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Monday, July 22, 2013

More on my elephants


I'm plodding along on my elephants, depending on the weather and how busy my graphic design studio is. I'd really like a good 5 or 6 hours to work just on this!!!

My Dad has been up for the month visiting us kids (six kids in all!) and the weather has been close to 100. It's finally cooling down this week. so I hope to get back to this for a bit!

Friday, July 19, 2013

My submission to Illustration Friday. theme this week is "Robot"

Didn't think I had any robot images, but then this one popped into my mind! I'm calling it "How to build a Robot".

Hope you like it!

Monday, July 8, 2013

IPad sketching

I've been doing a bit of sketching on my iPad lately and I'm having loads of fun. Here's a quick sketch I did while on vacation. Sketch Club ap

Elephants in graphite and charcoal

version 1

version 2

I've been fooling around in graphite and charcoal for a month or so and started this portrait of two elephants. It's going slow, slower than I thought. Their skin is so complex! I started with pencil and now I'm adding charcoal to get the tone right. Lots of blending with a stump as I go along, and removing highlights with a kneaded eraser. I'll keep posting as I go along.
version 3

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