Thursday 27 October 2011

Meerkat Commission

I have just started this new commission of a couple of Meerkats. I do love these chaps and it seems so do many others.

Measures 12"x16"
Support: Pastelmatt in Maize
Medium: Derwent Tinted Charcoal Pencils. Background Ashby pastel sticks.

Friday 14 October 2011

Chaz and Zara finished

Chaz and Zara's portrait is now complete, all I need to do is mount it up and hand it over.

Thursday 6 October 2011

New Commission - WIP

This is a commission I am working on at the moment. These two cute chaps Zara and Chaz are Rotti X King Charles, a cross I have never seen before, but they make a very appealing pair. Chaz, the boy, is bold and does some cute ticks and is only too happy to pose for his photo shoot, while Zara, the girl, is the shy retiring type and spent her time hiding away from the camera. I had to back right off and use full zoom to catch her at all.
Once again I have used Fisher 400 sanded paper, fast becoming a favourite, and pastels, both sticks and pencils. The size is 12" x16".
I will probably tweak the background a little once I have completed the dogs, it is looking a little too blue at the moment, but I will make a final decision later.

Pencil on toned paper

Here are a couple of experiments using graphite pencil and white coloured pencil, plus a touch of white gel pen on grey paper. I am reasona...