Saturday, February 21, 2009

Eyes of the Wildernes I - Wolf

As I've changed the banner to this wolf drawing I better show you a small wip.
The drawing has an underpainting with inktense pencils. They are to be used as watersoluble colored pencils, and are very saturated in colors. But they are ink and therefor permanent.
Here you can first see my underpainting with inktense and then the finished drawing with colored pencils added. The paper is Artspectrum Colorfix, original a pastel paper with a lot of tooth, but I liked it for colored pencils as well.
Story behind the picture:
This wolf with his glowing eyes and diverse fur (due to shedding) really caught my attention and it is my intention to show the viewer a look of the wild beast within this magnificent animal.

Monday, February 16, 2009

A bit silent

I haven't been updating my blog lately - I know it. But the reason is I've put my Cadillac drawing on hold - it began to get a bit on my nerves. I do intend to return to it later on, but for now I need a break from it ! And at the same time a new idea demanded to be tested. Well, I tested - and it just didn't work out as I imagined. That just happens sometimes. I am not the kind of person who can work on more drawings/paintings at the same time. It just makes me less concentrated. So - I've started out a new drawing - so far an outline. It has taken me quite a while - gathering photoreferences, setting up a composition in thumbnail (the easy part), making it look fine also in scaled size -, but the lines are on the good paper now. I really hope this will work out: I feel I have used quite a lot of time not getting anywhere, especially due to the failed idea before this one.
I'll put something on the blog later, when I get the feeling this one is gonna work out.

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Artblog Award

I am proud to have recieved this award from Teresa. Take a look at her beautiful artblog.

I am asked to name 7 things I love and pass it on to 7 other bloggers:

1. My family: humans as well as animals ;)

2. My own arttime

3. Looking at other artists artwork

4. Artbooks

5. Walks in nature

6. Travelling to see other countries

7. Italian icecream

I will send the art award to these wonderful artblogs:

Pencilwizards blog
Laura Hardies blog
Heather Page studio blog
Sally Lancasters blog
Sheona Hamilton-Grants blog
Mike Sibleys blog
Tracy Halls blog

Monday, February 02, 2009

American Dream - Cadillac - WIP

I've been working a while on this Cadillac coupe de Ville - a new drawing in my American Dream serie (so far only one other car: Black Chevy).

This one I have been painting with watercolors and a little inktense pens. I'll soon switch to colored pencils and work tighter.
It is 29x39 cm on Fabriano Academia coldpressed.