March 07, 2010

Bighorn Sheep


I have had a real fun few days thanks to Gary http://gkeimigart.blogspot.com/ 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.


23 comments:

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

Fantastic work Dors - once again you have injected so much character into your animal artwork and this goat is just gorgeous!!!

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

Whoopsie - I just realised it's a sheep, not a goat - my bad LOL!!!

Dors said...

LOL too funny. I call them senior moments. hehehe.
Thank you Karen for your very kind comment. It was so much fun doing this. Hugs

Pencil Sanity said...

Very nice work Dors. Glad you had fun doing this challenge. Gary is a wonderful artist.

Dors said...

Thank you Maria. I agree. Gary's work is wonderful.

April Jarocka said...

Beautiful drawing...I am out of touch..sorry. Hope you are keeping well.
April
xxx

Janet Pantry said...

Wonderful drawing, Doreen, I really like how you depicted the light on this. I checked out Gary's site, really nice paintings and he writes so evocatively too, doesn't he? :)

Dors said...

Thank you April and it's so nice to see you here. Hope you are well.

Dors said...

Thank you Janet. Appreciate your comment.
Glad you popped into see Gary's site. He and his wife Vicki are so nice. always a pleasure to visit the site.

sue said...

Lovely work Dors - the fur looks so dense and realistic ... and I'm impressed you put background colour also - nice finishing touch.

I too enjoyed visiting Gary's site. Thanks for directing us there

Dors said...

Thank you so much Sue for such a lovely comment.
Yes I too like going to Gary's site. His work is awesome and so interesting. A lovely man.

Colette Theriault said...

Dors, this is lovely!! Very nice of Gary to host a challenge with this awesome photograph. You've captured him superbly!

Dors said...

Thank you so much Colette for your lovely comment.
Yes it was nice of Garry and I am so pleased. I enjoyed it so much.

Sally McLean said...

Great work Dors! I will have to get a wiggle on as I have also recently accepted Gary's challenge but I have yet to begin mine which will be in pastel.

sam said...

Beautiful Dors, really well done! Nice detail on the horns)

Dors said...

Hi Sally. Oh I think you have time as Gary is also doing the challenge and I think he has just started his.
Glad you are doing the challenge and I can't wait to see yours, I know it will be awesome.

Hugs

Dors said...

Hi Sam. Thank you so much for your kind comment. always appreciated.


Sally. Sorry forgot to say thank you for your kind comment. :D

DEB said...

Excellent work Dors! Were you counting these fellas as you fell asleep each night after working on this piece?! I love Gary's blog. He has some of the best subject matter for his paintings!

Dors said...

Thanks Deb. :) don't we all count sheep to stop us drawing all night hehehe.
Yes Gar's site is always very interesting. I hope lots more artists follow him.

jyothisethu said...

dors,
the picture is excellent...
the animal is captured with the inherent innocence on the face...
shades are also brilliantly done...

Dean H. said...

A wonderful answer to the challenge, Doreen! Love seeing all your great graphite art.
I just sent my sheep jpg to Gary last night.

Mary Jane said...

Your graphite drawing is a big success I'd say. Stunning and gorgeous work.
And thank you so much for checking out my version of our bighorn on my blog. Wasn't Gary generous to offer this image as an open challenge?
You have a lovely blog!

Dors said...

Jyothisethu. Thank you for your kind comment.

Thanks Dean and what a great job you did too. They were all so good.

Mary Jane. Thank you so much for your lovely comment. Yes Gary was so generous and a wonderful challenge it was.