The Eyes Have It

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The eyes are my favourite part of any drawing and if I don’t get them right then the drawing is ruined for me.  Giraffe eyes are big and beautiful and full of character and an absolute joy to draw.

You can see my interpretation so far:

As I said yesterday, this drawing is taking a long time considering its size (20cmx14cm).  The reason is that it has taken some time to build the colours that I want.  There are 19 pencils involved in completing this drawing plus the graphite that I sketched with.  You can see them here.

I work with them all in a tin beside me, so I can move easily, and a paper cup for the pencil sharpenings.  I like to be comfortable when I am drawing and I hate to have to move once I have started…..except when it is time for coffee 🙂

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