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Catch it! – original cricket drawing

My latest cricket drawing has a focus on the moment when the batsman knows he has clipped the ball, glancing behind in the hope that it goes to ground and not to hand.

a charcoal cricket drawing of a slip catch fielder about to catch the ball

The drawing started off with a preliminary sketch in my sketchbook.  Here I’m just making a loose sketch in watercolour to see how it works and to see if it will make a good finished piece…

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It had all the potential for the drama of the moment that I like to capture in my drawings so I went ahead and started a full drawing.  For my cricket drawings I work on Canson Mi Teintes pearl grey paper (the smooth side).  I take sheets of A3 and cut them down if I need to.  Here are progress shots of the piece…..

If you notice the original finished drawing actually had a bowler on it too.  I decided that the bowler brought nothing to the drama and I found his pose a distraction so erased him from the finished piece, working him into the background instead.  The finished piece can be purchased along with prints from my website shop here

Or by clicking on the image below…

a charcoal cricket drawing of a slip catch fielder about to catch the ball

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Cricket progress drawing in charcoal by cricket artist

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It feels great to be back in the studio and particularly to be doing a cricket drawing.  Obviously this is one of my classic dismissal drawings with the wickets flying with their customary flight.  Capturing motion in sport is a challenge but quite straightforward if you focus on what you can actually see happening.  This is drawn in charcoal (not compressed)

Solid defence? – original fine art cricket drawing

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Completed in charcoal this is an original cricket drawing.  I loved the irony in this drawing, the cricketer has positioned himself well for a cricket defence shot but the cricket bowler has defeated the batsman and the ball has sailed past him to send the stumps flying.  Despite the crash of the wickets behind him, he has maintained his solid defensive position.  Currently the original drawing is still available but when sold there are a limited edition (195) of fine art prints available.  I print all the fine art prints myself so you are buying direct from the cricket artist – click on the image to follow the link to my shop.

Cricket Drawing Prints – ‘The Final Wicket’ – the last wicket to fall in the Ashes 2015 Trent Bridge

The Final Wicket - watermarked (1 of 1)

Completed in charcoal with a little pastel for the ball, this is my original drawing.  I saw the reference photo for this final wicket falling in the Trent Bridge test of this year’s ashes and knew it would make a wonderful drawing.  Limited Edition prints are available, click on the drawing to be taken straight to my website shop or click here Buy Now

Please note that the watermark is not on any bought prints.

Bowled Him! – cricket limited edition fine art prints of Ashes Cricket Drawing

cricket drawing of england batsman being bowled in ashes

Limited Edition Prints are now available for my popular drawing – ‘Bowled Him!’  Prints are limited to 195, they are printed on Hahnemuhle high quality fine art inkjet paper (A3 size). They would make a wonderfully unique gift for any cricket lover or cricket club.  Click on the image to be taken directly to the print page.

Bowled Him! – original charcoal cricket drawing

cricket drawing of batsman being bowled in the ashes with steve smith

This is an original drawing.  It is completed in vine charcoal with white pastel highlights and red conte pastel for the ball.  There are many great moments in an Ashes series and this is one of them.  The figure is based on England’s Joe Root being smartly bowled.  He has misjudged a ball that has kept low.  Australia’s Steve Smith watches on intently from his slip position, yet to react to the decisive dismissal.  I wanted the fielder to remain in the background, almost a spectator to this defining moment in the game so I blended his figure discreetly into the background.  It has worked well with the chaotic crash of the wickets contrasting with the intense concentration of the fielder.
The original is now sold, limited edition fine art prints are available.  To purchase prints click on the image to be taken to my website Shop.

Cricket drawing – ‘too late cut’ – charcoal cricket prints

cricket batting sketch of late cut action shot

‘Late Cut’ is now completed.  This was such a great position, the batsman has backed off, intending to cut the ball but it has all gone horribly wrong.  He is left awkwardly in the wrong position whilst the ball sails on to the stumps.  The drawing has been completed in shades of cretacolor pastel pencil as well as conte soft pastel.  It is drawn on high quality Canson pastel paper.  The original drawing is now sold. To purchase prints of the drawing click on the image to follow the link to my shop.

This would make an exceptionally unique gift for any cricket lover or cricket club.