Saturday, 1 May 2010

Old drawing re-visited

i originally drew this as a straightforward study with no background toning or grasses some time ago.i'd had it framed but was never entirely satisfied with the end result and so i decided to re-hash it and try to make it a little more interesting.the background toning took many hours to accomplish with several layers of H,HB and B grade pencils,i then added a few grass stalks to give an idea of the birds habitat(the african grasslands) and also to help balance out the image composition.this was a thoroughly enjoyable exercise in representing the different textures,i know he's not the prettiest but he's a real character

3 comments:

Lynda Schumacher said...

Clive, I cannot stop smiling when looking at this.

Clive Meredith said...

they're not the most photogenic birds are they? but sooo comical!

Lene said...

you are a true master with graphite-pencils.