Now that I have finished the Kitten & Books painting, I decided to do a graphite. This will be part of my," Miniature Horse Graphite collection" and will be doing a WIP as I go along. Here is what I have done so far.
I start out with a line drawing so I can keep my barings.
Then I start from the left and work my way over. This way I do not smear the Graphite.
This afternoon I decided to do some head study shots of my Grey Icelandic mare. Played with different angles and perspectives. The day was cloudy but bright. The bridle she has on is a Bitless made by Lodgerope. Photos were taken with my Evolt 510 camera.
I am just putting the finishing touches on my Kitten & Book, pen & ink with watercolor wash painting. Will have it up in the online shops by next week. It will only be offered at Image Kind and Red Bubble at this time. Will also be offering signed limited edition prints, if interested please email me for more information.
I figured I was far enough along to post another update. Right now I am working on another layer of ink on the fur. Filling in and fluffing up a bit more. After I have finished this, another layer of color will go on top of the many already done and then one final layer of Ink. I have been mostly been working on the body. Still need to work on her face. Which is clear to see. Close up of the eyes. Is hard to see but I used Metalic watercolor pencil to add some more interest and shine to her eyes. Close up of some of her fur and the start of one of the books pages. Once I have all the base coats of inked fur..I will fine tune and refine.
On Mother's day I went to the," Japanese Garden in Portland Oregon", very early in the morning before they are open to the main public. The natural light was much softer and better for photographs. Also gave me a chance to pratice with my Camera, finding out what it can and can't do. Along with beautiful photos, I am also getting ideas for future paintings. So without further ta-du............
If you would like to see the rest of the collection as I get them up, please go to....
~~Had to add one more picture.... & One of these days I will figure out how to move the pictures around on the Blog Dashboard. Here is the Desk..set up with my latest painting,,using my Evolt 510 camera. What a difference. ;O) .......................... New Desk is just wonderful, perfect height, Chair is very comfortable and the lamp works wonders on those cloudy days. ~~~Finally, after months of waiting for my DH to put my Art desk together...it is finally done. I now have a place to call my own in the house to paint as I will. This is the new desk and a photo of my view. Rather inspiring view at that.
Someone asked me why I did Graphite Drawings..since no one seems interested in Black and white drawings or paintings. Had to think about it a bit. I guess I draw for a couple of reasons. The challenge is to me, unlike painting with color...it is much harder to the the proper shading in a Graphite drawing. And I just like drawing sometimes as a change. I do know most people have no interest in Black & White Drawings, no matter how well done. Though I hope there are some folks out there that do. Have been doing a Series of Miniature horse & Human Graphite drawings. The ones below, plus the WIP I showed in one of my earlier entries. The Drawings are of simple everyday interaction between people and their pets.
They are being offered on items such as Stamps and Mugs to fine Art prints.
Over the next few months I will be doing a "Flower Series of Stamps" , along with matching Cards, at my Zazzle store. Most will be close ups of various flowers. Please check my store often, to see what is new.
For anyone interested in doing your best possible Graphite drawing, please check out Mike Sibley's outstanding web site. Not only does he have a lot of great tips online, he also sells a "Must Have" Art book, which I highly recommend.