March 29, 2010

Koala #2 WIP

Moving along a little here. I am finding this quite a challenge.  Fluffy fur,  short fur, Long fur.   I think I have fixed that crooked nose . On the left will be a tree that he is climbing. .

March 27, 2010

Koala #1 WIP

Graphite.  Koala on Arches smooth 300gsm paper.

The Koala is just mapped out and showing the dark areas.  Ready to start the lovely soft fir.

March 23, 2010


My next project is a Koala. The reference I am using is an awesome photograph taken by Tony who has very kindly given me permission to use his photo for this drawing.
Thank you Tony, I appreciate your generosity

You can see Tony's wonderful photos on his Flicker site..............

I will start on the Koala tomorrow.

March 15, 2010

March 13, 2010

Bob Cat WIP #2

Here is an update on Bob Cat. Still a lot to do yet. Nose, mouth and lower body work do..also more layers on all the fur.

March 12, 2010

Bob Cat commission. WIP #1

Bob Cat on Arches 300gsm smooth paper ( White) . 8" x 10" (25 x 20 cm) in Graphite.
The paper always seems to show up gray but it is actually an ivory white.
This is just the first layer of graphite pencil, building up the layers, Bob is a black and white cat, 18 years old.

March 07, 2010

Bighorn Sheep

I have had a real fun few days thanks to Gary A few of us had a super challenge. Thank you Gary for the opportunity to draw from one of your superb photographs. Check in Garry's site and see his wonderful paintings. A very talented man.

Graphite on Arches Smooth 300gsm. 23 x 23 cm.

March 02, 2010

The Hut. Finished.

©Doreen Cross

The finished Hut. A real fun project. I know that Graphite and CP mixed tends to be muddy but where I put color, I kept the graphite to a minimum. The Ink didn't work to well. I will do another project using ink but will do it on watercolor paper and not film. I found that Ink and drafting film are very compatible.

We took this photo 6 yrs ago on a visit to the USA. Hut at Coles Pond. Vermont.