Saturday, 4 July 2009

Partridge progress

Managed to grab a few hours in the studio today and started to work up the background of my partridge drawing.When portraying snow i like to use a blending stump and torchon,lifting graphite either from surrounding areas of detail or from a patch of graphite ive scribbled onto a spare bit of paper,it gives a nice smooth result and is quicker to achieve the desired result than using the pencil directly on the paper.It shouldn't take long to complete the background as most of it will be snow because i want to concentrate on the complex plumage of the partridge which serves to make it so cryptic to spot in field margins.

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