It’s been great fun drawing this cricket art, I can safely say that every part of the drawing has gone exactly how I planned it. In part that was due to the fact that it was such a good action shot that it spoke for itself. Also, I knew from the outset what I wanted to achieve and where the focus was going to go. The original drawing is not for sale but I have made a run of 50 limited edition prints – if you are interested you can click here or click on the drawing to follow the link to my shop. Please note, the wording ‘limited edition print’ will not be on your print.
That Taylor Catch
As I went along I have also been making progress clips that I have put all together in a video….
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This is mid progress, there is still alot of work to do. Currently there is too much charcoal on the paper so the next major job is to do lots of blending to create mid tones, the face needs more work and then the wicket keeper – who will remain in shadow but still needs defining.
My first drawing of cricket slips, it captures perfectly the moment when the slips leap up in unison, almost like a synchronized dance. We do not know what is happening at the crease, the piece of action that has elicited the slips reaction is hidden from view. We also do not know if their appeal was successful as this is a suspended moment in a cricket match. Like any sport, such a series of moments make the whole match so exciting. It is drawn in charcoal on pearl grey Canson Mi Teintes paper. The original and limited edition prints are available, click on the image to follow the link or click How to Buy
This drawing is now complete, the second commission from this customer. There were not wickets are even a ball in this image but nevertheless I have still created a sense of movement by ensuring the figure drawing is correct and allowing it to appear that the air around the batsman has been disturbed. It’s a great image for a batsman and I can see why he liked it.
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.
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.
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.