Sunday, March 21, 2010

Otter Drawing

The next drawing on the board is a head study of an otter. The finish size will be 8 x 5 1/4". I am trying out working from left to right on this one. It was very tempting to do the background first, but so far I am sticking to plan. His head (which is probably hard to see in the sketch) is in the center of the drawing and is the only thing in true focus. He has some wonderfully long whiskers that should be fun. There is not a lot of details to this one, because it is a pretty dark valued photo reference. I was really drawn to the photo though and will stay loyal to the values in it. This drawing will be a good lesson in getting my graphite to go as dark as it possibly can.


Reflections From Life Art Blog said...

Go 9B! Lol! I'm learning to love my darks! It makes the highlights look so much better. :D

Coming along nicely Brenda!


Brenda said...

Thanks Nancy...I agree completely!!

Gary Keimig said...

One of my favorite kind of critters. Have had the opportunity of watching them several times. What great animals. Standing in my yard one spring day with the river quite high I watched 2 of them swimming about. floating down, diving,and then reappearing upstream against an unbelievable curent. I was impressed.

Brenda said...

You are so lucky Gary to have the opportunity to have such wonderful animals in your backyard! Your place is a heaven on earth!!