February 27, 2010

Update #4 on the Hut

Above is the Ref photo I am working from.

I did the trees with a brush and graphite powder to roughly get some shape and then using color pencil to do the foliage which is just an impression of leaves. I have switched from the Pitt Pens and now using graphite powder and Sepia powder. Still using Prismacolor pencils and graphite pencils.

Update #3 on the Hut

I am enjoying this project so much. I think there will be a little more sepia ink added...I will wait and see how it goes. Right n ow I am just going with the flow on it.

February 26, 2010

Update on the Hut

Here is an update on the Hut I have decided to abandon the Pitt Pens. They are not working. I will continue with Prismacolor pencils and the graphite. they seem to be working good to get that real old rustic look.

February 24, 2010


Here is the start of the Hut. I am still not sure how this is going to end up

I am experimenting a mixed media drawing on drafting film. using Faber-Castel Pitt Pens,(Black & Sepia) Prismacolor Pencils and Graphite pencils. . You may say OMG.. but I feel like trying this out on an old timber hut. I will post an image of where I am up to tomorrow when the light is better. If it doesn't work ... What have I to lose. Just a little creative time.

February 15, 2010

Pony on Dartmoor

Graphite on Canson 220 gm
19 x 32 cms

I would like to thank Mark http://www.highton-ridley.co.uk/blog/ very much for his permission to draw the Pony from one of his many superb photos. Please Visit Mark's site and see his photographs. Also don't forget to visit Mark's Zazzle shop where he has some wonderful gifts for sale.
I am gifting this piece to Mark for his generosity. I hope he likes it.

February 10, 2010

Maverick The English Bull Terrier

English Bull Terrier (Graphite)
14 x 21cm on Arches Smooth.
With Kind Permission of the owner Mr Tiki.
I have decided to gift this drawing to the family.

©Doreen Cross

An English Bull Terrier... We are hoping to get a Bully as soon as we have had the new home built. The house plans are in council so hope the builders will start soon.
We already have a name for her.. "Jessica" she will probably get Jessie most of the time. Maybe when she is naughty it will be Jessica.
We have already got a ball chuck er.

February 06, 2010

Goliath Bird Easting Tarantula ( Big B.......)

©Doreen Cross

I don't think I would like thos crawling over me even though I am not afraid of spiders.
Graphite 19 x 14cm on Arches smooth 300gm paper.
It's pretty close to the actual sixe of the spider. You can just see the eyes and the mouth 4 tiny white dots.... that's the eyes and the mouth underneath is closed.