Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Panic Among the Pencils

I am taking a couple of my originals to the printers on Thursday to have giclee prints made and as usual I am at the last minute. Neither piece is completed, and the dogs are getting concerned that normal services have been interrupted. Clinton is asleep under my drafting table and Saska is asleep on my feet, but the younger three are eyeballing me from the kitchen waiting for a sign that I am putting the pencil down. Sorry dogs, not for a while yet.
This is one of the pieces I'm working on, a Siberian Husky drawn in graphite on Arches Hot Press Watercolour paper.
I am struggling to get the detail in the white areas of the fur without overworking it. The right ear (as you look at the dog) has also given me trouble, so I will return to it when I get everything else sorted out.
I started with the eyes as always, as I feel if they are not alive looking, then the drawing will fail, no matter how good the rest of it is.
One area I enjoyed working on is the mouth area as I have a great love of including detail, and I could indulge myself without fear of overworking.
I have now disturbed the dogs by moving across to the computer so it looks like the panic will have to be put on hold while I see to them.

1 comment:

Katherine said...

Lots of woofing by the sound of it Gayle! ;)

Your attention to detail is as ever totally admirable Gayle.