Friday, May 27, 2011

African Elephant Head Study - Progressions 2

I haven't had a chance to post any more of this drawing which is still work in progress this is the latest so far. Hopefully I've learned something...a lot of patience. It's quite large being on A3 size. The camera setting was wrong so I've ended up with a bluish tinge to it. I've stuck to the harder grades and introduced the softer grades where needed.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Jamuna in pen and ink

This is drawn using a historic photograph of Jamuna Auckland Zoo's first Asian elephant. I love elephants they're so amazing. Jamuna spent her life giving rides to visitors at the zoo from 1923 up until around 1954 - when unfortunately she accidently killed her keeper. She died in 1965 after over forty years at the zoo.

I did the intial sketch then a .01 graphics pen to put in the details using a variety of different techniques to build up the textures - I really enjoyed this one. This is the very first time I've ever drawn an elephant using this medium. She turned out really well.

Meantime I'm working on the other two drawings and will post up their progressions soon.