Tag Archives: graphite

Some New Stuff

Hello again, poor neglected blog.  It is official, I’m an art student….again. I’ve had a bit of a shock to my system;this college actually gives you stuff to do, and lots of it!  We get live briefs, studio units, visual recording (drawing, painting from life) computers in art and design, AS photography (almost as much […]

Laid Back

This is VERY different to my usual work. I got bored watching TV last night so I started sketching some random things 😀 I sketched this guy really quick with an hb pencil. I used a cocktail stick dipped in ink to draw loosely over the pencil lines, then did some quick blocking in and […]

Boredom- A5 rhino sketch.

Just a little coloured pencil sketch of a rhino at Chester zoo. He seemed weary,  the tedium of captive life eh? Boredom

Izu the lion.

Well, I’m in the mood for big cats again today.  I was given permission to draw this handsome lion, Izu, by  the young and accomplished teen photographer Charles. His photography can be found here- http://www.flickr.com/photos/charlessf/ I spent the entirety of this morning  drawing this.  The foreshortening was quite challenging, but I think I pulled it off. Izu’s mane […]

Snow leopard pencil portrait.

This drawing was inspired by a beautiful photograph by the talented David Hewett, who can be found here on Flickr.com- http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrdehoot/ David kindly gave me permission to reference his work. I drew this in H pencil, HB, and 5B, then gave it colour glazes to bring out the eyes. And a greyscale version..

Birds Of Prey project-New Zealand CaraCara Bird

Recently we saw a birds of prey display team fly some amazing birds around South Park.  Ben Potter, The team leader, kindly allowed me to take some reference photographs of the birds up close.  One of the biggest characters of the show was the CaraCara bird. This bird was smart, and incredibly cheeky. The moment […]