Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Number 27 (at the end of the row)

 No 27 (at the end of the row)

I had great pleasure in doing this composition. Unfortunately this image isn't the best to show the original at its best. I used mainly 2H,H,HB,2B and 6B for the final part of the rendering for the eye. This cow was on the end of the row in my friends milking shed one afternoon when I was visiting.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Number 27 at the end of the row - Work in progress 1

Living on a farm of course I do tend to draw cows from time to time. But this one went from sketch to full on rendering. So I'm going to finish it anyway. I like farming and the lifestyle that goes with it. This cow is a Fresian. She was on the end of the row at my friend's dairy farm when I took several photos of her and the others. 2H,H,HB,B so far.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Summer - Study sketch

Good friends of mine own a dairy farm not too far from my own place. Last year a tiny calf was born and she was named Summer. I took a few photos of her and this is based on one of them. I have trouble drawing human forms so this was a good way to get in some practice in case I every decide to start including people in anything I do in the future. I haven't narrowed myself to just drawing animals. I'm also making as much effort as possible to get out and sketch from life as well.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Song of the Ice Wolf - Work in Progress 4

"How lonely is the night without the howl of a wolf."
~ Unknown

I've learned so much about this piece. How to render and how not to render. I still have a further amount to do but overall he is almost finished. I haven't done a wolf before - not like this. I think I need to study more wolves and do more in order to understand further the nature of how they come together. However I have really enjoyed seeing this beautiful creature come to life from the blackness of the paper