Tuesday, 22 December 2015

'Leading the Way' original Elephant drawing re-worked

Many of you will recognise the first of these images as my previous blog header image.The drawing itself is entitled 'Leading the Way' and was produced a year ago after my trip to the Okavango delta in Botswana and was a record of an encounter near the Chobe river with a group of elephants making there way to the river to drink.I had been in two minds whether to include a background in the original image and so after completing the elephants I approached my publishing company with the drawing and a decision was made to 'leave it there' and publish the image as a limited edition print.A year on and the original drawing remained unsold and so I took the decision to re-work the piece to include the original background as I saw it in Botswana.The above photos(which are only cameraphone photos,so apologies for the quality)document the drawings transformation over a period of a couple of weeks and many hours.It is now ready to be re-scanned and framed ready for exhibition.This is my last image of the year before the Christmas break and so I wish all my readers a Merry Christmas and a peaceful new year.In the meantime if you would like to see my available original works and new limited edition prints then please do check out my website www.clivemeredithart.weebly.com

2 comments:

john said...

It is amazing to see how adding a few trees in the background and some texture to the ground has changed the entire impact of the drawing. It looks nothing like the original version. A definite improvement to an already fine piece of artwork.

Clive Meredith said...

thankyou john,i deliberated over whether to put background into the piece when I first created it and went with the general concencus from my publishing house but its been nagging at me ever since then and finally after a year of showing with no success I took the plunge,scary though it was to start with a pencil on it again!