Stopping, restarting, er-focusing, re-committing and straight forward doing...but first

Mea aculpa.

I've stalled my blog!!!!

Foot slipped off the clutch, releasing it too quickly, timing went up the creak and the word flow came to one terrifying standstill, lasting not days, weeks or even months but over a year....

Wondering if the flow will come back or if I will need to bring out the L plates and tread cautiously.  I certainly aim to get back in the game and share happenings, changes, behind the scenes and other pencil art related info.

So until then leaving you with a charming little chap, a somewhat new sight to this equine canine dominated blog.

Bird study#2 early Bird-Insta.jpg

Will & Niki

Mention "big black fluffy Newfoundlands" you can be sure you are referring to cuteness overload :D

This a big mixed media (graphite and charcoal) drawing of mother and son was created in stages. The most important stage: deciphering shapes through bundles of deep black fur.  Once the noses, ears and eyes were pin pointed and sketched in: the real scribbling began.

The final stage involved a layer of Nitram charcoal to create more oomph and depth.

William & Nikita. Mixed Media on Paper. Sold.

Loved discovering and developing a new approach to my work and the best: the feeling of success!

Next up on the board: equine with a smooth light coat ;)


Cornado wins

My drawing "Cornado NRW" has been awarded first place at the 2016 Pencil Art Society International Juried Exhibition in Ottawa, Ontario Canada. (Juror: Denis Jacques)

"Cornado NRW"

graphite on paper 40x34 cm1.650,00 €

Such amazingly exciting news.

Happy dances, very wild and energetic happy dances have taken place.

The smiles and mixed feelings of pride and honour very much anchored into position.

So so cool!!!!!