I was a little disappointed to hear that my drawing of old Beau was not short listed for the Derwent Art Prize this year but I look forward to seeing the drawing that have been.
I can also comfort myself with the knowledge that my drawings make people happy and the fact that I get to draw some beautiful animals.
Including this one
Which is coming along rather nicely don’t you think?
Time for a quick update on this lovely cat before I get back to some serious drawing.
This is bear.
There is something very beautiful about cats with blue eyes….in my opinion.
They were a complete pleasure to draw anyway.
Come back soon for more
I am very happy to say I have completed this challenge.
Here is Bertie Wooster in all his glory.
I have had a lovely email from his owners and they are delighted. Needless to say, that means I am too.
This really was a challenge for me but I learned so much from creating these wonderful textures and my mind is racing with what else I can do next.
A very busy few days of sunshine and tennis means I forgot to post a progress shot.
I was surprised how much work was involved in drawing a shell. Even more than fur I think.
The tortoise has no hair, my comfort zone is bringing hair and fur to life. This is a whole new set of skills and, like I said yesterday a real challenge.
Here is how the pic has started.
It is a slow job to build up the texture of the shell but slow and steady wins the race.
I am looking forward to this one but it will be a challenge.
I have never drawn a tortoise before