Yesterday was a bit of a marathon session in the studio as I wanted to make sure I had completed the tigers head before I take a short weekend break away.Having completed all the facial markings I treated myself to completing the eyes of the animal.I love it when,finally,the eyes are put in place and at last all that hard work pays off and suddenly the animal is right there looking back at you! I often save the completion of the eyes in a drawing for later in the piece,particularly after many long-hours spent building up the basics of the image,as a kind of little artists treat,the 'icing on the cake' if you like.i hope you are all enjoying this drawing coming together,have a great weekend.
South coast based Clive Meredith is an entirely self-taught artist and has been working professionally since 1993 specialising in detailed portrayals of wildlife from both Britain and abroad. Clive's initial interest in wildlife and the countryside was fostered in his early years, brought up the son of a dairy farmer, and spending hours outside in the Shropshire countryside birdwatching and larking about on the river Severn and its streams in his hometown of Shrewsbury. Working in both graphite pencil and oils,observation is vital to Clive's working practice.Each drawing or painting reveals meticulous attention to detail,achievable only by hours spent in the field observing and photographing subjects in their natural habitat.As a result Clive has become renowned for the stunning realism of his images and an incredibly assured ability to inject real life and character into his works. His art has been extensively published with over 50 limited edition releases to date and can be found in galleries throughout the uk and beyond. In 2010 Clive was named Wildlife Artist of the Year by Wildscape magazine after winning the prestigious annual competition with his image 'The Egret pool' and appeared as a finalist in the DSWF Wildlife Artist of the Year 2010,2012 and 2013 with works exhibited at The Mall Galleries in London. Clive is a member of the Pencil Art Society and the RSPB.