September 16, 2009

Baby Meerkat

This is one of two baby Meerkats born recently at the Taronga Zoo in Sydney.

©Doreen Cross

Baby Meerkat .... Graphite on 23cm x 25cm on Canson 220gm paper, using Staedtler 2B and 2H pencils.

24 comments:

sam said...

aww, beautiful Dors, what a great expression:o)

Sonia said...

Outstanding, dear Dors! He seems to come out of the page!!

Teresa said...

Wow! This is awesome, Dors! His eyes are SO realistic.

Dors said...

Thank you so much Sam, Sonia and Teresa for your kind comments.
He was so much dun to draw.

Pencil Sanity said...

He is absolutely adorable and so well drawn. Your depth is fantastic and as Teresa said, his eyes are super. Just love it.

"JeanneG" said...

I love this little guy. You did a great job with him. I also really like your schnauzers. I had a salt and pepper one for 12 years and now have a new white one just over 5 months old.

pencilportraits said...

Dors this is wonderful, how cute and those eyes are just amazing

Christine said...

Fantastic piece! You have covered the range of values, and delivered a cute and precious drawing. This would make a wonderful piece to do prints and greeting cards. So adorable!

Sally McLean said...

This is soooo cute and your graphite work is amazing!!

Dors said...

Thank you all for your comments. I appreciate so much.

Sally McLean said...

Dors I just have to ask you. Is this just graphite and eraser or have you used white pastel for some of the highlights? I aspire to producing a graphite this beautiful how long did it take you?

Dors said...

Hi Sally. I did this in Staedtler graphite pencils. 2B and 2H and Blue Tac for the hairs. also a little help from the Stiff Stuff eraser pencil.

Dors said...

sorry Sally you asked how long it took. a couple of days... I never time myself. I should start to do that. LOL

Sally McLean said...

Thanks Dors! The photos you took at the zoo are just georgeous! What beautiful little creature they are!

DEB said...

So sweet! You've captured that endearing quality that launched the tv show "Meerkat Manor." My daughter and used to love watching that show. These animals are so irresistable!

Gwen Bell said...

PRECIOUS! Fantastic detail and wonderful expression. Love your blog and great artwork!

Dors said...

Thank you so much Gwen. I appreciate your comment. :)

Dors said...

Thank you so much Sally & Deb. I appreciate your frequent visits. Hugs

Artist Boyd Greene said...

Wow! Looks as if I can pet the little fellow. I love most of all how you have captured the life and soul of these incredible animals.

Masterful touch! Eyes to me are everything as John Seerey-Lester used to teach me in his classes!

Artpencil Radisch said...

beautiful! you´re so talented!

Dors said...

Thank you so much Artpencil Radisch

Linda said...

Beautiful work, love the detail, and the wobderful innocent expression of the baby. Linda x

sue said...

This is fabulous - you have a wonderful skill with graphite. I love it

Dors said...

Thank you Linda and Sue. appreciate your comments. :)