Sunday, 14 December 2008

Drakkar - finis!

A couple more hours today did it and I'm happy (well reasonably) with the final result. After erasing yet again I remembered the first exercise in my drawing book (yes, the one I'm meant to be working through) and turned both the reference photo and my drawing upside down, vbg. Ok, it isn't perfect but is better than I expected yesterday when I was almost ready to give up. Amazingly it helped quite a bit, at least I think so! Feedback is appreciated as always. It will probably be after Christmas before I get started on my next piece - if I can stay away from drawing that long - after so long not doing anything I'm now wanting to draw all the time! I'm just about to order some pastel pencils so it is just possible that I will be brave and post my first attempt, then again, maybe not. Here is Drakkar, as good as I can get him. Edit, after some feedback in my UKCPS group I have darkened the shadowy area under his chin, I think it is an improvement.

9 comments:

Alice said...

Magnifique! Superbe! J'adore!
Thank you again... My kitten is wonderful through your eyes! Very well done!

Karen said...

Thank you so much Alice, it means a lot that you like him!

Vic said...

Hey Karen,I think you have done incredibly well with him, give yourself a pat on the back, it is very good.

Karen said...

Thanks Vic!

Phil Davis said...

Hi Karen, lovely piece of work , I find it hard to believe that you consider yourself "new to art".
Was looking through some of your bird photos, the bird you thought was a Peregrine is probably a Saker Falcon, a bird native to Asia but commomly kept in captivity by falconers in Europe, definitely not a Peregrine.Exscuse me being a pain but birding is my thing.Keep up the good work,
Phil.

Karen said...

Thank you Phil for the comment and for the id on the falcon, birding is another thing I'm very new to so I'm always happy to be corrected.

MrsG said...

Well done Karen!!! The nose looks much better. I find all your drawings beautiful and I love how you do the eyes! Go to the top of the class A+! LOL!
Nikkiy

Jan said...

Well in the words of Craig Revell-Horwood - FAN...TAS...TIC!

Even better than Bouncer. ;)

Karen said...

Thanks Jan (I see someone else is addicted to 'strictly',lol)