Step one: line drawing and definition of eyes and ears
Step 2: worked out expression and added to throat + balancing of tone and contrast
Step 3: Work begun on chin and neck
Step 4: mouth defined neck shape and muscle penciled out
Here we have my next drawing hot on the drawing board: a horse!
It has been soooo long since I last drew my favorite subject that working on this piece really feels like coming home and relaxing with a good cup of coffee!
I shot the reference photographs in the summer. This is a highland pony competing at a local show in Scotland. He was not only the perfect type but loving every minute of it and showing off as proud as a peacock!
I am using Bristol Vellum double-ply paper and .... ...water soluble graphite pencils.
This is so exciting: I have been drawing this fellow with a pencil and a ... paint brush!
Is there such a thing as a graphite painting? What an thrilling thought.
More steps tomorrow...and the way my inspiration is chomping at the bit it may very well be a finished piece (with an appropriate title)...