This graphite drawing will start on the my auction tomorrow.
I spent the last 2 evenings on owl time, sketching this up. I remembered I had some quality paper around to experiment on, this is some Ingres paper and I think by using the rougher side it created a lot of extra work. I was not getting the kind of darks in the background I was hoping for to offset the owls in the foreground. It took a lot of extra crosshatching which I'm practicing at but this had gotten a bit too much so I ended in stumping it down.
I've enjoyed doing these owls and trying to capture the fondness that I saw between them.
This will go to auction tomorrow July 23.
Bard Owl Smooch'n
I caught these Bard owls in the act of smooching.
I've been a bit of a night owl myself lately and stayed up far too late sketching this last evening. Graphite on paper 8.5"x11.5" and this is going up for auction July 21st check it out.
Andre From My Sketch Book
Orchids a sketch in graphite
Having been drawing for weeks now in my sketch book as a preliminary step to the portraits, I've decided I like doing graphite so much that I wanted to do something a little different on my day off. Might have to take another day off this weekend and do something else not art related. This was the orchid I purchased a week ago and I've been trying to find time to paint it again but this did not happened yet.
Here I was trying to look at edges and try and get depth to the drawing. Fun stuff!