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Thursday, 10 November 2011

"Frederic T" new equine dressage drawing



To be honest, I never realised you could drown in pencil shavings and graphite...
You can.
It's happening at this very moment, here in the studio.
Christmas commissions have been "on the go" for the last 6 weeks (most excellent news) and Christmas is roughly another 6 weeks away (not such excellent news).
Every minute now crucial to getting the next commissions finished on time.

The result: days in my black and white world are madly fun: studio's buzzing, the artist scribbling, music pumping, Wilbur and Bernadette rocking, coffee brewing, cats if not playing paperweights very busy being feline.

Sadly, due to the world of secrecy surrounding all the commissions coming on and off the drawing board, none can be shown.
However, I do have one that I "prepared" last month.
Meet Frederic T a gorgeous handsome (now retired)) German Warmblood dressage horse.
Frederic is horse with oodles of talent who has given his rider and owner many a happy moment.



Frederic T
Pencil on Paper
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Sheona Hamilton-Grant. All rights reserved

My mission: to immortalise all that he brought and shared with his rider.
Mission accomplished: his portrait has now taken pride of place in their home.

On the drawing board at the moment another stunning equine who's having her life size portrait done. Off to render the detail in her eyes....

6 comments:

sue said...

substitute pastel dust for graphite and I'm doing the same thing here :-)

Fabulous portrait of Frederic T (and his rider of course) ...

intrigued about the 'life size' portrait - hope that's 'head only' otherwise you'll be chained to the drawing board for months

Sheona Hamilton Grant said...

Sue I hear ya ;) Thanks for the thumbs-up!
The life size is a head portrait (phew!) Good luck with all the pastel dust your end!

BrandNewStudio said...

ExcellentWork
GoodCreations

quinncreative said...

These are amazingly subtle and strong pieces of art. Horses are complex creatures--emotionally and physically and you make the horses personality come alive!

Sheona Hamilton Grant said...

BrandNewStudio: Xl thank you for your super comment!
quinncreative, as a big fan of your work and approach to art, your comment as brought an almighty big grin to my lips. Thank-you
Thank you also both very much for stoping by.Much appreciated :D

ashok said...

Horses are my fav. subject...excellent work. cheers!