October 04, 2010

Kangaroo- Finished.


Graphite on Canson 220 gsm paper

Here is The sweet Kangaroo finished. I would like to thank Sam Dolman for the lovely ref photo. It is so kind of him to offer this image along with another one which I will draw later.  Take a look at Sam's wonderful art work.
http://samdolman.blogspot.com/
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33 comments:

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

Absolutely stunning Dors - these would sell so well as prints, especially to Australian tourists. You are so talented!!! :)

Dors said...

Thank you a million times Karen for your encouraging words.
I appreciate so much.

Gwen Bell said...

Your work just amazes me. I feel like I could reach out and touch that soft fur. And those sweet, shiny eyes...just perfect. What a beautiful face!

sam said...

Just beautiful Dors, those eyes are so friendly and I agree with Karen!

sue said...

Its all been said Dors ... this is so beautiful. Great to have you back at the 'drawing board' :o)

Dors said...

Thank you so much Gwen and Sam.

It's like becoming friends with the animals as I draw..LOL Creating a personality... if you know what I mean.

Jan said...

Lovely finish, Doreen! I know what you mean about becoming friends with the animal - I compare it to stroking one!

Lene said...

Lovely drawing. He is so sweet!

Dors said...

Thank you Sue. It's good to be back drawing again. Thanks for you lovely comment. :)

Thank you Jan. Yes it is a bit like stroking one. drawing can make you feel very attached. :)

Thank you Lene. They must all look sweet...I have never studied the Kangaroo that close. I do remember in the mid 60's holding hands with one at the Healsville Santuary in Melbourne. It felt very special at the time.

RLT Art said...

That is beautiful! You have captured the texture of the fur brilliantly - it looks so dense and fluffy.
I also love the soft intensity of the eyes.
Its such a brilliant and cute piece :)

Joan Sicignano Artist said...

Brilliant! You have brought him to like, I feel as though I can feel the softness of his fur. I also love the softness of the eyes, Dors you are an amazing artist. All the best to you.

James F. Smith said...

Your work really makes me want to grab a pencil and draw like crazy!!

Barbara A. Freeman said...

It has been said already, Dors, but have to say it myself anyway... glad to have you back and sharing your beautiful work!

Dors said...

RLT Art, Joan and Barbara. Thank you.

I am so overwhelmed by your kind comments.
Thank you to all my blogger friends for your continuing encouragement, support, kindness and friendship.

sue greco said...

Hi Dors,

It has all been said before me. This is an incredible work of art. You are a master with the pencil. Best to you.

Sue

Dors said...

Thank you so much Sue. I really appreciate your comment.

Wind said...

Wonderful drawing , Dors!
Full of life and character!
Compliments!
Best regards from Romania!

Pat said...

Beautiful, Dors!
He feels so inquisitive and alive. What a great job you've done :)

Dors said...

Thank you so much Wind and Pat. I appreciate your kind comments very much. He was a lovely character to draw.

Colette Theriault said...

Dors, he does look wonderful. You are one determined artist by undertaking the same drawing twice! Have you ever tried Fabriano Artistico hot press 140lb paper? More expensive but I just love it with graphite!!

Suzanne said...

Absolutely wonderful artwork.

I agree with Karen Hull it would
be great as a print!

Dors said...

Hi Colette. I have tried Frabriano but I don't think I have tried the one you suggest. I will get some and try it out. Thank you so much. I always appreciate you suggestions and comments. :D

Dors said...

Thank you Suzanna for your kind comments. I am thinking about yours and Karen's suggestion. I have searched out an Australian company that prints artwork.

Vic said...

This is so beautifully soft Dors, superb work with Graphite and yep I agree with Karen would look great as a print.

Dors said...

Thank you Vic for your kind comments. I always appreciate you kind words.
I'm working hard here to learn as much as I can. :)

Teresa said...

WOWEE DORS!!!!!!!!!!!

This is awesome! I feel like I could touch him he looks so alive.

Girl - you are GOOD!

Dors said...

Blushing here. LOL Thanks Teresa. Hugs.

L.Holm said...

So sweet. I love this. You and Sam definitely have an affinity for capturing the souls of the animals you draw and paint. fantastic.

Dors said...

Thank you Liz for your kind words. :)

Krista Hasson said...

Dors I love it, stunning as usual :)

Dors said...

Thank you Krista. Always appreciate your comments. :)

Sally McLean said...

I haven't been blogging for ages but just thought I'd check up on your blog and this kangaroo is just amazing. Very beautiful Dors.

Dors said...

Thank you so much Sally. Hope your lack of blogging was due to lots of commissions. ;)