February 26, 2012

Orang- Utan

 
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Once again I would like to thank Rod for his generosity in allowing me to draw from one of his many superb photographs.  You can see  Rods amazing photography here
This is going to be rather a large drawing on Arches smooth surface.  approx 22 " x 30"  It is a full sheet.

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I have been taking a much needed little break from my blog after finishing Jessie's portrait.
I had so many things I needed to catch up on around the home.
I hope to catch up on all your blogs in the next few days .
Happy Drawing and Painting.  :)

23 comments:

Andrew said...

I like it.

sue said...

Great to have you back at the drawing board/Blog site Dors ... so you're staging your 'comeback' with a real challenge then :-)

Look forward to seeing more

Pat said...

Wow! Such depth already. He's going to be fabulous. A full size sheet too - awesome!

Jan/PetsToPosies.com said...

So glad to see you back drawing again! Wow! I can't imagine this fella on a full sheet of Arches! I'm sure it will take a while so please be sure to give us lots of updates!

Doreen Cross said...

Thank you Andrew. Glad you like it.

Doreen Cross said...

Hi Sue. Yes it sure is a big one and something to really get into.
Thank you for the welcome back. It was nice to get all the odd jobs around cleaned up.

Doreen Cross said...

Hi Jan. Thank you, It's always good to get back to the drawing board. I will do lots of updates on this for you.
I owe you an email... coming soon. :)

Doreen Cross said...

Hi Pat. Thank you for your kind comment. This will be my largest drawing. Hope it goes well. :)

hmuxo said...

This is going to be a beautiful portrait, Dors. I love him already. His eyes are so realistic! I look forward to your next post!

DEB said...

He is looking like a very handsome primate, Dors! I hope your summer is going as mild as our winter this year! I see you are going bigger, but have you ever checked out the Australian Miniature societies in Tasmania and Queensland? I like to toggle betwween painting miniatures and full sized pieces.

Colette Theriault said...

Love the eyes so far Dors, they are amazingly soulful.

Jill said...

Looking great, Dors. I love it already. Working big is a whole lot different than worker on a smaller surface, isn't it?

John (JWJarts) said...

This is going to be great. I'm really looking forward to watching it develop.

Doreen Cross said...

Hilda... Thank you so much. I will try to post lots of updates.

Deb... I always think the wild animals look so regal/handsome. They are so interesting. I have just done an ATC and I do struggle so much with miniature work...

Colette... Many thanks. I do love drawing the eyes best and work hard at getting the right look.

Jill... I like working large, gives me lots of room for detail. Thanks for your kind words Sis. xx

John.. Many thanks. I will keep the updates coming and glad you are interested.

Joan Sicignano Artist said...

Dors, I can see this is going to be a great piece of art from you. You already captured expression. Well done.

Joan Sicignano Artist said...

Hi Dors, just wrote a comment, don't think it went through. In short, this is already looking great. Looking forward to it's completion.

Wendy Mould said...

Nice to see you back, I noticed you had taken a break. I guess you are enjoying a great summer and that certainly takes up your time as well. That is a big drawing you have undertaken, I will look forward to seeing the results.

Doreen Cross said...

Thank you Joan. went through ok. I have had the same thing happen to me.
It may take a while for this piece but I will post plenty of updates. It's good to get the graphite pencils back in hand.
xx

Doreen Cross said...

Thank you Wendy. We are having a very mild summer this year, lots of rain everywhere is so green instead of the usual brown during this time. We are also getting more than our share of humidity too. Grrrrrrrrrr hate that.

LOL I will let you know if this big drawing is the first and last or if I will stay drawing big.
I see you are having a very interesting time at the moment..Have fun xx

Karen Hull Art said...

Oooh I do love the look of this one Dors and can't wait to see the progression - my goodness you have a gift with doing graphite animals. I know how you feel about catching up - it is so hard to stay on top of everything sometimes :)

Lene said...

hi
looks like you're into a great start on this.

Doreen Cross said...

Thank you Lene.

Doreen Cross said...

Thank you Karen for your kind comment. I really do love working with graphite. :)