January 11, 2010

Blue Tongue Lizard





I have at last got around to trying out the drafting film. It's a great support to work on. Wish I had tried it sooner.
The Blue Tongue Lizard was roaming in our garden last week. Isn't he just the cutest. I never realized just how blue their tongue is.
I have a lot more work to do on this. I am replacing the old plant pop with a tree trunk. and have a nice face on photo of the lizard and maybe I will add the face on coming down the tree... I will have to see as it may look overcrowded. I will decide when I have done more on this.

21 comments:

Pencil Sanity said...

Fantastic work Dors. This will be another stunning drawing. The film support is definitely different to work on.

Wendy Mould said...

Great start Dors, we sure don't have anything as colorful as that here. It sure is a pretty blue.
Happy News Years.

Vic said...

Love this lizard Dors,super colours and on drafting film which I have yet to master !

Dors said...

Maria... Thank you. yes the film is so different... lovely to work on.

Wendy... Oh I was so surprised to see how blue the tongue is...an the lovely creamy yellow skin. so colorful. We also saw one in the shopping mall last week. Nev picked it up and took it to a nice grassy area with trees. I am sure he would have been better there than in the shipping mall. LOL

Vic This is the first time I have used drafting film... Oh you should try it. The pencils just slide on it. and it's good for erasing.
great support.

Colette Theriault said...

Dors, I'm glad you finally tried the drafting film. I was anticipating to see your lizard piece and it is coming along great. Your lizard is actually from a family called skinks and is called a blue tongue skink. Cool you have them running free in your yard as they make awesome pets when tame.

Barbara A. Freeman said...

Hi Dors, It's great that you are working on film. Isn't it just wonderful? Wow, you guys sure have some interesting critters down there! This is an impressive start, and looking forward to seeing the finished piece.

Dors said...

Hi Colette. WOW yes finally and I love it. I know.I would love one as a pet. Maybe when we have built the house. which is soon now.
Thank you for the info. I thought the skinks were the tiny black/brown ones but apparently these blue tongue one are the largest skink in the lizard family. Interesting. we learn something everyday.

Barbara...Yes it is wonderful to work on. update coming soon. :D
have to do some housework today. Grrrrr rather be drawing. :D

Belinda Lindhardt said...

Its great to work on isnt it :)

Looking good :)

Dors said...

Hi Belinda. Yes I love it.
takes a little getting used to it as it is so different than art paper.

Jan said...

Beautiful job so far, Dors! I prefer the drafting film for cp also & it's nice that you've finally tried it!

DEB said...

Dors, this is looking so good already! I love drawing / painting reptiles. Their scales and colors are so much fun!

Dors said...

Jan.... Thank you Jan for your lovely comment. Just wondering how the drafting film ages? ie does the pencil fade on the film ?

Deb...Than you Deb for your kid comment. This is the first reptile I have drawn and I am really enjoying it.

Jan said...

I wouldn't think the film would be any different from regular paper since most brands of drafting film are archival. I've heard it's the combination of support/medium as to whether a painting lasts or not - if both are archival/lightfast, there shouldn't be any problem.

Dors said...

Thank you Jan. Your the best. Hugs

Krista Hasson said...

He is adorable, I would love to be able to find creature like this to paint. i can't wait to see him finished!

Dors said...

Thank you Krista. Just let me know if you want a photo. If we have it, we would be happy to email it to you..
You can always check on Nev's Flicker site.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/74165625@N00/

Gary Keimig said...

Dors, this is going to be great. Not many folks tackle such subjects as this but I applaud you for it. Loved that last post of the two kids.
Thanks for your kind comment on my blog.

meaningful life said...

hi Doreen
thank you for visiting my blog ,i am glad you like my work. i am sorry about my late respond to you.
take care
Ben

Brenda Hill said...

Hi Dors,waiting to see this finished looks great already

Dors said...

Gary, Thank you for visiting. I appreciate your comment.

Hi Ben. Thanks for visiting.

Brenda. Thank you for your comment, always appreciated. update today. :D

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