Anton and I spent a week together. The weather was shabby so the studio sessions even more welcome and appealing. here is the result of spending a week of quality time together.
Anton is a very noble and gentle Rhodesian Ridgeback who absolutely loves to pose and be himself. This portrait will be joining the live Anton under the Christmas tree.
Technical details: Hahnemuehler Paper and 2B & 3 B clutch pencil.
The whole "making of" Anton can be viewed on my studio Blog Black on Grey on White.
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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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The fifth Canine Art Guild online exhibition is now live...!
"Helping Paws 2008" is now online!
A wide and varied display of dog art can be viewed (and the best: all is for sale! Definately worth a visit!). Each and every artist entered has pledge to donate proceeds of their sales to a shelter or charity of their choice. Well worth a visit.
Here is one of my three entries "Close to Home"
"Close to home"
Mixed media (graphite/charcoal) on paper, 20x20 cm
200 Euros (20% donated to DCGR)
This is the best place for any dog: out in the open, on a long lead, beside its loved ones (not only one pair of legs but two!) discovering new sights and sounds. This black lab is well surrounded and at peace with its life. Through my art I would like to heighten the awareness of how these gorgeous, quiet and loyal canines are in dire need of a warm safe bed of a good home. The Dumfriesshire & Cumbria is a Scottish charity focused on re-homing retired or abandoned Greyhounds. As a charity they not only use what they raise for kennel fees, vet fees, fostering expenses and advertising but also try to raise public awareness of the plight of dogs at the end of their racing/coursing careers. To date 500 ex racers and coursers have found new homes.Have a great week! Comment on or Share this Article →