Autumn update

In this blog post, I thought I would take the opportunity to show you what I’ve been up to over the summer: those hot and heady days already seem a long time ago when I glance out of the window at the autumn leaves, scudding across the ground.

Back in May (OK, so this isn’t technically summer), I finished off my ‘miniatures’, (click on the gallery image to show more detail):

These were a lot of fun to draw and were a lot less time consuming than my usual drawings. I’m planning on producing a few more in the coming months, so watch this space.

Next, I felt the urge to pick up my pens again. I seem to have fallen naturally into working more in graphite over the last year or so and these tend to be detailed pieces that take many hours to draw. It made a refreshing change to strip things right back to basics with these line drawings, (click on the gallery image to show more detail):

It wasn’t long though before the call of my pencils returned and I satisfied a long held urge to capture an animal that is well-suited to black and white drawings: the beautiful zebra:

In recent weeks, I fancied taking on another challenge … drawing a human – something I have been wanting to attempt for a while. It requires a different pencil technique to drawing animals and landscapes, so I really enjoyed exploring this. This is the end result – mounted and framed:

This led straight into the following commission, which again, was a whole lot of fun to do and is now in its new home ‘down under’:

That just about brings me up to date. I am currently back to the animals – drawing a glorious deer stag. After that, I am looking forward to having more fun developing my new found techniques.

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