Tuesday, April 20, 2010

WIP - Humpback Whales


After much deliberation on several ideas running through my head, I decided to do a pair of humpback whales as my next drawing. This will be the third in the mother/baby series, and I am working on blue matboard. This isn't the best photo, but after laying down some black along the bottom and white sun rays around the whales, I started at the top (the baby is not quite finished). The hard part of this one is drawing above and below the water at the same time - I hope it comes across well. I need to reduce the highlights on the surface of the water, but I like how it's coming along. (Note: the color is way off on this photo.)

10 comments:

EL ERRANTE said...

You draw very nice. I like it. Also I think that really expresses who draws a very important part of being human. I used to draw a child and I stopped and that skill that I recognized myself and my family and art teacher eventually vanished. Now not only cost me horrors draw but I do not even care calls. Yes see my attention.

Greetings from Argentina.

P.D. (I hope you understand the translation as I did with Google Translator)

Angie said...

Congrats on Blog of Note! Your drawings are beautiful!

Donald said...

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Heather M. Ward said...

Thank you, El Errante, Angie and Donald for taking the time to comment. I love to hear from people who stop by and read my blog.

Suzie said...

Really enjoy your Artwork. I'm just getting started and your work is very inspiring. Thanks for posting!

Heather M. Ward said...

Thank you, Suzie. You know, since you say you're just getting started, I haven't done a drawing tip in a while... any requests?

eTradePages said...

Very interesting thank!!!

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Rohan Menzies said...

Extraordinary work Heather!
My name is Rohan and I'm 18 years old. I live in Bangalore, India. I love wildlife and I used to sketch a bit myself but I stopped years ago. I think I should give it another shot. I'm amazed by your work. Please view my blog. I started it 5 minutes ago and I don't really know how exactly all this works but you could view it anyway.

Heather M. Ward said...

Thanks everyone. Rohan, every blog has to start somewhere, right?