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


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!