Friday, 24 September 2010

Tiger drawing update-working on fur texture


Progress on the tiger so far has been a little slow as i'm still spread a little thin with two shows running at the moment and preparation work underway for a new commissioned piece as well as preparing for my upcoming workshop in october.
since my last post i have been working up the tone on the cat with layers of graphite working up from H grade thru to B grade with rather loose directional fur strokes added with a loose wrist so as to keep it varied in length and shape and not appear to mechanical.The stripes are worked up by layering once again with all grades of pencil used from H thru to 3B.Periodically i'm having to add more tone to the background to help the cat stand out and of course it will be given a complete overhaul at the end of the drawing.I aim to complete the body of the cat before moving onto the face to ensure the wispy fur details and whiskers stand out nicely.

21 comments:

sue said...

Apologies if you've answered this before Clive - are the whiskers and wispy bits of fur indented or do you create these with a battery/electric eraser?

They've stayed beautifully white.

Look forward to seeing progress on this tiger

Clive Meredith said...

hi sue,ive indented these as i think its more effective and indeed easier than using an eraser.

commoncents said...

VERY COOL! Congrats on being selected a Blog of Note!!

Steve
Common Cents
http://www.commoncts.blogspot.com

Chelsie Anderson said...

Your work is absolutly breathtaking! Amazing. :) That is all.

Pearlson said...

keep up
very nice....

Oberon said...

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Marcia Silva said...

Your work is fascinating!!
Marcia

Clive Meredith said...

thankyou all for your kind words

Wafflehaus said...

I want an update. This is coming along great.

Little Red said...

Your art is honestly remarkable. Thank you for sharing your talent with us :) It's wonderful to see a piece like this come together.

OnTarget said...

Love your work. The shading is exceptional.

DalaHorse said...

Your artwork is amazing...can't wait to see your tiger! Found your blog from Blog's of note list.

Clive Meredith said...

many thanks once again to all those who have taken time out to comment on my work here,i really do appreciate your words and its very uplifting to think that the blog is being enjoyed by so many:-)

S a g e l Art said...

Wow. I love your work. It amazing the amount of detail you put into each and every picture. How long have you been drawing?

Hairball said...

Nice work.

Timothy James Hewitt said...

Your work is amazing, so glad to have stumbled upon it!

Clive Meredith said...

ive been drawing all my life sagelart but my current style evolved from oil painting techniques i learned some 12 years ago or so

Janie B said...

You are extremely talented. I'm very impressed.

raykings/poetry said...

Wow!!!,what absolutely fantastic drawings Clive. Total respect & envy for such a talent as yours.

The Planet Pluto said...

wow and its not even done

الساحر said...

very nice

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