First steps in new equine portrait.

It would be fair to say that a million words have not been flowing off my keyboard lately. Sorry for the sporadic posting. Life has a habit of keeping me on my toes with all sorts twists and turns. This week has been no exception.
Sadly, all this spinning has kept me away from the buzz of the cyberwaves.
Actually to be very honest, in order to get away from the twirling demands, we (pencils, cats and I) have been hiding deep and low in the cave studio and working on my latest commission.
Time has been spent on Big Ben, a great big (surprise!) bay gelding. Sadly, due to injury, Ben is not able to live a full active life but is incredibly well cared for and loved by his owners.

Below are the first few hours into the drawing. I am using a 200g Hahnemuehler paper and Derwent's 2B, 6B and B.

So far so good. I'm a happy with his expression meaning: green light to go ahead and complete the portrait.

All being well will be back at the drawing board on Monday and will be sure to post an up date then.
Have a great week-end!


Nice start to your next project :-)

Jo Castillo said…
Nice to see you back at work. And so beautiful .. our bonus!
Kristy said…
Looking beautiful so far, hopefully things settle down for u soon

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