It’s been six months since my last update and whilst this has been an extremely challenging year, I have also really enjoyed the commissions I have been lucky enough to draw so far and all of the other artwork in between.
I completed my jaguar drawing in May — one that I am particularly proud of as it was my first wildlife drawing on this scale (A3).
My jaguar has also proved to be popular with many of you who have purchased prints.
After completing the jaguar, I released another tutorial in July, looking at basic techniques in graphite drawing. This complements the other two in my series so far: materials for graphite drawing, and how to draw a cat’s eye.
I was delighted to be able to contribute a wildlife postcard drawing to an online fundraiser auction for a wildlife charity that sold back in May. I chose to draw this curious little fox.
Other artwork has included pet portrait commission drawings of a horse, a chicken and a dog; illustrations of a blue tit, ladybird and another little fox; and in the background, I have also been working on a large drawing of a tiger.
One interesting effect of the lockdown earlier on in the year and the subsequent restrictions, was a pull to put pencil to paper and start a series of landscape drawings. I have really enjoyed the diversion of subject matter and the sense of escapism with each piece. They are only small drawings (4×4″), but still, I hope, manage to convey a sense of atmosphere and spark the imagination somewhat. They also proved to be popular with many of you and the majority have now sold — although at the time of writing, I do still have three available for rehoming. I am planning on drawing a few more over the coming months, so watch this space.
I’m yet to decide on my next wildlife drawing although I do have a few ideas, and I also intend to complete a little barn owl postcard-sized drawing that I sketched out a few months ago.
Before I sign off, I just wanted to thank you all for your continued support. Your messages and comments on my social media channels are always such a pleasure to receive and I am grateful more than ever for your commissions and purchases in what has been a very difficult year for all.