Friday, November 27, 2009

Eagle WIP 2

I have made some more progress on the background of the eagle. I am finding I would much rather be shading in the eagle instead of messing with the background. I obviously need a lot more practice on trees and landscapes. I'll be putting that on my to do list, so hopefully one day it won't be so frustrating. Glad I had quite a few hours to work on it today. It was definitely needed. Also wondering what possessed me to draw so large this time?? And wondering how I am going to scan this when I'm finished so that the image is good?? hmmmm...I guess one struggle at a time.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Eagle WIP 1

I finally have had time to upload a photo of the bald eagle progress. It isn't the best of images, but it gives you the idea of where I'm at on the drawing.

Fabriano Artistico Paper

After much paper testing for what will work best for my graphite drawings, this is definitely the winner of my paper search journey:  Hot Pressed Fabriano Artistico Watercolor Paper.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Tiger Complete

The tiger is finished! It is approximately 9" x 11" on Fabriano Artistico paper. I didn't have to struggle using this paper, which was wonderful. Thank you Clive for the paper-type suggestion. Hope you all like "Luna". Now to figure out what to draw next???

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Tiger WIP 4

I promised a few people I would have an update of the tiger's progress last night. So here it is, a little late on the promise :) Since the last update, I have done adjustments on the chin and a few other little adjustments on other parts already done. We'll see if anyone but me notices those ;) Then I have done the obvious work on the face. I have been mainly using 2H, HB and 2B leads.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Friday, July 31, 2009

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Tiger WIP 1

I have finally started another drawing. Here is the progress on the drawing so far. I will try to take a better photo of it with actual light tomorrow. This is the Siberian Tiger, Luna, from Zoo Montana. Unfortunately she passed away on Sunday, June 28th of this year.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Cooper's Hawk Finished

Here is the completed drawing of the Cooper's Hawk. It is 5" x 7".

Cooper's Hawk WIP2-3

Here are two more images as I have been working on this hawk (taken with my cell phone camera ~ sorry for the picture quality).