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A very special commission

March 29th, 2014

A very special commission

Aldridge Parish Church
This Commissioned drawing of Aldridge parish Church was presented to Sir Richard Shepherd on 35 year service as a Member of Parliament

Ozzie drawing finished

August 28th, 2012

Ozzie drawing finished

Now I have put the shading around his nose and put the highlight in his eye, have a final look over and he is now finished.

Ozzie drawing four

August 28th, 2012

Ozzie drawing four

Working on the neck and collar.
To get the fine white lines on the neck I use an embossing tool, make a mark with the embossing tool then shading over it will leave a fine white line which is ideal for those fine white hairs

Ozzie drawing three

August 19th, 2012

Ozzie drawing three

As I was working I decided that the pencil was not creating the shine black coat that I wanted to capture, I needed to use charcoal.
Trying to put charcoal over pencil is not the easiest thing to do, as pencil leaves a smooth surface and charcoal needs a bit of a key to stick to.
Eventually with determination and patience I am beginning to capture the essence of Ozzie

Ozzie drawing two

August 19th, 2012

Ozzie drawing two

As I work with my right hand I tend to start at the top right of the drawing, that way my hand is not touching the drawing as I work down.
Now I will work with a whole range of pencils building up the tone then taking it down, blending in, working down and across the portrait.

Ozzie on the drawing board

August 19th, 2012

Ozzie on the drawing board

Ozzie is a commission. He is a rescue dog and has now found a very good home where he is much loved by his owner.
After taking many photos we decided on the pose that showed Ozzie's character.
Here I have worked out size and proportion and have started on the tone that will give him shape and depth
The size is A4 on Bristol Board using Derwent HB pencil

Aceo

August 2nd, 2012

Aceo

Over the last 6 months or so I have started to create ACEO and sell them on E bay.
It's a great way to keep creative while waiting for the next commission or inspiration,once you start doing them it gets very addictive, that is once you get used to working so small.

What is an ACEO. It stands for Art Cards, Editions and Originals.
Miniature works of art measuring 3.5 x 2.5 inches, and that is the only rule.
Anything goes, any medium, any subject, any style.
It's a fun way of owning your own art collection that will fit into your pocket
I find E bay a good outlet for the artists and buyers.
Here are a few examples of mine, for a closer look and to see more go to my gallery and look in ACEO miniature.

Finished

June 17th, 2012

Finished

Finished.
I feel I have taken this as far as I can.
Taken the intensity of the colour off the planes and made the overall colour stronger and warmer

Decided the drawing needs colour.

June 17th, 2012

Decided the drawing needs colour.

Decided to include airplane's in the drawing They were on a visit to RAF Cotsford with there dad and granddad.
In the photos they were so engrossed with the exhibits I had to capture there expression.
Looking at the drawing at this stage, I feel it needs more colour but the planes need to be taken back, they stand out to much

Drawing nearly finished

June 14th, 2012

Drawing nearly finished

This drawing is nearly finished.
Drawn using HB and 4B Derwent Pencils, in a Daler Rowney 150g/m cartridge drawing book

 

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