I am making the most of feeling horrible this weekend by curling up on the sofa with my pencils and my tissues and lots of coffee.
This is the start of a new portrait following Flint and Simba. This is Tinkerbell.
I made quite good progress yesterday
I like to have a warm up drawing on the go. Something to get my fingers and brain in gear before I tackle any commissioned drawings. Just to make sure I am in the right frame of mind to produce a standard of work I am happy with……we all have off days.
This is current warm up drawing. His name is Akin and I was lucky enough to snap him at Marwell Zoo a few weeks ago. He is a stunning Amur Leopard and I just love the look in his eyes…..he knew it was nearly dinner time.
It has to be something fun to warm up
I finished this portrait before I went up to London but was too busy to post it.
This is Simba.
My pencils are red hot right now. I have another exhibition starting in the Roman Villa at Brading on 1st June.
More details soon
At last we have sunshine warm enough to draw in.
Welcome to my studio for the day
Here is the starting point for today.
This is one of my favourite times to be a pencil artist. I can work anywhere.
No time to hang about so A quick start to a new portrait.
This is Simba.
Pretty little cat. I will enjoy this one
Time for a quick update on the progress of this portrait.
When I am busy it helps to stop and post progress. It kind of makes me responsible to all of you to get the job done……I need to get the job done this week!!
Being an artist sometimes means you don’t get to do the bit you love the most because you have to do other things like scanning, editing and printing, publicising your work, filling in forms and building your website etc.
Now it is time to get pencils back in hand and get drawing again.
Do you remember these eyes?
It is time that you got to see some more
I now have two weeks till I go to the pet show!!
Two weeks to complete 5 commission portraits
Time to get some more work done I think