Saturday, January 27, 2007

Graphite Dog Portrait of a Weimaraner

Graphite Dog Portrait of a WeimaranerThe dog portrait is complete! The detail on his face and ears has been added to add texture and depth. The body has been left smooth with less detail to allow it to appear further away from the viewer. Posted by Picasa

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Friday, January 19, 2007

Graphite Dog Portrait of a Weimaraner WIP5

Graphite Dog Portrait of a Weimaraner The dark and light tones are starting to even out and the texture has added more depth to the dog's face.

The green on the side is tape, in case you were wondering. If I use a smaller size paper such as this where the portrait fills the entire paper, I use low tack painter's tape on the sides of the paper to act as handles. The oil from a misplaced finger is almost impossible to remove and there is nothing worse than spending hours upon hours on a portrait only to discover a misplaced fingerprint near the end! Posted by Picasa

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Graphite Dog Portrait of a Weimaraner WIP4

Graphite Dog Portrait of a Weimaraner Continuing to build up texture by adding and removing graphite to define the facial structure of the dog. A little tedious, kind of like watching paint dry ;) Posted by Picasa

Graphite Dog Portrait of a Weimaraner WIP3

Graphite Dog Portrait of a Weimaraner I am continuing to add layers of 2B graphite for the dog's face to build up his features. Then will remove and readd portions of fur to give depth and texture to his face. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Graphite Dog Portrait of a Weimaraner WIP2

Graphite Dog Portrait of a WeimaranerMore detail has been added to the dog's head and I am starting to build up his ears, nose and facial features. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Graphite Dog Portrait of a Weimaraner

Graphite Dog Portrait of a Weimaraner I have set in the eyes and basic structure of the dogs face and then moved on to his body. I want his body to have the velvety feel that Weinheimer's fur has and his face to show more detailed texture. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Graphite Dog Portrait of a Weimaraner

Graphite Dog Portrait Weimaraner This is my outline sketch of a weinheimer that I am doing a portrait of. Again it is much lighter on the paper so I made it darker in scan so it would show up. I love the way he is standing and the look in his eyes. Weinheimer's are one of my favorite breeds of dogs, I hope to have one some day...until then this portrait will have to suffice. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Newborn Baby Graphite Birth Announcment Card

Newborn Baby Graphite Birth Announcment CardThis is a sample of how the card will be once printed. Many formats can be used for printing but choose to just use a postcard format for this one. Posted by Picasa

Newborn Baby Birth Announcment

Newborn Baby Graphite Birth Announcment Card This little guy's tootsies are done! It is just a loose sketch, not a fully detailed study as it is going to be used for birth announcement cards and I wanted it to be fairly loose. Posted by Picasa

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Monday, January 08, 2007

Newborn Baby Birth Announcement


Several more layers of 2B graphite have been added and blended. It looks a little harsh right now as the darks and lights are more extreme than they will be once completed. Just working on getting the shapes and then will refine the textures more. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Newborn Baby Birth Announcement


Got a little carried away before posting an update of this guy's little feet. I really loosely added layers of graphite to build up the skin tone and am now starting to add in the darker darks. The lines on the baby's feet have been drawn in darker so they are not lost and will be defined further once the skin tones have been established.

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Newborn Baby Birth Announcement


This sketch of a newborn baby's feet are going to be used for a birth announcment card. I loosely sketched the feet on the arches paper and then darkened the lines so they are more visible once scanned.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Valentine's Day Gift - Graphite Horse Portrait Completed



Well he is complete! He is such a beautiful horse, makes it fun to draw as I love horses. If I could have one in my backyard I would!

They eyelashes and mane did not scan too well, hard to see the transition but gives the general idea.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Valentine's Day Gift - Graphite Horse Portrait - WIP6


The lashes and eye are now complete and just have a bit more work to do on the mane before I can call him 'complete'!

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Valentine's Day Gift - Graphite Horse Portrait - WIP5


Several layers of H and 2B graphite have been added and removed for the mane. The eye has also been given more detail including lashes but will require more layers to be complete.

Valentine's Day Gift - Graphite Horse Portrait - WIP4

And more layers of graphite added....

Monday, January 01, 2007

Valentine's Day Gift - Graphite Horse Portrait - WIP3


I have added several more layers of 2B graphite to further model the horse's face and body. The process is pretty much the same as for a person's portrait, just building up the layers of light and dark until I am happy with the resemblance.