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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13 comments:

Amanda Russian said...

Hi Dors....another 'cutie'...you do have a talent with those eyes, so sweet.

Dors said...

Thank you so much Amanda. Have a great day. :)

AutumnLeaves said...

This is beautiful! Is this a marsupial, Doreen? Or is it indeed a rodent? So cute!

Dors said...

Thank you AutumnLeaves. It is a marsupial, in the same family as the Kangaroos. I'll do a search for them and post it on my blog for you.

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

This is going to be stunning! What beautiful eyes.

Lene said...

looks like a nice start - lovely shining eyes. Not sure I know this kind of animal :)

Joan Sicignano Artist said...

Hi Dors,

When I see your work it inspires me to try graphite. You work is truly amazing. I love the textures of the fur that you do so well and the expression in his eyes. I can't wait to see this completed. Well done.

Pencil Sanity said...

LOL he makes me smile. I love the expression. Can't wait to see him competed.

Sally McLean said...

Beautiful Dors!

Dors said...

Gail, Lene, Joan, Maria and Sally. Thank you so much for the lovely comments. Your al so kind. and Lene - The Qokka is only founf in Western Australia as far as I know.

Maria - I am pleased he makes you smile. They are so cute.

Grahame Butler said...

Hi Dors, this is looking great, pulling up a chair to watch it progress...

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

I can already see that this is going to be a superb drawing Dors - you have captured the charm of the quokka as only you can :)

Dors said...

Grahame. Thanks so much...I'll get the popcorn :D

Karen.. Thank you so much for you kind comment. They are so cute. I am really enjoying drawing this little fellow.