Here is the finished version of my highland show pony.
A great drawing to produce...I loved using the soluble graphite: never thought I would be able to produce work with a paint brush...!
The trick to this technique seems to be nothing more than layering. Dry "normal" graphite was used as a base layer, I then added a layer of the soluble graphite which I worked with a "barely" wet brush. This layering was repeated until the finished effect achieved.
Graphite on paper, 21x27 cm
P.S: Hope you like the title. Symbolises both how I feel about discovering this medium and hopefully how the viewer will react when seeing this lovely pony showing off...!
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"Response", pencil on paper
Have you ever felt that you are just not sure which way to turn and what to think?
Well this was the basic state of affairs for me last week.
I had no clue how to deal with everything (professionally and privately) being chucked at me that I just ended picking up a pencil and going for it!
"Response" is the result of my mayonnaise of feelings...it took ages to draw.
I took 2 days to getsome sort of a good flow going but then as the week went on and my gritty determination got stronger, it all fell into place.
I like the result.
I like the symbolism: it's not all dark and just like life you can respond and swich away most of the rubbish you get delt!
Pencils need sharpening, thanks for popping by...
Head to Toe
"Head to Toe" is a pencil drawing of a dapple grey gelding going about his daily exercising. The reference photograph was taken this summer and crying out ever since to be converted to graphite.
When riding daily, this was a very normal site for me. A horse on the bit, relaxed and enjoying his work. Now, this is something that I miss.