Thursday, August 12, 2010

Portrait of two dogs in graphite

This is a commission that I recently completed of two dogs. The final drawing is about 11 X 14. I did this on hot press watercolor paper and used a mechanical pencil. I found that I worked slowly in layers of graphite, first with a rough sketch and then making sure I got the eyes and features correct before filling in the detail of the fur. I blended as I went using the pencil, rather than a blending stomp or other tool. I think that the final version looks 'rougher' to me than other graphite pet portraits I have seen, but in the end, I really like the effect and think that both dogs turned out very well.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Garlic Scapes

I found these garlic scapes at the store earlier this summer and just had to draw them! The curling shapes were really fun to render in pen and ink. Hope you enjoy! P.S. They were really tasty, too. :)

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