June 26, 2010

June 24, 2010

Bailey WIP #2

Getting along with this now and have a little more work to do especially on the nose which is not anchored enough.
The weather has been very dull for photos so I just kept going. It's too big to fit on my scanner.
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June 21, 2010

Bailey (Take Two) #1

8 x 10" on Arches 300gsm paper.
You may be thinking Hey what is Doreen up to here. Well I had Bailey almost finished. Cleaning up the outside of the drawing frame as I always do with my much looked after Knead able eraser. When a mark appeared right across the top which was unmovable . Oh I could have cried. I just stood with this horrified look on my face. Well I thought this is not the end of the world. I will just start over.
A glass or two of Chardy went down very well at this point. hehehe.
Today is a new day and here is the new drawing..(Sorry it's not a good image, bad time of the day where the lighting is poor.It's also a wet dull day).  I will try to do more progress shots this time.
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June 19, 2010

Bailey WIP

8 x 10" on Arches 300gsm paper.
I got a little carried away LOL You know how it is when you are so into a drawing that time just goes and I forgot all about WIP shots. Sorry. Any way still lots of values to work on here.
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June 17, 2010

Back to the drawing board.

Time i was getting back to my artwork.   I have a commission to do of a gorgeous Airedale called Bailey. I will do a WIP and it will be in graphite.  I am looking forward to creating Bailey.  
I will post the first stage probably  Friday or over the weekend.  

I purchased some new Staedtler graphite pencils while I was in Townsville. It was great to wander around an art store.  I don't have a local art store here at home. I mostly shop online.  or I have to travel into Newcastle.
We are planning a visit to the USA again early next year and guess where I will be heading...    Dick Blicks,YAY!!!   I will also be keeping my eyes open for other super art stores.  You artists living in the USA are just so lucky to have so many choices of art materials.    Especially Sandford and Strathmore .
It's good to be back at the drawing board...LOL  addicted artist   hehehe. 

June 15, 2010

I am back home.

Back home after a wonderful 5 days with my family.  The weather was great, lovely sunny warm days and wow did the family spoil me.  It all went so quickly. I don't think it went so quick for Nev but he is a great cook so he didn't starve and the house was very tidy when I got home.  LOL  he did say he had been over the kitchen floor with the paper towel roll.  and he polished the stove with the stainless steel cleaner... wow I don't do that.   He forgot we had a laundry with a washing machine. LOL.   We did miss each other.  Awwwwwwwwwwww.
They did a lot to the new house which was great to see when I got home. The roof is finished and the shutters and columns installed on the front of the house (Still to be painted).  Tomorrow the internal walls will be start. 

Here is the update on the house.  

I have a commission to get started on tomorrow.  Bailey is a  gorgeous dog.

June 06, 2010

Taking a Break

I am going up to Townsville to visit my daughter Sandra and family for 5 days.
My two grandsons know I am going but don't know what day in June... hehehe.

5 nights with a weekend carry on little case. Hmmmmmm getting good... LOL well I can get 3 days wear out of a pair of jeans... washing things through at my daughters is not a problem. although we will be doing so much girl stuff there will hardly be time for washing. LOL. It will be great to see them.
Nev is batching for the week so he can keep an eye on what is happening with the new house.  here is where we are up to with having it built.   We hope to move in end of July -Aug.

We are going by train tomorrow to Sydney and staying at a hotel in the CBD for the night and then Nev will take me to the airport and see me on my way.
He will probably take a 100 photos on the way back home.  wow.. 5 days with no one to make his cups of tea.   hehehe. I think he will enjoy the peace but will be pleased to see me when I get back home.  

Happy drawing and Painting .  Back soon.

June 05, 2010

Deer WIP Finished

                                                              ©Doreen Cross

The WIP Deer is finished. size 26 19cm on Canson Drawing support 220 gsm.
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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June 02, 2010

Deer WIP #2

Got the rough work done ... Ready to do detail on the Deer coat and the grass. Tweak the face.
As you can see i work all over the place.  I try to keep to one area at a time but it never works for me.
i think I like to get an over all picture then work on the details. 
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