Thursday, March 17, 2011

Duckling WIP 5

I went a bit crazy with the reflections in the water - I think doing this while watching and singing along to The Blues Brothers may have been a bad combination!!

It's made me realise I need to work more on the duckling himself to make him zing a bit more. Will this ever be finished??

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Rose - Finished

Here's what I'm saying is the finished piece for my Rose drawing. Not entirely happy with the blending of the petals or the background, but it does have a very soft feel to it, and it looks almost like a tattoo.

However, it was a learning curve, and the result isn't as bad as I anticipated.

Reference here:

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Duckling WIP4

I spent some time on this last night. I am now quite happy with the body and am moving onto the water. I'm not happy with the way he seems to have a halo around him when his feathers meet the water but I'll try my very best to fix that.

I have never attempted water with reflections in CP before and I admit I'm a little daunted. I hope it turns out ok!

please note the camera has altered the colours somewhat.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Rose - WIP 2

A lot more pencil down but I really don't like the softness of it. It's almost as if it's not substantial, like a ghost almost.
I will persevere but I may not do much more blending in future and stick to my messier way of shading!!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Attempts at Blending

As something little to do between spurts at my CP Duckling, I thought I'd have a proper go at blending with stumps in graphite on a simple subject - a rose.

Having never drawn a rose before I did find its anatomy somewhat difficult and I can't say I'm very pleased with the way the pencil is laying down and blending at the moment. But it's early days and I hope to finish this over the weekend.

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Duckling Update

Bit more done on this. Trying desperately to get the tones right as well as maintaining a look of fluffiness.

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

There once was an ugly duckling...

What I've been working on today during my day off sick.

Prismacolors on fine grain cartridge paper. I hope I can finish this off. It has taken me ages so far.