Friday, 27 January 2012

King of the castle!


King of the castle, that's the title my 7 year old son has given this. The drawing stage is taking longer then usual, especially on this pastelmat which is like a fine sand paper that wears down my pencils, meaning lots of pencil sharpening, my broken wrist has been getting lots of physio!
I'm ready for the pastel painting now, I think this needs to built up slowly to achieve the sleek glossy sheen on the fur. I've started to consider the way the fur follows the form of the otters, and how to achieve that strokeable texture!

2 comments:

rahina q.h. said...

Sarah, i have just been looking at your beautiful art work and love your lines... your approach to different subjects has your own signature to it: buildings have clean lines, the water lily a clean freshness, as does the swan and all things watery. and this new composition looks like it has a great direction and i look forward to seeing the finished work.

Sjamesportraiture said...

Thank you for looking at my work. Hopefully I can manage all the fur!