May 31, 2010

Deer WIP

The Deer is drawin on Canson 220gsm Drawing Paper. 
A special thank you to Terry who gave me permission to draw this from one of his wonderful photos. You can see Terry's photography. here.
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May 27, 2010

Quokka Finished

                                                                       ©Doreen Cross
I think I am calling this done. I will leave it for a couple of days and look see if it needs tweeking at all.

This is done on Arches 300gsm watercolor paper . The size is 24 x 21cm . Graphite with a touch of Prismacolor.
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May 25, 2010

Quokka WIP #2

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Here is #2 update. I need to brighten up the eyes more. Lots more to do on the body yet. Getting there slowly.

May 23, 2010

Quokka WIP

The dear little Quokka..They are found only in Western Australia. They live on the Rottnest Island. The Dutch explorers discovered this Island many years ago and thought they were rats hens the name Rottnest which is dutch for ratsnest.

This is drawn on Arches 300 gsm paper and the size is 10 x 8" in graphite.

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May 13, 2010

Bird of Paradise

                                                                    ©Doreen Cross
Birs of Paradise 8 x 10" on Arches watercolor 300 gsm paper. Prismacolor and Polychromos Color pencils.
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May 03, 2010

Back to the drawing board.

We have been to Perth. WA  for 10 days visiting family. The first trip to Perth and what a beautiful part of Australia.  Lots of water, gardens etc .   I will post a few photos.  At the moment it's all Laundry and catching up on emails. The weather was very kind to us, only a little drizzle on the last day.   We had a wonderful flight home on what appeared to be a new aircraft with all the latest technology.  I watched on my small screen a concert Sarah Brightman....   Symphony in Venice.    Awesome.
We visited the Zoo.  They are renovating so didn't see as many animals as would normally be seen. We took a ferry ride over to Rottnest Island.   Only service vehicles allowed there and one can only stay in the cottages for up 90 days.  The Dutch explorers arrived on the Island many many years ago and found Quokka's there which they thought were rats...hence the name Rottnest  which is Dutch for rats.  They are only found on this Island and are rather cute
We certainly walked a lot.  Everyday we took our sons dog for 1 or more walks. We walked all over Perth CBD.   We walked our feet off.....   strange we didn't lose weight,  must have been the good food and wine. LOL. 
Now back to the drawing board.  I have withdrawals from those lovely pencils.  Just have to decide what to draw next.
Great to be back with my blogger friends.  I have some catching up to do with all the lovely work I see down my following list.