Thursday, November 19, 2009

Cat in the Grass

tuxedo cat portrait drawing in charcoalLast year, I drew one of my cats, Quark. I figured it was high time I drew the other one! (Of course, I now have two additional cats, but I will get to them in due time.) So here is my buddy Lepton, the only male of the four. We let the adults outside in the yard supervised occasionally. Here, Lepton was probably watching a grasshopper. Like the drawing of Quark, this was a relatively quick one. And, like Quark, prints are available, but I'm keeping the original!

I do take commissions for pet portraits. If you are interested in one before the holidays, please contact me no later than November 30.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Bear Kiss

Here they are, mother and baby. Since the last post, I finished the fur, added detail to the mountains, and darkened the water. I am so excited with how this drawing came out that I am going to do a series of mother/baby drawings.

Prints and the original are available.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

WIP - Polar Bears Update

polar bear drawing in progressI am getting more excited about this piece the more I work on it. The polar bears are really starting to pop! And the baby, which I have no direct photo reference for, is coming along rather well, I think. I am working in two layers for the faces: charcoal applied with the stump for the shadows; and the 2B pencil for detail work. I plan to fade out the pencil so the bodies will be done only with the stump.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Charcoal Class a Success

Saturday I taught my first art class, an introduction to the tools and techniques of charcoal. I passed out all the tools I use routinely and the different papers I have tried. I did several demos and we spent the rest of the day experimenting and practicing drawing from several black and white photos I brought of various subjects. The class was well received, and I plan to teach another class in February on animal textures.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

2010 Calendars

I now have two calendars available on RedBubble. The first is the same as last year's, just updated to 2010 and with a new title, and the second is a collection of work from this year. Take a look!