Here is the drawing I have been working on today. I still have alot of work to do on the light fur below the chin so I have cropped some of this area off! This is the same cat as the one in my website pet portrait portfolio "Jeremiah".
I have been experimenting with a combination charcoal/graphite drawing over the last two days and while it looks ok I the next one I draw will be using Graphite only. This is because I have veiwed other artists work in both mediums and I think I prefer the effects that can be acheived with only graphite. I should be able to post the combie drawing in the next two days.
I have been inspired by other artists to do a charcoal and graphite portrait of a cat. I am really excited by my progress and I am photographing it stage by stage to show you. Here is the reference photo I am working from. I will post the first drawing stages soon.
Today I have begun painting in the moored boats. They are quite pale at the moment but will finish up being darker and more like sillouettes. I also have to add relections of the boats and their masts. I have renamed the portrait sunrise rather than sunset because I had made a mistake!
Yesterday I finally delivered the pastel portrait of Breeze a tri-colour collie to the owner at a dog agility meet. Breeze is ten years old and has sadly been going blind from a young age. I met Breeze and he is a beautful dog. Breeze's portrait was a prize awarded at the 2008 Australian Dog Agility Association Grand Prix.
I have done the under colour on the water today and played around with the clouds a bit. When it is finished the water will be mostly a yellow orange relection of the sky with dark sillouetts of boats anchored for the night. This is a place where we often anchor our boat for the night sometimes rafting up for a party with friends.
Here is what I have been working on today. Balancing the colour of the forground to match that of the background is very tricky! I have done somework on the mans face but it needs finishing and I have altered colours and composition of the for and mid ground. Not satisfied so I will be back at it tomorrow!
Hello and welcome to my blog! My name is Sally McLean and I am a fine artist specialising in pet portraiture. Please feel free to make comments on my post content as feedback is important to me. Using pastel or oils, I create beautiful, lifelike portraits of your pet. Commissions of dogs, cats, horses or any other type of animal are all hand drawn or painted in fine detail. Ensure that you may enjoy your best friend and companion forever by commissioning one of my beautiful portraits today. Check out my website for more examples of my work and email your favourite pet photographs to me for a free quote. http://www.sallymcleanartist.com.au/