Thursday, June 17, 2010


Finally, it's done! For the past two weeks I've been toying with details trying to get it right, and I think I finally did. The original is 18"x24", and it and prints are available.

Next on the drawing board will be an active scene involving a crocodile.

Saturday, June 05, 2010

Drawing Day 2010

Today is Drawing Day, and for the event I put together a quick drawing of a pair of African hunting dogs. I've had a bunch of photos of these guys for a while, and I really want to do a large drawing with several of them in it. However, I realized that black and white would not suit these wonderfully colorful dogs. So... that gave me the idea for this drawing - a small-scale test, if you will, with the tinted charcoal that I have not used in some time. I do need to practice more with the tinted charcoal. With such a limited range of colors it is hard to get the depth I like. But I think this test is promising.

Happy Drawing Day!

Thursday, June 03, 2010

WIP - Two Lionesses Started

After taking a few days off for the long weekend, I'm back into the swing of things. I finished the grass around the male lion and started blocking in the rest of the grass and the two lionesses. The one partially climbing the tree has been the most problematic as far as sketching. Since I have no reference for her (or any of these particular animals, for that matter), I'm having to rely on partial references and a knowledge of anatomy to get her positioned correctly.