Thursday, 19 May 2011

elephant progress - baby started


Hello, first of all I want to apologise for any recent comments that have been lost on my blog due to a technical fault with blogger, I appreciate all your encouraging words thankyou :) I have been tied up for the last month unable to really get on with any of my works and I'm now itching to get back to it! Unfortunately as I've had a lot of thinking time it means that I've already planned new pieces in my head that I'm eager to get going, but I'm staring at a growing pile of unfinished pieces!

Therefore here is a quick update of my elephant drawing, I have drawn the mothers leg and have started the babys body. As an abstract form the detail on the side of the body is quite fun as it feels like you're drawing an arrid landscape of dry cracked earth, this is juxtaposed with the fragility of the ear edge. At the moment I've only been using 4H and B pencil grades, the latter being much softer and darker than you'd expect. I need to get back in the swing of things :)

11 comments:

Andrew said...

wow! your attention to detail is incredible. The pose is very eye drawing. I was thinking of going back to our zoo and getting a shot of our rhino baby I was thinking of something very simular to this.
how big is this drawing by the wasy?

Julia Ruffles | wildlife animal artist said...

thankyou Andrew! definately go and get lots of reference for your rhino baby it will be magical :) have you seen my rhino drawing on my very first post? They are a joy to draw, that drawing and this one both at final cropping are 16" x 12" - the largest that I would generally do, Jules

Judy said...

Jules this is already looking amazing.

Julia Ruffles | wildlife animal artist said...

thankyou so much Judy :) a long but worthwhile process, fingers crossed! Jules

Wendy Mould said...

Great work so far, I look forward to seeing the results. I know what you mean when you have too much time to think you have so many projects you want to try and work just seems to pile up. I love cold rainy days as that is when I just hid in my studio and work all day!!

Julia Ruffles | wildlife animal artist said...

thankyou Wendy :) I know! I love my animals and have a never ending wishlist! Enjoy the sunshine and those rainy days, Jules

hmuxo said...

Your work is amazing to me and I love to see the WIP. Thanks for sharing this with us.

April Jarocka said...

Do you know, I THOUGHT Blogger was playing up! Some of my comments have gone astray, then turned up again.
Anyway, this is absolutely beautiful work. I am beginning to fully appreciate all graphite work having dipped my pencil into this wonderful world myself recently. All the best
April

Julia Ruffles | wildlife animal artist said...

thankyou Hilda/April :) yes my comments have turned back up again now too! It's incredible the results you can get from the humble pencil :) Jules

Lene said...

Wonderful pencil-art. Great texture of the elephant skin.

Julia Ruffles | wildlife animal artist said...

Thankyou Lene :) nearly completed! Jules

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