorgeous equine was a great finish to the year.
2017 has new projects and commissions lined up but none I am sure with this guys special zen aura.





Rock
26x20 cm
pencil on paper
SOLD

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Out with old in with the new. WELCOME 2017!


Shoving 2016 off to the side and bringing 2017 into the limelight.
Energy, creativity, growth and prosperity the lights of choice.
Ready to make 2017 memorable.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Monday, 26 September 2016

The day I went shooting ...

One of the best parts of being an artist (that works from photos) is collecting new reference material.

It's serious business.

One that I have been doing for quite a while...

Still mystified as to why this wee gang firmly believed I needed extra help :)








The day was a success and some cool perspectives and composition ideas are in the making.  Watch this space ...

Saturday, 23 July 2016

Early Bird ... drawn

This wee bird is proud (I can totally relate) and relieved (food on the table tonight).

Pride should be (sporadically) experienced, savoured, shown-off.
Pride is a good (in healthy amounts) it is proof of self-respect.
Pride is the main content of this post.

Yep! feeling very pleased with my second bird study.
A few new boxes have been ticked:
  • Better rendering of the lay of their feathers
  • understanding the tilt of the head
  • learning the insectivore subtleties of their diet
  • cornering their temperament 
  • depth
  • (and the best box of all) hesitation dissipated: each stroke knew where to go



Bird study #2 "Early Bird"
Pencil on Paper
23x19 cm


P.S: Postponing my artistic discovery of the bird world for a while, new (featherless) commission on the board.
Before I start,  great big thank you to Donna Ridgeway for the use of the her fab swallow photographs.