Today’s drawing was something I had laid out a few months back but just never got around to doing it. I guess it would fall within the genre’ of “realism”(?) in the arena of art, but then again, maybe it belongs in another genre’ that I am not familiar with…which are many.
The subjects involved are two creatures that seem to be very popular among people; however I’m not going to disclose that at the moment, as I’ll let your imagination run for a bit.
MATERIALS USED; Fabriano Artistico 140 lb hotpress water color paper; Wolff’s 6B, 2B and B carbons; Generals 2B and HB charcoals and Carbon Sketch pencil; NITRAM charcoals H and HB for the wood.
I got the idea from seeing a photograph of a horse looking over its stall towards something that was much lower than itself. The moment I saw the image on pixabay (royalty free photos) I knew what I wanted to draw. Here is the reference photo I used. The rest of the drawing was simply something that just popped into my head the moment I saw the photo.
You will see from the drawing as it develops, that I did not attempt to create an “exact” duplicate of what I saw. Main reason being that with all the dark tones and values in the photograph, the contrast would have been nullified and would have made the drawing less appealing.
I rendered the charcoal and carbon onto the paper in several layers, thus giving greater depth and realism to the drawing. Between layering, I blended everything into the paper using my super-duper, triple-top secret, classified 007, Captain Crunch magic blending tool. Don’t leave home without it!
Final results are below with added close-ups. I hope you enjoy.
ORIGINAL: is FOR SALE at the following price: $350.00 U.S. Price does NOT include shipping nor insurance. Purchaser will be responsible for both. Size is roughly 15″ x 16″
Until next time – stay frosty.