All the whale drawings are finished!! I just need to get better at remembering to save them again as jpegs so that they will upload here. But at long last, here is one more drawing for you to see. It is the Northern Bottlenose Whale skeleton, shaded and ready for the museum. You can see the drawing in its original line drawing format a few posts below…
I received a lovely e-mail from a friend that included a mention of this blog, promptly reminding me that it needed updating!! So here is another skeleton drawing, this time a Bottlenose Dolphin, fully shaded. And then there are also the squid drawings. Not for the squeamish as I have been spending a fair amount of time staring at their tentacles preserved in jars whilst drawing, but the finished drawings are in-fact to illustrate their delicious appeal to the cetaceans of the museum….
As promised a long time ago, here are some whale drawings I have been working on recently. They are still in their line drawing stage at the moment, shading to come. I have two more to go, the Orca and the Bottlenose Dolphin, and will also be drawing the whole cetacean for a compare-the-skeleton-to-the-animal piece for the museum. But for now, a Fin Whale, Northen Bottlenose Whale and a Beluga:
Just a quick update to let you know to watch this space for some whale drawings very soon… another project for the Oxford University Natural History Museum. And one very excited artist!
I thought it was about time to get some of my drawings from the last year or so up on the site, so that I can start to build up a small catalogue of my works. If you visited Art in Action last year, you might recognise some of them. Others willl be new! So in no particular order, here goes:
This photo was taken in my studio at Wimbledon College of Art, it is the first really large drawing that I made, and inspired the scale of the more recent Honey Buzzard. Again, it is drawn by hand, entirely with standard sized sketching pencils, ranging from 2H – 8B. I worked up the shading in over-lapping blocks, so drawing and shading one block at a time. It took several months to complete…!