March 18, 2012

WIP Orang-utan update #6

Arches smooth surface.  approx 22 " x 30"  It is a full sheet.  
Getting there slowly.  I am trying to concentrate on the hair. There is so much of it and it does get a little tedious.  I will probably end up switching from the hair to the hand and more shading on the forehead.

Just a reminder  You can see  Rods amazing photography here   I am always very grateful to Rod for allowing me to use his awesome photos.

11 comments:

Pat said...

He's looking fab, Dors. I admire your patience xx

Sally McLean said...

Absolutely amazing and you haven't even finished it yet!!

Wendy Mould said...

WOW!!! He is really coming along well. That is a big job you have taken on. I haven't worked with the Arches paper, how do you like it for such a big project?

Jan said...

It's getting there and beautifully, I might add!

hmuxo said...

It's coming along soooo beautifully, Dors. I absolutely love it...and I went on Rods photography and he certainly has some gorgeous pictures...Your work on this guy is outstanding!!! Waiting patiently for your next post.

Andrew said...

Wow its really pulling together. BTW what is your favorite blending tool?

Doreen Cross said...

Pat.. Thank you. I am trying to make myself have more patience by taking more time instead of rushing to get it finished, after all I am retired and what's the rush LOL.

Sally.. Thanks so much for your lovely comment.

Wendy.. Thank you. yes it is my largest drawing to date. I just love the Arches paper. I usually buy the 300gsm but I had this sheet and I can't remember the weight. I think is probably around the 220. The art shop gave me a discount on it to try it out. I wish I had marked the weight on it as I like it.

Jan.. Thank you so much and I hope all is well with you and that you are enjoying your art work. I will email you.

Hilda. I am glad you like it and thanks for your comment. Yes Rod does have some wonderful photography especially the animals as he lives fairly close to a zoo.

Andrew. Thank you for your nice comments. Oh my favorite shading tool. I think I would have to say the Roymac #4 shading brush which I trim down the bristles fairly short. I also like using the Chamois leather, which gives a nice even shading. To shade the eyes I like the tortillion.

Jill said...

I love your artwork Dors. They say the hands are an extension of the heart. I believe that's true. This coming along beautifully, sis. You always amaze me.

Doreen Cross said...

Thank you so much Sis for such a lovely thought.. I'm so glad you like it. xx

Joan Sicignano Artist said...

Doreen, you are doing a great job on this. Rod must be very honored that you have chosen one of his photos. His photography is wonderful.

Doreen Cross said...

Hi Joan. Thank you for your very kind comment. Yes Rod is good photographer indeed.
I hope I do this justice in graphite.