March 27, 2011

Lioness WIP #3

Arches 300 gsm smooth paper   43 x 35cm
Copyright Rod Haley.
I got a bit more done on this yesterday.  There is still a lot more to do but the head is now taking shape.

March 21, 2011

Resuming the Lioness.

Arches 300gsm smooth paper. 45 x 35 cm

Just to recap on where I am at with the Lioness.  I am posting the last update.  It's back on the drawing board. I should get a little done today.
A large drawing for a nice change. Just mapping out getting some base working. The size when finished will be 45 x 35 cm plus the border on Arches smooth 300 gsm paper.
The lioness ref photo comes courtesy of Rod Haley ( Flickr).  Thank you very much Rod for the permission to use one of your superb photos. 

March 16, 2011

Chakra WIP comission. Finished.

10 x 8" Prismacolor Pencil and Graphite on Canson 220 gsm smooth Paper. 

Here is Chakra all finished.  I will leave it for a day and then look if it needs any tweaking.
The bottom of the Love Box is done in CP as it didn't have a good look in graphite.

March 15, 2011

Chakra WIP comission. #5

A little more done.  I still have work to do on the folds of the fabric and the fabric at the bottom.
This green is the only touch of color.  The rest will be in graphite.  I am not sure about the brown trim... I may change to graphite..  Having a thing about that.   :)

March 13, 2011

Chakra WIP comission. #4

Sorry for the poor image..It's late afternoon and light is not good. 

I think Chakra is coming to life now.  Still a lot more to be done.  He looks so cute sitting in his " Love Box"
I like the challenge of CP and Graphite a little tricky where the two mediums join.

Chakra WIP comission. #3

A little more done on Chakra.   More layering of fur on his back and the highlight on the tail.  more work on the chin whiskers ...  Then  it gets exciting....  with the touch of color.

March 12, 2011

Chakra WIP comission. #2

Coming along better now I have changed to the smooth paper.   I have had a good few hours at it today. Nice and relaxing.     I need to correct the whisker over the eye.  ;)  It's good to post... as soon as I get a drawing posted on my blog I see where things need sweaking.

March 10, 2011

Chakra WIP comission. #1

8 x 10" Canson 220 gsm smooth paper. 

I am much happier with the above drawing on smooth paper.  :)

8 x 10"  Arches 300 gsm Medium Paper.

I am going to do this again as I am not happy with the paper for this work. It's a medium tooth paper and It is not working for me with the cat. so it's take two on a smoother paper. 
This is not a pretty stage of the drawing. I like to get a rough blocking in and work on the fur once I know where everything needs to be placed. I can now get into the fine detail.
 Chakra.  is in his Love Box. I will try to do more postings with this WIP  as I work through this beautiful cat. He looks so comfortable he makes me feel sleepy. LOL "Wake up Dors. work to do"
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March 03, 2011

Finished Cat WIP (Update)

Arches 300gsm smooth paper   10 x 10"

Another update.  The eyes were a little too sad.  Hope this has given Sheraz a look that fits her personality better.   It is a little hard when photos are not very detailed, also working from a few images.

March 01, 2011

Finished Cat WIP. (Sheraz)

Arches 300gsm smooth paper.  10 x 10" 

I was not really happy with the fore leg that is tucked under her body.  I feel it is looking better now.  
Also Jan pointed  the same thing out to me. Thank you Jan for your critique.